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Sidhu, 'concerned' over power cuts, owes Rs 8 lakh bill

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
July 02, 2021 23:42 IST
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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who on Friday expressed concern over the power situation in Punjab, allegedly owes over Rs 8 lakh as pending bills to the state power utility.

IMAGE: Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu leaves after meeting party leader Rahul Gandhi at his residence in New Delhi. Photograph: Shrikant Singh/ANI Photo

According to the website of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, the electricity charges to the tune of Rs 8,67,540 of his Amritsar home are yet to be paid, with July 2 as the last date for making payment.

Sidhu was not available for comments despite repeated attempts.


As Punjab reels under unscheduled power cuts, Sidhu on Friday sought a law to nullify the power purchase agreements signed during the tenure of the previous Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party government.

Sidhu said there will be no need to go for power cuts or regulate the office timings if the state acts "in the right direction".

The Punjab government on Thursday had reduced timings of government offices and ordered cut down on power supply to high energy-consuming industries as the electricity demand in the state soared to over 14,000 MW a day.

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