The BJP leaders reportedly claimed that more than 20 students ended their lives after the intermediate exam results were out on April 18 in Telangana
Hyderabad: A day-long bandh has been called by the BJP to protest the alleged errors in the declaration of intermediate examination results in Telangana on Thursday.
BJP leaders and workers held protests at Mahabubnagar, Karimnagar, Nagarkurnool and other places since morning in the state.
According to reports, the protesters tried to prevent state-run Road Transport Corporation (RTC) buses from plying. At some places, police removed the agitators from the scene.
The BJP has appealed to the people to support the state-wide bandh to send out a message that the entire state stood with aggrieved intermediate students and also to mount pressure on the state government to act.
Meanwhile, the indefinite fast launched by state BJP president K Laxman entered the fourth day on Thursday.
Laxman was shifted to the state-run Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) hours after he launched the fast on April 29.
The demands of the saffron party include sacking education minister G Jagadeesh Reddy, suspension of Board of Intermediate Education secretary and paying compensation to families of students who allegedly committed suicide, upset over the results.
The BJP claimed that about 25 students ended their lives since the declaration of results on April 18.
The announcement of results led to widespread protests by students, their parents, student organisations and political parties. Some students and their parents claimed that they secured poor marks despite being merit students.
The state government had appointed a three-member committee to look into the issue. The panel has pointed out certain shortcomings and suggested remedial measures.
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Last Updated May 2, 2019, 2:52 PM IST