TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Tuesday said that the Congress party, if it is voted to power, would not allow private universities in the State.He was speaking on the occasion of joining of hundreds of TRSV activists from Palamuru, Kakatiya and JNTU universities under the leadership of JAC leader Vignesh Naik into the Congress party. Uttam alleged that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) regime had completely ruined the education system of Telangana by letting all State Universities starve for funds and staff during the last four-and-a-half years.
He said required funds were not released to Osmania, Kakatiya, Palamuru, Telangana and other universities. No efforts were made to fill the vacancies in State universities and none of the problems being faced by the existing staff were resolved. Caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao allowed the conditions in all universities to deteriorate which consequently had a negative impact on quality of education. All this was done to facilitate establishment of private universities.
The TPCC chief alleged that Chandrashekar Rao government had mortgaged the interest of lakhs of poor students by allowing private universities. He accused the TRS government of exploiting the youth and students during the last four-and-a-half years. Uttam said that the then Congress president Sonia Gandhi had granted Telangana due to the struggle and sacrifices made by the students. However, students and youth remained deprived from the benefits of formation of new State and only one family of Chandrashekar Rao enjoyed.
The TPCC chief said when the Congress party promised to give Rs 3,000 Unemployment Allowance to jobless youth, Chandrashekar Rao copied it and made the promise by adding just Rs 16 to it. “Are you trying to make fun of jobless youth?” he asked the Chief Minister and questioned as to why the TRS government did not give any allowance to jobless youth during the last four years. “Chandrashekar Rao himself admitted that over 12 lakh jobless youth were identified in the Intensive Household Survey. When he had those figures since August 2014, why he did nothing to help those jobless youth for over four years?” he asked.
He said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi was all set to become next Prime Minister of India and once the Congress gains power at the Centre, Telangana would get a Railway Coach Factory at Kazipet, Steel Factory at Bayyaram and ITIR for Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts.