New Delhi, April 21: Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that sacking of Atishi Marlena as his adviser was an attempt at destroying the future of the children of Delhi.
Marlena was among nine advisers and consultants to Delhi Ministers who were removed after a Home Ministry order on Tuesday.
In his letter to Modi, Sisodia said: "Due to political enmity, removing people working for the betterment of children's education -- what kind of patriotism is this?"
Sisodia said that Marlena was drawing a salary of only Re 1.
"What is the message you (Modi) want to send out by dismissing such a patriotic, educated, and talented woman who was working for the education of the children of Delhi?"
"In our country, the Education minister or Education Secretary or Education Director doesn't have to be education experts. My opinion is that this is the major reason for the bad state of education in our country," the Minister, a senior Aam Aadmi Party leader, said.