DMK hiked power tariff without any concern for people: EPS

Condemning the ruling DMK, AIADMK interim general secretary ‘Edappadi’ K Palaniswami on Sunday said its government increased power tariff without understanding the difficulties of people who are already hit by the Covid pandemic.

Addressing party cadres in Avinashi near Tirupur, Palaniswami noted how the people had to endure struggles over the last two years due to the pandemic.

“Without realising it, the DMK government has increased the power tariff. Stalin does not have any concern for people, and thinks of only generating income for his family,” he alleged.

Recalling how the AIADMK government had made three-phase electricity free of charge for farmers, Palaniswami said the power supply has turned erratic now, making people wonder when there would be electricity.

“The DMK is only launching the schemes introduced by AIADMK. The Avinashi-Athikadavu scheme, which is going on at a snail’s pace, would have been completed by now if the AIADMK had formed the government. Works for kudimaramathu scheme brought in by the AIADMK to restore water bodies has been stopped,” he said.