LJP for free education up to graduate level

Patna: LJP on Monday demanded the Centre and the state governments to provide a uniform education system free of cost to students up to graduate level and 50 per cent reservation for poorer ones in educational institutions.

"It is necessary to have an uniform education for students up to graduate level free of cost," LJP president Ramvilas Paswan said, adding that food and lodging of students should also be free.

Paswan, however, did not explain what he meant by the "uniform education concept".

There should be 50 per cent reservation for poor students in educational institutions, the LJP leader told a conference organised by the party's students' wing.

"There is no dearth in the talents of students from poor background, but what they need is opportunity and necessary support for study up to graduation level," he said.

The central and state governments must act accordingly, he added.