Punjab News Badal’s night stay programme affecting schools: Captain


Staff member
Chandigarh July 10:

Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh said it was strange that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had yet to got a feel of villages even after spending seven decades in politics and he “wants to sleep in the villages now to get to know them better.”

Capt Amarinder said merely sleeping in villages by the Chief Minister would not solve the villagers’ problems. Calling it a political gimmick, he said the functioning of village schools was being disturbed with classrooms being converted into air-conditioned bedrooms for the CM’s stay. “It is disgusting and shameful that for his own convenience, Badal does not mind desecrating the sanctity of schools”, he said, adding that he should spend a night in villages like an ordinary man and not a medieval monarch.

The former Chief Minister cautioned against relaxing norms for allowing private universities. He said, while private universities are welcome, these must adhere to academic standards so that students coming passing out of these universities are accepted worldwide. “We don’t want teaching shops in the name of private universities”, he warned.