Following constant pressure from the Opposition, KCR said that the state would clear all dues by March 31.

KCR misled Assembly on fee reimbursement issue Congress moves privilege motion against him
news News Friday, January 06, 2017 - 07:51

The Congress legislature party in Telangana gave a notice of breach of privilege on Thursday against chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao alleging that the latter 'misled' the Assembly on the issue of fee reimbursement to colleges.

Citing the statement of the Chief Minister in March 2016, where he assured that all the dues would be cleared  by April, the notice claimed that KCR's statement in the House on January 4 was contradictory and was a case of misleading the House.

Following constant pressure from the Opposition, KCR told the Legislative Assembly that the state would clear all students’ fee reimbursement arrears of previous academic years (2014-15 and 2015-16) of roughly Rs 1,800 crore by March 31.

He added that the dues of the ongoing academic year, would be cleared next year.

On Wednesday, the assembly witnessed a tense scene after the police had to evict opposition legislators as they continued their protest even after the Speaker adjourned the House till Thursday.

Security personnel removed the legislators from the Assembly building in the evening and shifted them to their respective party offices.

Protesting denial of opportunity to seek clarifications after Chief Minister KCR's reply to the debate on fee reimbursement issue, members of main opposition Congress, the Telugu Desam Party and the Communist Party of India-Marxist remained in the House.

The opposition legislators said they would not leave till the government released the arrears of fee reimbursement.

Rao asked opposition parties not to create apprehensions among students and their parents.

 

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