Chandigarh, May 26
Former Punjab Chief Minister and president Punjab Lok Congress today mocked the claims of the Aam Aadmi Party government of introducing the ‘Delhi Model’ of education in Punjab, when it (Delhi) had fared very badly in the 2021 National Achievement Survey on education. According to NAS 2021, Delhi was much below in performance on various indicators as compared to Punjab.
The former Chief Minister also had a dig at the Congress party which in order to deny him the credit for his achievements between 2017 and September 2021, disowned everything and paved the way for the AAP to win the elections in Punjab.
Quoting the survey, Capt Amarinder said, Punjab had not only ranked much ahead of Delhi, but had also done much better than the national average on all indicators. “Can a failed model of education replace a successful model?” he asked the AAP government in Punjab that has been harping on introducing the “Delhi Model” in Punjab.
Lashing out at the Congress party and its leaders, he said, the party did everything to damage itself and today is faced with an existential crisis. He said his government had performed outstandingly on all fronts whether it was successful handling of the COVID pandemic or waiving off farmers’ loans. “The Congress party deliberately chose to ignore all these achievements and instead tried to claim as if everything was done in 111 days after he resigned and the result was its doom”, he remarked.