YSRCP to picket sub-stations on Jan 9

Hyderabad, January 7: YSR Congress will picket
sub-stations in all the assembly constituencies on January 9 to protest against
the hike in power charges and keeping in view the huge response to one crore
signature campaign the deadline has been increased till January 10 while
Sharmila’s padayatra will resume once doctors declare her fitness.

"The State government has been very harsh on
consumers and has steeply increased power charges and is now planning to
further increase the tariff which will burden the common man heavily. In
protest against any proposal to hike the charges we will picket all the
sub-stations on January 9” Party leader DA Somyajulu and Bajireddy Goverdhan
Reddy told reporters, after the Political Affairs Committee meeting, here on

On one hand the power supply has drastically
fallen and there are 18-hour power cuts and on the other, the State government
has been increasing tariff in an unprecedented manner. After increasing the
prices, it has burdened the consumers by collecting Fuel Surcharge Adjustment
charges to mop up Re 7,000 crores and now it has plans to further burden the
people with Rs 13,000 crores, they said.

The PAC meeting has decided to hold dharnas at
all the sub-stations along with all sections of people as domestic,
agriculture, industrial and cottage industry sectors have been affected. This
apart, the meeting has also decided to extend the date for signature campaign against
the conspiracy of vested interests to keep YS Jagan Mohan Reddy away from the

Vijayamma Deeksha

Party Honorary President YS Vijayalakshmi will
undertake deeksha demanding justice to cotton farmers and Sharmila’s padayatra
will resume after doctors certify her fitness, were the other decisions taken
by the PAC meeting, they said.   

The signature campaign to highlight the nexus
of Congress and TDP and using CBI as a political tool in the conspiracy against
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has evoked huge response. The one crore signature campaign has so far
touched 1.24 crore signatures and people are still volunteering. Keeping this
in view the Party has decided to extend the date till January 10 to collect the

After that we are seeking the President’s appointment
and whenever, we get the permission we will submit the letter and signatures
urging him to take action on the issue, they said.

With cotton farmers are getting a raw deal,
they are being driven to indebtedness due to the wrong policies of the state
and centre governments, our Party Honorary President YS Vijayamma will
undertake deeksha demanding proper returns to cotton farmers.

The date, time and place will be announced
soon. Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) is supposed to purchase 50 lakh bales
from the farmers while it has only procured 13 lakh bales so far. While the
cost of production per quintal has been RS 5,600 the MSP has been Rs 3,900 and
even that amount is not been given directly to the farmer as middlemen are
having a cut of Rs 600 per quintal, they said.

The situation of the cotton farmers has been
very pathetic and they are being driven to indebtedness. Telangana region
accounts for 40 per cent of the cotton production in the state and no political
party has taken up their cause so far, they said.

Putting an end to all speculation on Sharmila’s
Maro Praja Prastham padayatra, they said, after the knee surgery her condition
was reviewed by doctors who advised 3-hour physio therapy daily and she will
resume the padayatra very soon from the same place where it had to be stopped,
they said.

“We have met the Governor ESL Narasimhan and
submitted memorandum on the irregularities taking place in the cooperative
elections,” they said adding that a five member committee will review the
situation for three days and give a feedback to the Party.

Though the elections are not being held on
party basis, the situation will be assessed by the committee comprising DA
Somayajulu, Bajireddy Goverdhan, Dr MV Mysoora Reddy, Konatala Ramakrishna and
Umareddy Venkateswarlu, they said.


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