Hyderabad: TPCC Chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy gave a call to Congress cadre to demonstrate against the inflated power bills of the lockdown period in front of all City and Mandal level electricity offices in the State on Monday at 12 noon. Addressing party workers through social media platform, he wanted them to display black badges and flags to express their anger.
“We have been demanding the State government to exempt poor from paying lockdown time domestic bills, and to process all lockdown bills as per the telescopic system and also exempt small business also from paying power bills,” he said.
Earlier the TPCC Chief and former MP Konda Vishveshwar Reddy and DCC President Challa Narsimha Reddy submitted a memorandum to Shamshabad MRO protesting against the hike in fuel prices. Speaking to media he said that the it is inhuman on the part of the State and Centre to hike fuel prices at a time the lower income groups are suffering lack of income . “In a span of six years of time, the centre has collected Rs 18 lakh crore in the shape of hike of fuel prices,” he said.
He recalled that fuel prices were under control during Congress rule even as the barrel price of crude oil was $120 and the BJP is charging high prices when barrel price is as low as $39. He demanded the union government to immediately slash fuel prices.
Criticizing the State government over the recent breach to the Jagadevpur canal, he demanded the government to initiate action on Engineer In Chief of Kaleshwaram project. He alleged that contracts of the major projects were handed over to people who have shifted loyalty to TRS.