The Left parties have reiterated their resolve to continue their ongoing struggle against the power tariff hike, till the government rescinds its decision.

CPI (M) State secretary B.V. Raghavulu and CPI State secretary K. Narayana sought the cooperation of all the opposition parties in ensuring the success of the bandh called by the Left parties on April 9.

Mr. Raghavulu met YSR Congress honorary president Y.S. Vijayalakshmi to express his party’s solidarity with the indefinite strike by the YSRC legislators against power tariff hike.

Speaking to reporters, he said the Left parties would continue the struggle till the next spell of the budget session of the Legislative Assembly commenced. He charged the Congress leaders and legislators with shying away from the problem that was affecting all sections.

Asserting that Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy was heading a minority government, he lamented that the absence of unity among the Opposition parties was enabling the government to survive in spite of having no numbers in its support.

Meanwhile, Mr. Narayana said at a meeting of his party that Left parties’ movement had received the required fillip with other parties joining forces.

The Left parties were firm on continuing the agitation till the government scrapped the merchant power policy that doled out benefits to power producers.