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Jagan continues fast on fees reimbursement issue

Former Cong MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy continued his week-long fast for the release of funds for tuition fees reimbursement in Andhra Pradesh for the fifth day on Tuesday.



Hyderabad: Former Congress MP YS Jagan
Mohan Reddy continued his week-long fast for the release of funds
for tuition fees reimbursement in Andhra Pradesh for the fifth
day on Tuesday.

Doctors, who attended on Jagan here, said his sugar
levels have come down and that he needs medical attention.

The 37-year-old was, however, mentally strong and
determined to continue the fast for one full week, they said.

Jagan loyalist and ex-Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam
(TTD) Chairman B Karunakar Reddy said the former Kadapa MP
would observe the fast for seven days as announced by him.

His supporters slammed the state`s Congress Government
for not having the courtesy to speak to him or take steps for
releasing the funds.

Meanwhile, Social Welfare Minister P Satyanarayana
said the Government will abide by the Supreme Court verdict on
the fees reimbursement issue and asked Jagan to end his fast.

The apex court yesterday directed the AP Government to
pay by June 15 around Rs 3,500 crore as reimbursement to
private engineering colleges towards fees for the poor
students.

About 20 Congress MLAs, loyal to Jagan, called on him
on February 18 when he started the fast. Some of them have
been meeting him since then.

The dues in school fees reimbursement are to the tune
of Rs 3,500 crore. The Government has released Rs 1,000 crore.

Professional colleges have threatened to shutdown from
February 24th if the Government failed to release at least
50 per cent of the pending funds.

PTI

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