Construction of 11,000 new classrooms begins
Today is a historic day, not only for Delhi but for the whole nation: Kejriwal
NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Monday inaugurated the construction work of 11,000 new classrooms in the biggest ever expansion phase of government school infrastructure in Delhi's history. "Today is a historic day, not only for Delhi but for the whole nation. We are building more classrooms this year, than the number of classrooms being built by all the governments of states and Central Government combined. Building infrastructure isn't rocket science, but the way how confidence has been instilled in the teachers of government schools, through exposures at the most reputed institutes of the world like Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard," said CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Addressing the children and their parents after laying the foundation of building 11,000 new classrooms in the existing government schools, both the CM and Deputy CM asked the parents to choose whom they love more: Prime Minister Narendra Modi or their children. "If you love your children, vote for those who are working for your children and if you don't love your children then go and vote for Modiji. Modiji has not built even a single classroom or a school. You have to choose between love for nation or love for Modi," CM Kejriwal added.
His deputy Sisodia also asked the students to thank their parents as they voted for AAP. "If the parents had not voted for AAP (in 2015), how could the party had worked for you and Delhi?" He also thanked the parents for voting AAP. "Outside the schools, there is an atmosphere in the country where people are doing politics of temple and mosque. But the Delhi government is doing a politics of building schools and education. "I asked someone who he will vote for. He said he will vote for Modi. On being asked why he said he likes and love Modiji. I said if you really love your children, vote for those who are building schools for them," said Sisodia, also the Education Minister.
Addressing the students, he added: "Go home and ask your parents if they love you or not. If they say they love you, ask them to vote for those who are building schools." CM Kejriwal, in his address at the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya New Friends Colony here, also attacked the Central Government for restricting the works done by the Delhi government.