Guwahati (Assam) [India], August 28 (ANI): Amid Twitter warfare, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took a jibe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and dared him to check Delhi with New York and Tokyo.
“Delhi has been the capital of India since the time of the Mughals. He should compare Delhi with the New York and Tokyo instead of Guwahati and Shillong. I do not have as good resources as Delhi has, but still, I run 40,000 schools while he runs 1,200 schools,” CM Sarma stated.
He additional stated, “Kejriwal ji wanted me to invite him to Assam. I have already invited Manish Sisodia, he must have got a notice from the Court as well. He (Arvind Kejriwal) should also come if he wants.”This got here days after the Chief Ministers of each the states engaged in a confrontation on Twitter over the schooling programs applied of their states.
The spat started when reacting to a news report that the Assam authorities had determined to close down 34 colleges on account of poor outcomes whereas Kejriwal had stated that shutting of faculties was not the answer.
This tweet drew a pointy response from CM Sarma, who claimed that Kejriwal had skipped ‘homework’ earlier than commenting. He additionally requested how the Kejriwal authorities established many new colleges in Delhi in his seven years of governance.
“Dear @ArvindKejriwal Ji. – As usual, you commented on something without any homework! Since my days as Edu Minister, till now, please note, Assam Govt has established/ taken over 8610 NEW SCHOOLS; break-up below. How many new schools Delhi Government has started in the last 7 yrs?” Sarma stated.
Sarma additionally listed numbers associated to varsities that the Assam authorities had taken into its fold. “Provincialisation or taking over Pvt schools into govt fold since 2013: Elementary 6,802; Secondary 1,589 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya:81 Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Avashik Vidayalaya:3 Adarsha Vidyalaya:38 Tea Garden Model School:97 Curious to know Delhi’s figures!,” Sarma added.
AAP chief Kejriwal then replied that he didn’t imply to spotlight the “flaws” within the Assam mannequin of schooling and stated Sarma ought to present him the nice work being finished within the subject of schooling. Kejriwal added that he might present Sarma the work of his authorities.
“Oho. Looks like you got it wrong. I didn’t mean to highlight your flaws. We are all one country. We have to learn from each other. Only then will India become the number one country. I will come to Assam. Tell me when I can come ? You show your good work in the field of education. You come to Delhi, I will show you the work I have done in Delhi,” stated Arvind Kejriwal.
Sarma, nevertheless, sought to say that there was a sea of distinction between the circumstances that the 2 states confronted.
“Dear @ArvindKejriwal Ji, Your ignorance is painful. Let me help you. Assam is 50 times bigger than Delhi! Our 44,521 govt schools teach 65 lakh students- against your 1000 odd schools. Our army of dedicated teachers number 2 lakh; Midday meal workers 1.18 lakh. Fathom it?”Assam dealt, he stated, confronted extreme challenges like flood and militancy, however nonetheless delivered high-quality schooling. He invited the Delhi Chief Minister to go to Assam and witness the challenges firsthand.
“Unlike in Delhi, we manage fury of floods, dealt with militancy, negotiate hillytough terrains – and yet deliver high-quality education. We’re amazing hosts. Please come; spend 2 nights in our riverine area and hill districts. See the challenges we face. You’ll stop lecturing,” tweeted Sarma.
Further highlighting Assam’s schooling system, the Assam CM stated, “We impart education in six mediums including 14 different tribal languages. Our diversity is something that we’re proud of, cherish, and ensure it to thrive through our unique education system. And yes, we do not have resources like that in Delhi. We’re proud of what we’ve and do!”Hitting out on the AAP chief, Sarma claimed that Assam’s Medical Colleges had been 1,000 occasions higher than Delhi’s Mohalla Clinics.
“And yes, when you’re in Assam, which you so desperately wish to, I will take you to our Medical Colleges, 1,000 times better than your Mohalla Clinic. Also, meet our bright Govt school teachers and students,” added Sarma.
The tweets of each the Chief Ministers went viral. BJP and AAP have been attacking one another on a variety of points in latest occasions. The CBI motion in opposition to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has additional intensified the tussle.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia has additionally been summoned earlier than a Chief Judicial Magistrate’s courtroom in Assam’s Kamrup district on September 29 in reference to a defamation case. The case in opposition to Sisodia was filed by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Just a few months in the past, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief in a press convention alleged that the Assam authorities had given contracts to Sarma’s spouse’s corporations and son’s enterprise accomplice to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits above market charges throughout the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Sarma had dismissed the allegations and filed a defamation case in opposition to Sisodia. (ANI)