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CM responsible for power cuts and high rates: TDP

Power crisis triggered by Jagan greed for commissions: MLC
AP policies posing a threat to India’s power sector
AMARAVATI: TDP MLC M. Ravindranath Reddy alias B.Tech Ravi on Wednesday held the Jaganmohan Reddy Government’s unchecked corruption responsible for the growing problems of AP people due to the ongoing power cuts and high current rates.
B.Tech Ravi said that Andhra Pradesh would continue to have power sector problems as long as the State had a Chief Minister who was craving for commissions and ill gotten wealth. Power cuts have increased multiple times in the past four days but the Government was not taking any steps. All this was not because of the CM’s failures or inefficiency but because of his greed for money and power.
Addressing a press conference here, the TDP MLC said that the Chief Minister had started a big drama by creating an artificial power scarcity in the State. He sowed the seeds for this by cancelling the power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the solar companies. Chandrababu Naidu streamlined the power sector by following the best practices but Jagan Reddy initiated destructive activities immediately after coming to power.
B.Tech Ravi recalled how the CM has set up a committee to review the PPAs in total disregard for the norms. Finally, the High Court had struck down the GO saying that it was totally illegal. Even the Central Government has reprimanded the AP Government for causing a steep crisis in the power sector. Jagan Reddy’s policies were in the nature of stopping all foreign investments in the power sector in future in the entire country.
The TDP MLC said that the CM was having a devious plan to purchase power at Rs. 21 per unit from Greenco company. An MP elected on the YSRCP ticket was behind this plan. It was Jagan logic to create artificial scarcity and then exploit the situation by colluding with unscrupulous elements. Jagan was resorting to this whenever the Centre and the High Court were becoming hurdles for his ulterior actions.
B.Tech Ravi termed it as unfortunate that the Chief Minister was deliberately causing huge losses and problems to the people with his outright deals. It was only because of problems created by the Government that the power plants were reducing generation as per the conditions in the PPAs. Then, the CM was using this power scarcity to wrongfully buy power from his favoured companies at very high rates. Jagan would not bother how much harm was being done to the State because of this.
The TDP MLC said that CM Jagan was looking for his personal income in each and every programme of the Government. Even in Ammavadi, Rs. 1,000 out of the total Rs. 15,000 was being deducted in the name of sanitation. There was full corruption in this. Illegalities and irregularities became the order of the day.

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