Why Arvind Kejriwal should protest for Assam’s power woes

Arvind Kejriwal
Guwahati, April 12: For every two hours of power supply, Guwahati has to endure one hour of darkness. This is how the biggest city of north-east India is fighting its power woes.

But, the government seems to be least bothered about the plight of the people.

Last year, power supply in Assam was hugely affected after the regional grid tripped due to heavy load following the collapse of northern and eastern grids.

The collapse led to large-scale power cuts throughout the state.

The regular and unwarned power cuts have affected the student community a lot.

"My exams are a week ahead. I am unable to study at night, due to frequent power cuts. I don't know what to do," lamented Pranjal Bora, a college student in Guwahati.

It is not just the students, but everyone is paying a heavy price for power crisis.

Monojit Kakoti, an entrepreneur, who runs a small-scale industry, says power cut has hugely affected work in his unit.

"My employees can't work as power cuts are constant throughout the day. The production rate has been severely affected in my unit," rued Monojit.

In such a situation, activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal should come to Guwahati and stage protests to help residents, suggests activist Subir Choudhury.

Recently, Kejriwal underwent 15-day-long fast to protest against inflated power and water bills in New Delhi.

"The government run by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is least bothered about citizens' plight. We need large-scale protest to end daily power cuts in Guwahati," added Choudhury.

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