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AAP Under Fire For Delhi’s Plea To Close Punjab Plants Amid Power Crisis

AAP Under Fire For Delhi's Plea To Close Punjab Plants Amid Power Crisis

Power disaster has grow to be an enormous political flashpoint in Punjab. (FILE)

Chandigarh:

Weeks after Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal promised free energy to Punjab if elected to energy, his state occasion unit finds itself in a repair over a plea filed by the Delhi authorities within the Supreme Court, in search of the closure of ten thermal energy vegetation in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana till they set up Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) know-how.

The now withdrawn plea alleged the vegetation considerably pollute the air of the nationwide capital and sought the quashing of an order handed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in October final 12 months and to put aside that prolonged the deadline for putting in FGD.

This got here at a time when Punjab is going through acute energy disaster and rival events at the moment are accusing Arvind Kejriwal of working in opposition to the curiosity of the state.

Power disaster has grow to be an enormous political flashpoint within the state with each political occasion blaming one another for the failure.

Akali Dal spokesman Dr Daljit Cheema mentioned that the Delhi authorities’s plea to shut down Punjab’s energy plant is a “classic case of Kejriwal’s doublespeak. “He has twin stand in the case of river water sharing, or on implementing farm legal guidelines, and now he’s making an attempt to inflict monetary harm on business and commerce of Punjab by demanding the closure of energy vegetation right here. That too, when the state is already reeling below an influence disaster,” said Dr Cheema while asking whether AAP’s state unit was taken into confidence before filing the PIL.

Reacting to the allegations being leveled by the opposition parties Congress and Akali Dal on the Aam Aadmi Party regarding thermal plants of Punjab, senior leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Punjab Assembly, Harpal Singh Cheema, however, termed it “politically motivated”. “The Delhi authorities had not made any such enchantment within the courtroom,” came an outright denial from him. He said that the Akali Dal had sold the interests of the people of Punjab to the private companies, by making faulty power agreements. “Due to his collusion with the Badals, Captain Amarinder Singh by no means took any motion relating to mistaken energy agreements reached throughout the Badal authorities,” he asserted.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has said the power purchase agreements signed during the earlier Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP regime are under review and the government will soon announce its legal strategy to counter the agreements. AAP has been attacking the Congress-led state government for not reviewing the PPAs signed by Akali Dal thereby hinting a “shut alliance” between the political events.


(THIS STORY HAS NOT BEEN EDITED BY INDIA07 TEAM AND IS AUTO-GENERATED FROM A SYNDICATED FEED.)

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