Published: 02nd January 2020
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan accused of stopping parent-teacher meeting in Delhi govt schools
According to reports, Vardhan had written to the LG over a parent-teacher meeting scheduled on January 4. Arvind Kejriwal Tweeted that he would make sure the meet would be held as per schedule
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia hit out at Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday for 'writing' to L-G Anil Baijal to 'cancel a parent-teacher meeting' in Delhi government schools, saying he should be 'ashamed' for it.
According to reports, Vardhan has written to the lieutenant governor over a parent-teacher meeting scheduled in Delhi government schools on January 4.
"Harsh Vardhan ji, how did you get the courage to write a letter to the LG to cancel the parent-teacher meeting of Delhi government schools.
You should be ashamed," Sisodia said while interacting with reporters. He also said the meeting will take place and the Aam Aadmi Party would not let the BJP cancel it.
"You (BJP) think you can stop it (parent-teacher meeting). It is the decision of the education department of the Delhi government; you would not be able to stop it. The basic character of the BJP, which is against education, gets shown again and again," he said.
The BJP had earlier criticised the mega parent-teacher meeting that the AAP was to organise during election time in April, accusing them of using the meetings as an opportunity to influence voters and get political benefits during the general elections.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too took to Twitter to express his dismay over the issue.
"Why do these people want to cancel PTM? In PTM, parents get an opportunity to discuss their children's progress with teachers. Many parents wait for PTM eagerly. PTM will be on time. I will also go to one of the schools tomorrow to get parents' feedback," he tweeted in Hindi.