Madhya Pradesh Power Minister, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai said that the states had enough coal to meet immediate power requirements.
New Delhi: Amid a chorus against the Centre over the reported coal-shortage for power plants, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday, said that the situation in the national capital was ‘critical’ and added that chief ministers of many states had written to the Centre about the reported power crisis due to coal shortage.
“The situation is critical and many CMs have written about it to the Central govt. We all are working together to improve the situation,” Kejriwal said while commenting on the shortage of coal in power plants.
Madhya Pradesh Energy Minister Pradhuman Singh Tomar, however, said that the state was in a better position and the crisis was largely at a national level.
“The crisis is at the national level, and Madhya Pradesh is in a better position in this situation,” he told news agency PTI.
Congress targets PM Modi over coal crisis
The Congress launched a scathing attack on the BJP and party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that the coal shortage was a ‘Modi-made crisis’. “Suddenly we are hearing of a crisis in coal supply to power plants. Is one particular private company making a fortune out of this crisis? But who will investigate,” said former environment minister Jairam Ramesh.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that Karnataka has enough supply to meet the state’s power demand. “I have met the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupendra Yadav, who, too, has assured me that once the letter from Maharashtra reaches him, he will expedite the process,” Bommai said.