Naidu remarks on YSR ridiculous

Hyderabad, March 23, 2013:  Ridiculing TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu’s
remarks that YSR is responsible for the present power crisis, YSR Congress has
demanded an inquiry into power management during the YSR and TDP terms to bring out the facts. 

“It is absurd to blame YSR for the power crisis and
as the Fuel Adjustment Surcharge (FSA) is levied year-on-year basis. We demand
an inquiry to be ordered into the PPAs of short gestation projects allotted
during the TDP term along with power situation during YSR governance,” the
party senior leader Konathala Ramakrishan told reporters here on Saturday.  

Adjustment surcharge is a year-on-year account and
YSR cannot be blamed for what Kiran Kumar Reddy is doing now. Chandrababu
Naidu, who has been in public life for over 30 years putting forth such
illogical arguments shows that he is trying to shield the Kiran Kumar Reddy

On course of his padayatra, he has been blaming YSR
for the inefficiency of Kiran Kumar Reddy who lacks foresight and could not
address the power situation properly, he said. We are prepared for a thorough
inquiry into the power situation during YSR term, but at the same time, the
short gestation projects allotted during the TDP regime should also be probed

How many times the promoters’ names were changed
and the capacity was rescheduled and the rate fixation terms were changed
should be inquired. The probe should also cover the government guarantee for
the short gestation projects in case the Centre fails to supply gas or other
raw material, he said.  

It is surprising that the main opposition leader
did not take note of the Rs 32,000 crore additional burden imposed through FSA
on the consumers by Kiran Kumar Reddy government and Chandrababu Naidu did not
prefer to talk about it but had conveniently shifted the blame on YSR which
shows that he has been on a Save Congress mission, he said.  

YSR, on the other hand, handled even worst crisis
without burdening the consumer and gave subsidy when the prices were increased.
While Chandrababu Naidu has mismanaged the power situation and pushed the state
into darkness, N Kiran Kumar Reddy is emulating him and the affinity between
them is the anti-people policies, he said.  

The agriculture growth during YSR term was the
highest, so was the industrial growth but they have now been falling
drastically and industrial growth has been showing negative growth. Many
industrial units have been shut down and thousands of workers are rendered
jobless, he said.  

During YSR term, power generation has increased and
now though we have the capacity, we could not generate power as we could not
get our quota of gas and coal production has become stagnant.  

There is no comparison between YSR and Chandrababu
Naidu governance but the Kiran Kumar Reddy government matches strides in the
backward growth, he said. We extend solidarity with anyone who is agitating
against the power crisis, he said.  

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