YSRCP flays Govt on power tariff hike

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YSRCP flays Govt on power tariff hike

Nov 3, 2012: YSR Congress party today slammed the Kiran kumar Reddy Government for imposing additional
financial burden on the people through increase of power tariff and asked it to withdraw the hike immediately.

Addressing media persons here, party spokesman Janak Prasad came down heavily on the Government for
increasing the electricity charges by Re.1.32 per unit and warned it would face the wrath of the people if the hefty
hike is not withdrawn immediately.

While there was no increase of power tariff during the six-years of YSR regime, Kiran Kumar Government has
been increasing the power tariff every three months like his predecessor Rosaiah,” he charged, adding that the
Government has been subjecting people to additional financial suffering by imposing a total burden of Rs.1740 Cr
for the first quarter of the financial year 2012-13 in the name of fuel surcharge adjustment (FSA).

He said the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) has become toothless and gum less in the hands of the
Government which is using it only for hiking the charges. “The Government’s mindless decision will bring
financial problems to the tenants who stay in rented houses,” Janak Prasad observed.

He reminded the Government that TDP had lost the elections in 2004 and 2009 for its anti-people decisions and the
same fate will befall the Congress Government too in the next elections.

TDP is the main opposition in our state and generally the opposition party should win at least some seats in the by
elections because of the anti-incumbency factor but the TDP failed to win even a single seat in the by-elections
held after 2009, he said. “Such was the opposition the TDP has been facing from people for its anti-people
decisions,” he observed.

Janak Prasad also lambasted the Government for being silent on the losses suffered by farmers due to incessant
in the last four days. While total crop in 2 lakh acres has been destroyed, crops in 5 lakh acres has been partially
destroyed due to the rains but no minister has visited the affected areas till now, he said.

Govt cheating people on the gas supply
Janak Prasad said the Government has cheated people by supplying gas to the Congress MP Lagadapati
Rajagopal’s commercial power plant and not to his ordinary power plant. “If the Government has decided to

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supply gas to its ordinary unit, power could have been purchased from his company for only Rs.2.20 per unit but
now the Government will have to pay the rate of Rs.5.40 per unit,” he said finding fault with the government.

Janak Prasad decries Naidu’s stance
Janak Prasad said TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu has limited himself to criticizing the Kiran Kumar Government
for its failures. “He should move a no-confidence motion against the Government or else announce openly that he
has decided to support the Government as a quid pro quo for removing cases against him,” he said.
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