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New education policy was not passed in Parliament, states were not taken into confidence: Partha Chatterjee

The India Print 2020-08-01 22:17:50

Kolkata. West Bengal to Mamata Banerjee, senior minister Partha Chatterjee, the National Education Policy -2020 said the dig at the Center that it went made without the approval of Parliament and State were not taken into confidence. Chatterjee, the education minister of West Bengal, said that education is in the concurrent list, yet its contents were not discussed with the states before the new policy was passed by the Union Cabinet on 29 July. It is noteworthy that the Congress and the Left parties criticized the BJP-led central government on July 30 for ignoring the Parliament and forging a new education policy. 

DMK President MK Stalin on Saturday intensified the attack on the new education policy, saying it was an attempt to 'impose' Hindi and Sanskrit. He pledged to fight against it along with like-minded parties and chief ministers of other states. Chatterjee, while speaking to reporters on Saturday night, claimed that the new education policy-2020 is an imitation of the Western education model. Chatterjee, who is also serving as the Trinamool Congress general secretary, said, "I am surprised that he (Center) thought of implementing it without discussion with Parliament and the states." It is one-sided. "The Minister said that the West Bengal government has made 10 to 12 points regarding the new education policy which will be outlined in a letter to the Center soon. 

Reacting to Chatterjee's remarks, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said that those who ruined the state's education system have no right to criticize others. He said, "It is ironic that a state which has no education policy is opposing the education policy of the central government." The education system in Bengal has been completely fragmented. ”It is noteworthy that the Union Cabinet approved the new Education Policy-2020 on July 29, replacing the old education policy made in 1986.