Manish Sisodia’s statement comes after the UP basic education minister Satish Dwivedi invited Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Sisodia to visit the schools in Uttar Pradesh.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said he will visit Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh on December 22 to debate on the progress made by the two respective state governments in improving infrastructure provided in government schools.
Sisodia’s statement comes after the UP basic education minister Satish Dwivedi invited Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Sisodia to visit the government schools in Uttar Pradesh.
Dwivedi had asked them to visit the schools in Uttar Pradesh after Kejriwal drew comparisons between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh over the progress in educational facilities. He did so while announcing that AAP will contest in the forthcoming assembly election in India’s most populous state in 2022.
“When CM said we’ll contest 2022 UP elections, several ministers of UP Govt challenged us for a debate on Delhi schools’ model vs UP schools’ model. I accept the challenge. I’ll come to Lucknow on December 22,” Sisodia tweeted in Hindi.
“Tell me who will be up for debate,” he added.
“I also accept the invitation to see your work done in government schools of Uttar Pradesh. You can list the list of 10 such schools which the BJP government has improved in 4 years. Where results have improved, children have appeared in competitive examinations. I would like to see your work in these schools,” he added.
Soon after Kejriwal drew the comparison between the education system in UP and Delhi, several ministers of the Uttar Pradesh government criticised AAP. Dwivedi was one of them.
Dwivedi told the news agency that there are only 1,024 government schools in Delhi while Uttar Pradesh has 1.59 lakh schools across the state.
“In Delhi, there are 1,024 government schools for class 1-12. In Uttar Pradesh, there are at least 2,000 schools for class 1-8 even in the smallest district,” Dwivedi told ANI. “I can only feel pity for the intellect of whoever is comparing the state of 1,024 schools with a state of 1.59 lakh schools,” he added.
“I invite the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ji and his deputy Manish Sisodia ji to visit schools in Uttar Pradesh. It will open their eyes. They want to enter politics of Uttar Pradesh with this issue,” he added.
Source : Indiatoday.in