YS Vijayamma to observe deeksha on 14, 15

Press Release

Hyderabad, July 9, 2013: Protesting against the GO
issued capping fees reimbursement for higher and technical education, YSR
Congress Honorary President YS Vijayamma would undertake a two-day fast July 14
and 15demanding reversal of the order to enable weaker sections to avail the
education facilities in all colleges.

“The Government has issued a GO fixing a ceiling of
Rs 35,000 to engineering students which will further dilute the fees
reimbursement scheme introduced by YSR and the Government may completely do
away with the welfare scheme that has benefited many students belonging to the
weaker sections. The Party has decided to protest against the Government policy
and will undertake a two-day deeksha,” party senior leader Dr MV Mysoora Reddy
told reporters here on Monday.

The venue will be announced later. The Party has
decided that YS Vijaymma will sit on fast for two days demanding the Government
to revoke the GO which has fixed a ceiling on fees reimbursement, he said.  

The ceiling of Rs 35,000 reimbursement has been
increased from 90 to 175 colleges and the move seems to be watering down the
spirit of the scheme. Such harsh measures would keep the higher and technical
education far away from weaker sections, he said.

YSR has introduced the welfare scheme which has
enabled the Engineering, Medicine, MBA and MCA to be within the reach of the
students belonging to weaker sections and this Government has been diluting the
scheme and discouraging the SC, ST and BCs from having access to higher
education, he said.

It is ironic that the Congress government has to
resort to cutting corners in the fees reimbursement scheme though its revenue
has increased two-fold by Rs 60,000 crores ever since the scheme was introduced.

“This clearly shows that the Congress government is
not interested in the welfare of weaker sections and has never been transparent
in showing where the additional revenue generated is being spent,” he said.

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held Fees Poru at Indira Park
from February 18 to 24, 2011. The Party undertook state-wide protests on
January 4 , 2012 while YS VIjayamma held protest programmes on August 13, 14
2012 at Eluru and on September 6 and 7 2012 at Indira Park.

Mamata: He said that Trinamool Congress leader
Mamata Banerjee spoke to YS Vijayamma on phone and enquired about ys jagan
mohan Reddy. She also asked about the political situation and invited YSRCP to
join the proposed Federal Front and said that the national political situation
is fluid.

Viajyamma replied that the issue will be told to
Party President ys jagan mohan Reddy and it will be discussed in the Party
which will take an appropriate decision, he said.

Telangana:  On
Telangana, he said the Congress has been creating the confusion and whipping
regional passions. In the All Party Meeting convened by the Union Home
Minister, Congress itself had given two contrasting versions.

"Our stand is very clear. We have told that the
Centre has to take the decision and why should it delay the process in the name
of road maps,” he said.

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