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AAP MLAs meet Punjab governor; raise school fee, law and order issues

Addressing mediapersons after meeting the governor, Phoolka said that private schools in the state are charging heavy fees not only on the pretext of annual admission fee, but also readmission fees, books and uniforms.

punjab Updated: May 12, 2017 08:44 IST
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AAP leaders after meeting Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh.(Anil Dayal/HT)

A delegation of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, led by Leader of Opposition in the Punjab assembly HS Phoolka, met Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore on Thursday at the Punjab Raj Bhawan here and raised issues of private schools charging hefty fees from students in violation of the court and government directions.

Addressing mediapersons after meeting the governor, Phoolka said that private schools in the state are charging heavy fees not only on the pretext of annual admission fee, but also readmission fees, books and uniforms.

He said in government schools, books and uniforms have not been provided to students, especially belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS), and this is clear violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act.

He added that the governor was also apprised of the agrarian crisis in the state. He said the Congress, in its election manifesto, promised to provide relief to farmers by waiving farmers’ loans, but no relief in any form has been provided to farmers so far.

Speaking about financial scams by chit fund companies, Phoolka said that these companies and their directors had purchased properties under fake companies and relatives.  It is the duty of the police to investigate and find such properties and auction them to refund the money to investors.

Phoolka said that the law and order situation in the state was going from bad to worse. The main reason for this is that members of the ruling party are trying to take over the control of illegal trades and imposing ‘goonda’ tax.