As per school management claims the drive is voluntary but teachers and students says it's not.
According to some teachers their salary has been held back pending their joining the party. Grace Pinto, Managing director has confirmed the membership drive but said it was 'absolutely voluntary'.
"It is sad if the staff has said that they were compelled to take up BJP membership. The management never asked students and parents to join BJP," she said as quoted by TOI.
As per report published in TOI, teachers and students as well as parents have received WhatsApp messages giving them a toll-free number, 18002662020, for BJP membership.
A Ryan staff member at the Rohini School said, "Every staff member, from school gardener to senior teachers, was asked to get 10 members. Forms of the BJP membership were distributed and party's toll-free number was sent through WhatsApp."
The announcement of BJP membership was made during morning assembly. A teacher working with Mayir Vihar Branch said, "Our March salaries were delayed and the administration staff has been asking us to give the forms, duly filled, back to them so that our salaries can be disbursed."
As per Ryan International School website, there are 133 schools across the country with over 2 lakh students. As per staff member working with Delhi's Rohini branch said the membership drive is being carried out in all schools of the group.
Delhi BJP Mahila Morcha president Kamaljeet Sehrawat said Grace Pinto is now the Morcha's national secretary.