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Power purchase: Probe Sukhbir Badal’s role, says Congress

The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) on Tuesday demanded a probe into the purchase of power from private companies ordered by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

punjab Updated: Mar 30, 2016 17:10 IST
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PPCC spokesperson Nimisha Mehta said that on the one hand, the deputy chief minister was claiming that the state had become power surplus under his “dynamic leadership”, while on the other hand, he was allowing the government to purchase power from private companies.
PPCC spokesperson Nimisha Mehta said that on the one hand, the deputy chief minister was claiming that the state had become power surplus under his “dynamic leadership”, while on the other hand, he was allowing the government to purchase power from private companies.(HT Photo)

The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) on Tuesday demanded a probe into the purchase of power from private companies ordered by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

PPCC spokesperson Nimisha Mehta said that on the one hand, the deputy chief minister was claiming that the state had become power surplus under his “dynamic leadership”, while on the other hand, he was allowing the government to purchase power from private companies.

“If Punjab has become power surplus, then why did the state government purchase power to the tune of Rs 58,000 crore between 2007 to 2015,” she said.

She said the disclosure about wasting huge amount of public money on power purchase had put Sukhbir in the dock.