After Delhi deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia visited government schools in Gujarat, there has been a political war going on on Twitter wherein people are comparing the education system and government schools in national capital and Gujarat. With the upcoming elections in the state, AAP minister Sisodia, pointed out that the Gujarat schools are in poor condition after 27 years of BJP rule in the state with the hashtag #GujaratkeSchoolDekho. The BJP-led state too is left no stone unturned to point out the similar condition of schools in the capital.
Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio in Delhi, visited two state-run schools in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar, the hometown of state education minister Jitu Vaghani. Sharing pictures of several government schools, he claimed that the premises are in bad shape with their walls covered in cobwebs and toilets stinking. He also added that guest teachers are managing the schools on their monthly salaries. Criticizing AAP, West Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma has claimed that Delhi government schools are in an equally miserable condition. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “Kejriwal’s world-class education model exposed.” He also invited the education and health ministers of BJP from Gujarat to visit the Delhi government schools and mohalla clinics. He further tweeted videos of the Delhi government schools that he visited said that he was informed by the staff that the children were forced to study in a building that was declared as “dangerous”.
Like Sisodia, the BJP MP shared pictures of cracked walls and roofs of school buildings from Delhi. He said that AAP is doing advertisements worth crores of rupees but when it comes to the reality of education, it is all lies and fraud and schools are still running tin sheds. AAP is contesting across all 182 seats in Gujarat assembly elections, which will be held in December this year. The party has recently won the majority in Punjab and is now eyeing Gujarat with education being one of the key targets.