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Updated: February 9, 2010 14:50 IST

Yechury flays Centre for lack of educational facilities

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CPI (M) parliamentary party leader Sitaram Yechury
The Hindu CPI (M) parliamentary party leader Sitaram Yechury

CPI(M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechury has criticised the Manmohan Singh led UPA Government for not providing adequate educational facilities to poor students and demanded ensuring education for all.

Addressing the 17th Conference of Students’ Federation of India (SFI), at Khowai in West Tripura district on Monday, Mr. Yechury alleged that out of 100 students, 77 could not reach up to Class XII because of wrong policies of the UPA government.

“It is a shame for a country which cannot provide basic amenities like schools, drinking water and health care but can announce tax benefits to the rich people,” he said.

“Fifty per cent students do not get enough food, 77 per cent people have a daily income less than Rs 20. India tops in the list of malnutrition, 78 per cent pregnant women suffer from anaemia. This situation should be changed if a new India is to be built,” Mr. Yechury said.

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