The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will organisie public meetings and protest demonstrations throughout the district from April 15 for exerting pressure on the Government to solve the problems being faced by farmers and other issues confronted by other sections of society. The focus will be on remunerative prices, hike in power tariff and spiralling prices of essential commodities.
The agitation against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh is also set to grab the people's attention. The lack of remunerative prices for paddy and the negligence of Government agencies in procuring the paddy stocks are two major issues which the TDP sought to highlight.
The TDP leaders have opined that huge stocks of paddy are still lying in market yards due to sluggish pace of procurement at most places.
The party has chalked out a programme of protest in front of electrical sub-stations and offices of AP-Transco on April 6 and 7 to try and get the recent hike in power tariff rolled back amidst stiff opposition from people.
These programs are aimed at taking the party closer to people keeping the future in mind, particularly the rapid change in political equations triggered by the imminent merger of Praja Rajyam party with Congress and emergence of YSR Congress party.
The TDP leaders will also give a fillip to the agitation for Samaikyandhra (unified State of Andhra Pradesh) to counter the multi - pronged approach of Telangana protagonists.
The party cadre is being geared up for the campaign from village level The Left parties are likely to be roped in to send a strong message to the Government that it is not going to last its full term by neglecting people's welfare, especially of farmers who continue to be the backbone of rural economy.
Party leaders will also give a fillip to agitation for unified state