Former Congress Kisan Cell president Gattu Ramachandra Rao on Thursday stated that former Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy will launch an agitation to press for the government to resolve the delay in release of fee reimbursement funds for students from February 18 in the state capital (Can it be called 'Vidya Deeksha').
Talking to media persons at Mr Jaganmohan Reddy’s residence, Mr Ramachandra Rao said that the Kadapa leader will launch an agitation protesting the state government indifferent attitude in releasing fee reimbursement arrears for those students who are pursuing engineering in private colleges.
The Congress leader charged that a few students have committed suicide unable to continue their studies in the private colleges as government failed to reimburse their fees.
The farmers’ leader said that Mr Jaganmohan Reddy will also visit the residences of engineering student Vara Laxmi, who committed suicide unable to continue her studies, and enquire about the family members.
Vara Laxmi, a B Tech student has committed suicide because of her inability to continue with her education due to the non-release of reimbursement, Mr Ramachandra Rao alleged. However, the police maintain that the B Tech student was killed by fire due to a gas leak.
Mr Ramachandra Rao called upon students’ leaders and parents to participate in a large number in Mr Jaganmohan Reddy’s protest to mount pressure on the state government to release arrears immediately.