BJP, Congress run school mafia in Delhi: AAP leader Ashutosh

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Wednesday announced scrapping of management quota from nursery schools in Delhi.

Updated: Jan 08, 2016, 10:29 AM IST
BJP, Congress run school mafia in Delhi: AAP leader Ashutosh

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Friday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress of running school mafia in Delhi.

While taking on the political opponents, the journalist-turned politician questioned the BJP and Congress as to why they are opposing management quota in Delhi's private schools.

The AAP leader asked both the parties to disclose as to how many of their leaders have schools in Delhi.

Ashutosh's comments come after, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched a crusade against private schools. The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government announced scrapping of management quota from nursery schools in the national capital.

The points for taking school transport, working parents, parents with proficiency in music, sports and national awardee as well as they having transferable jobs have also been done away with.

Addressing a press conference in Delhi, the AAP chief said: “In December last year, Delhi government had directed private schools to set their admission criteria themselves but make the process transparent. However, we were surprised to see the criteria set by schools for the nursery admission process. Some schools decided to give preference to students whose parents know painting, or music, or have reserved huge quota for sibling. We have scrapped 62 criteria of admission process in private schools that were unreasonable and discriminatory.”