TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday made it clear that his party would work with all parties, except YSR Congress, to fix the responsibility on the government over the power crisis. The TDP would approach the Left parties to chalk out a course of action.

Addressing a media conference here on Wednesday, the first during his ‘Meekosam Vastunna’ padayatra in East Godavari district, Mr. Naidu lauded the spirit of his party MLAs who were on indefinite fast to highlight the woes of power consumers.

Party workers would undertake a signature campaign from April 1 in all mandal headquarters and Assembly constituencies.

At the end of the campaign, they would submit the list of signatures to the Governor to draw attention to the seriousness of the problem. No date, however, had been finalised for the meeting.

The TDP chief said the party had already released a ‘black paper’ in Assembly and the same would be placed before the people during the signature campaign.

Hue and cry

Mr. Naidu said that when his government had imposed a comparatively small burden of Rs.1,600 crore on power consumers, the Congress leaders then, including Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, had raised a hue and cry.

The present government, however, had imposed an additional burden of Rs.32,000 crore on consumers but there was not even a murmur of protest from Congress leaders, he said.