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Ponguleti opposes power tariff hike proposal

Hyderabad, January 6 : AICC Secretary and MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy reiterated his strong opposition to the proposed hike in the power tariff in the State.

Talking to reporters in the Assembly premises, Ponguleti said that the hike would burden the common man further and it would become impossible for the people to fight the rising inflation and pay the power bills simultaneously. He said that he would raise the issue in the party forum to ensure that the ruling party prevails upon Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar to defer the proposed hike.

Ponguleti also condemned TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu for targeting the Congress Government during his Vastunna Mee Kosam padayatra. Accusing Naidu of levelling baseless allegations against the ruling party and government, he said that Naidu was conducting the padayatra only for the sake of records.

When asked about progress on Telangana issue, the AICC Secretary said that the Centre was already figuring out a solution and hoped that Congress president Sonia Gandhi would take a decision in favour of Telangana.

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