CM, Ministers Flay Jagan Mohan Reddy

  • Yanamala, Atchan, Kamineni redicule Oppn leader
  • Difficult to understand behavior of Jagan, says CM

HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu and his cabinet Ministers Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Kinjarapu Atchannaidu, Kamineni Srinivas ridiculed the YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy when he staged a walk out from the House, before the CM was clarifying Jagan’s  remarks on power tariff hike,  in the Assembly on Tuesday.

Chandrababu Naidu said that it was very difficult to understand the behavior of Jagan Mohan Reddy. Naidu observed that many times, Jagan Mohan Reddy walked out from the House without valid reason. He said that government is not answerable to Jagan, but to the people.

Yanamala suggested to Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao that it was better to conduct tuition classes to Jagan and his team for enhancing their knowledge, and there is an urgent need to tell them how to behave in the House. Atchennaidu said that without valid reason, Jagan staged walk out from the House after using the time that was allocated to his party and blaming the government for political gain.

Naidu made it clear in the State Assembly today that with the proposed power tariff hike in the state, only 16 per cent of the consumers would be affected. He said that about 84 per cent of the domestic consumers who utilize below 200 units will not get affected with power tariff hike.

Apart from the house holds, he said that agriculture, aquaculture allied activities and small and medium scale industries also exempted from the hike.

Chandrababu Naidu elaborated that with this hike, government will get only about Rs. 950 crore. He said that it was unavoidable for the government since power sector was incurring losses. He said that to maintain world class standards in power sector, there is an urgent need to improve our infrastructure and replace cutting edge technology wherever it is required. For that, government has to invest more funds on a long term basis. Keeping in view the need to provide electricity at international standards, government moved for power tariff hike, he mentioned.

He assured the farmers that providing good quality of power to agricultural sector for nine hours a day is the governments’ first priority. He said that government will supply quality power without interruption to domestic and industrial consumers. He explained that the government of AP initiated power saving measures like providing Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights to house holds and making efforts to cutting the commercial and technical losses of power. He urged the people to be aware of power thefts, which is also a major cause for the tariff hike. (NSS)

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