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AAP Protests Against Delhi Lt. Governor Over Teachers’ Finland Tour

© Photo : Twitter/ @AamAadmiPartyDelhi-ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) protesting against Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena
Delhi-ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) protesting against Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena - Sputnik India, 1920, 16.01.2023
There have been several instances in which Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party has gotten engaged in clash with the Lieutenant Governor, a federal government representative. The latest is teachers’ training in Finland.
Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday staged a protest against Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena over his alleged interference in the local government’s decision.
The party lawmakers, led by Delhi State Chief Arvind Kejriwal, marched to the Lieutenant Governor's (LG) residence, claiming he rejected the city government’s proposal to send teachers from Delhi's government-funded schools to Finland for training.

Blaming the LG for not wanting the children to receive the best education, AAP national convenor Kejriwal, said: “Our government wants to educate every child of Delhi with the best of educational facilities."

“So far, we have sent at least 1,000 teachers from the national capital to Finland for training. We were about to send 30 more teachers to the country but the LG rejected the proposal and said that the teachers will only be given training in India,” Kejriwal stated, adding, “This is not right. What problem does the LG have with the elected government's decision?”
Citing the Supreme Court of India’s order of 2018, the AAP chief said that the order of the top court states that the LG has not been interested in dealing with any independent decision-making power. “If the to court has said this, then who is the LG to say that the teachers of Delhi can’t go to Finland?” he added.
However, LG has denied the allegations, reiterating that no proposal of the training program for Delhi's teachers in Finland has been rejected. The Delhi LG said: “Any statement, on the contrary, is misleading and mischievously motivated."
The Delhi government was advised to evaluate the proposal of sending teachers to Finland in totality, and record the cost-benefit analysis so as to assess the effectiveness of the various foreign training programs for teachers undertaken in the past.”

Meanwhile, earlier in the day, AAP legislator Saurabh Bhardwaj in the Delhi Assembly had initiated a discussion on Calling Attention Motion on the issue of “Illegal and unwanted obstructions and interferences in the education of children and training of teachers”.The assembly echoed with slogans of “let teachers go to Finland,” “allow teacher training,” and “let the poor's children study.”

Both the ruling AAP and opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers indulged in a verbal spat as soon as the legislative assembly proceedings began.
The assembly saw repeated adjournments on the first day of its three-day session, and hardly 10 minutes of proceedings could be held, due to the ruckus by the members of both the parties.
Later, the House was adjourned for the whole day.