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Mukhi: Edu Minister failed to implement Court orders; Must resign

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New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI) Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Jagdish Mukhi today demanded resignation of Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely for his ''failure'' to implement directions of the High Court on providing free education to students in public schools.

Referring to the case of CBSE topper Garima Godhara, who was allegedly denied admission by DPS Dwarka, Dr Mukhi said this was a glaring example of how the public schools were making a mockery of the Delhi Government orders and High Court Directions.

The High Court had directed to admit at least 25 per cent students for free of cost in each of the public schools in Delhi.

He said after clearing the admission test Garima, who had scored 97.6 per cent marks in class X examination, was denied admission in June on the basis of her family background and financial condition.

''The principal of the school rejected her case.... This is not only disgusting, rather it is a great insult to the CBSE topper,'' he added ''When this is the fate of a CBSE topper, one can well imagine, what type of ill treatment is being given to normal students, seeking admission in DPS,'' he said.

Dr Mukhi demanded that DPS, Dwarka be de-recognized and the land allotted to the school be taken back.

''If the Delhi government fails to de-recognize the school and take back the land, then Mr Lovely has no right to continue as the Education Minister. He should resign and put in his papers with immediate effect,'' he added.

UNI NR MSJ HT1905

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