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Ministers' report cards dishing out lies: MP Congress

Congress state president Arun Yadav said energy minister Rajendra Shukla's claim that Madhya Pradesh witnessed no power shortage last year is wrong.

bhopal Updated: Dec 17, 2014 15:13 IST
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Hindustan Times

Congress on Tuesday said the BJP ministers, who are presenting the report cards of the works undertaken in a year, are dishing out lies. The party's state president Arun Yadav said that energy minister Rajendra Shukla's claim that the state witnessed no power shortage in the entire last year, is wrong.

Yadav said that state faced a shortage of 664 MW in 2011-12, 615 MW in 2012-13, and 355 MW in April this year, while the figure was 526 MW in May this year. He cited a reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, to prove that there was power shortage in MP.

The Congress' state party chief said a large number of people in MP are still living in dark, and as per census of India, the figure of those living without electricity is 32% in the state.

Yadav said farmers are the worst sufferers of the lack of electricity, as they don't get the power that is needed to run pumps for irrigation. "MoUs were signed during the global investors' summit but the MoUs have remained on paper only," he alleged.

First Published: Dec 17, 2014 14:18 IST