Badal hits out at Amarinder over power crises

Thursday 22nd July 2021 04:19 EDT

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal slammed the Punjab government over the power crisis in the state and said industries are suffering huge losses amid the electricity crisis. Badal said, "Punjab is under a huge electricity crisis. I have been receiving calls from various industrialists saying save us. They said our orders are getting cancelled as our factories are not working due to no electricity. Industries are suffering huge losses." Badal said, "in the last 4.5 years, Amarinder Singh has not added a single thermal/solar plant. He even closed Bathinda & Ropar thermal plants. I appeal to Captain to buy electricity from wherever you get then only industries will survive." Amarinder earlier said that his government would soon announce its legal strategy to counter the Power purchase agreement (PPA), signed by the former SAD-BJP government, which had put an "atrociously unnecessary financial" burden on the state. 

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