Maharashtra facing power cuts because coal diverted to poll-bound states: NCP


Maharashtra facing power cuts because coal diverted to poll-bound states: NCP

The NCP on Thursday claimed that rural areas in Maharashtra are facing extended power cuts every day because the coal supply meant for the state is being “diverted” to poll-bound Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh–all ruled by the BJP.

Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in these three states over the next two months. The Sharad Pawar-led party also demanded resignation of Maharashtra Power Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule (BJP) over the power cuts, which the party leaders said are being imposed for 10-12 hours per day without prior announcements.

Contesting claims of Bawankule who had denied shortage of power, NCP spokesman Nawab Malik claimed that Maharashtra is currently reeling under power deficit of “3000 MW”. Read More

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