Modi in his address to students at Fergusson College in Pune said "China spends 20% of its GDP on education whereas we in India having decided on spending 7% of our GDP actually spending only 4% on education."
Senior Congress leader Rashid Alvi, however, said, "I am unaware from where he (Modi) got this data that China spends 20 per cent of its GDP on education. The common man does not collate data. That does not mean you will take people for a ride."
Alvi said that China and India are poles apart.
"I feel Narendra Modi wants to introduce in India the same laws operating in China. It is a democratic country. We have democracy. We are far ahead of many countries of the world in education and are further marching ahead," he said.