Hyderabad: City Congress leaders today staged a dharna at the Hyderabad District Collectorate. State Youth Congress president M Anil Kumar Yadav and others participated in the agitation.
Speaking on the occasion, Anil Kumar Yadav alleged that lakhs of Intermediate students had lost a lot due to irregularities committed by the officials of the Intermediate Board. They demanded that the Chief Minister suspend Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy immediately for abetting suicides of 16 innocent students. They also demanded that the State government arrest the officials responsible for the irregularities.
NSUI State president Venkat demanded that the State Government pay an ex gratia of Rs 25 lakh each to the students, who have committed suicide. He warned that they would go on relay hunger strike if the government failed to pay ex gratia as demanded. AICC Kisan Congress vice-president M Kodanda Reddy, Greater Hyderabad Congress Party president Anjan Kumar Yadav and other leaders were arrested and taken to Narayanguda and other police stations.