AP power crisis: TDP holds protests at state assembly
Hyderabad: Stepping up their campaign on ongoing power crisis in Andhra Pradesh, the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday held a protest on the premises of state assembly here.
TDP MLAs and MLCs, who organised a protest in the assembly premises, demanded that the Congress government gave seven-hour power supply to farmers as promised by the ruling party.
Congress had promised to provide seven hours of uninterrupted power supply to the farmers but did not give even three hours putting them in trouble, they said.
They slammed Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for his allegedly insensitive attitude towards the issue.
The TDP legislators earlier sought to organise the protest at the Gandhi statue on the assembly premises, but they were prevented from doing so.
Protesting against the police action, TDP MLC N Rajakumari went atop the assembly building and came down following persuasion by the officials.
The TDP legislators held a protest in the conference hall of the CM office in state secretariat here last night for about seven hours after allegedly failing to get a concrete assurance from Reddy on addressing the power issue.
They met Reddy in the evening and refused to leave the premises till midnight, even as the CM left the secretariat. The TDP leaders were forcibly removed from the place by policemen around midnight.