Ahmedabad: Opposition Congress yesterday termed as “filmy dialogues” the claims made by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on development during his ongoing electoral campaign.
Reacting to Modi's claim that Gujarat surpasses the national average on availability of computers in schools, Gujarat Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia said the chief minister was lying.
Addressing a rally in Bihar, Modi said that against the national average of 22 per cent schools having computers, Gujarat has 71 per cent schools with computers. Countering this, Modhwadia said reality in Gujarat is in stark contrast compared to what Modi is projecting.
“Modi claimed that 70 per cent of primary students in Gujarat are having access to computers in their schools. But, we learnt that not a single computer teacher is employed by the state government till date to impart computer education,” Modhwadia told a press conference here. He said far from Modi's projection that Gujarat is the leader in education, the sector is in shambles in the BJP-ruled state.
“Apart from computers provided by Sarva Sikhsa Abhiyan scheme of central government, the state government has not added a single computer. Government even passed an order to shut 13,000 schools. 38 per cent of schools do not have drinking water facility. Gujarat ranks 12th in gross enrolment ratio” Modhwadia said.