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UPDESCO chief likely to contest VS poll

NUMBER OF projects announced by chairman of the UPDESCO and financial advisor to the State Government Surendra Mohan Agarwal on Wednesday was indicative of the fact that he might contest the next Vidhan Sabha election from Generalganj. Agarwal lost the last two Vidhan Sabha elections from Generalganj constituency. He lost the last election to BJP?s Salil Vishnoi. Agarwal appeared to be in a hurry and did not want to waste time as only last month he was conferred the status of cabinet minister by the State Government.

india Updated: Apr 20, 2006 00:02 IST

Surendra Mohan Agarwal announces several schemes for Generalganj

NUMBER OF projects announced by chairman of the UPDESCO and financial advisor to the State Government Surendra Mohan Agarwal on Wednesday was indicative of the fact that he might contest the next Vidhan Sabha election from Generalganj.

Agarwal lost the last two Vidhan Sabha elections from Generalganj constituency. He lost the last election to BJP’s Salil Vishnoi. Agarwal appeared to be in a hurry and did not want to waste time as only last month he was conferred the status of cabinet minister by the State Government.

While inaugurating a party office at Generalganj, Agarwal announced a Rs-24-lakh package for laying  sewer lines at Talaq Mahal. He also announced a separate project of Rs 30 lakh to upgrade water supply system, including construction of an overhead water tank, in the area.  

A separate project for construction of roads was also announced by Agarwal.

“Roads will be constructed by the PWD, and efforts will be made to start construction work from the Express Road to Yateem Khana,” Agarwal said. 

Regarding civic problems of Generalganj, Agarwal said that as all prominent religious and historical places of the city fell in this constituency, its problems would be solved on priority basis. 

“The Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) are carrying out a survey to solve the problems of Generalganj. The survey will be completed within 15 days and thereafter the work will start,” Agarwal said.

Commenting on the power crisis in the city, Agarwal said, “The Samajwadi Party-led government cannot be held responsible for power crisis in the State.

Not a single mega watt of power was generated by the previous governments.”

“The previous governments never allocated any funds to increase power generation. As a result, the state is facing severe power crisis,” Agarwal added. 
Commenting on the steps taken by the State Government to improve the power scenario, Agarwal said, “The government has approved several projects and allotted funds for the same.” A 300 MW gas-based power plant was sanctioned for Panki, he said. Agarwal said the Union Government was responsible for the power crisis in the State.

“The Union Power Minister has outrightly refused to supply excess power to the State even after repeated requests by the Chief Minister,” Agarwal added.
He has appointed Nasruddin as his representative in the constituency.