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AAP chief promises to rein in ‘extortion’ by private schools

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday promised to keep a check on the “bullying” attitude of owners of private schools and colleges who have been “misusing” their positions to “extort” money from parents.

Addressing a rally in Mangolpuri constituency, Kejriwal said: “Our team of experts have planned to overhaul education system and to achieve it, our government would make stricter laws to prevent errant owners of the schools and colleges.”

“These private school owners hike the fees as and when they wish. They have become totally uncontrollable. But we would not let this loot continue” he added.

Slamming the previous governments for their “slack approach” towards the education system, the former Chief Minister said: “Nowadays students scoring over 95 per cent marks do not get admission only because in last 20 years, opening of schools and colleges was never on priority list.”

“But now I am assuring you all that even students scoring 75 per cent would be able to get admission in colleges.”

Seeking votes for the party’s Mangolpuri candidate Rakhi Birla, Kejriwal said, “I had roped Rakhi and Manish Sisodia to visit various streets of the city during night so that no poor person lives in open sky in cold.”

AAP had announced earlier that the party will open at least 500 schools and 20 colleges of world class standards, if voted to power.

“These schools and colleges would be equipped with such state-of-the-art amenities and ambience that ministers and bureaucrats would long to get admission for their children in them,” he added.
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