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BJP government not helping to overcome UP power crisis: SP

The Samajwadi Party (SP) Monday accused the Centre of being biased against Uttar Pradesh in the matter of power allocation.



Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) Monday accused the Centre of being biased against Uttar Pradesh in the matter of power allocation.

Rajendra Chowdhary, party spokesman and cabinet minister said the casual attitude of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre created problems for Uttar Pradesh, which is facing a power crisis.

While the state government has already taken several measures, including promotion of solar energy, Chowdhary said efforts were also made to ensure more purchase of electricity with the onset of summer.

"The Uttar Pradesh government is committed to its promise of providing 22-hour power supply to urban areas and 16-hour to district headquarters by 2016. The government is doing everything to make it (promise) possible," he said.

Modalities for the purchase of additional power to the tune of 500-1,000 MW in April from Himachal Pradesh are also underway, the minister said.

Referring to letters written by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chowdhary said no action has been taken on these issues.

From Zee News

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