Will revive Godhna if BJP forms govt: C’garh CM

Raman Singh. PTI photo.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Thursday said his government will revive Karnataka’s proposal to set up coal-based power plants in Godhna if the BJP comes to power in Karnataka.

The previous BJP government in Karnataka had proposed to set up a 1,600 MW coal-based thermal power project in Godhna village in Jangir Champa district of Chhattisgarh. However, the project has not moved much forward during the last few years.

“We will revive the project and ensure its early completion if the BJP is voted to power in Karnataka,” Dr Singh told reporters in Bengaluru.

Dr Singh accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of cancelling the project.

Dr Singh was in Bengaluru on his way to accompany BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa in Shikaripura in Shivamogga district while he filed his nomination papers for the Assembly polls.

The Chattisgarh chief minister lashed out at Siddaramaiah and called him anti-Dalit and anti-farmer. He charged that more than 3,500 farmers had committed suicide in the state during the five years of the Congress regime.

“The BJP government under Yeddyurappa will solve all problems in Karnataka,” Dr Singh said.

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