‘Power supply available to farmers for only five hours’

The CPI (M) on Friday threatened to intensify its agitation against the State government if it continued to adopt an ‘indifferent’ attitude towards people’s problems such as inflated power bills and failed to meet their demands, like payment of minimum wages to workers and allotment of house-sites.

The party will take up in the second week of December an awareness campaign to educate people.

At a press conference here, party’s State Secretariat members S. Veeraiah and Ch. Sitaramulu, MLC, charged the government with showing disregard for solving people’s problems, keeping in view the Telangana issue, uncertainty over Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy’s future and ‘sulking’ legislators.

They said even the opposition parties were not showing an interest in finding solutions to problems and were busy with their leaders’ ‘padayatras’.

In such a scenario, the party’s State Secretariat had decided to take up a public awareness campaign in an effort to ‘awaken’ the government.

Mr. Veeraiah listed the non-completion of minor irrigation projects, delay in according legal status to the SC, ST sub-plan, extension of a similar plan for minorities and artisans, non-supply of promised power to farmers and release of Nagarjunasagar Left Canal water for rabi crops.

Mr. Sitaramulu said although the meeting convened by the Chief Minister on NSP water release did take place, no action had been taken so far.

He alleged that power supply was being made available to farmers for only five hours, resulting in damage to pump sets.

Replying to a question, Mr. Veeraiah said the party did not visualise early elections, as was being talked about.

  • The party will take up a campaign in the second week of December to educate people

  • Opposition parties not showing interest in finding solutions to problems