The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) drew flak at the public hearing, especially from a group of youngsters, agitated over the severe power cuts prevailing in the State. A strong contingent of youth, most of them members of People’s Arts and Literary Association and their affiliate organisations, was critical of the public hearing conducted by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC). “This is nothing but eyewash. You do know it very well that people will be opposed to any hike in general. Will you accept our arguments? ” asked Cauverynathan, a youth.