SP walks out from Legislative Council over power crisis
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 18:20
Lucknow: Accusing the Uttar Pradesh government of making false statements on power situation in the state, Samajwadi Party on Thursday staged a walkout in the UP Legislative Council.

The issue was raised by the SP members during Zero Hour through an adjournment motion, who demanded a debate on power situation in the state.

The SP alleged that powerloom industry in Tanda, Mau and Varanasi was on the verge of closure and the workers were not only migrating to other places, but were also committing suicide.

Leader of Opposition Ahmad Hasan said the situation was grim in the area and powerlooms were non-operational due to power crisis.

Demanding the government to issue a detailed report, he said in Mau recovery certificates were issued against people on whom no power dues were pending.

Terming the opposition's allegation that some powerloom workers had committed suicide, Leader of the House Swami Prasad Maurya said the government was sensitive towards the problem and effective measures were being taken to sort out power crisis in the state.

"In the 11th Five Year Plan and the 12th plan the government has decied to augment state's power generation by more than 4,000 MW and 9,505 MW respectively," he said.

Blaming the previous government for existing power crisis in the state, he said 18 hours of power was being supplied in Varanasi and 14 hours in Tanda and Mau.


First Published: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 18:20

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