When should I go to see your government schools: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to Himanta Biswa Sarma


Guwahati: The AAP chief asked Himanta Biswa Sarma when he should visit schools in the north-eastern state as the Twitter debate between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Assam counterpart spread till Saturday.

In a fresh tweet in Hindi, which translated reads, “We have a proverb here. If someone asks “when will I come” and if you say “come anytime” it means “never come” you are “I.” When should I come to see your government school”, you didn’t tell me. Tell me when I should come, then I can come.

On Wednesday, Kejriwal tweeted that closure of schools was no solution and more schools needed to be opened across the country, triggering an argument between the two leaders on the microblogging site. Himanta had responded to the closure and merger of 34 government schools that passed zero in the Class 10 board examination this year. He also shared the link to a news report related to the bandh.

After Sharma tweeted on Kejriwal’s Assam report card on the state’s education system on Thursday and requested the Delhi Chief Minister for his state, Kejriwal on Friday replied that he did not want to highlight Sharma’s ‘flaws’ Sharma was invited to Delhi to see his work there.

Sharma later posted a tweet welcoming Kejriwal to the state, saying, “We are wonderful hosts. Please come; spend two nights in our riverine areas and hill districts. See the challenges we face. You will stop reading.”

In a tweet on Friday, Sharma called Delhi a ‘municipal corporation’ and said the higher education and health system in his state could not be compared with Delhi’s.