Sharmila blames Kiran for power crisis

Nov 24, 2012: Sharmila, who is doing Maro Praja Prasthanam Padayatra on behalf
of YSR Congress Party chief Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, has squarely blamed Chief
Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy for the present power crisis in the state.

states have also been facing power scarcity but they have overcome the crisis
by planning well in advance while Kiran Kumar has remained busy protecting his chair
and neglected the people’s problems, Sharmila told groundnut and cotton farmers
of Kalugotla village in Alampur constituency of Mahabubnagar district on

made the comments during the course of Padayatra when the farmers complained to
her that their crops have dried up due to insufficient power supply. “Whole
day, we are getting power supply for four hours in installments and our crops
and orchards have dried up completely,” they told her.

have a government which is not of any use to people”, she observed. “YSR
used to have information about power projects and the gap between power supply
and demand on finger tips. Today, the rulers have no idea of the presence of
projects and their production capacity also.”

to the frequent water theft by Karnataka farmers from Rajoli Diversion scheme
(RDS), Sharmila said YSR used to take up the issue with his Karnataka counterpart
and see water was not illegally diverted by Karnataka farmers. Now, the
Government has abandoned the issue, she alleged.


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