Cong to hold dharna in support of farmers and students

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The main opposition Congress in Telangana would hold sit-ins in 10 district headquarters towns, demanding that the TRS government address the problems of farmers in the ongoing kharif season.

Telangana Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the farmers are not getting adequate cash from the banks for their agricultural needs.

The TRS government should release funds towards the fourth instalment of its farm loan waiver scheme, Reddy said in a press note issued here today.

He also demanded that the wages of labourers engaged in works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme be released through post offices.

He said Congress workers would stage dharna in front of banks in the erstwhile 10 district headquarters towns, which existed prior to the reorganization of districts in the state.

Uttam Kumar Reddy said that students and unemployed youth of Telangana would ‘dethrone’ the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) government in next elections.

He was addressing a gathering of students in Tandur town of Vikarabad district after flagging off padayatra by the National Students Union of India (NSUI) from Tandur to Shamshabad on the slogan “My Hostel My Right” on Tuesday to highlight the poor State of SC, ST, BC and minorities hostels across the State.

Mr. Uttam Kumar Reddy said: “Students and jobless youth had very high expectations from Chief Minister after the formation of Telangana State as he had made many attractive promises to them during the decade-long statehood movement. However, both students and unemployed youth faced disappointment due to failure of the TRS government in fulfilling any of the promises made to them.”

Quality education

NSUI National president Feiroz Khan, TS president B. Venkat and other leaders addressed the gathering. The TPCC chief reminded that KCR had promised: “Free, Compulsory, English Medium and Global Standard education from all Telangana students from KG to PG.” He said in KCR’s own words “poorest children and his own grandchildren should get same level of education in Telangana State.”

However, he said of nearly 60 lakh students from KG to PG levels, not even 1% of students in the State benefited from the so-called KG to PG scheme. He said despite creating a hype, the TRS government was unable to provide free education to even 60,000 students in Gurukuls and other residential institutions. “What happened to your promise of KG to PG free education?” he asked the Chief Minister.

The TPCC chief accused the CM of creating a chaos in entire education system. He said that the TRS government wilfully neglected the implementation of fee reimbursement scheme and did not clear dues to private colleges on time.

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