Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal alleged that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had distributed power connection in Uttar Pradesh on the basis of religion giving preference to Muslims over Hindus.
“BJP MP Sarvesh Kumar had lodged a complaint with Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) about discrimination in distribution of power connections on the basis of religion in Moradabad. After enquiry these charges were found to be correct,” Goyal told reporters here on Thursday.
He said how a government can talk about development if it gives preference to religion in distribution of power connection.
“There is a big scam in power distribution. We got complaints that villagers were asked to pay for new connection. Quality of work was very bad. The Central Government had asked the state to take action against the guilty but Chief Minister, who is also holding power portfolio, preferred to look other way. This is done to provide an escape route to contractors,” the Power minister said. Read More…