24-hr power supply a trash, KCR’s greed pushing Telangana into deep debts: Revanth Reddy

The TPCC chief alleged that the current government was weakening the power sector with corruption

Revanth Reddy

KHAMMAM: TPCC chief Revanth Reddy on Friday lashed out at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, alleging that the latter was plundering thousands of crores of rupees in the name of construction of power projects in Telangana.

During an interaction with the media as part of his Haath Se Haath Jodo Yatra that is traversing through Khammam district, he sought to point out the failures of the Telangana government. Revanth Reddy said that KCR could not implement the schemes properly. He said that despite the Rs 23 Lakh crore budget introduced in the last 10 years, the KCR government had failed to build the double-bedroom houses and implement fee reimbursement and Aarogyasri.

Speaking on the power sector, the TPCC chief alleged that the current government was weakening the power sector with corruption and alleged that the biggest scam in Telangana took place in the name of construction of power projects. He demanded a full-scale inquiry into the construction of power projects and the purchase of electricity.

Recalling the Basheerbagh incident in 2003, Revanth Reddy said that the then government collapsed due to the power crisis and claimed that it was the Congress government that resolved the power crisis and put the sector back on track after it came to power in 2004. A similar, pre-2004 situation is now prevailing in Telangana with the power sector in crisis due to KCR's greed for money and termed the 24-hour power supply promise of KCR a trash. The Congress leader also leveled allegations on the Yadadri power project saying that a Rs 35,000 crore loan was secured for a Rs 10,000 crore project thus putting the burden on the state exchequer.

The Malkajgiri MP alleged that despite the Andhra Pradesh government offering electricity at a cheaper rate, the Telangana government went ahead with private companies only for commissions and pushed the state into debts.

He appealed to the Telangana community not to pay even a single rupee of ACD charges and protest against the government. He said that his party would hold protests at Vidyut Soudha if ERC did not take the appropriate decision to bring the power sector back on track. Revanth Reddy promised to abolish ACD charges when Congress came to power. He said that once in power, the Congress would conduct an inquiry into the electricity scam and punish Prabhakara Rao, Raghuma Rao and Gopala Rao who, he claimed, were responsible for this corruption.

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