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Congress leaders, workers protest against unscheduled power cuts

Post by on Saturday, April 30, 2022

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Jammu, April 29: Congress leaders and workers led by the JKPCC working-president Raman Bhalla, general secretaries YogeshSawhney, Manmohan Singh, Kanta Baan, ex-MLA Balwan Singh, JKPYC president UdayBhanuChib, Mahila wing president InduPawar Friday held protest against J&K administration for failure to address worst ever power crisis, a party statement said.
Congress leaders and workers holding placards raised slogans against the administration for allegedly “leaving people in lurch” amidst scorching heat. Meanwhile, Police controlled the gathering, as the protesters were heading towards Governor’s house following which the PCC working-president Raman Bhalla and former minister YogeshSawhney, general secretary PCC incharge district president Jammu (U) and general secretary Manmohan Singh along with other Congress leaders, were detained by the J&K Police and held into custody.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhalla criticized the administration for “failure” to cope with the power crisis in the past several days forcing residents to take to the streets. 
He pinned the onus on the J&K administration and urged them to at least account for it, if not resolve the crisis. 
He said several towns and villages have been deprived of electricity for ten to twelve hours in the past 24 hours. He questioned the J&K administration for not opting for gas turbines, instead of coal-fired power plants. 
He blamed the J&K government for not doing enough to resolve the power crisis. “This is the first time we are witnessing such a scenario in J&K,” said Bhalla. 

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