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APCC says no to new stipend and scholarship policy

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Itagar, Feb 15: The Aruchal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has demanded immediate withdrawal of the government’s new stipend and scholarship policy from single source for the greater interest and welfare of the tribal students. Terming it an “anti-student policy”, the APCC said that the new policy would deprive and compel hundreds of APST students to face untold problems.

Strongly criticizing the new policy on stipend and scholarship, the APCC in a statement today said that instead of making such policies, the state government should give more facilities to students so that they could bring laurels for the state.

The APCC also took a dig at the demonetization move of the Central Government and criticized the BJP led NDA government, saying that the government is running the country in its own style since it came to power in 2014.

“Now, the BJP Government in the state is also following the footsteps of Prime Minister rendra Modi in undermining the problems of the tribal people of Aruchal Pradesh,” it said. Reiterating that “BJP is an anti-tribal and anti-development party”, the APCC said that the much talked about “Acche Din” and “promise to deposit Rs 15 lakhs in bank accounts of every Indian citizen” are just “jumla” to befool the common masses.