Union power and coal minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said his attempts to seek an appointment with CM Prithviraj Chavan to discuss power crisis in Maharashtra has not evoked any response.
Goyal who visited the BJP headquarters in Mumbai told party delegates, “I am keen on making Maharashtra load-shedding free provided the state government comes forward and seeks help.”
He expressed disappointment at having got no proposal from the state for power augmentation.
Leader of opposition in the state Legislative Council Vinod Tawde said, “I am aghast at the state government’s complacency. Here you have a Union minister taking the initiative to meet the CM and discuss the power problems. But what can we say if a Union minister does not get an appointment of the CM?” Tawde said, “Goyal has asked for a meeting with chief minister of Maharashtra four times.”
Sources in the CMO said, “There is a possibility that on the days when Goyal may have wanted to see the CM he had scheduled meetings or was out of Mumbai.”