Alleging that the State government was releasing bills to contractors for the sake of commissions, Congress party has demanded that the government stop paying bills to contractors and release fee arrears to the students immediately.
Speaking at the NSUI-sponsored Fees Reimbursement Scheme signature campaign meeting here at Dilsukh Nagar on Thursday, TPCC Chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy said his party has launched the movement to pressurize the government on Fees Reimbursement Scheme. He alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who had assured that he would release fees reimbursement arrears to students before April, has miserably failed to release a single rupee yet. The Education sector in the State was facing crisis due to the KCR government’s apathy towards Education system, he said.
CLP leader K Jana Reddy alleged that KCR has thrown the State into problems. The Congress will pull up the government on the assurances made by it, he warned and assured the students that the Congress will extend its support to their cause. He also asked the students to teach a fitting lesson to the government, which deceived them in regard to fees reimbursement scheme. He said the Congress party released fees reimbursement funds before the students asked the government for it. He said the TRS government failed in all aspects and colleges have been contemplating to close them due to non-payment of Rs 3,200 crore fees reimbursement arrears. He questioned the government as to why it was not releasing the arrears of fees reimbursement scheme. Jana Reddy made it clear that the Congress party will continue its fight till the government release arrears.
Leader of Opposition in the Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir alleged that the Chief Minister was treating the students as enemies. The students were facing troubles as the government failed to release fees reimbursement arrears. He also faulted the Chief Minister for planning to demolish the Secretariat building in the name of Vaastu. Asking the Chief Minister as to why he needed a house in nine acres, Shabbir said there were no double bed room houses yet to the poor people.
Another leader Koppula Raju alleged that the Education system has weakened under the KCR government. The Congress will wage a war for the sake of the students’ future. Bhatti demanded that the State government react on the agitation of students on fees reimbursement scheme issue.
AICC secretary RC Kuntia, former ministers Sabitha Indra Reddy, G Prasada Rao, Kalvakurthy MLA Ch Vamshi Chand Reddy, former MLAs Bikshapathi Yadav and D Sudheer Reddy, MPs, Youth Congress, NSUI leaders and thousands of students participated in the meeting. (NSS)