Bhopal, June 4: After the opposition's frequent blame on the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh for unscheduled power cuts, Chief Minister Kamal Nath has appealed to the people on Wednesday to not fall for such rumours and blamed the previous BJP government and manmade obstructions for the unscheduled power cuts in the state. Shivraj Singh Chouhan Holds ‘Oil Lantern March’ in Bhopal, Says ‘Dark Era in MP is Back Under Congress Government’.
“I want to assure you that the shortage of electricity is no reason behind the power related problems being experienced for the past few days. The reasons are not making improvements in the system in the past and creating manmade obstructions in smooth supply (of power),” said Kamal Nath in advertisements issued in local newspapers, Hindustan Times reported. Madhya Pradesh: People Receive Electricity Bills Despite No Metered Connections.
He said that there is more power generation in the state than demand and hence no shortage of power. Nath's media advisor Narendra Saluja said, “The manmade obstructions meant obstructions created by ‘BJP minded people’ in the power distribution companies.”
Earlier, last month, former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan carried out 'oil lantern march' saying that the electricity in the state is gone. "Ever since Congress has come, electricity has gone. Digvijaya Singh had turned Madhya Pradesh into a state of darkness and that era is coming back. 'Lalten' is the symbol of the era of darkness, that is why we're doing this march to raise awareness among the public," said Chauhan said.