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Updated: September 18, 2013 12:40 IST

People being misled by ads on education, alleges AAP

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It is merely an election gimmick, says AAP

Arvind Kejriwal
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The Aam Aadmi Party has alleged that the Congress government in Delhi has been lying to the general public about the state of education through “misleading” advertisements. It has also vehemently objected to the widely publicised advertisements on the so-called better state of education in Delhi.

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said it is merely an election gimmick to misguide the people as the Delhi government has not done anything concrete in promoting education other than wasting huge amounts of money in worthless advertising.

“The plight of schools in Delhi can be understood by the fact that there are several schools where there are no proper toilets, roofs and drinking water,” said Mr. Kejriwal.

According to AAP candidate from Patparganj, Manish Sisodia no new schools have been opened.

“It is a mere lip service and there was nothing on the ground other than another example of organised form of corruption. In the crores being wasted on these advertisements, the State government could have built a new school,” he added.

Educationist Firoz Bakht Ahmed, who recently joined the AAP, highlighted the “hypocritical” stand of the ruling party on education.

“It was the same Congress party that got the poor children’s qaumi school demolished in Old Delhi during Emergency on the promise of rebuilding it. But for the last 37 years, the school has been running in dismal tents at the Delhi Eidgah and the children have been braving extreme heat, cold and rains,” said Mr. Bakht. The school that had its legal land and five-storey building with 23 rooms was razed to the ground on the pretext that the area was required for building Janata flats, he added.

“I have been writing to Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers, MPs and all agencies for the school land and building for 37 years, but in vain. The Congress is bound to destroy the future of its 715 students. Nobody is bothered. Such ads will only distance the people from Congress.”

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