Chiranjeevi announces power discount
Chiranjeevi, president Praja Rajyam Party, initially was against free sops to people from the government. But, he too started announcing various schemes to people that would be implemented if PRP happened to be voted to power. First, he announced that every poor family will receive rice,dal,oil etc for Rs 100/- a month. He then promised rural training institutes for providing rural employment opportunities. He also announced free education from Primary stage to PG. Chiranjeevi now announced that his party would supply domestic power at 50% discount to all villagers including landlords across the state if the PR was voted to power and the 50% subsidy will be borne by the government. He also promised that apart from continuing the free power to farmers, the facility will be extended to shops being run by artisans like weavers, goldsmiths, carpenters and barbers across the state including those who live in urban areas. Chiranjeevi said that his 50% tariff scheme would be beneficial to 1.75 crore households in the state. The PR chief did not clarify how he would offset the additional burden on the exchequer.