New Delhi: An all-party delegation led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi and submitted a memorandum to press for various demands, including coal linkage of the Barauni thermal power expansion project in Bihar.

The delegation sought 50 percent of power generated at NTPC's two upcoming plants in the state including coal linkages to expansion plans of 500 MW Barauni thermal power unit.

Nitish requested the Prime Minister for allotment of 50 percent of electricity generated at Barh stage I sand Kahalgaon stage II thermal power plants to the state.

Speaking to media post-meeting, the Chief Minister said that after accepting the memorandum, Manmohan Singh promised that the demands will be looked into.

"The Barauni power plant is a central government unit and hence it is the responsibility of the Centre to ensure regular coal supply for its two new units of 250 MW each which are in final stages," Nitish said.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Energy Minister Vijendra Yadav, leader of opposition Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Gulam Gaus from RJD, Sadanand Singh from Congress, Kedar Pandey from CPI, Basudev Singh from CPM and Zakir Hussain Khan from LJP were part of the delegation.

(JPN)