We will continue to fight on power charges : YSRCP

Hyderabad, April 8, 2013: YSR Congress has said that the Party has withdrawn
the indefinite strike but will continue its agitation against the hike in power
charges and other anti-people policies of the state government.

“We will continue our fight against this irresponsible government
through praja ballot and state wide band on April 9 and highlight its failure
in tackling the power crisis issue,” party senior leader Konathala Ramakrishna
told reporters here on Sunday.

Our Party Honorary President YS Vijayamma and other leaders had given up
their six-day fast this morning with a vow to continue the struggle in
different forms, he said.

The Kiran Kumar Reddy government has been arrogant and is not considerate
towards people’s issues. The manner in which the state is trying to project the
paltry revision of power charges it has made shows that it lacks grasp on
people’s issues.

“If the head of the government is of people’s choice the way issues are
handled will be different unlike the present chief minister who is nominated.
His concern is only to please Delhi bosses and shuttle between Delhi and the
state capital. The priorities are different and people’s issues are not high on
the agenda,’ he said.

Though we have withdrawn the indefinite fast on the sixth day, we will
continue to fight against the policies of the government and chalk out
programmes of agitation demanding roll back of hiked power charges among other
things, he said. 

The revision of power charges is very meager while the burden on the
consumers is still very high and there is need to address this problem. The
state and centre should concentrate on increasing the power supply instead of
taking up a defeatist attitude.

The state government which should have been showing humility for its
inability to address the problems is full of arrogance and the Kiran Kumar
government will be paying a heavy price in the people’s court, he said.

TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu, on the other hand, is maintaining double
standards. The present Congress government seems to be an extension of Naidu’s
nine-year term which has driven farmers, weavers and other poorer sections to

Naidu has demolished the structure of power sector with his ambitious privatisation
plans and this government has no control over the power sector and consumers
are bearing the brunt with farmers not getting power in time and crops getting
damaged and industries being closed down rendering many workers jobless.

YSRCP will continue its fight against the anti-people policies of the
government, he said.   

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