Under severe criticism for frequent and unscheduled power cuts in the state, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has published advertisements on local newspapers, blaming the previous government of BJP for the inconvenience.
“I want to assure you that shortage of electricity is no reason behind the power related problems being experienced for the past few days. The reasons are not making improvements in the system in the past and creating manmade obstructions in smooth supply (of power),” said Nath in advertisements issued in local newspapers on Wednesday.
He said there was more power generation than demand in Madhya Pradesh and hence no shortage of power. But, he indirectly blamed the previous BJP government for the power failure.
CM’s media coordinator Narendra Saluja said, “The manmade obstructions meant obstructions created by ‘BJP minded people’ in the power distribution companies.”
The advertisements come after days of fending criticism from the BJP which has questioned Kamal Nath’s government and its ability to provide electricity. Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel, has – in particular – been absolutely outraged at the outage. The BJP’s winning candidate from Mandla parliamentary seat in the recent Lok Sabha election has flayed Congress for being ineffective in providing either development or relied to people in Madhya Pradesh.