Mangalagiri: Former TDP MLC AS Ramakrishna on Wednesday said the mandates of 42, 50 and 51 are aimed at destroying the long-established aided education system that has been in place since the pre-independence days. These orders should be withdrawn immediately. The government was neither providing the required infrastructure nor allowing aided institutions to provide services. If the Chief Minister does not respond positively in time, the entire state will soon hear the echoes of slogans like 'We don't want Amma Vodi' and 'We want Maa Badi'.
Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader said the latest revolt by teachers, students and parents in Visakhapatnam reflected the current chaotic situation in the AP education sector. He vehemently protested and demanded the continuation of his aided institutions in the best interest of all sections of the people.
Ramakrishna said that the Chief Minister should have taken this decision only after taking the opinion of the affected sections. Jagan Mohan Reddy's decision will cause serious harm to the middle class, lower and weaker section students. The YSRCP regime was insulting the stalwarts and intellectuals who supported and nurtured aided institutions. Ramakrishna advised the government to at least change its policy in view of the huge opposition in Vizag. With just one decision of the Chief Minister, the future of these lakhs of students was in trouble.