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Had I run my own plants, there would have been no power crisis: Hooda


Former Haryana CM and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda has blamed the BJP government completely for the power crisis in the state. He says that if the government had run its own power plants at full capacity, then even today Haryana would have been a surplus state in terms of electricity. During the Congress rule, 4 new plants were set up in the state. Long-term agreements were also made with many private companies to purchase electricity at affordable rates.

Talking to the media in Chandigarh on Tuesday, the former CM said, Jharli’s plant has been closed for the last several months. The government has closed many units of Panipat Thermal Plant. Haryana sold 750 MW of power from Jhajjar’s Jharli Status plant to the Delhi government. In the tenure of about 8 years, the Khattar government did not set up a single new plant in the state. The government could not take electricity even from the companies with whom the agreement was signed.

The Leader of the Opposition said that corruption is at its peak in the state. There is no department in the state which does not have corruption. Panchayat elections were deliberately postponed for the last one and a half years. Because of this there was widespread corruption in the villages. Crores of rupees were broken in the cleaning contract itself. Safai Karamcharis are also engaged in villages, even after this, in many villages, cleaning contracts have been given to private companies for 70-70 thousand. He said that due to the wrong policies of the government, the debt burden on the state has increased to about two lakh crores. When the Congress left power, the state had a debt of close to 60 thousand crores. The state government should answer that even after taking so much loan, neither any new power plant nor university was established nor schools and colleges were opened in the state. The government has done the work of closing the schools itself.

Release of white paper on investment: Udaybhan

Congress State President Chau Udaybhan has demanded to issue a white paper on MoUs signed with hundreds of companies for foreign investment. He says that in 2016, the Happening Haryana program was organized by the government at the Five Star Hotel in Gurugram. CM Manohar Lal Khattar had claimed at that time that more than 407 MoUs have been signed with an investment of about Rs 6 lakh crore. Two lakh youths were also to get employment from this. By issuing a white paper, the government should tell how much investment has been done so far, how many MoUs have been completed and how many youths have got employment.

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