Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s declaration about closing 36 provincialised colleges within the state triggered a Twitter struggle along with his Delhi counterpart, Arvind Kejriwal.
The Delhi CM on Friday instructed Sarma that they each ought to study from one another, as “solely then will India change into the primary nation”. Kejriwal’s response got here after the Assam chief minister lashed out at him over the amalgamation of faculties, asking him to “do his homework” earlier than commenting.
Sharing a information merchandise claiming that the Assam authorities closed 34 colleges attributable to poor outcomes, Kejriwal had tweeted in Hindi on Wednesday, “Closing colleges is just not the answer. We really must open lots of new colleges throughout the nation. As a substitute of shutting down colleges, repair them by bettering schooling.”
Sarma countered the Delhi CM’s declare the following day.
Pricey @ArvindKejriwal Ji – As ordinary you commented on one thing with none homework!
Since my days as Edu Minister, until now, please observe, Assam Govt has established/ taken over 8610 NEW SCHOOLS; break-up under.
What number of new colleges Delhi Authorities has began in final 7 yrs? https://t.co/PTV7bO4GKL
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 25, 2022
Offering particulars about what the Assam authorities has carried out in schooling and the variety of established colleges, he added, “Curious to know Delhi’s figures!”
On Friday, Kejriwal tweeted again: “Ah. You took it the improper manner. I didn’t imply to focus on your flaws. We’re all one nation. We’ve to study from one another. Solely then will India change into the primary nation. I’m prepared to return to Assam. Inform me when can I come? You present your good work within the subject of schooling. You come to Delhi, I’ll present you the work of Delhi.”
Sarma was again on the microblogging website quickly after with a thread of details and figures.
Pricey @ArvindKejriwal Ji, Your ignorance is painful. Let me provide help to. Assam is 50 instances larger than Delhi! Our 44521 govt colleges train 65 lakh students- in opposition to your 1000+ odd colleges. Our military of devoted academics quantity 2+ lakh; Noon meal employees 1.18 lakh. Fathom it?👇
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 26, 2022
The Assam CM stated that since his tenure because the schooling minister, the state authorities has, from 2013 until now, provincialised or taken over personal colleges into the federal government fold and this consists of 6,802 elementary and 1,589 secondary colleges, 81 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, three Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Avashik Vidyalaya, and 97 tea backyard mannequin colleges.