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Naidu vows no hike' in power tariff if elected to power

DECCAN CHRONICLE | Sampat G Samaritan

Published on: August 16, 2023 | Updated on: August 16, 2023

TD chief N.Chandrababu Naidu speaks at the 'Rachabanda' program in Yeditha village of Konaseema district on Wednesday. (By Arrangement)

Vijayawada: Telugu Desam chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu vowed not to hike power tariff and assured the people that he would even reduce the present tariff if his party is elected to power in the 2024 polls.

Addressing a public meeting after a road show at Mandapeta in the BR Ambedkar Konaseema district on Wednesday, the TD chief said he would ensure power supply day and night without any interruption.

He laid stress on "eradicating corruption" and said this would help the state take up developmental works, implement welfare schemes and eliminate poverty. Once elected to power, he would create wealth for the state and use it to provide welfare to the people. "Jagan Mohan Reddy does not know how to make the exchequer stronger," he said.

Naidu said the YSRC government did not take up any developmental work. He asked the people whether they got any roads, irrigation projects, jobs under the YSRC rule. He alleged that Rs 300 crore was being generated per month (by the YSRC) through the sand mafia. Jagan Mohan Reddy reneged on his promise to prohibit liquor and instead started rising its prices and making huge money illegally by not allowing online payment at liquor outlets.

The TD chief listed out the "super six" schemes like Mahasakthi, Thalliki Vandanam, Deepam and free travel in RTC buses for women and said he would also make efforts to bring more industries and investment to the state to create employment for the youth. He also wanted to make farming a profitable venture and promised to provide Rs 25,000 from the exchequer, per head, to farmers per annum.