Student organisations across the State have called for school and college bandh on July 21, demanding free bus passes.

In the budget presented by former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, it was announced that there would be free bus passes for all students. Even though Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said that his budget would continue all schemes announced in Mr. Siddaramaiah’s budget, the government is yet to take a call on the bus pass issue.

N. Pramod, State president, AIDSO, said the government had broken its promise of providing free passes, which will affect lakhs of students. The organisations also demanded that the Transport Department reimburse money collected from a section of students for the passes.

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