Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], July 7 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday slammed the Punjab government over power crisis in the state and asked Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to “beg, borrow and buy power” to provide 24X7 electricity to the people.
He further told Amarinder Singh that the people of Punjab need electricity, not excuses.
“@capt_amarinder beg, borrow, buy power; scrap or sign any agreement- do what it takes but give power 24×7 to domestic, minimum 8 hours daytime to farmers and industry. Stop looking up to skies/rain gods. Deliver or quit. People need power, not excuses. And need it now,” said Badal in a tweet.
The SAD chief further criticised Amarinder Singh for failing to add more power generation capacity in his tenure.
“@captain_amarinder 4.5 years: Rise in power demand 4000 MW. Generation capacity added: ZERO UNIT. It actually fell by 880 MWs. Don’t BLAME agreements. SCRAP them. Give power. BIJLEE, NOT BLAME is what Punjabis are crying for,” he added.
On Monday, cornering Punjab Chief over his remarks concerning power purchase agreements (PPA), Sukhbir Singh Badal said that the Congress government must provide affordable 24×7 power supply as done by the SAD-led government instead of the politicising issue of fixed charges being paid to thermal plants. (ANI)