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CM goes hammer and tongs at Centre

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh today criticised the Centre for power crisis in the State. He said UP was deprived of its share in the electricity distribution, in comparison to the other states. The CM was addressing the gathering of doctors and medical students at the Scientific Convention Centre after inaugurating the RP Shahi Renal Transplant OT Complex at KGMU.

india Updated: May 09, 2006 01:05 IST

Alleges step-motherly treatment on power front

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh today criticised the Centre for power crisis in the State. He said UP was deprived of its share in the electricity distribution, in comparison to the other states.

The CM was addressing the gathering of doctors and medical students at the Scientific Convention Centre after inaugurating the RP Shahi Renal Transplant OT Complex at KGMU.

Singh said UP was getting only 200 MW of electricity against the population of one crore, while Punjab gets 300 MW and Haryana gets 269 MW against population of every crore. He said UP should get 2400 MW electricity as per the population.“It is not that UP was backward in any case but the fact is that without the state’s progress, the nation cannot become a super power. We are finalising a project with the Uttaranchal Government worth Rs 2600 crore, to better the power situation in the State,” he said.

Criticising the Congress, Singh narrated the efforts taken by the State Government for the progress of Rae Bareli and mentioned that issue of ‘office of profit’ was raised with specific targets. He said that there were many holding various offices of profits but targets were specific.

‘Artists were targeted while other such MPs were left to continue with their office of profits,’ he said.He said that recently the State has given Rs 239 crore for Rae Bareli while the contribution of the Nehru family that remained in power at Rae Bareli was visible with lack of power, drinking water and poor roads.

He even criticised past governments and said the suspension and transfer had been tools to earn profits from officials. He challenged the opponents to name an officer that was demanded money by the present State Government.