Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia today called on Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and sought his assistance in acquiring land for construction of new schools and colleges in Delhi.
"Arvind Kejriwal and I today met Naidu ji and asked him to give land to the Delhi government for construction of new schools and colleges," Sisodia told reporters after the meeting.
"How will we be able to do other works if we spend Rs 8-10 crores for purchasing land? As such the Delhi government has asked the Union Minister to give it land," he said.
In the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections, AAP had promised to construct 20 colleges and 500 schools in different parts of the capital.
"No new college has been built since last 15-20 years. Giving education to students will be government's responsibility. We will double the number of existing seats and construct 20 new colleges for the youth," Kejriwal had said at an AAP rally at Jantar Mantar in November last year.
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.