YSRC activists lay siege to Pitani’s house

Demanding that the Government should pay more towards the mess
charges of students living in Government Welfare Hostels, YSRCP Youth Wing
activists and students laid a siege to the residence of the Social Welfare
Minister Pitani Satyanarayana in Hyderabad on Monday. 

Demonstrating under the leadership of the YSRCP State Youth Wing
president Putha Pratap Reddy, the activists raised
slogans holding plates and glasses. They wanted the Government to improve the
living conditions in all welfare hostels across the state.

 When there are no indications of the Minister coming out of the
house, the demonstrators hurled the plates and glasses into the house forcing
the police to lathcharge and arrest them. The police took them to the Abids
police station and released them on personal sureties. 

Later, Pratap Reddy told media persons that the Government
should pay more towards the mess charges as the rates have gone up multifold and
students are unable to bear the costs. “Whatever the Government is paying
towards the mess charges is peanuts and won’t be of any use,” he said. 

Lambasting the Government for not raising the mess charges in
the last four years, Pratap Reddy said the Government has been paying Rs.17
each per day towards the mess charges and majority of the 10 lakh students
living in the hostels are going hungry. 

(Updated on Oct 16,2012)

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