Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 3
The youth wing of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) staged a protest outside the residence of the Medical Education and Research Minister, Om Parkash Soni, over the recently announced increase in MBBS fee.
Accompanied by supporters, Youth wing in-charge and Barnala MLA Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, Sunam MLA Aman Arora and state youth wing president Manjinder Singh Sidhu marched towards Soni's residence from the District Transport Office.
The protestors were stopped a short distance from the residence by the police. Lashing out at the government, Meet Hayer said: “Like the Badal government, the ruling Captain government had buckled down under pressures from the private medical education mafia.” He said the party would continue to raise their voice against the fee hike until the decision is revoked.
MLA Arora said if the government could give exemption of Rs 750 crore to “liquor mafia” and Rs 250 crore to “sand mafia” under the guise of Covid epidemic, why it could not offer a paltry Rs10 crore concession to young and promising students.
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