TRS MPs K Keshava Rao and Nama Nageshwar Rao today demanded that the Centre give Navodaya schools to each of the 25 new districts in Telangana.
They boycotted Parliament for refusing a debate on the issue, and accused the Centre of discrimination against Telangana, after both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha had refused to take up adjournment motions by the TRS MPs on the Navodaya schools issue.
The MPs asked if the students of Telangana were not Indians, and sought to know why the BJP government was ignoring their pleas.
"We have 9 Navodaya schools in the state, and need 24 more to have 33. Though the Centre gave 7 IIMs, 4 IITs, 16 IIITs and 157 medical colleges to different states, Telangana has been excluded continuously in the education realm. CM K Chandrashekar Rao had written a letter to PM Modi for the institutions, but to no avail," they lamented.
The TRS leaders also criticised the Centre for failing to procure paddy from the state despite repeated appeals.
"We will continue our protests against the BJP government until it procures paddy from the state. And the BJP leaders of the state should stop their blame game and press the Centre to address all the state's issues," they said.