The Indian Express | 1 week ago | 21-09-2022 | 05:35 pm
On a day when Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is on a Gujarat tour, Congress’ former MP Sandeep Dikshit Wednesday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), tearing into its claim of the “Delhi model” for education and healthcare.Congress’ national media coordinator Radhika Khera, who accompanied Dikshit during a press briefing in Ahmedabad, termed AAP as “BJP’s B-team”. Khera alleged that the Delhi government under Arvind Kejriwal while pivoting itself to power “in the name of Nirbhaya”, has failed to ensure women’s safety in the national capital and also pointed out “that he has not said a word about Bilkis Bano case (on the premature release of the 11 convicts who were sentenced to life).”Khera also added that at a time when Delhi residents were looking for oxygen cylinders during Covid-19, the government was “busy drafting the excise policy”.Speaking on Kejriwal’s much touted school and education reforms in Delhi, Dikshit, who is also the son of former Delhi CM the late Sheila Dikshit, said, “Whatever work has been done in the education sector in the past 7-8 years (under AAP in Delhi) is below average developmental work. Between 1989, when Congress came to power in Delhi and 2014, Class 12 pass percentage went up from 64% to 89%, and now it is 96%, which is the normal progression that would have happened regardless of whichever party, so I don’t understand what the Delhi model is here…The dropout rate between 9th and 10th std is 15 per cent and I publicly accuse them of doing this so as to show improved results in 10th pass percentage, else that data point will be affected.”Hitting out at the Delhi government’s claims that a large number of students are leaving private schools to join government schools, the former MP said, “In 2013-14, 16.20 lakh students were in government schools (when Congress was last in power in Delhi). Last year, the total students enrolled in Delhi government schools were 15.20 lakh and as of this year it is at 16 lakh. In eight years (during the AAP regime), the population in Delhi has increased, eligible students have increased then how did the enrolment in government schools decrease? This 2.5 lakh students transferring from private to government schools in Delhi peddled by Kejriwal is a lie. There should have been 21-25 lakh students in government schools by now.”“During the Congress tenure in Delhi, 26-27% students were studying in private schools and as of now, as per the latest report tabled by Kejriwal, 32% study in private schools. In 2014, there were 1,006 government schools, today it is 1,026. So you’ve increased 20 schools in 8 years! They had claimed in their manifesto that they will make 500 schools. Their education model is one of favouring contractors and thekedars,” Dikshit explained.On Delhi’s healthcare front, Dikshit said that the Kejriwal government has done one thing – which is setting up mohalla clinics but it is only for basic treatment of fever, cough and cold. “It doesn’t have any cold chain system. So even during Covid-19 vaccination drive, not a single mohalla clinic could be assigned as a vaccination centre. When Congress was there in Delhi, there were 600 dispensaries which were now reduced to 250-300 dispensaries.”‘Unemployment rate gone up, but Delhi CM claims to have given jobs to 12L’Countering Kejriwal’s claim of having provided employment to 12 lakh people in Delhi, Dikshit said, “When we asked for information on how many have been employed through Delhi Employment Exchange in the past eight years, we were told the number is 440. RTI data on vacancies in teacher positions show that it was 9,000 in 2014 which is now at 20,000. The unemployment rate in 2013-14 was around 4 %, which now stands at 11%. If you’ve given 12 lakh jobs, the unemployment rate should have reduced, how did it increase?”Stating that Delhi has always been a revenue surplus state to counter Kejriwal’s claim that during his tenure Delhi has not suffered a loss in its exchequer, Dikshit added, “The maximum revenue surplus was seen in Delhi in 2010-11 with Rs 10,000 crore which today ranges between Rs 3,000-7,000 crore. Instead of putting that surplus money in developmental works, they’re putting it into freebies of electricity. Today, while there is a revenue surplus, facilities such as Delhi Transport Corporation and Delhi Jal Board have increased losses, running in a cumulative loss of Rs 1.5 lakh crore, which stood at 25,000 crore prior to 2014. I’ve no problem with freebies but freebies should be distributed only until the government can run and afford it.”“His model is only of distributing freebies, where is the development on the economic and infrastructure front in his plan?” Khera asked the reporters.
The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the progression of complications arising from heart ailments, said Dr Sameer Dani, director, cardiology services, Apollo CVHF Heart Institute, Ahmedabad, adding that it can become a considerable risk factor if Covid-19 becomes endemic.Speaking a day before the World Heart Day on September 29, Dr Dani said, “Based on what we have observed, people who had pre-existing coronary artery diseases have more complications with Covid-19… more heart failures, more heart attacks and rapid progress of blockages.”Adding that even those who did not have pre-existing heart diseases stand higher chance to develop heart problems once they get Covid-19, Dani said, “We have seen three or four cases where a 10-20 per cent blockage before Covid-19, progressed to 90 per cent blockage in six to eight months after Covid. If it becomes endemic, then it will become important to take care of post-Covid precautions to prevent heart problems.”
GANDHINAGAR: India surpassed the United Kingdom to become the 5th largest economy in the world and this reflects the vast opportunities that await the country's youth in the future, said Union home and cooperation minister Amit Shah. Stating that India will soon be the third largest economy in the world, Shah took a dig at the earlier UPA government, saying that it did a favour by not letting India slide lower than the 11th rank. "When Modi became India's PM, India was 11th in the list of biggest economies of the world. When Atalji ceased to be PM, India was 11th. In 10 years (of the UPA rule), Sonia-Manmohan did this country a favour by sustaining the position and not letting it slide to 15th rank," Shah said, laying the foundation stone of the new campus of Gujarat Technological University at Lekvada in Gandhinagar district. He added, "After Modi became PM, he worked hard to elevate India from the 11th to 5th position. Do you know who was displaced from the 5th position? England was in 5th place. In the 75th year of independence, England, which ruled India for 125 years, was displaced from the 5th spot." Shah added that the opportunities for youth in India would grow manifold as the country readies to become a $5-trillion economy. Earlier in the day, Shah laid the foundation stone for a 750-bed multi-speciality hospital of the Kalol Institute and Research Centre (KIRC) at Kalol in Gandhinagar district. In the presence of Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, he asked KIRC to apply for approval of a medical college. He added that after Narendra Modi took over as PM, there has been a massive increase in medical colleges, undergraduate and postgraduate medical seats, and All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He alleged that instead of improving health infrastructure, Congress leaders "made money" to improve medical education facilities when the party was in power before 2014. "What is the meaning of such infrastructure if there are no doctors in hospitals? During Congress rule, leaders were busy making money to improve medical education facilities. PM Modi improved this scenario after assuming the office," the Gandhinagar MP said. Shah said 387 private and government medical colleges were functioning in the country in 2013-14. Their number has increased to 600 due to the PM's efforts. "The number of MBBS seats has also gone up to 89,875 today against 51,348 seats in 2013-14. The number of postgraduate medical seats also increased from 31,185 to 60,202 today, which means that the number of colleges and medical seats has doubled in the last eight years. Ten new AIIMS have become operational, while 22 more are coming up," said Shah. On the second day of his two-day tour to Gujarat, Shah also visited the Vardayini Mata temple at Rupal, inaugurated a new underpass in Gandhinagar city, and presided over the dedication of other projects at Ambod and Mansa in Gandhinagar district.
September 27: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kapil Mishra while taking a jibe at Aam Aadmi Party government for their unreasonable claim of providing employment to ten lakh youth said that the proposed assurance for the employment is all lies if their government is formed.Hindu Ecosystem and Utsav Foundation organized a talk by Kapil Mishra titled ‘ Rajniti me Rashtraniti’ (National Policy in Politics) at Sanjeev Kumar Auditorium today. Kapil Mishra while addressing the large number of youths took a solid dig at the Kejriwal government in Delhi by exposing their reality by presenting accurate facts and figures.On Kejriwal’s promise of giving all the contractual employees regular jobs, Kapil Mishra exposed him by saying that there are as many as 17 contract employees who work in the Chief Minister’s office itself. So, it is better to make them permanent first. “Kejriwal previously claimed the employment for 12 lakh youths in Delhi, but as per the Delhi government’s RTI itself only 3246 people have got jobs in last eight years,” he added.Talking about education Kapil Mishra said, “ In spite of the fact that not a single new school or college has been built in Delhi since eight years , the AAP leader is propagating education model of Delhi in Gujarat.”According to Kapil Mishra Gujarat’s Ahmedabad is a riverfront model and on the bank of Yamuna river in Delhi there lies a Rohingya front.
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