Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat has transformed the education sector in the state and made it more scientific and modern. ).
Speaking at a rally in Dehgam town Gandhinagar, his third of the day, ahead of next month’s polls, the Prime Minister pointed out that Gujarat’s education budget has now risen to Rs 33,000 crore, exceeding the total budget expenditure of different states.
In particular, the comments of the BJP’s chief campaigner on Gujarat’s education scenario came at a time when the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP was aggressively denouncing the ‘Delhi model’ of education and pledging to transform government-run schools if they came to power in the state. .
“Almost 20 to 25 years ago, Gujarat’s budget allocation for education was only Rs 1,600 crore. Today it stands at Rs 33,000 crore, more than the total budget spending of many states. This is the progress we have made,” said Modi, who served as Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014.
Voting in Dehgam will take place on December 5 in the second phase of parliamentary elections.
“The changes we have made in this sector have benefited the people all over Gujarat. The BJP government in Gujarat has transformed the education sector in the state and made it more scientific and modern,” he said.
The Prime Minister told the meeting that Gandhinagar has now become an education center with numerous colleges and universities.
Modi said the world’s first forensic science university and children’s university are located in the capital.
“India’s first energy university (Pandit Deendayal Energy University) and Maritime University are also located in Gandhinagar. The campus of Rashtriya Raksha University nearby is the pride of Dehgam and Gandhinagar,” he said.
Speaking at the Congress, the Prime Minister said that the opposition party leaders do not have any vision to develop Gujarat as they criticize him all the time.
“We also work to empower the poor and middle class. Instead of finding solutions to the problems of the poor people living in slums, Congress simply threw some pieces at them. It was the BJP who built pucca houses for them,” said Modi, seeking votes for his party, which has ruled Gujarat for 27 years and is seeking a seventh term in office.
A two-stage vote will be held to elect a new 182-member Gujarat Assembly – December 1 (89 seats) and December 5 (93 seats) – and ballots will be counted on December 8. A total of 1,621 candidates compete for the 182 assembly seats.
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