Jagan Mohan to go for one more fast

Former Congress MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy would undertake a week-long fast from tomorrow here demanding that the Andhra Pradesh government release funds for the tuition fees reimbursement scheme.

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2011, 00:15 AM IST

Hyderabad: Former Congress MP Y S Jagan
Mohan Reddy would undertake a week-long fast from tomorrow
here demanding that the Andhra Pradesh government release
funds for the tuition fees reimbursement scheme.

The fast would begin at 10 am at Indira Park here and
will continue here for a week, sources said.
Jagan has held hunger strikes earlier on various issues
like demanding higher compensation for farmers hit by heavy
rains, alleged adverse fall out of the verdict of Krishan
river water disputes tribunal among others.

His fast in Delhi on the verdict of Krishna water
disputes tribunal created a sensation as it was attended by
about 25 Congress MLAs.

Jagan had announced that he was doing a favour to the
Congress by asking the party MLAs, loyal to him, not to quit
their posts for now.

With the state assembly?s Budget session beginning today,
it is matter of interest to see how many Congress MLAs would
attend Jagan?s protest now.

Jagan has announced that he planned to launch his
political party next month.
Managements of private professional colleges have already
announced that they will shut down the institutions from
February 24 in protest against the failure of the state
government to release at least 50 per cent of the total
Rs 3,400 crore required for fees reimbursement.

Citing financial difficulties, the government said it was
ready to release about Rs 1,000 crore which was rejected by
the college managements.

PTI