The politics of fee hikes.
The state government appointed a committee for looking into the issue, but ended up allowing a fee hike of upto 50 percent. It is not surprising that the state is working in the interest of private educational institutes as over 70 percent of them are run by politicians. The education barons' list includes Sharad Pawar, Vilasrao Deshmukh and Gopinath Munde among others.
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