KSU asks MPA govt to scrap power deal

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Shillong, Mar 25 (UNI) The Khasi Students' Union (KSU) today urged the Meghalaya Progressive Alliance government to scrap the controversial power deal struck by the former Congress-led MDA government.

The deal to hand over six power projects to private companies was kept on hold due to stiff opposition from the KSU, opposition parties and other NGOs.

In a memorandum to Power Minister Conrad K Sangma, KSU President Samuel Jyrwa said the projects were allotted to the companies without inviting international competitive bidding (ICB) as envisaged in the power policy.

He said the KSU welcomed reforms and restructuring of MeSEB ''in accordance with the Power Policy''.

''The entire process of restructuring of the board should be made transparent by providing ample opportunities to all sections of people to give their suggestions in this regard,'' Mr Jyrwa said.

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