Congress Stages Protests Across State Demanding 24-Hour Free Power for Farmers
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
Hyderabad: The Congress party staged protests across the State seeking 24 hours uninterrupted free power for farmers on Wednesday.
"We are committed to the farmers declaration announced by us. By not providing reliable power and not purchasing crops at remunerative prices the BRS is cheating them. It should be taught a lesson in the next Assembly polls," said TPCC vice-president Malreddy Ranga Reddy participating in the party’s protest before an electric substation in Ibrahimpatnam.
The KCR government has indulged in corruption in the name of providing free power. It is the Congress party which gave and will provide free power, said
Chiluka Chandrasekhar Reddy, general secretary of the Ibrahimpatnam unit.
Congress activists staged a protest in which president of Mahbubnagar DCC, G. Madhusudan Reddy said, "The BRS did not honour its promise to waive loans and it does not have the moral authority to speak about farmers."
Congress activists' bid to burn an effigy of the Chief Minister was stopped by the police in Jagtial. Addressing the media, DCC president Adluri Lakshman Kumar said, "The farmers will not believe the propaganda unleashed by the BRS party."
In the Panagal mandal activists protested against the failure to provide 24 hours power supply under the leadership of the mandal president Madhusudan
In Bhupalapalli staging their protest the in-charge of the assembly segment Satyanarayana led the Congress protest at Bhupalapalli, while Medchal TPCC
senior representative Singireddy Harivardhan Reddy and Badangpet mayor Chigirintha Parijatha Narasimha Reddy called on the Congress workers to fight against the autocratic rule of K. Chandrashekar Rao and called on them to expose the failure of the BRS government
Gampa Mahesh, a Congress activist from Kasipet village of Ganneruvaram mandal said that while Vadluru village in Siddipet district, which is adjacent to their village, gets continuous power for 24 hours it is erratic in his village.