Gujarat Congress unit slams BJP government for sending delegation to Delhi

The Gujarat Congress questioned the ruling BJP on Thursday about sending a delegation to Delhi even though “its own house was not in order”.

State Congress Leader Jagdish Thakor cited Wednesday’s protest by schoolchildren in Motimarad village, Rajkot district.

The village of Motimarad is part of the Dhoraji Assembly constituency of which Lalit Vasoya of Congress is the MP. He said the building is in a depilated state and 165 students from School Number 3 have been transferred to School Number Four.

The new school building is approved and funds are also allocated, but work will not begin until after the Assembly elections. As two voting booths are in school number 3, the collector continued to rebuild until the elections. Until then, the students have no choice but to go to the neighboring school. Vasoya said, “Why can’t a few classrooms be built before the elections so the students don’t have to travel.”

Students and their parents from another village, the village of Gamanpura in the district of Ahmedabad. They closed the school, the village panchayat building and even the post office.

Gamanpura village social worker Kanubhai Sameshara said the state government closed the village school and merged it with Lakshmipura village. A total of 45 pupils from classes 1 to 5 and 27 pupils from classes 6 to 8 are concerned. The villagers want the school to be restarted only in the village.

Top Congress party leader Arjun Modhwadia claimed that in the past two years the state government had closed 577 public primary schools in the name of mergers.

The state government has decided to merge primary schools with less than 100 students with the nearest primary school and for transportation, the state government organizes vehicles for students.



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