MLA flays State govt for power crisis

MLA flays State govt for power crisis

MLA U T Khader has flayed the State government for power crisis in Karnataka.

Speaking to presspersons here on Wednesday, he said that the State government with its lack of farsightedness has failed to maintain the exisiting power generating units. Though the demand for electricity is high in the district, the district is supplied with only 100 to 110 MW electricity.

 Only one unit of the UPCL is functioning, owing to the shortage of coal.

The State government should have initiated measures to supply coal to the power generating units. The State government has failed in tackling the situation.


On the inconveneince met by the passport applicants while police verification, he said the police in Dakshina Kannada district demand the witness who has signed in the applications to appear for verification. Actually in reality, there was no need for the witness to appear for the verification of the applicant.

Many a time, the witness who had signed the passport applications may not be in town when the police call for police verification.

The police in the district are also demanding the photograph of the applicant taken in front of his house. In case if the police want photograph, they can click during inquiry.

The passport in-charge officer in Mangalore had clarified the delegation which met him on Tuesday that there was no such rule that the witness had to be present during verification, the MLA said.

’CM signed many files’

To a query on the CM signing several files on Tuesday, the Mangalore MLA said “the election commission should ensure that all the projects which were signed should not be implemented.

The state government did not take up development work in the last four and half months. However, when the elections are nearing, it started announcing a few projects, to woo the voters.

The signing of the files are unconstitutional and is an attempt to fool the voters.” he alleged.