Chandigarh: Main opposition INLD Monday lashed out at the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government for allegedly misleading the people on the issue of power supply in Haryana.

INLD Secretary General Ajay Singh Chautala alleged that the power shortage crisis is the creation of the Hooda government itself.

He alleged that the state government has ulterior motives to mint money through purchase of power from private sources at higher rates.

In a statement here, Chautala claimed that on one side Haryana is facing acute power shortage and on other hand government had written a letter to the Centre, the Power Ministry for diverting the available power (state's share) from Jhajjar Power Project to other states with the plea that Haryana has sufficient and surplus power for its needs.

"It is astonishing that the Hooda government's letter dated February 3, 2012 stated that the state do not need any power for next six months. All this shows the anti-people policies and mind set of Hooda government," Chautala alleged.

He further said that Haryana state is reeling under water and power shortage and public is up in arms against the state government for its alleged failure on all fronts.

Meanwhile, a state Congress leader has trashed the claims of the INLD leader on power shortage, saying the Hooda government has taken a number of steps to improve the power situation in Haryana.



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