Dr. Avnish Jolly, Chandigarh July 16, 2008:Rachpal Singh Joremajra, General Secretary, Punjab Pradesh Congress committee has demanded the inquiry from an independent agency regarding the hike of fee structure of private medico colleges last year.
In a statement issued here today he said Punjab chief minister has been falsely showing his concern regarding the plight of medical students.
Referring the statement issued in media of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal that the medical education’s BJP minister Tikhsan sood was responsible for fee hike in private medical colleges, Joremajra questioned that if Punjab chief minister will not control its BJP brigade in the state he should have resigned the chief minister ship handover the reigns of the state to the opposition leader Bibi Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.
He said that the statement of Badal indicated and proved that something was fishy in fee structure hike scam, by this Badal wanted to be sidelined from this scam.
He said that Punjab Congress will take this matter to the people’s court and will expose the corrupt practices if BJP minster and his department.
He alleged that BJP minister Tikhshan Sood Medical education secretary and director of medical education have entered a deal with private medical colleges last year and created the road block for meritorious students and Punjab government has been delivering crocodile tears and giving benefit to private houses that have been running medical colleges for business not as service for the public.
Joremajra further added the students from poor backgrounds have been selling their house hold things and jewellry to pay fee of their wards. It was difficult to the students who have applied for MBBS course after looking fee for both Government and management quota was 1.00 lac but with entering deal with private colleges medical education department has raised fee for three times.