Hyderabad, Feb.15 (NSS): The Telugu Desam Party senior leader, Mr T Devender Goud has said that the State government should mortgage the Chief minister’s official residence, Secretariat and the Legislative Assembly building, if the need arises, to clear the arrears of fee re-imbursement of the students belonging to the SC, ST, BC and EBC communities.
Mr Goud made these remarks during an interaction with the media today. He found fault with the state government’s decision to mortgage the assets belonging to the BC and SC Corporations for clearing arrears of fee re-imbursements
Mr Goud said that the corporations in the State were ailing from dearth of funds as the State government has virtually impoverished them. He also alleged that the State government has already dispensed with some 17 corporations and federations in the State, and now it was gearing up to destroy the BC and SC related bodies.
Opposing the argument that the State government has lacked adequate funds to clear the arrears of fee re-imbursements, Mr Goud said that there has been a conspicuous increase in crores of rupees in the State’s exchequer and it was not proper to say that there was dearth of funds to allocate for the fee re-imbursements for the students.
Stating that it testified the feudalistic nature and recklessness of the State government towards the underprivileged sections, he said that on the one hand it was spending crores of rupees for commercial advertisements, and on the other hand showing apathy when it comes to the welfare of the underprivileged sections. (NSS)