"The Centre is also trying to control the entire education sector to push the Hindutva agenda," Reddy said. He accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of controlling NITI Aayog so that to have sway over States. He said that Modi and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao who have scant respect for the Indian Constitution are diluting the spirit of democracy.
Reddy called upon students to gird up their loins to fight against the privatisation of education besides thwarting the efforts of BJP government to push Hindutva agenda in education sector. "The State government is providing education to only 26 lakh against the total 59 lakh students," Reddy said, accusing the rulers for allocating meagre funds for education. SFI All India general secretary Mayukh Biswas said that BJP was trying to gain mileage by instigating people communally. Prof Ramachandraiah, SFI national president V P Sahu and Kota Ramesh were among others present.