Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia has landed in a controversy after his office allegedly provided false information about the success of students of government schools.
As per the Education Department, Sisodia’s office gave a script for a Radio advertisement to rejoice the Class XII and JEE-Mains results of government school students. However, the ad lacked “factual veracity” and was approved after making cuts.
Sisodia approved a script for a radio ad to celebrate the “record breaking” performance by Delhi government schools. The Minister, who also holds the Education portfolio, wanted the advertisement to mention how results of those studying in government schools were much better than those studying in privates.
However, the Education Department deleted some words that were making the script “factually incorrect”, reported Indian Express.
“It was a moment of pride that children studying in government schools were performing better than those in private schools. “The gap between government and private schools’ pass percentage this year is nine per cent — government schools’ pass percentage is 88.27 per cent and private schools’ 79.27 per cent,” Sisodia said.