Making yet another promise, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced on June 22 that they will pay the examination fee charged by the CBSE from students in its schools from next year. Criticizing the announcement BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli called it an act of desperation.
Speaking to Republic TV, BJP spokesperson said:
"Whatever he is doing in his fifth year of rue is a clear reflection of a person who knows that the public is not with him and they are disgusted with his brand of politics. That they are going to definitely vote him out so, an act of desperation, he is coming out with not properly thought out processes."
Earlier, the AAP government proposed a free travel scheme for women in Delhi Metro trains.
"Mr Kejriwal came with a great movement with Anna Hazare and act against the Coprruption movement, then everyone associated with the movement, he threw them out of the process. Did exactly opposite to whatever he professed. Thereafter he said I will never be with the Congress party but he went with the party, nothing in these five years has been there accept allegation, about false promises and therefore whatever he is doing now," Nalin Kohli added.
Speaking on the decision, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had said that it is difficult for those living in the huts to pay Rs 1500.
"So we have decided that we will take the burden. ST SC students paid 50 Rs and others paid 1500 Rs for their CBSE form fill-ups during Class 12 examination. So when students raised this question we decide don the stage that we will pay the fees," Sisodia added.
The government announced it in a felicitation ceremony organised for students and their parents at the Thyagaraj stadium here. Around 1,000 students and their families were in attendance, along with their teachers and principals.