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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Jun 16: Former MLA Ramanath Rai said, “The central and the state government is making the lives of the common man miserable by increasing price of fuel and electricity respectively.
Addressing media here on Wednesday June 16, he said, “The government has failed in tackling corona pandemic and people are seen suffering due to it. Fuel price has increased 19 times in these testing times. Further, the price of electricity is also increased by 30 paise per unit without any reason. We do not have any scarcity of electricity as we produce up to 30,000 megawatt. The time Narendra Modi was in the opposition and price of petrol was Rs 70, he had said that if he comes to power, he would reduce the prices to make common man’s life easier.
“The state government is functioning like traders as they do not worry about the problems faced by people. During the time of the UPA government, the electricity supply company was doing well. But now, they are under loss. It is due to the inefficiency and corruption of the government who appease corporate companies. We demand to revoke the electricity price hike which is unscientific, discuss the issue with the opposition and take further action,” said Ramanath Rai.
Former MLA J R Lobo, district Congress president Harish Kumar, Congress leaders Shashidhar Hegde, Lawrence, Bhaskar Moily, Appi, Sahul Hameed and others were present.