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Release pending scholarships: ABVP

Warangal: The students led by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged protests and took out rallies in the erstwhile Warangal district on Tuesday, demanding that the State government immediately release pending fee reimbursement and scholarships.

A large number of students, led by ABVP Warangal (undivided) district convener Punnam Venu, staged a protest at Mulugu crossroad. Speaking at the protest, Venu said that it's been more than five years since TRS led by K Chandrashekar Rao came to power, however, the State government is yet to address the problems faced by the students. He demanded the government to release pending scholarships amounting to Rs 305 crore.

Referring to the hardships faced by the students, Venu demanded the government increasing of the scholarship to Rs 2,000 per month. Presently, the government is giving Rs 1,500 scholarship, which is inadequate, he added. He demanded that the TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao, who promised one lakh jobs during the election campaign, failed to fulfil it.

He demanded the government filling of vacant 5,074 junior lecturers, 1,350 degree lecturers, 542 MEO, 28 DEO and 1,796 university faculty posts. Later, the police dispersed the students and allowed the traffic to move on.

Leading the protest at Jangaon district headquarters, State secretary Ambala Kiran said that students have been facing immense problems with the TRS government turning a blind eye to the issues associated with education sector.

He said that the TRS government failed to fill even a single vacancy since it came to power in 2014. The inability of the government is making students suffer immensely, he added.

Stating that the TRS had ignored the very concept of the Telangana Movement - 'Neellu, Nidhulu and Niyamakalu' (water, funds and employment), Kiran demanded the government to issue notification for filling of vacant posts in the State.

State secretary A Kiran demanded the police to release 15 ABP activists, who were taken into custody during the protest.

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