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Tiwari seeks compensation for kin of deceased school teacher

New Delhi: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday issued a statement expressing sympathy and support for the family of a deceased Delhi government school teacher, who died on Monday after his shift at a school in Ambedkar Nagar. However, Tiwari also took the chance to take a pot shot at the AAP-led government in Delhi, holding it responsible for the unfortunate death and asked for compensation for the deceased's family.

Uday Chandra Jha, who taught Sanskrit at the government school came back home from work complaining of the heat and was reportedly rushed to Batra Hospital following chest pain. The hospital had declared him as 'brought dead' and said that Jha probably died due to a cardiac arrest. His body was then sent to AIIMS for an autopsy. But, the Government School Teachers' Association (GSTA) had reportedly blamed the Delhi government for holding extra classes and summer camps despite the heatwave in the Capital, which is likely to persist for the next few days.

The North-East Delhi MP said, "Since AAP has formed the government in Delhi, it has disregarded all previous arrangements, such as two months summer vacation in government schools." He added that while the Delhi government has been claiming to have reformed education in the Capital, "they have actually ruined it".

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