Patiala, July 7, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Talwandi Sabo Prof. Baljinder Kaur today questioned the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited’s move of issuing a notice to Talwandi Sabo Thermal Power Plant, asking that under which law has the notice been issued to the plant.
She pointed out that, “On one hand two units of this thermal power plant have been shut down in last few days and on the other hand the Punjab government has been saying that no changes can be made to the power agreements made with private thermal plants due to the agreements reached with them by the previous Akali government.”
The AAP MLA further said that, “the government should disclose the agreements reached with the private thermal power plants by bringing in a white paper on it in Punjab Vidhan Sabha.”
She further questioned the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government saying that, “Why is this government silent on the issue of these agreements even though before coming into power Capt. Amarinder Singh had in Congress party’s manifesto claimed that if our government is formed then we would reconsider and renew all the agreements reached by the previous SAD-BJP government.”
The people of Punjab want to know that why the Punjab Government who had been in slumber for last 4 and half years, has suddenly issued the notice now? It means that the government has been fooling the people of Punjab for last four and half years, said Baljinder Kaur.
She further said that, “We would also like to ask, if an agreement can been reached with the power generating companies in Gujrat to procure 50 per cent of the power generated and the rest 50 per cent of the generated power to be sold in the open market, then why can’t such an agreement been done by Punjab?
What is the reason that the previous government inadvertently agreed to buy 100 per cent power. It looks like a sack that encloses with a drawstring.
The MLA from Talwandi Sabo further pointed out that, “Punjab needs full electricity only for three to four months as farmers have to cultivate paddy. The rest of the time the average demand for electricity is less than 6000 MW. In such a situation why buy full power and not take power from the closed thermal power plants. Whose intention was it to make big payments to them?
Assuming that this agreement was made by the previous government but why the present government has remained silent till date? It is clear that the current government has followed the same dirty path of the previous government and their remaining silent on all this raises some big questions.