Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Tuesday assured that the "derailed" education system in the state will soon be back on track under the leadership of CM Yogi Adityanath. Speaking at the India TV Samvaad, Sharma said that the Yogi-led govt has been taking important steps in the education sector ever since it came to power.
"We have taken a number of important steps for the country with regard to education, employment generation, agriculture and other sectors as well," Sharma said at the India TV Samvaad.
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Talking about the employment sector, Sharma stressed on his government's commitment in providing jobs to deserving candidates with utmost transparency.
"There is immense transparency in this procedure and we are committed to providing jobs to the deserving candidates," the Deputy Chief Minister said.
"It is not about the number of employment opportunities we have generated, but we have worked in the same direction," he added.
He further said that his government's aim is not confined to giving out jobs just to win votes, but to actually work for the youth and the country.
While Sharma said that the previous government left a lot of things in bad shape for them, he also made it clear that the former governments cannot be blamed for everything.
"The citizens of the country have to be equally responsible for their actions," he added.
Talking about examination process and recent happenings, Sharma said that there was a need to find out the reason students want to cheat in the first place.
"It is not about keeping a watch on the students during exams, we should try and find out why do they want to cheat in the first place," he said.
"Gaining a degree should not be the mere aim of the students, they should study for a bright future and this is what we are working for," he added.
He also mentioned that his government has made changes in the curriculum, reducing the exam period for students.
Speaking on crimes in Uttar Pradesh, the Deputy CM said that the police personnel have the right to shoot a criminal in case they try to escape or attack the police.
"Encounter is not a solution to crimes but police personnel do have the right to shoot a criminal in case they try to escape or attack the police," Dinesh Sharma said.
"Criminal cases during the previous govt were not even registered in the police station, now there are so many ways to come forward in case someone comes across such an experience," he added.
During his interaction, Sharma also said that there was complete harmony in Uttar Pradesh which was also witnessed at the time of Holi.
"There is Hindu-Muslim unity in the state and this was witnessed at the time of Holi, when Muslims postponed their time of Namaz for Hindus," he said.