RJD MLAs protest outside assembly over power crisis

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 16:01

Patna: Chief opposition RJD`s MLAs on Tuesday
staged a demonstration outside the state assembly demanding
immediate steps to ensure uninterrupted power supply.
They raised anti-government slogans alleging that the
severe power crisis and drinking water shortage had gripped
district towns creating law and order problem.

"Government must take immediate steps to ensure
uninterrupted power supply," the opposition demanded.

Meanwhile, both ruling NDA and opposition members had
urged the state government to ensure uninterrupted power
supply across the state to help cricket fans, even in remote
areas, watch tomorrow`s World Cup match in Mohali.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had justified the protests
over the power problem and held the Centre responsible for
the situation.

He, however, appealed to the people not to indulge in
arson and violence as it would not resolve the ongoing
power crisis in the state. The state government is alive to
the situation but unable to cope up with it because of short
supply of power from the central sector, he said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 16:01

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