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BJP criticizes Centre over energy policy

PTI | Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 00:43

Ahmedabad: The BJP criticised the Congress led UPA government on Sunday over its "lack of vision" in devising an energy policy for the country.

"We are facing an energy crisis in the country. The Prime Minister has admitted that, but in the last ten years, the UPA government has not devised any energy policy.

There has been no progress in working out an energy policy for industry or for the household," BJP national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi told reporters here.

She said that wrong economic policies adopted by the Congress-led government had led to inflation and the high current account deficit (CAD).

The union government had no concrete policy for generating solar energy, hydel power and thorium energy, she said.
Despite thorium being a cleaner source of energy and available aplenty, the Centre is keen to import costly uranium-based nuclear processes, she said.

"The Centre has been a total failure in addressing fundamental issues related to country`s economy," she alleged.

She claimed that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), is an incarnation of the Congress and a ploy to thwart the BJP from coming to power.
"Bina haath ke jaadu nahi chalta (Without a hand one cannot use a broom)," she claimed, adding that most of AAP members are from National Advisory Council (NAC).

First Published: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 00:43

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