Hyderabad, Mar 29 : Seeking to broadbase their agitation on the power issue, the Left parties in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday sought the support of main Opposition TDP and other political outfits.
A delegation of Left leaders met TDP MLA A Revant Reddy and others in the party office to seek their support.
"The Left parties have called for one-day fast in all district and mandal headquarters on April one and a bandh on April nine to highlight the power crisis. We are appealing to all parties to support us," senior CPI(M) leader Y Venkateswara Rao told reporters.
The TDP has also decided to work for making the proposed shutdown on April nine a success and also reach out to the people in all possible ways, Revant Reddy said.
The leaders of CPI, CPI(M) and other Left parties bagan an indefinite fast on Saturday last but police shifted them to hospitals after the health condition of some of them started deteriorating.
The Left leaders called off their fast and decided to organise protests over the move to hike power tariff and collection of fuel surcharge adjustment (FSA).
Separately, the TDP MLAs started an indefinite fast three days ago on the power issue.
Meanwhile, YSR Congress said it has chalked out an agitation programme, including "people's ballot", from April 3 to 14 to highlight the alleged failures of the Congress Government and to raise the public opinion on spiraling power charges and other "anti-people" policies.I
"Dharnas at all Assembly headquarters, conducting of people's ballot besides rededicating the party to people's cause to mark ten years of Y S RajasekharA Reddy's 'Praja Prasthanam', state-wide 'padayatra' (foot march) were the decisions taken at the Political Affiars Committee (PAC) meeting," Party leader Konathala Ramakrishna said.