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Kejriwal also pointed out that the AAP-led Delhi government is sending teachers of Delhi’s government schools abroad for training. (Photo by @AamAadmiParty)
Delhi LG Saxena’s office refutes the claim made by AAP, and says they have not stopped any primary teacher from going abroad for training purposes
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday alleged that a batch of 30 school teachers were stopped from going to Finland for training. AAP has alleged that Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has turned down the request to send teachers on one pretext or the other.
Taking a dig at the BJP on Twitter, Kejriwal wrote, ‘You stopped me from going abroad, no problem. But at least let the teachers go to Finland for training? Don’t stop them?”
Just before the meeting between CM Kejriwal and LG Saxena at 4 pm on Friday evening, there was a war of words between BJP and AAP.
Kejriwal also pointed out that the AAP-led Delhi government has been sending teachers from Delhi’s government schools for training abroad and this has contributed greatly to Delhi’s “education revolution”.
Earlier on Friday, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had made the same allegations against the BJP in a press conference. Sisodia said that so far around 1,100 teachers have undergone training in foreign countries including Singapore, UK and Finland.
Sisodia alleged that now that BJP men are in “unauthorised possession” of the Services Department, they are playing “dirty politics” to stop the AAP government in Delhi from providing the best training to teachers.
He said that if Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena cares about the future of children and does not want their education to be affected, then he “should not join hands with the BJP’s conspiracy”.
However, Delhi LG Saxena’s office refuted the claim made by AAP, and said that they have not stopped any primary teacher from traveling abroad for training purposes. “LG has not rejected the proposal for a training program for primary in-charges in Finland. Any statement to the contrary is misleading and motivated by mischief,” the statement read.
BJP leader Harish Khurana also targeted the AAP government. He wrote on Twitter, ‘By the way Kejriwal ji, the professors of Delhi University have not received their salaries for many months, right?’
Delhi’s deputy chief minister alleged that the BJP was trying to “use all its might” to stall the Delhi government’s efforts to send school teachers to Finland for training.
“We sent teachers to Finland because it is one of the best places to carry out education reforms. We want to acquaint our teachers with such international standards as teachers contribute to raising the standard of education, Sisodia told reporters.
(With PTI inputs)
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