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CPI conclave to discuss T issue

CPI conclave to discuss T issue
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Narayana comes down heavily on the CM for price hikes Venkat Parsa New Delhi: The three-day...

Narayana comes down heavily on the CM for price hikes cpi Venkat Parsa New Delhi: The three-day CPI National Council meeting that has started on Friday will discuss the Telangana issue, according to Andhra Pradesh CPI state secretary K Narayana. A On the sidelines of the CPI National Council meeting being held at Delhi, K Narayana said the party would demand the government to find an early and amicable solution for the Telangana issue. The air of political uncertainty has affected the development in the State, he added. He regretted that the government had been indifferent on the issue ofTelangana. It was inappropriate on the part of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde that he did not keep his word on Telangana. At the end of the all-party meeting on Telangana on December 28, 2012, Shinde announced that within one month he would come up with a solution on Telangana. But he went back on his word, Narayana alleged. At the all-party meeting on Telangana, all the political parties had backed the demand for Telangana. Yet, the Home Minister claimed there was no consensus on the issue and there was need for more consultations.A On the power situation in the State, K Narayana came down heavily on Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for imposing a hefty burden of Rs 34,000 crore by a steep increase in tariff charges. Besides, VAT has been imposed on textiles. The party will launch a week-long awareness programme from starting from April 25. Former State chief minister Y S Rajashekhar Reddy promised free power to farmers and seven hours power supply to the farm sector. Since YSR was a Congress candidate, Kiran Reddy should honour that commitment and continue to implement it. Narayana felt that TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu should have declared his support to the no-confidence motion in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. It did not matter who moved the motion, but being the main opposition party it was important that he ought to have declared his open support to it. Narayana added that he was not aware whether there was any hidden agenda behind the decision. But the Left would continue to support the TDP, he declared.
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