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Kurnool: CPM leaders protest against steep hike in power bills

Kurnool: CPM leaders protest against steep hike in power bills
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CPM leaders staging protest in front of Vidyut Bhavan in Kurnool on Monday, against steep hike in power bills
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Kurnool: Former MLA and central committee member of Communist Party (Marxist) of India (CPM), MA Gaffoor came down heavily on the state government for ...

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Kurnool: Former MLA and central committee member of Communist Party (Marxist) of India (CPM), MA Gaffoor came down heavily on the state government for levying hefty power bills. Protesting against the hike in power bills, the left parties staged a stir in front of Vidyut Bhavan here on Monday.

The central commit tee member, Gaffoor addressing the gathering, alleged that state government in the name of power regulatory commission has hiked power charges and that too during lockdown period. With the changes brought in meter reading and slab system, hefty amounts of power bills are being generated, he said.

The amounts in present bills are nearly ten times more than what the consumers were getting earlier. But the officials are saying the bill is due to more consumption of power. He said the state government will lose its rights on the power sector due to amendments made by central government in the Acts.

District secretary, K Prabhakar Reddy also condemned abnormal increase in power bills. He urged the government to immediately withdraw the hike in power bills.

District leaders, T Shadrak, P Nirmala, Radha Krishna, Narasimha, Chalapathi Guru Sekhar, Aruna, Kirnamai, T Lakshmi, Nomeshwari, Jhansi, Shankar, Hussain Basha, Rama Krishna and Mohan participated.

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