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Stop free power to farmers: Pawar

May 08, 2005 19:05 IST

Union agriculture minister and chief of the ruling Nationalist Congress Party in Maharashtra, Sharad Pawar, has reportedly opined that free power to farmers be scrapped to tide over the burgeoning power crisis in the state.

Pawar was speaking to a TV news channel in Pune on Sunday.

He said the Maharashtra government would have to take full responsibility for the power shortage in the state.

Pawar was in Pune to inaugurate a power plant.

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Sub: At Last

Dear Mr. Pawar At last you have realized that free power is a big burden on the exchequer.I hope that there can be a political ...

Posted by Kapil Sharma

Sub: Why not?

Of course!! You won the elections on that point. Now that you have pushed entire Maharashtra into darkness, why not? Congressmen playing games with the ...

Posted by sachin

Sub: Stop Free Power - Pawar

Please check your news item. Pawar inaugerated a SUB STATION not a POWER PLANT

Posted by Milind

Sub: free farmers from bloodsucking middlemen

Giving free power to the formers is the most environmentally destructive policy of all the policies the governments in India had taken since independence. It ...

Posted by prattipati

Sub: Re: ''Stop giving free power: Pawar''

Hi, \"Well said Sharad Pawar\". The country has been waiting since Independence for a politician to stand up for the real issues without covering up ...

Posted by Stanley


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