Govt fails to ensure smooth electricity supply: Brijmohan

Central Chronicle News

Raipur, Jun 15:

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Brijmohan Agrawal on Thursday launched scathing attack on the Congress government over the undeclared electricity shutdown across Chhattisgarh. In a statement issued here, the senior BJP MLA Agrawal termed it to be failure on part of the Congress government as frequent power supply cut is being taken in the urban areas after regular shutdown in rural Chhattisgarh.

In support to his allegations, the BJP MLA said that the complaints registered in the Status of Technical Compliance of Electricity Department, confirms the sorry state of affairs in regular electricity supply. He said that nearly 20 thousand complaints have been registered in City Circle during the last two months whereas 323 times electricity complaints have been registered in a single day in Bilaspur city. Similarly, the scenario is further worse in Korba as more than 150 complaints over electricity supply are being registered on daily basis. Agrawal said that the erratic power supply has affected every section of society whereas the ruling Congress government is giving priority on works related to corruption instead of providing better services to people.

He also alleged that people are being cheated on concessional electricity tariff as several hikes in charges are being made on various fronts in the process of electricity supply. He added that no steps have been taken to establish new power plant in Chhattisgarh due to the faulty policies of Congress government.

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