State planning to impose hefty tax, says Bandaru

The district TDP has chalked out an agitation programme with a series of protests beginning with a dharna against power tariff hike on Monday at the Collectorate. The programme was finalised at a meeting of the urban wing of the party on Sunday.

Addressing the meeting attended by Assembly constituency in charges, former corporators, ward presidents and presidents and general secretaries of affiliated organisations, State vice-president of the party and former minister Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy said the government was planning to impose a hefty tax of Rs.15,000 crore in the name of surcharges.

The TDP would fight tooth and nail such attempts and teach a lesson to the Congress, he said.

TDP urban unit president Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar said phased agitation would focus on various problems faced by people in the city. On February 11, a dharna will be organised at NAD where traffic snarls had become a major problem demanding a flyover. On February 18, the party cadres would protest at the KGH demanding that medical care be property provided to the poor and the hospital be expanded. A protest against collection of toll from locals would be organised by the Gajuwaka constituency and the urban unit would express solidarity, Mr. Ganesh Kumar said.

Former MLA P.V.G.R. Naidu (Ganababu) blamed the YS Rajasekhar Reddy regime for the present financial crisis in the State. Visakhapatnam North constituency in charge Bharanikana Rama Rao, Nadimpalli Anjaneya Raju (Bhimunipatnam), Gudivada Nagamani, Palla Srinivasa Rao, Nalluri Bhaskara Rao and several former corporators participated.

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