Muktsar, July 2
SAD chief and Ferozepur MP Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said the Congress government in the state had failed to increase the power generation, as a result people are witnessing long unscheduled power cuts.
He addressed the party workers at Lambi village at a protest against the state government over the power cuts.
Sukhbir said, “During our government, I used to hold review meetings of the power department every Monday. Besides, I used to get a message on my cellphone every morning about the power requirement in the state and the generation capacity. However, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is least bothered about the power scenario in the state. The demand for electricity has increased with the passage of time, but he has not done anything to increase the generation. Some power plants are still not operating to their full capacity.”
He termed Amarinder a ‘nikamma’ (useless) man. “Recently, I found illegal mining in the Beas. However, Amarinder registered a case against me. I challenge him to arrest me,” said Sukhbir.
The SAD chief said he would visit Fazilka, Jalalabad and Jalandhar on Friday. “I won’t rest for the next six months, until the Congress is thrown out of power,” he added.
SAD holds protests at various places in Punjab against power cuts
Chandigarh: Following the power cuts in Punjab, Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday held protests at various places in the state.
Mocking the long power cuts, SAD workers, led by former minister Daljit Singh Cheema, distributed hand fans in Ropar.
In Zirakpur, local MLA NK Sharma led a protest by the residents against the power cuts at Baltana.