Cong corners TRS over fee payment delay

"Everyone thought that TS would bring pens and books into the hands of students, but the govt forced them hold placards," said Mohammed Ali Shabbir.

By Author  |  Published: 27th Oct 2016  8:14 pm
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File Photo: Leader of opposition in Telangana Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir

Hyderabad: Leader of opposition in Telangana Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir on Thursday accused Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao of playing with the lives of over 14 lakh students in the State.

Addressing a meeting organised in connection with the party’s signature campaign seeking payment of fee reimbursement dues, at LB Nagar here on Thursday, Shabbir said the Chief Minister was acting against the student community ever since he came to power and condemned KCR for not releasing the fee reimbursement dues for the last three years.

Stating that Congress president Sonia Gandhi had conceded the demand for Telangana in view of students’ agitation and to prevent further suicides by them, he said the same students were now pushed to streets by the TRS government. It was strange that the students who brought Telangana were now protesting on streets seeking payment of fee, Shabbir said.

“Everyone thought that new State would bring pens and books into the hands of students. However, the TRS government forced them to hold placards in protest. Instead of spending time in their classrooms, they are on streets demanding clearance of dues,” he remarked.

Commenting on the Supreme Court’s deadline for the Assembly Speaker to decide on defections, Shabbir said Madhusudan Chary was setting a wrong precedent by supporting the defectors. Being the first Speaker of Telangana Assembly, he should have set new benchmarks in handling the affairs.

The programme, organised by former MLA Sudhir Reddy, was attended by senior Congress leaders, including TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy, CLP leader K Jana Reddy, AICC secretary RC Khuntia, SC Department chairman Koppula Raju, TPCC working president Bhatti Vikramarka, former minister P Sabitha Indira Reddy.