State of Andhra Pradesh is reeling under acute power shortage both politically and electrically. While CM Kiran is taking classes in his ‘Indiramma Bata’ to poor and general public on saving power and paying bills on time, the situation is entirely different on political ground. All the political leaders right from ministers to opposition leaders owe electricity board huge amounts of power bills. It is shame on EB department, APCPDCL that instead of recovering them, is trying to give shock to common man by collecting surplus charges for even the previous years. Many feel that even higher authorities at EB will also owe pending bills to the board.
A startling revelation shows that in the month of July the following leaders owe State Govt and EB these unpaid amounts. Ministers Galla Arunakumari Rs 62,657, Mukesh Gowd Rs 33,188, DK.Aruna Rs 25,015,Danam Nagender Rs 17,321,Erasu Pratap Tedy Rs 11,021, P.Sudarsan Reddy Rs 6,346. CM Kiran’s camp office owe more than one lakh each month. Opposition leaders who are protesting in front of Khairatabad EB office also have unpaid amounts. TDP Naidu owes Rs 84,352. THough an official suggested for Rs 20000 cap on minister’s usage, Govt did not find it fit to respond. This shows how Govt and Opposition is taking people for a ride.