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Teachers' regularisation: Sisodia meets BJP MLAs

NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said he had met with all four BJP MLAs in Delhi to discuss a Bill meant for regularisation of guest teachers.
Addressing media persons after the meeting with Sisodia, Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said that the Delhi government has itself "mismanaged and made controversial the guest teachers' issue and during today's discussion also the contradictions in Government's proposals was visible."
Gupta said that the proposal to be brought in the Delhi Assembly on October 4 is also contradictory to the earlier proposal passed in the Assembly on the Guest Teachers issue in the previous session.
"We appealed to the Kejriwal Government to not to politicise the sensitive guest teachers' issue, like we have seen in the matter of several Bills, including Lokpal brought in the Assembly and later lying ineffective," Gupta said.
On Wednesday, the Delhi Cabinet had approved the Bill to make 15,000 guest teachers in government schools permanent. It is to be taken up at a special session of the Delhi Assembly on October 4.
However, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered the government to maintain status quo till October 11, the next day of hearing on a petition filed on the teachers' appointment.
A Delhi government official said that the Assembly will discuss whether the court order will affect the Bill's implementation.
Bhratiya Janata Party is the only opposition in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, where the Aam Aadmi Party has an overwhelming majority.
Meanwhile, Sisodia said he had met Lieutenant Govenor Anil Baijal earlier in the day, during which the latter felt that the education loan scheme should not be stopped.
He said Baijal wanted his suggestions to be incorporated in the scheme, but most of these had already been included.
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