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‘Kiran more concerned about retaining power in next Assembly elections'

Telugu Mahila leaders and activists, wearing black saris, with vegetables on their heads, protesting against price rise in Visakhapatnam on Monday. — Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam
Telugu Mahila leaders and activists, wearing black saris, with vegetables on their heads, protesting against price rise in Visakhapatnam on Monday. — Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam

Telugu Mahila activists led by district president Annamareddy Vani launched a novel protest against rising prices of essential commodities outside the Collector's office on Monday by organising cooking food in public. Displaying vegetables and other essential commodities, the prices of which had become dearer, they cooked food and served it to the general public.

Addressing the public, she said that despite organising several protests against price rise in the past, the Congress government remained indifferent.

The Telugu Mahila president said that Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy was more bothered about retaining power in the next Assembly election rather than applying his mind on the problems plaguing the common man. He was obsessed with his Re. 1 a kilo rice scheme than addressing the issue of sky-rocketing prices of essential commodities.

She warned that the Telugu Mahila activists would be forced to take to the streets if the concerns of the common man were thrown to the winds by the government.

TDP State vice-president Bandaru Sathyanarayana Murthy, City TDP president Peela Sreenivasarao and party in-charge for south Assembly constituency Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar spoke on the occasion.

District Telugu Mahila general secretary Adari Manju, city unit general secretary Pentakota Veeralakshmi, vice-presidents B. Bramaramba and J. Ramadevi and secretaries Dasari Sunitha, B. Lakshmi, G. Sathya, P. Kamakshi and G. Devudamma and corporators K. Vijaya Lakshmi and B. Anuradha participated.


  • State government indifferent to people's problems, say activists
  • They threaten to take to the streets


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