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'Reserve 20 pc seats for poor in pvt schools'

Ghaziabad, Nov 29, 2012, PTI:

AAP slams Delhi govt for being pro-private schools

Alleging that Congress-led Delhi government is snatching the rights of the poor, Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday demanded that quota for poor students in private schools operating from land provided by government be kept at 20 per cent rather than the proposed 15 per cent.

Gopal Rai, the spokesperson of the Arvind Kejriwal-led party, alleged that the Delhi government has “cleverly” chalked out a plan in benefit of private schools.

“They initially came up with a provision of 20 per cent seats for poor people in private schools for whom government had provided land at concession rates. But now by lowering the limit to 15 per cent, they are favouring private schools,” he said. Rai said, “AAP will take up the issue along with other agendas of the party like rising prices and corruption in the coming days.” AAP is targeting Delhi government on various issues as it is mulling running for the Assembly polls of 2013.


AAP had cited a notice dated January 25, 2007, where Delhi government had ordered all the 394 private recognised schools in the Capital that have been allotted land at concessional rates by government agencies to reserve 20 per cent seats for students from economically weaker sections.

However, they alleged, according to the new proposal, which will be presented before Delhi High court, the quota will be applicable to admissions made from class 2 to 12, but limited to 15 per cent.

AAP’s Ashok Agarwal alleged that the Delhi government cancelled their earlier order by stating that RTE supersedes it.

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