Jagan Mohan to go for one more fast

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Hyderabad, Feb 17 (PTI) Former Congress MP Y S JaganMohan Reddy would undertake a week-long fast from tomorrowhere demanding that the Andhra Pradesh government releasefunds for the tuition fees reimbursement scheme.

The fast would begin at 10 am at Indira Park here andwill continue here for a week, sources said.

Jagan has held hunger strikes earlier on various issueslike demanding higher compensation for farmers hit by heavyrains, alleged adverse fall out of the verdict of Krishanriver water disputes tribunal among others.

His fast in Delhi on the verdict of Krishna waterdisputes tribunal created a sensation as it was attended byabout 25 Congress MLAs.

Jagan had announced that he was doing a favour to theCongress by asking the party MLAs, loyal to him, not to quittheir posts for now.

With the state assembly�s Budget session beginning today,it is matter of interest to see how many Congress MLAs wouldattend Jagan�s protest now.

Jagan has announced that he planned to launch hispolitical party next month.

Managements of private professional colleges have alreadyannounced that they will shut down the institutions fromFebruary 24 in protest against the failure of the stategovernment to release at least 50 per cent of the totalRs 3,400 crore required for fees reimbursement.

Citing financial difficulties, the government said it wasready to release about Rs 1,000 crore which was rejected bythe college managements.

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