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Tiwari slams govt for 'double standards' on fee hike by schools

NEW DELHI: The Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of showing "double standards" on the issue of fee hike by private schools in the national Capital.
"Nowadays, parents of students of private schools are getting notices to pay Rs 10,000 to Rs 40,000 extra fees to these schools," Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari told reporters on Friday.
"Kejriwalji's double standards have been exposed, since he says on one hand that private schools will not be allowed to increase fees, and on the other his government has issued orders to private schools to collect more fees," the BJP MP from North East Delhi said.
Tiwari said the order to collect more fees to private schools was issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE).
Slamming Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also serves as Education Minister, Tiwari said, "You promised to take action against schools if they increased fees. But how have you now given them permission now to collect more fees?"
The BJP leader's remarks came soon after parents of private school students held a protest outside Sisodia's residence on Mathura Road here, against notices sent to them to pay extra fees.
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