Shinde promises 4,000 MW project if Cong comes to power

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Bangalore, May 10 (UNI) Union Minister for Power Sushil Kumar Shinde today promised to sanction a 4,000 MW ultra mega power project (UMPP) to the power-starved state if the Congress was voted to power in Karnataka.

Addressing the media at the KPCC office here, he said a similar project could not be implemented at Tadadi in the North Canara District due to protests, though the State was facing severe power shortage.

If the Congress was voted to power, he would get an another similar UMPP to Karnataka, he added.

Accusing the BJP of being in the 'habit' of indulging in bogus voting, he said this was evident in today's first phase elections when 30 people from Andhra Pradesh were arrested in R T Nagar in the city.

Justifying the free power offer by the Congress in its manifesto, he said the Electricity Act of 2003 had provided for such a scheme.

This was subject to the state government to setting aside the shortfall in its budget.

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