Opposition Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab on Friday threatened to chop off the facility provide to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s residence in Patiala if the state authorities did not scrap energy buy agreements with personal crops.
AAP MP and chief of the celebration’s Punjab unit Bhagwant Mann accused the Congress-led authorities of getting a “secret pact” with personal thermal crops. “That is why the state government neither got the accounts of power companies audited nor revoked the PPAs even after being in power for more than three years now,” he alleged.
“If the Amarinder Singh government fails to terminate PPAs with private thermal plants inked by the previous Badal government during the current budget session, the Aam Aadmi Party will be forced to cut power of Amarinder”s Moti Mahal on March 16,” Bhagwant Mann stated in a press release right here.
A resolution on this regard was taken by the celebration’s core committee, the assertion added.
Bhagwant Mann stated the Congress had promised earlier than the 2017 Assembly polls that it might evaluation the PPAs after coming to energy.
“Amarinder Singh has the golden opportunity to terminate the anti-state PPAs in the current budget session, thus helping the people heave a sigh of relief from the recurring power shocks,” he stated.
The Amarinder Singh-led authorities has been dealing with criticism from the opposition events over the rising energy tariff within the state.
The Akalis had additionally accused the Congress of “striking underhand deals” with the administration of personal thermal crops, leading to a loss or Rs 4,100 crore to the state exchequer.
Power charges in Punjab had been hiked by 36 paise a unit from January 1 for home shoppers.
On February 17, Amarinder Singh had stated that his authorities would renegotiate the facility buy agreements with personal gamers. The earlier SAD-BJP authorities had signed PPAs with personal corporations for coal-fired energy crops in Rajpura, Mansa and Goindwal Sahib.
Meanwhile, the AAP’s core committee on Thursday additionally adopted a “congratulatory resolution” over the third gorgeous victory of the celebration within the Delhi Assembly election beneath the management of Arvind Kejriwal.