MP Govt has debt of Rs 52,000 crore: Pachouri

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Indore, May 20 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Congress President Suresh Pachouri today alleged that a debt burden of Rs 52,000 crore has been incurred by the state government under the BJP rule.

Mr Pachouri told newspersons that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was making announcements in his panchayats but those were not being implemented. Besides, results of investors' meetings were doubtful.

''While there is a gap between demand for power and its supply, Energy Minister Gaurishankar Shejwar has said the government sold power worth Rs 172 crore to other states,'' he claimed, adding that sale of power under such circumstances was objectionable.

On the government's allegation of supply of less coal from the Centre, Mr Pachouri said the government had utilised less coal than that supplied by the Centre. The Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board has been provided due amount of Rs 320 crore, which is more than in other states.

He admitted that some sections had complained about not receiving adequate representation in the state Congress committee and assured that would be rectified soon.

The Congress leader said party president Sonia Gandhi would visit the state in June.

Union Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs V Narayan Sami and All India Mahila Congress President Prabha Thakur were also present in the press conference.


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