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BJP leaders take stir to KESCo MD

AFTER THE Congress party, it was the turn of the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders to register their protest over the power crisis in the city. A delegation of the BJP leaders today met managing director of Kesco Arun and expressed their concern over the power crisis and unscheduled rostering in the city.

india Updated: Apr 20, 2006 00:02 IST

Threaten action against night rostering

AFTER THE Congress party, it was the turn of the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders to register their protest over the power crisis in the city.

A delegation of the BJP leaders today met managing director of Kesco Arun and expressed their concern over the power crisis and unscheduled rostering in the city.

District (north) president of the BJP Rakesh Sonkar, party MLAs Satish Mahana, Salil Vishnoi, Shyam Mishra, Anoop Awasthi and others were some of the members of delegation.

Satish Mahana raised the issue of tripping at Krishna Nagar substation, while Salil Vishnoi raised the issue of web of wires hanging precariously posing life threat to the residents in his constituency—-Generalganj.

Divisional president of the party Shyam Mishra pointed out that commercial areas of the city were getting power supply for barely an hour between 10 am and 7 pm. Rakesh Sonkar raised the issue of unscheduled rostering in the city.

The entire Kanpur city was being subjected to excessive rostering. Apart from the scheduled rostering hours the city is facing prolonged hours of unscheduled rostering,” said Sonkar.

He also expressed annoyance at night rostering and said a massive agitation would be launched if night rostering continued.

The BJP leaders said that in comparison to April last year, the city was facing prolonged hours of power cuts this year.

Taking a dig at Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal, Mahana said even the minister had failed to improve the dismal power scenario in the city.

The BJP leaders also said that night rostering was directly responsible for the rising incidents of crime in the city. The adverse effect of power crisis on Kanpurites, especially children was also discussed.

Keeping in view the previous experience when violent demonstrations were staged at the MD’s office, a large contingent of police force was deployed at Kesa House, MD’s office to meet any eventuality. A memorandum was also handed over to the Kesco MD by the BJP leaders requesting him to improve power scenario of the city.

First Published: Apr 20, 2006 00:02 IST