In a humiliating moment for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, NDMC member and BJP leader Kuljeet Singh Chahal questioned Arvind Kejriwal over utilising MLA funds for school development in his constituency. Kejriwal left suddenly without answering the question.
The incident was recorded in a video, which was posted on social media by BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya.
Arvind Kejriwal grilled over MLA Fund utilisation
On Wednesday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was confronted over his contribution to NDMC schools in his constituency.
NDMC member Kuljeet Singh Chahal questioned the AAP national convenor over the budget spent on NDMC schools from his MLA fund. After being silent for some minutes, the Delhi CM suddenly got up and walked away from the ongoing meeting.
The Vice-Chairman of NDMC Satish Upadhyay said that Arvind Kejriwal left the meeting midway. He said, “When the CM was asked a question by council member Kuljeet Chahal, referring to an RTI regarding the budget spent on NDMC schools from his MLA fund, the CM remained silent for a few minutes
and then walked out without giving any answer. It’s not responsible behaviour by the CM”.
Recently, BJP leader Kuljeet Singh Chahal sought information via RTI over Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s contribution to the NDMC-regulated schools.
In the RTI, several queries were asked and then answers were provided by the concerned authorities.
Q. Please provide data of how many times Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi has visited New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) schools from the year 2015-16 to 2021-22?
As per the available data, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi did not visit NDMC schools from 2015-16 to 2021-22.
Q. How many times Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi from the year 2015-16 to 2021-22 interacted/discussed with the NDMC school students and their parents?
As per the available data, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi has not had any interaction/discussion with the students and parents of NDMC schools from the year 2015-16 to 2021-22.
Q. How many times has Arvind Kejriwal interacted with the teachers of NDMC schools from the year 2015-16 to 2021-22?
As per the available data, Arvind Kejriwal did not interact with the teachers of NDMC schools from 2015-16 to 2021-22.
Q. How many times has Arvind Kejriwal interacted with the administrative officer of NDMC for the advancement of NDMC schools from the year 2021-22.
As per available data, Arvind Kejriwal from 2021-22 has not interacted with the administrative officer of NDMC for the advancement of NDMC schools.
Q. How many times The Delhi Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Board (DSSSB), which comes under the jurisdiction of the Delhi Government has demanded NDMC to fill the posts of teachers? called the NDMC. How many posts are vacant/pending for more than one year? What efforts has Arvind Kejriwal made for this?
As per the available data, the Delhi Sub-Ordinate Staff Selection Board (DSSSB) under the jurisdiction of the Government of Delhi has sent a demand to NDMC for filling 298 posts of teachers.
Q How many times has Arvind Kejriwal asked DSSSB to fill the vacant posts of NDMC school teachers?
No information is available with the Education Department, NDMC in this regard.
Q. Has Arvind Kejriwal released money from his MLA fund for NDMC schools? He has been and still is the MLA of the New Delhi Constituency from the year 2015-16 to 2021-22.
As per available data, no fund was released by Arvind Kejriwal (from 2015-16 to 2021-22) from his MLA funds for NDMC schools.
Delhi Education Model
This is not the first instance when the AAP government has been exposed regarding Delhi schools and the education model.
The Aam Aadmi Party in its manifesto for the 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections had promised to build 500 new schools. An RTI had revealed that from 2015-2022, only 63 new schools were constructed by the Delhi government.
With AAP’s claims on schools proving false, AAP leaders have now resorted to talking about new ‘classrooms’ built in Delhi. Even these classrooms were marred in controversy.
A report submitted to the Delhi government by the Central Vigilance Committee revealed serious financial misconduct and procedural lapses in constructing these classrooms.
The report highlighted the poor and sub-standard construction quality. Only 4027 classrooms were constructed against the initial target of 6133 in 194 schools.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government leaves no stones unturned when it comes to advertising their much-famed ‘Delhi Education Model’. The ground reality and facts however tell an entirely different tale.