TPCC President N. Uttam Kumar Reddy demanded that the State government provide full fee reimbursement to students of Backward Classes (BC), irrespective of their rank.
Speaking at the ‘BC Vidhyarthi Garjana’ on Saturday, he recollected that the fee reimbursement scheme was launched by the Congress government in 2008 to aid poor students irrespective of caste. Dilution of the scheme by TRS government badly hit the poor students, especially those belonging to the BC communities, he said.
He criticised the State government for not clearing ₹3,600 crore dues over the past two years. “During the same time, the government paid over ₹20,000 crore to various contractors, but did not consider helping BC students,” said Mr. Reddy.
BC Welfare Association president and MLA R. Krishnaiah said that the State government had failed to do justice to the 35 lakh BC students students of Telangana. He demanded that the dues be cleared immediately.