Congress nationwide spokesperson welcomes NEP; apologises to Rahul Gandhi for her differing stand

Chennai, July 31

Congress nationwide spokesperson Khushbu Sundar has welcomed the Centre’s new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and apologised to celebration chief Rahul Gandhi for her differing stand from that of the celebration, along with her assertion setting off a Twitter buzz.

With the actor-politician insisting she “rather speak the fact than be a head-nodding robot or a puppet”, Congress’ state unit hit out at her for airing her views within the open, saying it was “indiscipline” and that the grand outdated celebration was prepared to debate “any controversial” issues in its boards.

As hypothesis mounted that the actor may stop Congress and be a part of its arch-rival BJP following her welcoming NEP 2020, Sundar clarified “I am not moving” to the saffron celebration.

“NewEducationPolicy2020 A welcome move,” she stated on Twitter on Thursday together with a ‘thumbs up’ picture, a lot to the shock of lots of her followers, who’re used to her essential feedback in opposition to the ruling NDA on numerous points.

“My stand on #NEP2020 differs from my party n I apologise to @RahulGandhi ji for that, but I rather speak the fact than be a head-nodding robot or a puppet. Everything is n cannot be about agreeing to ur leader, but about being courageous to voice ur opinion bravely as a citizen,” she stated in one other tweet.

With her welcoming the NEP 2020, speculations had been abuzz of her presumably becoming a member of the BJP, which she dismissed outright.

“I am not moving to BJP. My opinion might be different from my party, but I am an individual with a thinking mind of my own. Yes, #NEP2020 is flayed n flawed at some places but I still feel we can look at the change with positivity,” she stated.

The Centre’s NEP 2020 introduced on Wednesday has sweeping reforms akin to educating within the mom tongue or regional language as much as Class 5, reducing the stakes of board exams, permitting overseas universities to arrange campuses in India and a single regulator for increased training establishments, apart from legislation and medical schools.

Former HRD minister and senior Congress chief Shashi Tharoor had welcomed it however feared it might make training unaffordable for the poor because it showcases an inclination in the direction of “centralisation, high aspiration and low feasibility” with an assumption that the problem can be met by the personal sector.

Tharoor had additionally stated that the NEP glossed over the determined want for certified and skilled academics in faculties, of whom there was a essential scarcity.

Placing the burden of pre-primary training on over- stretched, under-funded and under-equipped anganwadis is “disastrous”, he had stated.

Responding to Sundar’s assertion, TNCC President KS Alagiri stated the Congress was the “world’s biggest democratic political party”.

“We can speak any controversial subject within the party forum. It will be welcomed. If we speak in a public forum it is called indiscipline. Indiscipline comes from frustration. Yoga is the best medicine to cure,” he stated in a sequence of tweets on Friday.

With her tweet supporting the Centre’s training reforms changing into a topic of debate, Sundar on Friday stated: “One tweet.. One line.. and I see the storm.” PTI

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