The CPI (M) district unit has appealed to the working classes to fight the power hike proposals of the State government.

As part of the May Day celebrations, district Secretary K. Kumar Reddy hoisted the flag at the party office and recalled that the Congress government had gone back on its promise made during the election eve of not hiking the power tariff for the second term.

The State tried to burden the people to the tune of Rs.26,000 crore but later buckled under the Left parties’ pressure, sparing the poor people using less than 200 units.

The party’s frontal organisations representing autorickshaw drivers, Anganwadi workers and forest workers celebrated the day with great zeal. CITU district secretary V. Ganga Raju and leaders Challa Venkataiah took part.

All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), the workers’ front of the CPI, took out a procession in the city in over forty units. CPI district secretary A. Rama Naidu asked the workers to fight for their basic right to food, shelter and clothing.

The party will always back the workers on bonded labour, minimum wages and other rights.

Senior leaders B. Tulasendra, AITUC district general secretary J. Ramachandraiah and city secretary P. Murali took part.