New Delhi, Oct 21 (UNI) Accusing the Sheila Dikshit government of not opening any college in its ten years of rule, BJP Chief Ministerial candidate V K Malhotra today said the inaction on the former's part, resulting in students having to go out of Delhi for studies, was to benefit private players with which the Congress was colluding.
The Delhi students scoring even 70 per cent marks were unable to get admission and were forced to opt for expensive private education, said the BJP leader addressing the press.
''Even as aspirants in the last ten years have doubled, the Congress government in Delhi has not added even a single college of degree level, whereas the BJP government in the past had established 18 colleges.'' Stressing that education under his dispensation would receive maximum support, Prof Malhotra said he would open 50 new colleges, including a medical college, besides arranging for evening shifts to accomodate all eligible candidates.
''We will see that no one from Delhi is forced to leave the city to get higher education.'' Slamming the Congress of colluding with private players who were involved in setting private colleges, in total disregard of thousands of students who want to study in Delhi colleges, the BJP leader said the non-performance of Delhi government was now out in the open.
''We will fulfil the aspirations of Delhi students wanting to study here and create a system where Delhiites get a good share of seats,'' he said.
Strongly denying any 'reservation' for Delhi students in colleges, if he came to power, Mr Malhotra said an entrance test type system, like in medical colleges, would be evolved so that even those getting less marks get an equal playing field.
''For this a second shift system would be introduced, even in buildings of secondary and senior secondary schools, so that more and more people from Delhi get accomodated,'' he told the media.
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