Cong, TDP to blame for power crisis

April 2, 2013: Blaming the State Government and main opposition TDP for the
hike in power charges, YSRCP has said that it will voice the feelings of the
people through agitation programmes.  

the Current Satyagraha, the party honorary president YS Vijayamma, along with
MLAs and MLCs at the New MLA quarters, said: "had the TDP voted in favour
of the no confidence motion the Congress government would not have increased the
power tariff.  

TDP which
sided with the government during the assembly session is now sitting on dharnas
which convey nothing."   

The government has
imposed a burden of Rs 32,000 crores on the people in the form of hike in tariff
and surcharges, she said.  

On one hand
there is no proper power supply and on the other, there is a steep hike in
power charges, she said. Farmers are committing suicides as their crops are
being damaged as they could not draw water from borewells due to lack of

YSR had
given free power to farmers as he was aware of the needs of farmers. The free
power schemes which went well during YSR regime was deflated by the Kiran Kumar
Reddy government, she said. 

The poor
cannot pay the power bills as they are doubled and there is every need for the
government to take care of the hike, she said.  

During the
past three to five years, the government has failed miserably to
address the problems of the people and has burdened people with taxes, increase
of fares and charges.  

While the
government revenue has gone up drastically, the hike in bus fares, water
charges, municipal taxes and power charges has no meaning, she said.  

For the past
three years YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has been holding dharnas on people's issues
and has been with the people.  

Naidu publishing black paper on power crisis has no meaning as TDP did not move
a no confidence motion, nor it supported the one moved by other
opposition parties, she said.  

Naidu claiming that
power sector was well during TDP rule is rubbish as there were 18-20 hours of
power cuts and he has increased power tariff eight times in nine years. This
government is emulating him and has increased charges four times in four years,
she said.  

Naidu has shattered the power sector in the state and encouraged private
participation heavily by signing 23 MoUs without proper

they paid tributes to YSR at the Punjagutta and paid homage to the martyrs of
Basheerbagh police firing. 

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