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New AP Govt to provide free electricity to farmers

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Hyderabad
May 11, 2004 10:14 PM IST

Free electricity to farmers will be among the first decisions to be taken by the new Govt in AP, said YS Reddy, tipped to become the CM.

Free electricity to farmers will be among the first decisions to be taken by the new Government in Andhra Pradesh, Congress leader YS Rajsekhar Reddy, widely tipped to become the Chief Minister, said on Tuesday.

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Participating in a panel discussion on Doordarshan, he said free electricity was one of the election promises made by the party.

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He said even without an alliance with TRS, the Congress would have done well but the tie-up helped both the parties.

To a question on the financial position of the state Government, Reddy said the new Government would attempt to streamline revenue and expenditure flows and ensure that every rupee of the loans was spent productively.

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