Activists of the Left parties, CPIM, CPI, CPI ML, CPI ML New Democracy laid a siege to the government offices in every mandals of Andhra Pradesh against the electricity tarrif hike. Activists protest against imposition of additional Rs 720 crore Fuel Surcharge Adjustment Charges (FSAC) for second quarter of this fiscal. The leaders said the people would teach a lesson to Congress party for its anti-people policies, alleging that the Congress government had failed in all sectors.
The government was increasing power tariff and imposing surcharge at will to cover up its failure to secure adequate gas and coal to generate sufficient power, they alleged. The Congress government would incur people’s wrath in the next general elections as it was throwing a heavy burden on the people, without exploring avenues to generate power using thermal, solar, wind, hydel or gas resources, they warned. The people, farmers and industries were hard hit by the prolonged power cuts in the State, they said.