Hyderabad/New Delhi: While the indefinite hunger strike by Telangana BJP president K Laxman entered its fourth day on Friday, the veteran leader accused the "son of a powerful TRS leader" to be behind the mass bungling of intermediate results in the state that has claimed the lives of over 20 students so far.

Mass irregularities appeared in the Telangana intermediate exam results declared on April 18. The company behind the operations, Globarena Technologies, is close to this leader's son, Laxman has alleged. 

In a video message on Twitter, Laxman said, "TRS is running a dictatorial government in the state. While so many students are losing their lives, the KCR government is silent. The BJP will continue to wage this war until justice is delivered to students. I request students not to take any extreme steps and we assure them that we shall continue to demand Justice for them."

National general secretary of BJP Muralidhar Rao had threatened to intensify the protests in the coming days if chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao did not take responsibility for the suicide of students.

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Earlier, the Congress had raised voice against an alleged 'education mafia' running amuck in the state too. The party had alleged that this nexus was behind the irregularities in results. 

The top TRS leader whose name keeps appearing in this controversy is former IT Minister and currently, TRS working president KT Rama Rao (KTR). 

Earlier, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) presidents Revanth Reddy had alleged that Globarena's director was KTR's classmate. He also claimed that the contract to this firm was awarded by the state government when KTR was the IT minister.