Power cuts for three more years: Telangana CM KCR

KCR blames Congress, Desam for crisis

Hyderabad: After an hour of hugging his AP counterpart at the Alai-Balai programme, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao called Mr Naidu a “most venomous snake” (Karko-taka) for denying Telangana its share in the just-commissioned Krishnapatnam Thermal Station.

Speaking at the extended TRS leaders’ meet at the Telangana Bhavan on Sunday afternoon, Mr Rao blamed Mr Naidu as well as the previous Congress government for the current state of precarious power situation in Telangana.

As per the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for establishment of the Krishnapatnam Thermal power station (2x800 MW) in Nellore, all the four power distribution companies (discoms) had invested in the equity and as per the AP Reorganisation Act, the power generated should be distributed among the two states. However, when the first unit of 800 MW was commissioned recently, Telangana was denied its share.

Telangana Genco has lodged a complaint with the Central Electricity Authority regarding this.

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Mr Chandrasekhar Rao said that attention was being given to solve the power problems in the state, but it would take a minimum of three years to supply 24x7 power and appealed to the people, including farmers, to bear with it. “I have told this in all my election meetings and convinced the people, but my critics won’t understand this and are trying to blame me for this. In fact they have to blame themselves,” Mr Rao said.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao lashed out critics for expecting him to solve the problems created by his predecessors. “How can my critics expect me to solve all power-related issues when Chandrababu Naidu and the previous Congress’ rule is responsible for the present situation? They ruled the state for 10 years and did not do anything for Telangana; the same leaders are now blaming me for the erratic power supply. Is it fair on their part?” he said.

( Source : dc correspondent )
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