In an outburst against LG Anil Baijal-who had objected to the bill being tabled-BJP and the bureaucracy, Arvind Kejriwal borrowed lines from a Bollywood film to say: "I am a democratically elected CM of Delhi, and I am not a terrorist".
The Bill, which was approved by the Delhi Cabinet last week, seeks to regularise 15,000 guest teachers in Delhi government schools.
As LG Baijal pointed out that the bill to regularise guest teachers was not within the limits of the Delhi Assembly and asked Kejriwal to reconsider the issue, AAP argued that the issue concerns education and not services.
"Is there any state secret in these files and we look like terrorists and you worry that if we get this secret we'll do something with it?" I want to tell the LG that I am an elected CM of Delhi and not a terrorist.
"The guest teachers played a crucial role in Delhi government's education reform process as they had the skills and experience required to teach in government schools, said Sisodia".
"A Cabinet Decision... 27.09.2017 was received in Lt. Governor's Secretariat regarding the proposal to introduce the "Regularization of Services of Guest Teachers and Teachers engaged under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Bill, 2017" in the National Capital Territory of Delhi..." Education does not just mean constructing schools.
Gupta interjected, saying said that the AAP government's real intention was not regularisation but politicisation of the issue for which it "has not followed the laid down procedures governing a bill". "Recruitments and appointments of teachers can not be treated separately", he said.
"The foundation of the Bill is flawed".
Tiwari said Kejriwal had become a "big problem" for Delhi. "If you're men, come face to face and do politics", Kejriwal said. "We're learning from the Prime Minister", he said. A few guest teachers were present at the visitors' gallery of the House during the debate.