New Delhi: Sushilkumar Shinde, who ended his tenure as Union Power Minister on Wednesday after collapses of three power grids for two consecutive days, on Wednesday claimed his performance at the ministry was "successful".

Shinde, the new Home Minister, who was handling power portfolio till on Tuesday, rejected the criticism that the collapse of Northern, Easter and Northeast grids, which saw half of the country's population going without electricity, showed poorly on his stewardship of the Ministry.

Claiming his work as power minister was "successful", he said his six and half years in the Ministry saw an additional generation of 80,000MW, which was a "record".

"How can anyone dub me inefficient when the 11th Plan saw addition of 55,000MW of electricity, which was two and half times of capacity addition in 8th, 9th Plan and 10th Plan.

(Agencies)

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