On Saturday, ex-AAP MLA and BJP politician, Kapil Mishra hit out at AAP convenor, Arvind Kejriwal, on Twitter for “forcing teachers” to attend his swearing-in-ceremony at Ramlila Maidan on Sunday.
His tweet read, “It is a great thing that teachers are coming to attend the oath-taking ceremony of the Government. But, coercing teachers to attend the event through a government order and keeping the track of their attendance at Ramlila Maidan sets a wrong precedent. The auspicious occasion must not be eclipsed by such unnecessary things.”
सरकार के शपथ ग्रहण में टीचर्स आये ये अच्छी बात हैं
लेकिन सरकारी आर्डर निकालकर जबरदस्ती टीचर्स को लाया जाए
टीचर्स की हाजिरी रामलीला मैदान में लगाई जाए
ये एक गलत परंपरा की शुरुआत हैं
शपथ ग्रहण को ऐसे “अनावश्यक ग्रहणों” से मुक्त रखना चाहिए
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) February 15, 2020
Mishra’s tweet comes at the backdrop of a circular issued by Delhi’s Directorate of Education to teachers and principals on Friday to attend the swearing-in-ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal.
The Directorate of Education, GNCTD has issued a dictatorial circular making it compulsory for govt teachers to attend Mr. @ArvindKejriwal’s oath ceremony. By virtue of the order 15000 teachers & officials are forced to attend the ceremony. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/jJ6KgCCVrT
— Vijender Gupta (@Gupta_vijender) February 15, 2020
In a press conference on Saturday, Manish Sisodia, AAP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, said that those teachers, students, Mohalla clinic doctors, etc. who benefited from the AAP’s schemes were invited to the oath-taking ceremony. He defended the decision by attributing the AAP’s victory in the recent polls, to the people of Delhi.
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 15, 2020
Kapil Mishra has been at loggerheads with Arvind Kejriwal ever since he left the Aam Aadmi Party. Last year, Mishra took the Delhi CM off guard by asking, “If Mohalla clinics are that great, why do Kejriwal and his ministers spend lakhs in private hospitals?” The ex-AAP MLA was also issued a notice by the Election Commission ahead of Delhi polls for comparing the elections as a contest between India and Pakistan.