Politics News | Posted on Sep 26, 2011 at 08:04pm IST
BJP charges Mayawati with Rs.3,000 cr power scam
Lucknow: Accusing the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh of a Rs
3,000 crore power scam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday
asked the Lokayukta to conduct a detailed inquiry into the deal.
"The state-owned Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited sacrificed
lower rate of power from the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
and other agencies, and made an agreement with five private power
companies to purchase 5,000 crore units of power from July 2011 to
June 2012 at a much higher rate," BJP leader Kirit Somaiya said at a
"The Mayawati government could have availed the power purchase rate of
Rs 1.50-2.20 per unit offered by NTPC and other government agencies,
but it preferred private companies, whose rate for power purchase was
Rs 4.70 per unit. With this illegal deal, the state government has
committed a scam of Rs 3,000 crore in the power sector," he alleged.
A delegation of BJP on Monday handed over some documents related to
the alleged scam to Lokayukta, Justice NK Mehrotra.
"He (Mehrotra) has asked for some more documents that would be
provided to him within the next two days. The Lokayukta has assured us
to take necessary action on our petition," said Somaiya.
Meanwhile, BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the party would
undertake a 'Jan Swabhiman Yatra' from October 13 to "expose the
corruption in the Mayawati government".
The BJP also released a 'Ghotala Chalisa' that contains '100 scams of
Mayawati government worth Rs 2.54 lakh crore and Rs 4 lakh crore scams
of central government'.
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