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Opposition parties on Thursday sought an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh to families of each of the Intermediate student who committed suicide in the State and the sacking of Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy.

Leaders from Congress, TDP, TJS, CPI and Telangana Inti Party called on Governor ESL Narasimhan at the Raj Bhavan on Thursday afternoon and submitted a three-page memorandum listing the happenings in the Board of Intermediate Education, its handling of the exams and results and the consequent events including suicides by students.

TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said: “The suicides by Intermediate students were nothing short of murder by the Government. The lives of lakhs of students have been destroyed and people have lost faith in this government.”

He said Globarena, which was contracted to handle the exam results had failed miserably and immediate action should be taken against it. “We urged the Governor to order providing ex-gratia, suspension of officials responsible for the current state of affairs in the BIE, explained how students are disillusioned and initiate a probe into the entire episode by a sitting judge,” he said.

Uttam also appealed to students not to commit suicide and assured that Congress party will support them in seeking justice.

Telangana TDP president L Ramana held the Education Minister responsible for the state of affairs in BIE and demanded his immediate resignation. He also said leaders of all parties will hold a dharna at the BIE office here in the city on April 29. CPI’s joint secretary Palla Venkat Reddy demanded that the police should book cases of attempt to murder against everyone found responsible for the errors in Intermediate results as many students had committed suicide.




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