Chandigarh, July 10
Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday attacked the AAP authorities in Delhi over its petition in the Supreme Court, which was later withdrawn, in search of closure of 10 energy crops in three states, together with Punjab.
The BJP and the SAD additionally slammed the Aam Aadmi Party over the petition and accused it of “plotting” in opposition to the pursuits of Punjab.
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The Delhi authorities on Friday withdrew from the apex courtroom its plea in search of instructions to 10 coal-fired thermal energy crops in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana, which allegedly contributes to air air pollution in the nationwide capital, to right away stop operations until Flue Gas Desulphurization expertise is put in to scale back dangerous emission.
Sidhu, who has been elevating electricity points in the state for the previous few days, alleged that the AAP authorities in Delhi wished the thermal energy crops in Punjab to close down amid the electricity disaster.
“Today, forces bent-upon Punjab’s destruction are clearly seen … Delhi govt desires Punjab’s lifeline, our thermal energy crops, to close down in the center of an influence disaster leaving Punjabis helpless in this simmering warmth and our farmers to undergo in this paddy-sowing season,” the cricketer-turned-politician tweeted.
BJP nationwide normal secretary Tarun Chugh lambasted Arvind Kejriwal for making an attempt to close down thermal energy crops in Punjab on the pretext of saving Delhi.
In a press release, he mentioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvid Kejriwal had at all times been “plotting in opposition to the pursuits of Punjab” and now he was making an attempt to “deliver the state to destroy”.
Chugh mentioned at a time when Punjab is dealing with an influence disaster, the Kejriwal authorities’s transfer might solely be termed “heinous and felony”.
Shiromani Akali Dal’s senior chief Daljit Singh Cheema accused Kejriwal of “betraying” the folks of Punjab by submitting the petition. It was a “massive conspiracy” to additional worsen the facility disaster in the state, he alleged.
Punjab is reeling beneath an unprecedented energy scarcity with city and rural areas dealing with frequent load shedding and voltage fluctuations.
Congress MLA Navjot Sidhu, in one other tweet, blamed the Badals for signing energy buy agreements (PPAs) in the course of the SAD-BJP rule in Punjab.
“The Badals-signed PPAs with thermal energy crops and (Bikram Singh) Majithia as minister of renewable power (2015-17) signed PPAs for 25 years for solar energy at Rs 5.97 to 17.91 per unit to loot Punjab figuring out price of photo voltaic is reducing 18 per cent per yr since 2010 and is Rs 1.99 per unit at present,” mentioned Sidhu. PTI