Mayawati Urges Centre, States To Waive Children’s School Fees

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati appealed to the Centre and state governments to reduce their “royal” expenses and waive the fees of school children in the larger interest of the society.

“Following the coronavirus-induced lockdown, crores of people, who are already facing unemployment and an unprecedented crisis, are now facing the challenge of depositing the school fees of their children. It has come up in the form of protests and they have to face the police cane, which is very sad,” Mayawati said in Hindi via a tweet on Saturday.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said that the government should go by the constitution of a welfare state. “At the time of an ‘Act of God’, the government’s role according to the Constitution should be that of a welfare state. The central and state governments should cut down their royal expenses, reimburse the fees of government and private schools, and in the larger public interest, waive the school fees of children,” she said in another tweet.

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