Delhi’s deputy CM Sisodia waited for an hour in Dehradun but Madan Kaushik backed out of debate on Kejrival vs Trivendra Rawat model of development

The war of words between the Aam Aadmi Party and the Bhartiya Janata Party in Uttarakhand levelling allegations of incompetence and betraying the people of their respective states have come in the open with the Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia who had visited Dehradun today after challenging the government’s chief spokesman and Uttarakhand Urban development minister Madan Kaushik to come for debate to discuss Kejrival Model of development verses Trivendra Rawat Model going back empty handed, after waiting for the BJP’s cabinet minister Kaushik in IRDT Auditorium for an hour, after the latter backed out, despite earlier accepting the AAP’s challenge.

After reaching Dehradun from Delhi on 4th January and waiting for Uttarakhand’s Urban Development minister Madan Kaushik for an hour Manish Sisodia said that the BJP leaders have the old habits of backing out. In a tweet Delhi’s deputy CM Manish Sisodia wrote : In view of the challenge thrown by the cabinet minister of Uttarakhand Madan Kaushik ji to discuss on Arvind Kejrival Vs Trivendra BJP model, I came to Dehradun. But a minister counting 100 achievements surreptitiously in front of media after giving challenge, has backed out. People are now, not counting the achievements of Trivendra Government but his corruption tweeted Manish Sisodia.

It may be recalled that the deputy chief minister of Delhi who is also the education minister had been in Uttarakhand on a political tour few days ago.

During his political tour, interacting with people individually and in meetings with the AAM Admi Party cadre and the general public he noticed that majority of the people have complained him about the present chief minister Rawat’s incompetence and non fulfilment of various promises given to the state’s electorates during the previous assembly elections.

The deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia had, while appreciating the Kejrival model of development in Delhi in the education, health, water, electricity and employment sectors have challenged the BJP government, its CM and ministers to highlight its minimum five developmental works carried out in Uttarakhand during its four year old tenure.

The deputy CM, Delhi also challenged the state’s BJP government to debate with him either in Dehradun or Delhi or any place of its choice to vindicate the BJP government’s various achievements as claimed by it.

He catagorically said that during his interaction with the state’s electorates he received number of comments about the BJP government doing nothing for them saying that it’s CM has been a Zero work chief minister.

This irked the Uttarakhand’s Urban development minister Madan Kaushik who had held a press conference in Dehradun accepting Sisodia’s challenge saying why only five works, he can highlight about 100, or even 200 developmental works ( projects) that have been cleared/ executed by the BJP government during its four year old tenure in Uttarakhand under the efficient leadership of CM TS Rawat.

He also said that why in Uttarakhand, he can even come to Delhi to debate on the BJP government’s achievements.

As a result Delhi deputy CM wrote a two page letter to Madan Kaushik saying that he is coming to Dehradun for a debate on 4th January to discuss on Kejrival Model verses Trivendra Rawat model.

He also invited Uttarakhand’s Urban development minister Madan Kaushik to Delhi on 6 th January after the Dehradun debate on 4th January, with a request to inspect Delhi schools n other developmental projects to see for himself , the revolutionary progress made by Delhi’s AAP government.

However, Madan Kaushik instead of accepting the AAP’s deputy CM’s challenge for debate shot a detailed letter accusing the AAP n its leaders of various charges of betraying people of Delhi and always backing out. Madan Kaushik also held a press conference at Uttarakhand Assembly secretariat on Sunday accusing AAP but not attending the IRTD Auditorium for debate whereas Delhi CM Manish Sisodia waited for him at Dehradun’s Auditorium for an hour to discuss on Kejrival vs Trivendra Rawat model of development saying that this amply proves that the BJP always backs out of its commitment and this substantiates the fact that BJP’s is a Zero Work CM. Sisodia, thereafter visited a government school in Dehradun, interacted with teachers and students and returned to Delhi by car. However, during his visit to a roadside school in the constituency of the Uttarakhand chief minister followed by battery of mediamen of various electronics channels, deputy Delhi CM Manish Sisodia was shocked to see the aweful condition of the school with its toilets and classrooms in bad shape including small numbers of students in the rolls of the government school with majority of them studying in the nearby private schools as told to Sisodia by the people accompanying him. The deputy CM, Delhi Sisodia while expressing his disenchantment over the alleged deteriorating condition of govt schools in Dehradun compelling the parents send their wards to private schools paying exorbitant fees said that this is why the govt schools of Uttarakhand are losing students.

While expressing his anguish of the sorry state of affairs in Uttarakhand schools Sisodia said the private schools are coming up at the cost of govt schools as shabby conditions of govt schools lead to their closures encouraging private schools in large numbers minting huge profits compelling parents to switch their wards to these schools which is quite a disturbing trend.


Sunil Negi

Sunil Negi is a senior journalist and president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum ( Regd). He usually writes on socio political subjects and have been contributing articles in print media for the last several years. Mr. Sunil Negi had been felicitated by All India Achievers conference's Pride of India and excellence awards apart from several other recognitions. He has translated a book on ecological disaster of Uttarakhand of June 2013 and edited and published two editions of Uttaranchal's Who's Who.

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