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Education reforms will be AAP's trump card in LS polls

Education reforms will be AAPs trump card in LS polls

NEW DELHI: The development in education would be a key to the upcoming poll campaigns of the AAP in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. The Chief Minister of Delhi has already urged the ministers of these states to visit Delhi government schools and hospitals. The education development is a key challenge in all these states.

At the inauguration of a school recently, Education Minister Manish Sisodia said, "They want to do politics through Hindus and Muslims, we want to do politics through schools. They want to do politics through temples and mosques, we want to do politics through schools and hospitals."

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also made it clear that education is the key poll plank for AAP as he invited Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar to inspect Delhi government's schools and hospitals.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, whose proposal for a mutual inspection of schools and government dispensaries has been cold shouldered by his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar, sought to connect with the people of the neighbouring state though recorded phone call messages asking them to vote for the AAP for better education and healthcare services in the state.

CM Kejriwal had earlier this month invited Khattar to visit mohalla clinics and schools of Delhi government while proposing a similar visit of Haryana by him.

As his attempts failed to elicit any response from Khattar, the Delhi chief minister has come up with a recorded message in Haryanvi dialect in which he invited people to visit Mohalla clinics and schools in Delhi.

"We have improved government schools in Delhi very much. Take time to visit it. The condition of government schools and hospitals in Haryana is very poor. Why did not Khattar Sahab do it when we accomplished so much," Kejriwal is heard asking in the 58-second-long recorded message.

The AAP is focusing on Haryana along with Punjab and Delhi for the coming Lok Sabha elections. The party has big plans for Arvind Kejriwal's home state, where Assembly elections will be held next year.

"Parties are clamouring for the post of chief minister in Haryana. Defeat all these parties and elect AAP. We will do more work than we have done in Delhi," the AAP national convener says in his recorded message.

Sayantan Ghosh

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