1. Ajay Maken attacks AAP government over Delhi Budget, says it is a ‘government of liars’!

Ajay Maken attacks AAP government over Delhi Budget, says it is a ‘government of liars’!

Launching a sharp attack on the Delhi government, Congress leader Ajay Maken on Wednesday said that out of the five Budgets, the AAP government presented its third Budget today but still it showed false hopes, promises and pilot projects.

By: | Published: March 8, 2017 6:42 PM
Meanwhile, Rs 48,000-crore budget for the national capital was today presented by the AAP government, laying major focus on improving transport, health, water distribution and education infrastructure.

Launching a sharp attack on the Delhi government, Congress leader Ajay Maken on Wednesday said that out of the five Budgets, the AAP government presented its third Budget today but still it showed false hopes, promises and pilot projects. He even asked the Delhi government to match the Congress’ performance. In a series of tweets, he questioned the Delhi government over the claims that they have made in the education sector. “1/n AAP has spent Rs 350 crores on misleading Ad alone- Explain why more than one lakh students have left Delhi Govt Schools! 2/n You wrongly claim to have done wonders in Education- Tell us why 10th BoardExam result slipped from 98.40% to 91%(worst in recent times), 3/n You wrongly claim to have done wonders in Education- Tell us why for the first time .29Lakh fewer students passed 12th Board Exam, AAP is a Govt of liars- Tell us why the ratio of Delhi and All India Secondary Exam passing % is lowest-lowest ever. Look at the graph!”

 

Last month, Delhi Congress sharpened its attack on the AAP government, seeking to puncture its developmental claims on education and health fronts. Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken released a report card, titled – Two Years of Betrayal – “evaluating” the Arvind Kejriwal dispensation’s work since it stormed to power in 2015. In the 42-page document, that largely focuses on education and health, Congress claims that contrary to the assertions of ruling AAP, number of students in government schools have come down since 2014. “There were 17.75 lakh students in government schools in 2013-14. It came down to 17.04 lakh in 2014-15 and 16.77 lakh in 2015-16. Is this their revolution in education?” Maken asked. He said the figures in the report are all taken from official sources such as the ‘Baseline Data for Vision 2030’ or Delhi Statistical Handbook. Maken alleged that the government deliberately removed the data from its website.

Meanwhile, Rs 48,000-crore budget for the national capital was today presented by the AAP government, laying major focus on improving transport, health, water distribution and education infrastructure. In a first, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who holds the finance portfolio, also presented an “outcome budget” which he said would act like a “contract” between the government and the people. Sisodia asserted that the economy of the state will grow “despite demonetisation”.

Eyeing the municipal polls, the government has earmarked a record Rs 7,571 crore for the civic bodies, which comes to about 15 per cent of the total allocation. The government alloted Rs 11,300 crore for education, about 24 per cent of the total Budget, to the education sector. Last year’s allocation was Rs 10,690 crore.

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