The Telugu Desam Legislature Party moved the Consumer Forum at Khairatabad here on Saturday, seeking payment of compensation to farmers for the financial losses they incurred on account of state government’s failure to provide seven hours of free power supply to farmers.
A delegation of more than 15 MLAs and MLCs lodged the complaint in which they named nine officers as respondents.
They include the state government, chief secretary, principal secretary (energy), APTransco, APGenco and managing directors of the power distribution companies (Discoms).
Talking with reporters later, the TDP leaders threatened to lay siege to the chief minister’s residence if the government failed to prepare an action plan to improve power supply to all categories of consumers by Monday.
“We will not allow the chief minister to come out of his residence to go to the Secretariat. Nor will we allow any minister to move on the roads,’’ G. Muddukrishnama Naidu warned.
“If the government does not have the capacity to run power utilities, it should hand them over to the TDP and we (TDP) will prove that the organisations will not only supply qualitative power to consumers but also run in profits,’’ he claimed.