Opposition Aam Aadmi Celebration in Punjab on Friday threatened to chop off the ability provide to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s residence in Patiala if the state authorities didn’t scrap energy buy agreements with personal vegetation.
AAP MP and chief of the social gathering’s Punjab unit Bhagwant Mann accused the Congress-led authorities of getting a “secret pact” with personal thermal vegetation. “That’s the reason the state authorities neither bought the accounts of energy corporations audited nor revoked the PPAs even after being in energy for greater than three years now,” he alleged.
“If the Amarinder Singh authorities fails to terminate PPAs with personal thermal vegetation inked by the earlier Badal authorities throughout the present funds session, the Aam Aadmi Celebration will likely be pressured to chop energy of Amarinder”s Moti Mahal on March 16,” Bhagwant Mann stated in an announcement right here.
A choice on this regard was taken by the social gathering’s core committee, the assertion added.
Bhagwant Mann stated the Congress had promised earlier than the 2017 Meeting polls that it might evaluate the PPAs after coming to energy.
“Amarinder Singh has the golden alternative to terminate the anti-state PPAs within the present funds session, thus serving to the individuals heave a sigh of aid from the recurring energy shocks,” he stated.
The Amarinder Singh-led authorities has been dealing with criticism from the opposition events over the rising energy tariff within the state.
The Akalis had additionally accused the Congress of “placing underhand offers” with the administration of personal thermal vegetation, leading to a loss or Rs 4,100 crore to the state exchequer.
Energy charges in Punjab have been hiked by 36 paise a unit from January 1 for home shoppers.
On February 17, Amarinder Singh had stated that his authorities would renegotiate the ability buy agreements with personal gamers. The earlier SAD-BJP authorities had signed PPAs with personal corporations for coal-fired energy vegetation in Rajpura, Mansa and Goindwal Sahib.
In the meantime, the AAP’s core committee on Thursday additionally adopted a “congratulatory decision” over the third beautiful victory of the social gathering within the Delhi Meeting election below the management of Arvind Kejriwal.