Bangalore, May 10 (UNI) Union Minister for Power Sushil Kumar Shinde today said that if Congress was voted to power in Karnataka, he would ensure sanction of a 4000 MW ultra mega power project to the power starved state.
Addressing reporters in the KPCC office here, he said the state despite facing severe shortage of power could not implement a similar project in Tadadi in North Canara district due to protests.
If Congress voted to power he would get another similar ultra power project to Karnataka, he said.
Mr Shinde accused the BJP of being in the 'habit' indulging in bogus voting and this was evident in today's first phase elections where 30 persons from Andhra Pradesh was 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 provided for such a scheme. This was subject to the state government set aside the shortfall in its budget.
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