TN: How is Telangana playing with Jayalalithaa's 'Power'?

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Chennai, Oct 2: It seems that Telangana agitation left Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa red faced. On Sunday, Oct 2, the CM stated that power cuts in the state was "inevitable" following 20-day-long protest in Andhra Pradesh and a massive flood in Orissa.

Power supply in Tamil Nadu was down by 1026 MW over Telangana and Orissa flood. However, AIADMK chief also claimed that she will purchase power from the open market to cover up the shortfall.

Describing the present scenario in the state and about their future planning to control the grave situation, Jayalalithaa said, "Power supply to Tamil Nadu has been hit due to the ongoing Telengana strike and Orissa floods. Power cuts are inevitable in the state as power supply is down by 1026 MW."

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) run 2600 MW Ramagundam plant was shut down following disruption of coal supply due to the strike of workers at Singareni Collieries in support of Telangana. The TNEB faces a shortage of 780 MW as its share from the Ramagundam thermal plant.

Karnataka was one of the other states which faced difficulties to control power cut problems over Telangana agitation.

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