Mumbai: The opposition BJP in Maharashtra on Thursday stated the Shiv Sena-led MVA authorities was solely liable for scarcity of coal which has affected energy technology at thermal crops within the state.
State BJP chief spokesperson Keshav Upadhye alleged that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities’s “irresponsible” steps had been accountable for the coal scarcity.
Upadhye stated, “Coal India Ltd on March 9 this yr had requested all thermal energy crops to carry and inventory enough coal. A letter was despatched to state-based crops together with these situated at Bhusaval, Koradi (close to Nagpur) and Chandrapur. Nevertheless, energy technology utility MahaGenco on March 21 knowledgeable Coal India that the state’s electrical energy requirement has gone down.”
He focused state Power Minister Nitin Raut over the ability situation. “The state energy minister has been consistently saying that power consumption has increased because of the COVID-19 lockdown. However, he informs Coal India that power requirement has gone down. It exposes the double standard of the MVA government,” Upadhye stated.
Coal India accounts for over 80 per cent of the home coal output. The central PSU is the biggest coal-producing firm on this planet.
Earlier this week, Raut had stated Maharashtra is dealing with a scarcity of three,500 to 4,000 MW of electrical energy provide and blamed “mismanagement and lack of planning” on half Coal India for the scenario.
“The Maharashtra government’s irresponsible working style could lead us to face an acute shortage of power generation,” Upadhye stated. He stated Raut had earlier claimed that energy consumption has elevated within the state as a result of most individuals have been working from dwelling because of the pandemic.
Requested a few video purportedly exhibiting an NCP MLA climbing on a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Hingoli district, Upadhye stated his act was unacceptable. “The NCP MLA Raju Navaghare was seen climbing on a horse statue to Shivaji Maharaj to garland it. This is highly unacceptable and insulting to the icon of our state,” he stated. “There has been no action or even comment from the NCP or the Shiv Sena, who otherwise boast about following the path of the late Maratha king,” Upadhye stated.
The BJP spokesperson additionally hit out at NCP president Sharad Pawar, whose social gathering is a key constituent of the ruling MVA, saying he has no time for the farmers of Maharashtra.
“Sharad Pawar has time to comment on what happened to farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri (in Uttar Pradesh), but ignores the fact that over 2,000 farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra. He has no time for the Maharashtra farmers who are allegedly ending their life due to crisis in the agriculture sector,” he stated.
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