Ludhiana: Members of Parent Association staged protest outside the residence of MLA Bhatar Bhushan Ashu here on Friday. The reason behind the protest was the matter of hike in school fee. Around 8:30 am, parents gathered at the main gate of MLA’s house and started raising slogans of “Congress Murdabaad”. Parents claimed that they are disappointed because the government is not providing any solution to their problem.
When Daily Post asked MLA Bhatar Bhushan Ashu about it, he claimed, “I was not even aware of it, as the parents didn’t even have over any memorandum to me. I was not even present when the parents staged protest outside my house. When my wife had a word with them, they even used bad words with her. I understand that their problem is very sensitive but their way was totally wrong and also the way they rued was totally irrelevant. At the end of the protest, two members of Parent Association gave the memorandum to my wife. I will surely look into the matter once I came back home.”
Meanwhile parents of BCM Arya Model Sr Sec School, Shastri Nagar also gathered and staged protest against the school authorities here on Friday. The parents also alleged that one of the school officials compared the parents with beggars.
The parents who were protesting also claimed that the school is overcharging in terms of transportation cost and also annual charges are being taken by the school. Further they raised the matter of and claimed that books are also available at one book shop only. The parents also gave memorandum to the school authorities.
School Manager Capt (Retd) V K Syal while disapproving the allegations being leveled regarding the comparison of parents with beggars said that there must be some miscommunication between the parents and the officials.
Further he said that they have taken memorandum from the parents and soon a meeting will be organised wherein representatives of parents will also be invited and the matter will be sorted out.
Parents claimed that they are disappointed because the govt is not providing any solution to their problem.