Congress dangles threat of fast over Intermediate result fiasco

Congress dangles threat of fast over Intermediate result fiasco
TPCC working president A Revanth Reddy addressing a press conference in Hyderabad on Tuesday

  • Congress leaders say if ultimatum ignored, the party will launch 48-hr hunger strike against government
  • The Youth Congress and NSUI State presidents will go on hunger strike
  • Revanth Reddy alleges that former IT Minister K T Rama Rao is responsible for giving the work of Intermediate Board to a software company

Hyderabad: The Congress on Tuesday gave an ultimatum of 24 hours to the government to respond on the demand for a thorough inquiry into the Intermediate results fiasco or else its leaders would take up 48 hours hunger strike on Thursday.

Addressing the media, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) working president A Revanth Reddy said that they would wait for the response of the government for the next 24 hours and if it does not respond then the Youth Congress and NSUI State presidents would go on a hunger strike for 48 hours on Thursday.

He said that former Information Technology Minister K T Rama Rao was responsible for giving the work of Intermediate Board to software company Globarena. "He should not escape from the responsibility," he added.

He said that though a pending case against the company Globarena was already being investigated by CID for EAMCET paper leakage, the company was given the work of BIE.

He said that so far, no action was taken for the leakage of EAMCET papers in 1996. The two accused died, one in CID custody and one under suspicious circumstances. The Globarena is also facing allegations in Singareni and Constable Recruitment tests.

Revanth Reddy said that the Congress would not give up the issue of the Intermediate results goof up and would announce its action plan if the government did not respond even to the hunger strike.

He said that the goof up issue of Intermediate results is not just limited to the mismatch of marks, but it involves education mafia. He said that if the mafia operations are not controlled the lives of about 10 lakh students would be left in the hands of one person.

Revanth said that the issue was not just about Rs 3 crore to Rs 4 crore worth of tender, but it was about Rs 10,000 crore worth of education business.

He said that parents of Intermediate students have been spending as much as Rs one lakh on each student and this takes the total business to Rs 10,000 crore per annum.

The corporate educational institutions have been controlling the software company that is responsible to release the results and they have been getting marks to the students who did not qualify.

"It is true that some students who should have got 90 marks have been given 0 marks due to the goof up. But what about the students who got away with 90 marks when they could not score even 20 to 30 marks?" he questioned.

The TPCC working president said that the Magnetic Infotech and the Globerena company are not different but one entity. He said that both the companies have put the bids for the JNTU, Kakinada exams in 2014 as joint venture.

A case was filed by Kakinada on them on the issues of announcing the results.

He alleged that the nephew of Globarena chairman Pradumna was a classmate of TRS working president KT Rama Rao. He said that due to this the work order of the Intermediate results was given to Globarena flouting all the rules.

Revanth said that though the government should not give data of the people to any private company, the government has given the data of Intermediate students to Globarena.

But the government has awarded all the works to one company. Though the SSC Board has blacklisted the Magnetic Infotech and Globarena, the works of BIE have been given to it.

He wanted to know why Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has not responded to the inquiries of demands and the allegations on the BIE.

He said that the Chief Minister responded to a farmer's post on Facebook, but he still did not respond to the issue involving the lives of about 10 lakh students.

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