YSRCP to further intensify agitation

Hyderabad, April 6, 2013: YSR
Congress will further intensify the agitation against hike in power charges as
the State government has failed to respond to the power crisis issue in the
required manner.

The party has given a call to
the cadre to picket all electricity sub-stations besides holding dharnas and
taking out rallies at all district headquarters to express solidarity with the
party leaders who are on indefinite fast here.

“The state government has been
adamant and is indifferent to the people’s problems. Though the indefinite fast
of our Party Honorary President YS Vijayamma and other MLAs and MLCs have
entered the fifth day, there has been no response and our cadre will take up
agitation at district level from today,” party senior leaders Konatala
Ramakrishna and Dr MV Mysoora Reddy told reporters here on Saturday.

The Kiran Kumar Reddy
government has been very harsh on the consumers of agriculture, domestic and
industrial sectors and has increased the power charges thrice in three years,
they said.

Though the government claims
that it has given a subsidy of Rs 800 crores it is paltry when compared to the
burden of Rs 5,400 crores and the state has been trying to reel out confusing
statistics to get away from its inefficient handling of power crisis. 

The government has burdened
the consumers to a tune of Rs 33,000 crores in three years through hike in
power charges and in the form of Fuel Surcharge Adjustment (FSA). It has also
gone back on the seven hour power supply and in villages there is hardly four
hour power supply, they said.

On one hand the power supply
is trivial, added to this is the escalating tariff which speaks of the
inefficiency of the state government, they said.

Attributing motives to our
party leaders who are on fast goes against the democratic norms of the polity
and to highlight the callous attitude of the state government our party will
hold dharnas, picket sub-stations and take up other agitation programmes like
burning of effigies and taking out rallies to express solidarity with the
leaders who are on indefinite fast demanding roll back of power charges hike,
they said.

The other agitation programmes
like praja ballot and April 9 state-wide bandh will be held concurrently, they

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