TDP Chief Naidu asks Andhra CM Jagan Reddy to waive electricity bills for last 3 months

South India

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP national president N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday asked Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to waive electricity bills for the last three months and provide relief to the people amid COVID-19 pandemic.


"People are at homes due to lockdown. There's been no work, no wages. Suddenly, Andhra Pradesh government gives them this blown up bill generated through faulty slab systems. Can the common man pay? We demand YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to waive bills for the last three months and provide relief to people," Naidu tweeted.

On Wednesday, Naidu strongly objected to higher bills handed over to people and demanded that the YSRCP government waive them for at least three months in view of the nationwide lockdown imposed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Reminding the YSRCP of its election promise to reduce the tariff, Naidu said that the state government had lost all credibility and it was people's misfortune to go on suffering in all aspects after having voted the party to power.

Naidu also pointed out that the TDP government did not raise power tariff, nor imposed any sort of indirect burden on the people. 

Accusing the ministers of speaking without awareness or consideration for people, Naidu said that the groups classification of consumers was broadly aimed at rationalising billing burden in accordance with the rise and fall in power usage by different segments of the population.

Naidu said that instead of responding to people's issues, the ruling party has made it a habit to launch counter-attacks and make accusations against the TDP and opposition leaders without respect to democratic norms and traditions.

The general public should post their increased power bills on social media to "expose this government's unjust and devious methods," the statement added.


With inputs from ANI

Image credit: The Indian wire

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