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Singh Sidhu on Saturday attacked the AAP authorities in Delhi over its petition in the Supreme Court, which was later withdrawn, searching for closure of 10 energy vegetation in three states, together with Punjab.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.
The Delhi authorities on Friday withdrew from the apex court docket its plea searching for instructions to 10 coal-fired thermal energy vegetation 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 vegetation 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 vegetation, to close down in the center of an influence disaster leaving Punjabis helpless in this simmering warmth and our farmers to endure 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 vegetation in Punjab on the pretext of saving Delhi.
In an announcement, 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 “carry the state to destroy”.
Chugh mentioned at a time when Punjab is dealing with an influence disaster, the Kejriwal authorities”s transfer may solely be termed “heinous and legal”.
Shiromani Akali Dal”s senior chief Daljit Singh Cheema accused Kejriwal of “betraying” the folks of Punjab by submitting the petition. It was a “huge 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) through the SAD-BJP rule in Punjab.
“The Badals-signed PPAs with thermal energy vegetation 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 realizing value of photo voltaic is reducing 18 per cent per 12 months since 2010 and is Rs 1.99 per unit right now,” mentioned Sidhu.