Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has come under fire for sharing a fake video alleging that the condition of government schools in Uttar Pradesh is pathetic.
The Uttar Pradesh government has alleged that Manish Sisodia had tweeted old and “edited” news clips on poor condition of government schools in the state in a bid to spread “negative” news.
However, it has come to light that it’s currently a barren building as the school was shifted to a new building, and the photograph is simply of an empty building. Sisodia is trying to dig out old clips which is a clear sign of success for UP government, as it shows that the minister was not able to find any current example that could be criticised.
On Tuesday, UP’s basic education minister Satish Dwivedi had invited Kejriwal and Sisodia for a visit to Uttar Pradesh and take a tour of government schools. Dwivedi said that there are only 1,024 government schools in Delhi, while Uttar Pradesh has 1.59 lakh schools across the state.
The Minister further alleged that only a few schools in Delhi have smart classes. “Only in a few schools have smart classes (in Delhi), that too set up with the help of Tata, Adani, and Ambai groups. Only one school has a swimming pool. The Delhi government spends all the money on advertisements and shows as if all schools have swimming pools,” he said.
Ever since AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on 15 December that the party will contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in 2022, AAP has been trying to create something of a stir. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has only secured between a mere .1 to 1 per cent of the votes in its main electoral forays in Uttar Pradesh, is seeking to make a splash in the state ahead of the 2022 assembly polls.