People of area, as others, were fed up with the increase in power cut

Rathinapuri residents along with the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) cadre staged a novel protest in Coimbatore on Sunday to protest against the increase in duration of power cut.

According to P.K. Murugesan, they lit torch and tied them to lamp posts on Sadiq Basha Street. The protest happened in the morning, around 9.30 a.m. He said that the people of area, as others, were fed up with the increase in power cut.

The very reason voters voted for the AIADMK to govern the State was because of the promise it made – to rectify the power situation and eliminate power cuts at the earliest. It had been more than a year since the party came to power but it seemed to have done very little to improve the power situation.

In fact, it had gone from bad to worse.

Mr. Murugesan said that the residents and DYFI members had planned to continue their protests if the situation did not improve. A similar protest was held on Sanganur Road.

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