Amar blamed for power crisis
LAUNCHING A scathing attack on the general secretary of Samajwadi Party (SP) Amar Singh, leader of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) Pramod Tewari held him responsible for the dismal power scenario in the State.india Updated: Jun 12, 2006 00:03 IST
LAUNCHING A scathing attack on the general secretary of Samajwadi Party (SP) Amar Singh, leader of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) Pramod Tewari held him responsible for the dismal power scenario in the State.
Talking to newsmen here on Sunday, Tewari said, “In order to favour Anil Ambani, Amar Singh allotted Dadri project to him, while tenders of renowned industrialists were rejected.”
For power crisis in the State, Tewari also held non-Congress governments responsible.
‘Bharatiya Janata Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party are responsible for the current power crisis in the State as after 1989 no new power plant has been set-up in the State. All non-Congress governments are responsible for it,” added Tewari.
Targeting Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Congress leader said, “I met the CM along with Congress MLA from Govind Nagar constituency Ajay Kapoor for a special package for the city few months back but till date nothing has happened. On the other hand, several small cities, favoured by the CM, have been sanctioned a package of Rs 200 to Rs 300 crore,” claimed Tewari.
Replying to a query, CLP leader said, “Due to heavy sales tax imposed by the State government, prices of petrol and diesel have increased manifold in the State.”
“There has been no increase in the prices of petrol and diesel in the Congress governed States of Maharashtra, New Delhi and Andhra Pradesh as the State governments had cut down the sales tax imposed by them on them,” pointed out Tewari.
Therefore, if the UP government wanted to give respite to masses from the increase in price of petrol and diesel then it must also cut down the sales tax imposed by it, asserted Tewari.
Commenting on the scheduled Vidhan Sabha elections in the State, the Congress leader asserted that the elections would take place in January and February next year.
“Inflation, power crisis and law and order will be the issues on which the Congress will seek votes from the electorates,” stated Tewari.
Further attacking the State government, the Congress leader said the State government was being run by mafia and anti-social elements. He also labelled the un-employment allowance announced by the CM as a mere vote bank politics.