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Jammu: Bhartiya Janta Party held candle light protest against J&K Power Minister (M.O.S) Shabir Khan, who is also M.L.A from Rajouri and alleging total failure in providing power supply to the people of Rajouri and were demanding increasing capacity of Grid at Kalakote, Rajouri and restoration of Power Plant at Kheora.
The protest was led by J&K State Secretary, Advocate Vibodh Gupta which passed from main market and culminated at City Chowk, where a demonstration was held by the BJP activists.
District President of the party Yogesh Sharma besides other leaders Aatam Gupta, Sanjay Dutt, Ram Rattan Gupta and Vicky Dutt also spoke on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering Advocate Vibodh Gupta said that there is requirement of 300 Ampere of power in Rajouri but only 200 Ampere is being supplied despite the fact that the district is the native district of Minister of State for Power Shabir Khan. He said “Kalakote is having 20 MVA transformers whereas there is need of 50MVA and with the result of low capacity transformer; people of Kalakote, Nowshera and Sunderbani are always languishing in dark.”
Gupta said that closure of Kheora Power Plant is big loss to the people of Rajouri and minister of state Shabir Khan could not restore this plant even during the last three years.
Alleging total failure of PDD in providing power supply to the people, Gupta said that people are suffering a lot due to interrupted power supply and minister is celebrating his three years term of minister.
“It is strange that minister is giving his achievements but he has failed to upgrade the power infrastructure in his own area.”
He demanded Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to personally visit Rajouri and cross check the power scenario. (AIP News)
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