Akhilesh says quality of education is poor in state: ‘kids took me for Rahul’

Opposition leader and Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav said on Monday that the quality of education in public schools in Uttar Pradesh was “poor” and added that when he visited schools, students had mistaken him for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

“In the education index, UP is fourth from the bottom. It is the level of education in the state that has given so many prime ministers to the country,” Akhilesh said during a discussion on the state budget.

Akhilesh then added. “I know my shortcomings. I often visit primary schools. I once went to primary school. When I asked the children if they recognized me, they said yes. When I asked a child who I am he said Rahul Gandhi,” Akhilesh said, leaving the Treasury pews in two. At this, Akhilesh said ruling BJP members should be worried about the state’s massive lag in basic education parameters instead of laughing just because he took the name of the Congress leader. .

While BJP MPs started mocking that Akhilesh had studied abroad and should not comment on the quality of education in the state, the SP leader said he had learned a lot by studying in various places and had tried to implement them. With PTI

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