Rostering begins in Rae Bareli

A DAY after the Congress president Sonia Gandhi scored a record victory leading to forfeiting of security deposits of all other candidates, the State Government today decided to withdraw its earlier order that ensured 24-hour power supply to Rae Bareli.

india Updated: May 13, 2006 01:03 IST

A DAY after the Congress president Sonia Gandhi scored a record victory leading to forfeiting of security deposits of all other candidates, the State Government today decided to withdraw its earlier order that ensured 24-hour power supply to Rae Bareli.

As per information the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) DGM (System Control) issued an order in this regard on Friday evening. The order de-listed Rae Bareli from the category of VIP districts ensuring 24-hour power supply and included the district in general category.

Soon after the order reached the district, the rostering commenced there and Rae Bareli was thrown into darkness. Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav during his visit to Rae Bareli on December 10, 2005 had announced that Rae Bareli would be given 24-hour power supply.

The UPPCL’s order has now led to a strong reaction in Rae Bareli. Local people said the State Government was upset because of defeat of Samajwadi Party candidate from Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat.

First Published: May 13, 2006 01:03 IST