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Power crisis: Chidambaram takes a dig at Centre over 'coal shortage', says 'Modi hai, mumkin hai'

Various states continued to reel under power shortages on Apr 29 with soaring mercury pushing the demand higher, as opposition parties blamed the Centre for coal shortages at thermal plants.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma New Delhi Updated on: December 27, 2022 3:21 IST
Congress leader P Chidambaram takes a dig at Centre over power shortage, Modi hai mumkin hai,  lates
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Congress leader P Chidambaram takes a dig at Centre over power shortage, says 'Modi hai, mumkin hai'.

Highlights

  • Congress' P Chidambaram took a swipe at the Centre over the issue of widespread power outages
  • He said govt has found "perfect solution" to it which is to cancel passenger trains & run coal rakes
  • Various states continued to reel under power shortages

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday (April 30) took a swipe at the Centre over the issue widespread power outages, saying the government has found the "perfect solution" to it which is to cancel passenger trains and run coal rakes.

Various states continued to reel under power shortages on Friday with soaring mercury pushing the demand higher, as opposition parties blamed the Centre for coal shortages at thermal plants.

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Attacking the government over the issue, Chidambaram said, "Abundant coal, large rail network, unutilised capacity in thermal plants. Yet, there is acute power shortage. Modi Government cannot be blamed. It is because of 60 years of Congress rule!"

Take a look at the series of tweets by P Chidambaram: 

"There is no incompetence in the Ministries of Coal, Railway or Power. The blame lies with past Congress ministers of the said departments!" he said.

"Government has found the perfect solution: cancel passenger trains and run coal rakes! Modi hai, mumkin hai," the former Union minister said in a series of tweets.

Power crisis in India: 

As a heatwave continued, the country's peak power demand touched an all-time high of 207.11 GW on Friday (April 29) and the railways cancelled 42 passenger trains to facilitate coal freight movement, with South East Central Railway (SECR) division that covers the coal-producing regions cancelling 34 trains.

Aam Aadmi Party and Congress leaders held the Centre responsible for the ongoing power crisis and alleged that logistical support was not being provided for coal distribution to power plants.

ALSO READ: Coal crisis: Finally, some good news! Amid power crisis, Coal India production increases by over 27%

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