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Delhi school issue: Oppn parties corner BJP in NDMC panel meet; AAP alleges 'RSS connection'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Opposition parties Thursday sought to corner the BJP-led NDMC over the segregation of students into Hindu and Muslim sections at a municipal school in North Delhi, with the alleging an "RSS connection" to the shocking act that led to suspension of the school's in-charge.

During the proceedings of the Standing Committee of the North Municipal Corporation (NDMC), the and the also demanded "stricter action" against the accused in-charge, saying "his mere suspension was not enough".

"Action should be taken against other senior officials, too, who could be involved in it. It is a shocking case that goes against the harmonious culture of India, as we know it," said.

"A mere school in-charge could not have possibly done this act without connivance of other senior officials. Also, I suspect the RSS' involvement in it, since elections are due next year," he alleged.

The of the school in Wazirabad was suspended Wednesday for "segregating students" into Hindu and Muslim sections, the of the civic body had said here, while denouncing his action as "unimaginable" and "unpardonable".

Senior said other NDMC-run schools should also be inspected to see if such a practice was being followed there and appropriate actions should be taken accordingly.

of North Adesh Gupta Wednesday said the school in-charge was "found to be guilty in preliminary investigation".

"Social divide on the basis of caste, community or religion would not be tolerated in the schools of the NDMC," he said.

Congress' Goel also alleged that the revenues earned through parking charges and conversion charges were "unaccounted" and demanded explanation over it.

"As per the response given by the NDMC, Rs 1090.36 cr has been earned in conversion charges from 2006 till August 31, 2018 and Rs 274.04 cr from parking charges in the same period. I want to ask what happened to that money," he said.

Standing Committee took cognisance of the issue raised by him and directed officials to give a "proper reply" to his queries in the next meeting of the panel.

AAP's Goel raised the issue of motels and farm houses, alleging "irregularity" in their operations.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 19:10 IST