Chandigarh: Assembly elections are going to be held in Punjab next year, while at this time the problems of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh regarding the power crisis have increased. In a statement yesterday, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said his government would soon announce a legal strategy to stop the “futile” power purchase agreements signed during the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party regime.
Along with this, Chief Minister Amarinder, in charge of the Ministry of Power, has blamed the previous government for bringing the state under unnecessary financial burden. At the same time, the Akali Dal took a jibe at Amarinder Singh over the reports of rebel Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s non-payment of electricity bills.
Pay attention to the minister who has electricity bills worth lakhs of rupees – Akali Dal
The Akali Dal tweeted that, ‘Captain sir, if you have some time to trouble the people of Punjab with the power crisis, then pay attention to the minister who has electricity bills of lakhs of rupees and shower your blessings on him. ‘
Navjot Sidhu owes Rs 8,67,540 to Punjab State Power Corporation
According to records, Navjot Sidhu owes Rs 8,67,540 to Punjab State Power Corporation. The Punjab government on Thursday reduced the hours of government offices and ordered power supply cuts to industries with high energy consumption. The reason behind this was that its demand had exceeded 14,000 MW in a day.
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