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On coal crisis, Randeep Singh Surjewala said, ‘Modi ji, “There is no coal in power stations…” This is not any breaking news but 24×7 news every day. More than a quarter of the country’s power plants are closed and more than 700 trains have been cancelled. What kind of “new approach” is this?’
Demand for electricity in most parts of the country amid the scorching heat (Demand of power) is increasing continuously, then the shortage of coal in the midst of increasing heat (Coal CrisisDue to the power cuts continued in many states on Friday, the Center is being blamed by the opposition parties for the shortage of coal in the thermal plants. Congress on coal shortageCongress) has again targeted the Centre.
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala attacked PM Modi and the central government on the coal crisis and said, ‘Modi ji, “There is no coal in power stations…” This is not any breaking news but 24×7 news every day. Amidst the scorching heat across the country, there has been an outcry due to severe power cuts. More than a quarter of the power plants are closed and more than 700 trains have been cancelled. What kind of “new approach” is this?’
Randeep’s tweet attacking the government
“There is no coal in the power stations..”
This is not any breaking news but 24×7 news every day.
Amidst the scorching heat across the country, there has been an outcry due to severe power cuts.
More than a quarter of the power plants are closed and more than 700 trains have been cancelled.
What kind of “new approach” is this? pic.twitter.com/EQTmvO4NL8
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) April 30, 2022
Is PM Modi not concerned about the public: Rahul Gandhi
Earlier, Congress MP and former party president Rahul Gandhi has also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the huge power cut in many states. A day earlier, he had asked the Center whether he was not concerned about the country and the people.
Rahul Gandhi said in his Facebook post yesterday, “On April 20, 2022, I told the Modi government to stop running the bulldozers of hatred and start the country’s power plants. Today the entire country is in turmoil due to the coal and power crisis. He further said, “I am saying again – this crisis will destroy small industries, which will increase unemployment further. Small children cannot stand this scorching heat. The lives of patients admitted in hospitals are at stake. There will be economic loss due to the halt of rail, metro services.
Government has found ‘right solution’: Chidambaram
Similarly, senior Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram on Saturday took a jibe at the central government over the issue of massive power cuts, saying the government has found the “right solution”, which is to cancel passenger trains and replace coal. To run a ladi train (goods train).
Attacking the Center over the coal crisis, Chidambaram said, “Abundant coal, large rail network, untapped capacity in thermal plants, yet there is a huge power shortage. The central government cannot be blamed as it is because of 60 years of Congress rule.”
He quipped, “There is no inefficiency in the coal, railways or power ministries. The fault lies with the previous Congress ministers of the said departments.” In a series of tweets, the former Union minister said, “Government has found the right solution: cancel passenger trains and run coal-laden trains! Modi hai, mumkin hai.”
Power demand across the country touched an all-time high of 207.11 GW on Friday due to continued heatwave, while Indian Railways canceled 42 passenger trains to facilitate coal freight movement. Also along with South East Central Railway (SECR) division, which leads to coal producing areas, 34 trains have been cancelled.
Government is there to solve the problem, not to tell the problem: Akhilesh
On the other hand, Samajwadi Party President and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also raised the issue of power crisis without naming the state’s Energy Minister on Saturday and said that the government is not there to explain the cause of the problem, but to solve it. “Government is not there to explain the cause of the problem, it is for redressal,” Akhilesh said in the tweet, attaching the excerpt of the information given by Energy Minister AK Sharma on Twitter about the closure of some power generation units due to technical reasons.
Energy Minister Sharma had tweeted a day ago that some power generating units of UP are closed for several weeks due to technical reasons, including Harduaganj-660 MW, Meja-660 MW and Bara-660 MW.
On this, the SP chief took a jibe and said that the government is not there to tell the cause of the problem, but to solve it. Akhilesh Yadav also said that people from Purvanchal to western Uttar Pradesh are suffering and the power crisis is deepening as the heat rises.
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