BJP to stage dharnas on power crisis


BJP to stage dharnas

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and activists will stage dharnas in front of the sub-stations in all mandals in the State on August 21,demanding seven-hour power supply for agriculture to save crops.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, he said the State was facing unprecedented power crisis and criticised the government for lacking foresight in augmenting the capacity. He said farmers were getting power only for two or three hours a day. Referring to Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy’s promise to make agriculture profit-oriented, he wondered how he would achieve it with inadequate supply of power, seeds and fertilizer.

Observing that Tamil Nadu was getting power from the national grid, he urged the Chief Minister exert pressure on the Centre for similar supply to the State. He said power shortage increased from 45 MU (million units) to 65 MU and wanted Chief Minister to appoint a Minister for Power and also lead an all-party delegation to the Centre.

Accusing Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy of pursuing his “personal agenda” during Indiramma Baata, he wanted him to take up people’s agenda.

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