April 21, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party here on Friday demanded from the Punjab government to release a white paper on the present situation of electricity production and demand in the state. In a press statement, Aam Aadmi Party MLA and Chief whip in vidhan sabha Sukhpal Singh Khaira said that the government is unable to meet the electricity requirement in state but is talking about selling electricity to Pakistan and Nepal.
Sukhpal Singh Khaira further stated that government itself is not clear about the power situation in state as the electricity minister has asked to review the power purchase agreements with private players in the state. He said that the clarity about it necessary before taking further steps to sell electricity. He termed government’s claim of power surplus mere an eyewash.
“The ties of India-Pakistan are not in good shape and both countries are engaged in many differences so in this time selling electricity to Pakistan does not make sense.” Sukhpal Singh Khaira said. He further added that the government must also clarify the rates at which it is selling electricity to the residents.