Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia on Sunday blamed the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government for allowing private schools raise their fees and argued that the Saffron Party wants to “keep the country uneducated”.
Sisodia, who also holds an educational portfolio in the Delhi government, said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should take into account the condition of the parents.
“The Aam Admi (AAP) government was formed in Punjab on March 16, and within 10 days Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann issued an order stating private schools cannot increase their fees.
“On the other hand, GDP On March 25, a government was formed in Uttar Pradesh that passed the order private schools have complete freedom to increase fees and rob parents, ”he said during an online briefing.
Sisodia said many people lost their livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic, and rising fees would hurt them.
“They can’t work to improve public schools. Where will the common man go? People lost their jobs during Covid. You won’t work to improve public schools and you will allow private schools to raise fees. You want to keep the country illiterate. It’s a BJP model of governance. Please think about your parents, ”he said.
Sisodia also noted how the Delhi government has worked to keep under control the increase in fees in private schools.
“Previously, private schools could arbitrarily raise fees in Delhi, but we stopped that in 2015. For the past seven years, we have stopped private schools from raising fees, and then introduced a system where, if they need to raise fees, they will need to get permission from the Delhi government. Their accounts are being analyzed by the government to see if they really need to increase fees, ”he said.
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