Congress on Sunday alleged that the Haryana’s BJP-JJP government exported about 2,356 lakh units of electricity to Adani Power Limited (APL), Mundra, Gujarat when people of Haryana are facing power cuts up to 20 hours in scorching heat.
Congress ggeneral secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala during a media briefing said instead of enforcing the supply of 1,424 MW of contracted power from APL, the state government is supplying energy at the cost of public exchequer.
He said: “It is a double whammy. APL continues to defy the power purchase agreement by not supplying 1,424 MW energy to Haryana. And, the state government is supplying almost 114 lakh units of electricity per day to APL in a reverse flow absolutely free of cost. People of Haryana are facing power cuts up to 20 hours in scorching heat.”
The former power minister said by buying electricity at ₹5.75 per unit to meet the power shortage, the state government is bleeding the public exchequer.
Congress leader said the data showed that 2,356.30 lakh units of power was exported between April 9 and 29.
Meanwhile, terming Congress’s allegations misleading, Haryana power minister Ranjit Singh said the state had nothing to do with the flow of Mundra-Mahendergarh high-voltage dedicated current transmission line. “The share of electricity in Haryana is not being exported anywhere,” the minister said.