PM reviewed exams, why not Jagan? he asks


Lokesh demands cancellation of 10th, inter exams

PM reviewed exams, why not Jagan? he asks

Threatens another legal struggle on 10th, inter exams

'Tadepalli mama' throwing students' lives into danger

Modi finding time for students but not AP CM

AMARAVATI (prajaamaravati): TDP National General Secretary and MLC Nara Lokesh on Wednesday demanded the outright cancellation of the 10th and intermediate examinations in Andhra Pradesh just like how the Modi Government at the Centre was cancelling the board examinations at the national level.

Mr. Lokesh objected to AP Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy not taking proactive steps for rescuing the AP students when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was himself reviewing and taking decisions on cancellation of the examinations in view of the continuing threat from Coronavirus.

Addressing a virtual meeting with students, parents and student associations, Mr. Lokesh said the Prime Minister was finding time to hold review meetings on the students' issues but the AP CM was not caring for the same. Mr. Jagan Reddy assured to take the role of being a 'maternal uncle' to take care of the students' studies in the past. Now, the 'Tadepalli mama' was adopting an adamant stand throwing the lives of the students and their parents into danger.

The TDP MLC asked the AP Government to explain the secret behind its stubborn stand on holding the examinations when the whole country was cancelling the same. The Prime Minister held a review with experts, academicians and top officers on the threats to the students on account of Covid-19. Mr. Jagan Reddy had not held such a meeting till now and was never in the nature of seeking the opinion of the experts.

Mr. Lokesh deplored that the Chief Minister, who had no time to review the students' problems, was however busy round the clock with making plans to loot the people's money in liquor, sand and other activities. The CM had got best plans how to loot Rs. 18,000 Cr through sale of his own cheap liquor brands and also to make huge money by giving wholesale sand plundering to one single company.

Mr. Lokesh said that over 17 lakh virus positive cases were reported in the State and over 11,034 patients died. Over 556 of the deceased were teachers. Over 400 teachers succumbed to the virus in the second wave alone as per the official records. The situation was so pathetic in AP now that the people were dying by hundreds due to lack of timely supply of oxygen, lack of hospital beds and also absence of any support from the Government and the officials concerned.

Dencrying the Government's vaccine policy, Mr. Lokesh deplored that only 14 percent of the AP population was inoculated till now. The officials had themselves said that there was no scope for giving vaccines to the 18-45 years agegroup in the near future. On the other hand, the experts were predicting a more severe third wave in which even the children and those below 18 years would fall victim to the dreaded virus.

Mr. Lokesh threatened to launch another legal struggle on behal the students if the Jagan Reddy regime would not change its arrogant and adamant attitude. Can the CM and his Ministers give any guarantee to the lives of the students if the exams were held? The legal fight would be continued to get support from the courts to save the lives of the students. Already, the CM's mindless decisions had caused serious harm and thrown the academic year haywire.