Centre plotting hurdles for 24-hr power supply in Telangana: Jagadish Reddy
Telangana's Energy Minister Guntakandla Jagadish Reddy on Thursday said that the Centre's order to the state on the power supply dues Andhra Pradesh
HYDERABAD: Telangana's Energy Minister Guntakandla Jagadish Reddy on Thursday said that the Centre's order to the state on the power supply dues Andhra Pradesh was politically motivated and completely absurd. He said that the Centre was trying to harm the TRS government and these were methods part of such a plot against the state.
Jagadish Reddy said that the State would fight a legal battle against the order.
He said that the Central Government was planning to impose taxes on electricity in Telangana to put spokes in the 24-hour power supply in the state. However, Chief Minister KCR would not let the Centre disrupt the electricity being given to all sectors of the State, he said. He also said that KCR would bare the truth behind this plan to the entire nation.
The Energy Minister said that Andhra Pradesh owed Rs 12,941 crores to Telangana. However, instead of hearing the arguments of Telangana, the Central Government issued unilateral orders.
"It is known that Telangana has achieved success that BJP could not achieve in the power sector. Telangana Discoms have been facing problems for over a year. The State is being targeted because KCR is questioning BJP's failures. Even though Telangana is the youngest State, it has managed to give continuous free electricity to all sectors including farmers and businesses and the State will continue to do so," said Jagadish Reddy.