Sisodia Blames Center, Nitish for Falling Education in Bihar

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in Patna.

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Patna: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, speaking at a seminar organized by the Techno Herald Institute in Patna on Friday, slammed the Center for 'gutting' education in the nation while also taking potshots at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for putting education on the backburner over other social issues facing the state.

"The Central Education Department has become a matter of joke. By bringing education under the purview of Human Resources Department, the Modi government has proven it does not care about raising standard of education in India," the Deputy CM and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said at the seminar held at the Maharaja Complex in Patna.

Shifting his focus on Bihar education that is reeling under the 'ToppersGate' scandal that has exposed the nexus between criminals and academicians, Sisodia said that Bihar had two models of education – one that represents top quality education as represented by Nalanda and Vikramshila universities and the other personified by education mafia leaders like Bachcha Rai that sell degrees to anyone who is willing to pay them a hefty price for it.

"While the first model as represented by Nalanda and Vikramshila universities of the past and Super 30 and Rahmani Institute of the present have brought worldwide glory to Bihar, it's the second model led by the education mafia that is destroying the reputation of Bihar. Sadly, the Center is not interested in dealing with this problem and instead of coming up with a plan to remove this evil, it has a history of defending people like Bachcha Rai," the Delhi Deputy CM said.

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