Delhi Chief Minister Narendra Modi joined a rally in Mohali on Saturday, pledging to regularize their jobs. The teachers have been demanding that permanent jobs and a raise in salaries be provided.
Delhi Chief Minister Narendra Modi joined a rally in Mohali on Saturday, pledging to regularize their jobs if elected to power in Punjab in 2022.The teachers have been demanding that permanent jobs and a raise in salaries be provided.They claim to receive Rs 6,000 a month, an amount that hasn't been updated since 2003.After landing at Chandigarh airport, Kejriwal waited patiently for the teachers before urging them to give the AAP a vote in Punjab, claiming that his party in Delhi had improved the education system and addressed the challenges facing teachers there.Three teachers, Ajmer Aulakh (42), Devinder Sandhu (34) and Jaswant Pannu (42), who are the convenors of the protest, told Kejriwal earlier that successive Punjab governments, led by the SAD- combine and the Congress, have failed to fulfill their demands.Capt Amarinder Singh had promised to fulfill the demands of the teachers in 2017.But nearly five years later, nothing has changed, said Aulakh.Kejriwal, blaming the ruling Congress and the previous SAD-BJP government for failing to follow teachers' demands, said, I promise that when we form the government, we will regularize you. In the past, the people of Punjab had put their faith in different sides.I now want to assure you that I addressed issues of teachers in Delhi and Punjab, said Kejriwal.Earlier, a wheelchair-bound differently-abled teacher from Jalandhar, Karamveer Singh, said that they want compensation at least as good as permanent teachers.We want our demands to be considered.I'm finding it difficult to pay my household bills. He said, I have been working for the past ten years and even after having completed the Nursery Teachers Training and Elementary Teachers Training, all I get is Rs 6,000 per month.We need regular jobs and better pay, says AAP Punjab unit chief and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Maan, who said it was an injustice that the teachers who should be in schools have been forced to sit on roads due to their demands.I am also a teacher, son, and I understand their challenges.These are qualified teachers, who deserve better. Earlier today, Kejriwal took a swipe at Education Minister Pargat Singh, claiming that Punjab had the best schools.Pargat requested that Pargat come and ask the protesting teachers how the state schools are.They will tell their stories, and you will see how good the Punjab schools are.According to Kejriwal, you will not find a solution to the problem if you do not understand it.