Fees Deksha a big success: YSRCP

, July 22, 2013: Terming the
two-day fees poru deeksha of Party Honorary President YS Vijayamma as a total
success, YSR Congress has demanded the State Government to restore the fees reimbursement
scheme in the saturation method as introduced by YSR.

“The constant agitation by
our leaders has kept the Government under check and the scheme is still
continuing though with many strictures. Economic backwardness of a family
should not be a hindrance to the higher education any student,” party
spokesperson Gattu Ramachandra Rao told reporters here on Saturday.

The scheme is still in
force, at least in its diluted form, only due to the agitations undertaken up
by our Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy earlier and YS Vijayamma or else
the State would have scrapped the scheme which is aimed at benefitting the
weaker sections.

“We demand the State
Government should remove all the strictures and implement the fees
reimbursement scheme as it was originally introduced by YSR,” he said.

As the two-day fees poru
was well received and there was good response from the students and parents,
Congress has been unleashing false propaganda terming the deeksha as a failure,
it is only to help corporate colleges and the government has no dues payable to
the colleges.

The spark that led YS Jagan
Mohan Reddy to undertake week-long Fees Deeksha  in February 2011 was the
suicide of a young student Varalakshmi whose family was unable to pay the fees
and the college management refused to give her the hall ticket unless the fees
is paid.

The State claiming that it
has no dues is totally false. It has been trying to dilute the scheme by
imposing many restrictions and grading the colleges.

“If a student wants to study
in a top rating college, which has a higher fees structure, the State has made
it impossible for the student to get into the college as it has put a ceiling
of Rs 35,000 on reimbursement.

This discrimination should
end and economic backwardness should not stop the student to get into Colleges
with higher ratings.

As we are fighting for the
ideals of YSR, it is but natural for us to invoke YSR and if it is politically
wrong why Congress is using Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi names, “he said.

The Party also demands the
Government to settle the 108 employees issue who are on strike. Both Fees
reimbursement and Aargyasri are the pet schemes of YSR who steered Congress to
victory for the second term, he said.

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