Gujarat's education system was transformed by the BJP government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat has reformed the states education sector . Gujarat education budget has now surpassed Rs 33,000 crore, more than the total budget expenditure of many states .

Dehgam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat has reformed the state's education sector and made it more comprehensive and modern, addressing an election issue being spearheaded by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).The Prime Minister, speaking at a rally in Dehgam town of Gandhinagar district, his third of the day, ahead of the next month's Assembly elections, revealed that Gujarat's education budget has now surpassed Rs 33,000 crore, more than the total budget expenditure of many states.The BJP's star campaigner on Gujarat's education picture was made at a time when the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP has been adamantly campaigning against the Delhi model of education and has promised to reform state-run schools if elected to power.Gujarat's education budget allocation was only Rs 1,600 crore almost 20 to 25 years ago.

Mr Modi, who served as Gujarat Chief Minister from 2001 to 2014, said this is the progress we have made.Read MoreManish Sisodia, a Union Minister, has chastised Gujarat Schools.In the second phase of assembly elections, the first election will take place on December 5.The people of Gujarat as a whole have benefitted from the changes made in this area.

Gandhinagar has now become a hub for educational institutions, according to the PM, who said at the meeting that the city has consolidated into a university town.Mr Modi said that the state capital's first forensic sciences university and Childrens University are located there.Gandhinagar is also home to India's first energy university (Pandit Deendayal Energy University) and the Maritime University.He said that the campus of Rashtriya Raksha University near here is the pride of Dehgam and Gandhinagar.

We are also working for the security of the poor and middle-class populations.Congress used to just throw some pieces at the problems of the poor people living in slums rather than finding solutions.Mr Modi said it was the BJP that built pucca houses for them, seeking votes for his organization, which has been ruling Gujarat for the past 27 years and is aiming for a seventh term.The election of a new 182-member Gujarat assembly will be held in two phases: December 1 (89 seats) and December 5 (93 seats), with ballots being counted on December 8.

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