– Photo: Amar Ujala
Education Minister Atishi Marlena’s photo was allegedly printed on children’s textbooks in Delhi’s municipal schools. Following the revelation of this case, the BJP has accused the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi of politicizing education. The party has said that this is the first time in the history of the capital’s municipal corporation that a minister has made publicity by printing his photo on children’s school books. The party has asked the Delhi government to investigate the matter and withdraw these books.
Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva said he strongly condemns the incident of printing Atishi Marlena’s photo on textbooks. He claimed it was part of his Marxist thought process. She wants to carry out her political propaganda in the name of educating children.
He said the books are from secondary education of NCERT so the then Education Minister Manish Sisodia could not include his posts page in the textbooks even if he wanted to but the current Education Minister Atishi added his photo and message smartly added within a few months of power. has been given a place in MCD’s primary textbooks.