Cong will pay heavy price:Bhumana

Hyderabad, July 2, 2013: Criticising the State Government for its proposal to
impose one more dose of Fuel Adjustment Surcharge (FSA) to mop up Rs 542.12
crores, YSR Congress has said that the Congress has to pay a heavy price for
the anti-people decisions it has been taking.

“YSR, who steered Congress to victory, had never increased the power
charges or other taxes that would burden the common man but the State
Government has so far increased power charges four times to nett about Rs
32,000 crores,” party MLA B Karunakar Reddy told reporters here on Monday.

The proposed FSA will burden the people who are in distress due to the
incessant hikes in taxes, RTC bus fare, increase of registration charges and
the State seems to be interested only in inflating its revenue without showing
any concern to the problems of the people, he said.

 “The state has mopped up additional revenue of over Rs 50,000 crores
with the hike in VAT and registration charges and has a proposal to collect Rs
22,000 crores by giving clearance to permit rooms to wine shops.

 The additional revenue does not reflect in any of the welfare activity.
On the contrary it has erased or diluted all welfare schemes including
Aarogyasri , fees reimbursement and free power. Such anti-people steps will
spell doom to the Congress and people are looking towards YSR Congress Party as
the only alternative,” he said.

The Centre has increased MSP for paddy by Rs 60 while the fertilizer and
other input costs have gone up manifold. The hike in petro prices will have a
cascading effect on essential commodities and the cost will go up further and
people are angry with such anti-people policies, he said.

 YSRCP being the only viable alternative, we have a moved a no-confidence
motion against the Congress government and held dharnas against the hike in
power charges. In the coming days people will give their mandate with clarity
and decisively.

 When asked on Telangana, he said, “It is for the Centre to decide on the



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