Taking a jab at the ruling BJP, Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, claimed on Wednesday that the Gujarat government was assigning school teachers to work as conductors in buses that transport people to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public meetings.
Addressing a press conference in Somnath during a two-day tour of Gujarat, Sisodia said, “The Gujarat government is giving instructions that for a PM’s event, teachers will do the job of bus conductors, when the BJP is taking crowds in buses.”
On the issue of education, Sisodia also said that “They (the ruling BJP) will do different gimmicks, 40-50 days are left for the election. They will lie a lot, conspire a lot, but I would like to tell my comrades of Gujarat that this is the chance to make good schools for your children. I want to appeal to give (Arvind) Kejriwal a chance for five years. If all these things that are guaranteed do not happen, we will not come to ask for a second chance.”
When pointeds out Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated a Rs 10,000-crore Mission Schools of Excellence initiative on Wednesday, Sisodia replied, “This is due to the common people of Gujarat. When they came across an alternative of a school-building leader, Kejriwal, then Modiji is saying that he is also building schools. (The schools) should have been built 27 years ago. Even Amit Shah is going to school today, four days ago I saw a photo, where Amit Shah was standing in a school.”
“On other hand, the PM is getting photographed sitting beside a teacher stating that we will provide good education, while on the other, teachers of government schools are being sent on duty in buses for PM’s Junagadh event, as conductors,” said Sisodia claiming that a teacher approached him on this issue. The PM is in Gujarat on a two-day tour during which he attended a public meeting in Junagadh Wednesday.
Sisodia, along by AAP joint general secretary Isudan Gadhvi, also visited Somnath temple and took part in a padyatra in the town.