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Last updated on: February 18, 2011 16:30 IST

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Former Congress member of Parliament Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday started a seven-day fast in Hyderabad demanding that the Andhra Pradesh government release funds for the tuition fees reimbursement scheme.

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Image: Jagan Mohan Reddy at the start of his seven-day fast in Hyderabad on Friday
Photographs: SnapsIndia
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Jagan began the fast at Indira Park around noon in the presence of thousands of students and other supporters.

The hunger strike was attended by 11 members of Legislative Assembly -- N Prasannakumar Reddy, Makapati Chandrasekhar Reddy, Balnagi Reddy, Konda Surekha, P Subash Chandra Bose, Srikant Reddy, Adinarayana Reddy, Balineni Srinivasa Reddy, G Babu Rao, K Rami Reddy, Amarnath Reddy -- loyal to him.

Image: 11 MLAs were among the thousands who offered support to Jagan
Photographs: SnapsIndia
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The managements of professional colleges have threatened to shut down the institutions from February 24 following failure of the talks with the state government for release of at least 50 per cent of the Rs 3,500 crore towards fee reimbursement.

The government is ready to release Rs 1,000 crore for the purpose.

Photographs: SnapsIndia
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Jagan has held hunger strikes earlier on various issues like demanding higher compensation for farmers hit by heavy rains, alleged adverse fall out of the verdict of Krisha river water disputes tribunal among others.

His fast in Delhi on the verdict of Krishna water disputes tribunal created a sensation, as it was attended by about 25 Congress MLAs.

Image: Jagan enjoys support of the public like his father the late Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy
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