No electricity, no vote: Nitish Kumar

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  1. Yusuf

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    PATNA: In a piece of good news for the millions of power-starved in Bihar, chief minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday announced that he will not ask for votes in the 2015 assembly elections if his government fails to provide electricity to the villages.

    "I will not ask people to vote for us in the next state assembly polls if we fail to provide electricity to each village in Bihar by 2015," Kumar said at an official function to mark Independence Day here.

    Kumar said electricity has become the main focus of his Janata Dal (United) -led government. "We have been working seriously on the electricity front to provide it to all in next few years," he said.

    Kumar said the state government had already demanded its share in an upcoming thermal power plant of the National Thermal Power Corporation in Barh in Patna district. Besides, his government has cleared other power projects in the private sector in the state, he said.

    By promising electricity to all in Bihar, Kumar has sent a message of hope to the people, majority of whom are still living in the lantern age due to shortage of power in the state.

    While Bihar's daily power requirement is between 2,500 and 3,000 MW, the state produces merely 100 MW, said a Bihar State Electricity Board ( BSEB) official, who did not want to be named.

    The central government supplies 1,100-1,200 MW power to the state. Bihar is facing a deficit of over 1,200 MW, they said.

    No electricity, no vote: Nitish Kumar - The Times of India
     
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    He is fast becoming like Rakhi sawant of Politics :D
     
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    hoping bihar votes for good governance in the next elections
     
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    Whats wrong in a CM setting goals to ask for votes than someone like mamta and mullahyam who come out with all kinds of sops (read appeasement)
     
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    the power requirement speaks a lot about Bihar at 3000mw:rofl: In AP it is around 13000mw
     
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    Yusuf is there another guy on this forum using your avatar? Sometimes I get confused.
    Back on topic, no matter how much we criticize Nitish, he is the best thing which happened to Bihar after independence.
     
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    Nitish was able to get coal linkage recently. Still, 500MW is puny

    Nitish Kumar gets coal supply for Bihar plant with PM’s help - Times Of India

     
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    well in ap there are a lot of industries along with household utilization increasing day by day,both urban and rural. same with tamilnadu
    both states saw severe shortage of power this year
    hope the same situation in other states

    atleast he has the guts to announce that he will provide electricity.our state cm (a.p) announced publicly that he cant help for power shortages
     
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    Shows how easy it is to get good growth rates in under developed states. There are no industries to speak of. Even if you do very little you can still get 10+% growth. Anyways good that things are moving in Bihar. Hope to see more industries in this state with one of the highest density of people. With the labour force that the possess they can even surpass the top states in a decade or two.
     

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