Sisodia says Baijal blocking higher education loans for Delhi students, L-G denies claim

Addressing a press conference, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said any political rivalry with them should be kept aside when it comes to education of students.

The Delhi government said it will not be able to give higher education loan to students this year and accused the Lieutenant Governor of refusing to approve the scheme that was sent to him recently with some amendments.

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday that the L-G Anij Baijal has asked them to get Centre’s opinion on the scheme that was launched in 2015.

But the L-G office issued a statement refuting the allegation and maintained that there had “not been any rejection of the scheme”.

The government had recently proposed to extend the loan to Delhi students, who were pursuing higher education in government institutes outside Delhi unlike earlier when it was only given if student was studying in Delhi. The proposal was sent to the L-G for approval.