A day after announcing its decision to contest the 2022 UP Assembly polls, the AAP Wednesday challenged the Yogi Adityanath government to a debate on education, considered the party’s strongest pillar in delivery of governance in the national capital.
Addressing a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio in Delhi, announced he will visit Uttar Pradesh state capital Lucknow on December 22 to showcase the “Delhi model of education”.
UP Education Minister Satish Dwivedi had on Tuesday invited Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Sisodia to visit government schools in the state, pointing out the “folly” of comparing his state, which has over 1.59 lakh government schools, with Delhi that has 1,024 state government-run schools.
Delhi Dy CM @msisodia says he will be in Lucknow on Dec 22 to discuss the condition of govt schools in Uttar Pradesh. Says ready to visit 10 schools, hold discussions with BJP leaders. “Don’t back down,” he says #AAP will contest 2022 assembly polls in UP. @IndianExpress
— Mallica Joshi (@mallicajoshi) December 16, 2020
“I request the UP government to share a list of 10 schools in UP villages which the BJP government has improved in the past four years,” Sisodia said.
दिल्ली के शिक्षा मंत्री @msisodia जी ने उत्तर प्रदेश के शिक्षा मंत्री की उत्तर प्रदेश के सरकारी स्कूल देखने की चुनौती को स्वीकार किया।
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) December 16, 2020
The Delhi Education Minister claimed there are schools in UP that look like “make-shift stables with animals inside”.