Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has 'finally' received the permission from the government on Tuesday to attend the World Education Conference in Moscow. Earlier, he alleged that the Centre was deliberately delating his trip to Moscow.
While taking a stand against PM Narendra Modi's government, Sisodia stated that the government was denying him clearance because he would speak about the reforms brought by AAP in the education sector in Delhi.
Sisodia, who was waiting for government's approval for over a week, wrote on Twitter, "Finally, GoI gave permission which was pending for 10 days, for World Edu. Conf. It would be my privilege to represent India's knowledge legacy in front of world's edu. ministers & help them know- how it can help in making the world a better place to live."
Earlier in the day, Sisodia said that it's unfortunate that the Centre is not giving him permission to attend the conference. "I was invited to speak about Delhi Education reforms at the World Education Conference, Moscow. I was supposed to leave tonight but it's unfortunate that Govt of India has not given permission. It's pending 'under process' for last 10 days," he tweeted.
In another tweet, the deputy CM claimed that Narendra Modi does not want the Delhi government's work to be acknowledged at an international level. "Delhi's education reforms have been getting international press coverage in past few months. It's unfortunate that PM Modi doesn't want this to reach int. platforms. Sir! Delhi is also part of India! If our schools get international recognition, it's a matter of pride for India," he said in a tweet.
After attending the Global Education Conference in Moscow in 2017, Sisodia held that many countries were impressed with Delhi education model and had shown interest in exchange programmes with the national capital's schools.
Moreover, the Delhi government has been constantly trying to improve the education system in the city. Sisodia, who also holds education portfolio, had earlier stated that government schools in Delhi would be free up to intermediated level.