Akhilesh orders 24×7 power supply to Modi seat

He also asked senior officials of the power department to camp at the generation units for next one week to ensure quick redressal of problems.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:June 3, 2014 1:21 pm
Akhilesh said he expected better coordination and help from the central government as well as public representatives for upgradation of the existing system of power supply. Akhilesh said he expected better coordination and help from the central government as well as public representatives for upgradation of the existing system of power supply.

The erratic powercuts and outages across Uttar Pradesh notwithstanding, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday directed officials to supply round-the-clock power supply to Varanasi, citing a large number of devotees and tourists’ convergence in the temple city. Varanasi is also the Lok Sabha constituency of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Varanasi is significant from the cultural as well as religious point of view. Pilgrims as well as tourists from different parts of the country as well as abroad come to the city. Thus, the decision would help not only locals but also tourists coming to the city,” Akhilesh said in an official statement.

The move came soon after CM met the BJP MLA from Varanasi, Shyama Dev Rai Chaudhary, who was on an indefinite fast for the last seven days demanding uninterrupted power supply to Varanasi.

Akhilesh said he expected better coordination and help from the central government as well as public representatives for upgradation of the existing system of power supply. He also pointed out that the approved allocation of power for the state from the central pool is 6,082 MW, against which only 4,500 MW is being supplied. Moreover, in the absence of coal Anpara ‘C’ project of 600 MW has come to a halt since the last four days.

He also asked senior officials of the power department to camp at the generation units for next one week to ensure quick redressal of problems.

In an another significant decision, on the orders of the CM, senior officials of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation were given a helicopter to meet officials of Northern Coal Field, Singrauli to arrange coal for power plants in state. Another team of officials has been sent to meet senior officials at Union Ministry of Coal on Tuesday to ensure regular coal supply.

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    Mahesh Sarin
    Jun 4, 2014 at 11:05 am
    16th Lok Sabha start from today morning, but don’t forget, it is because of Mahatma hi that India got the opportunity to portray the image of a nation should be. There is now severe pressure and challenge to sauard that image. Mahatma hi will endure.
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      Mahesh Sarin
      Jun 4, 2014 at 11:05 am
      16th Lok Sabha strats and PM Modi ure justice for all but it has also to be noted that 69 per cent of the voters did not see Mr Narendra Modi as their rakhvala. They also disagreed on what, actually, consutes our desh. And this — the concept of desh — is where, Mr Modi, the Consution of India, upon the authority of which you are entering the office of Prime Minister, matters. I urge you to revisit the idea of desh.
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        Mahesh Sarin
        Jun 4, 2014 at 11:05 am
        Basing on this Nathuram Godse should not have killed hiji. It was wrong and absolute wrong! He might be great patriot or great man. But killing a visionary and revolutionary cannot be considered as greatness. It was crime and it will remain as a heinous crime by Nathuram.
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          Mahesh Sarin
          Jun 4, 2014 at 11:05 am
          Mahatma hi came on the path of three bullets of hatred fired by Nathu Ram Godse and saved India from hatred and violence which was engulfing large parts of our country. How can anybody hail somebody who fired three bullets of hatred as a patriot? It is a tragedy of immense proportions.
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            Mahesh Sarin
            Jun 4, 2014 at 11:05 am
            Mahatma hi had no aspiration to be in politics. He was not handling any power. Being a patriot he wished a free India. Anti Hindu wave from Muslim league was so strong at that time, hi had to agree upon the idea of stan and Bharat as two separate nations.
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              Mahesh Sarin
              Jun 4, 2014 at 11:05 am
              Please read Moulana Abul Kalam Azad. Separation of India was a crucial period for hiji too. As there was no India before 1947 people should not blame him for the division of this country. It was only an aspiration, a dream which could not be fulfilled.
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                Mahesh Sarin
                Jun 4, 2014 at 11:05 am
                The fascist globalization process which the British imperialism had fathered in India as bull work to their fight against the congress struggle for independence was defeated the day hi championed the cause of the Indian nation under the common denomination of Indian national congress.
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                  Mahesh Sarin
                  Jun 4, 2014 at 11:05 am
                  There was no India before 1947. The dream of India before Independence was initiated by a few statesmen of that time. Our RashtraPita Mahatma hi was a great soul and after all he was a human being.
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                    Dube Nee
                    Jun 4, 2014 at 9:07 am
                    What about other places like Faizabad where there is poor supply and low voltage!
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                      Bhaarath Kolhapuri
                      Jun 3, 2014 at 8:51 am
                      It has been trend that, UP is the deciding state for the which used to be formed at the Centre. Since, 1950 it has got the highest number of MPs but still it is called as 'Jungle Raaj'. Whom to blame? Is it the Central Govt or State Govt?
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                        Laxmi N
                        Jun 3, 2014 at 8:13 am
                        Did Akhilesh came to know that varanasi is holy place and many pilgrims come there only today or only after Modi won there? I think Modi should have contested all seats in UP so all places can get 24x7 power supply. Such atude of these so called political leaders that madw our india to this situation.
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                          Ravindra
                          Jun 3, 2014 at 9:08 am
                          One good thing is fear of NaMo is making them do good governance. Good for India.
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                            Vinay Kumar
                            Jun 3, 2014 at 8:25 am
                            DARTA KYA NA KARTA BECHARA AKHILESH
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                              Vinay Kumar
                              Jun 3, 2014 at 8:36 am
                              Fear of NaMo compel for this decision, but issue is why this partiality at the cost of other part of UP.
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