BJP holds protest over power crisis in Jammu

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 12:54

Jammu: Criticising Omar Abdullah
government in Jammu and Kashmir for worsening of power
situation in the state, opposition BJP today took out a
protest rally here.

Led by Jammu district BJP president Rajesh Gupta,
party workers marched through city markets raising
anti-government slogans.

Later the protesters burnt effigy of Omar Abdullah,
who also holds the power portfolio.

"Power situation is going from bad to worse in the
state after the centre turned down grant of additional power
from the central grid", Gupta told reporters.

"Omar has failed to undertake power reforms in Jammu
and Kashmir for which centre has given huge funds. The fund
has been diverted to other sectors," he alleged.

Due to turning down of the request of the state
government recently by the National grid for grant of
additional power for failing to bring necessary reforms, the
state government has decided to go for 13-hour power cuts, he
said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 12:54

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