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Ponnam threatens fast for Medical college in Karimnagar

Former MP Ponnam Prabhakar today threatened fast-unto-death at Indira Gandhi statue from August 5 if the KCR government failed to give an NOC for setting up a Medical College in Karimnagar.

Speaking to the media at Gandhi Bhavan here on Monday, Ponnam said setting up of Medical College was a long lasting wish of the Karimnagar people. Then chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy had announced a Medical College for Karimnagar. Then Collector Smitha Sabarwal also allotted land for the same. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao visited Karimnagar on August 5, 2014 and assured setting up of a medical college but there was no progress on the issue even after three years.

He pointed out that the State government set up Medical College at Siddipet with all facilities. “We are not finding fault with the setting up of Medical College at Siddipet. But we are only asking about the KCR’s assurance given to us”, he said. (NSS)