HC seeks power supply details in UP
The Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to present the roster (schedule) of power supply in the state by September 20.india Updated: Sep 11, 2012 22:37 IST
The Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to present the roster (schedule) of power supply in the state by September 20.
The order came on a Hindu Personal Law Board petition challenging 24-hour power supply to six districts - Rae Bareli, Amethi, Etawah, Mainpuri, Rampur and Kannauj - when the rest of the state faced large-scale power cuts.
Rae Bareli and Amethi are parliamentary constituencies of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi.
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav represents Mainpuri and his daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav, wife of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, is the MP from Kannauj.
Etawah is Mulayam's hometown and Rampur is the turf of senior cabinet minister Mohd Azam Khan.
A power supply roster submitted earlier in the court stated 24-hour power availability had to be made in these districts in the wake of visits by VVIPs.
The bench fixed September 24 as the next date of hearing.