‘If CM’s wife runs pvt school…’: Kejriwal’s dig at his Assam counterpart
Kejriwal's dig at his Assam counterpart


Guwahati: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday criticized his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma at a rally here over a multitude of issues including education, health and governance.

Kejriwal also criticized the Assam Chief Minister for his wife’s decision to open a private school in the state. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor said: “I have heard that the Assam Chief Minister’s wife has opened a private school where lakhs of rupees in fees were taken. This is very dangerous. If the Chief Minister’s wife herself runs private schools, the state education system would soon collapse entirely.”

He also claimed that these things earlier were happening in Delhi also. “Every MLA and minister used to run private schools in Delhi once upon a time. They paralysed the education system and forced people to take admission to private schools with high fees. But we have changed the entire scenario, and you can see how Delhi government schools are performing now,” Kejriwal said.

The Delhi Chief Minister also claimed that not a single MLA in the AAP is involved with private school businesses. “If AAP comes to power in Assam, we will develop schools in this state like we did in Delhi,” he said.

Kejriwal also drew a comparison between the performance of the BJP government in Assam and the AAP government in Delhi.

“In 2015, our party formed the government in Delhi, and Himanta Biswa Sarma came to power in Assam in 2016. You can see how we developed Delhi in all these years. We have built world-class schools and opened Mohalla clinics. The treatment and medicines are now free in Delhi. Nobody has to think about the treatment, whether he is rich or poor,” the Delhi Chief Minister said.

Kejriwal further alleged that Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has not done anything for the people of Assam in all these years except promoting ‘Mafia Raj’.