Bhopal: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader
Ram Lakhan Singh today staged a walkout from the Madhya Pradeh
Assembly protesting against power cuts in rural and semi-urban
areas during examination time.
Raising the issue during Question Hour, Singh demanded
government to increase the power supply hours in rural and
semi-urban areas as students appearing to annual examinations
were facing difficulty in preparing for them.
The State Energy Minister, Rajendra Shukla told the
House that the State government has already increased the
duration of power supply in these areas by one hour and in
view of the wide gap of nearly 1500 MW between demand and
supply it is not possible to raise it further.
However, Singh insisted on increasing the time of the
power supply in these areas and also demanded that the
government must ensure there is no power cuts during 0400 hrs
to 0600 hrs early in the morning and also from 1800 hrs to
When the Minister repeated his reply and expressed
inability to increase the duration of power supply due to wide
gap between demand and supply, Singh protested again and
walked out from the House.