Yogi govt dismisses Rahul Gandhi's claim of slashing education budget
Lucknow: Dismissing Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's charge of cut in budgetary allocation for education, Yogi Adityanath government on Sunday cleared the air, asserting that allocation has been increased by 25 per cent.
Rahul Gandhi on Saturday, quoting a news report, had tweeted, "“Great move CM Yogi - next you can save more money by closing all the hospitals."
Refuting Rahul's claims, UP Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said, the state government is leaving no stone unturned to pay proper attention to education.
The Chief Minister's office on Sunday released a statement, putting light on total budget for education (basic, secondary and higher education) in the present budget.
“The budget for basic education has increased from Rs 38066 Cr last year to Rs 50142 Cr at present. The budget for secondary education has increased from Rs 8956 Cr last year to Rs 9384 Cr and budget for higher education has increased from 2585 Cr last year to Rs 2655 Cr,” the UP government said in a statement
It may be mentioned here that Yogi Adityanath government presented its first annual budget in the state Assembly on July 11.