Slamming Anandiben Patel government for “deteriorating” quality of education in government schools and their rampant privatisation, AAP leader Kanubhai Kalsaria on Monday said the education sector has been in decline since Patel’s earlier stint as education minister.

At a press meet, Kalsaria said, “The foundation of the education sector in the state is rocky and exemplifies the deteriorating quality of government schools here. The ruination of education began under Anandiben’s stint as an education minister and I have been witness to that. I am sad that at that time I could not do much about it (Kalsaria was BJP MLA from Mahuva-Kalsaria). Today it is imperative and the responsibility of AAP to raise its voice.”

He said the root of the Patidar agitation could be traced to youngsters being disheartened with the poor state of education in Gujarat. He said many MPs and MLAS from BJP and Congress had entered politics, only to run huge academic institutions as businesses.

Kalsaria echoed the views of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal who recently called sedition charge against jailed PAAS leader Hardik Patel ‘unfair’ and said that party was making efforts to meet with Hardik.
The AAP leader also said Kejriwal is expected to visit Surat on July 10 to address a gathering of industrialists from the city.