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Yogi's power sector privatisation plan facing opposition in own backyard

Ruling BJP leaders urge Yogi to scarp plan to privatise power distribution

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Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
After facing stiff resistance of the opposition parties and power employees over the proposed privatisation of power distribution in the urban areas of Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Yogi Adityanath is now facing the disapproval in his own backyard with ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders also joining the chorus.

Several BJP policymakers have written to Adityanath seeking scrapping of the privatisation plan. Lucknow Member of Parliament (MP) Kaushal Kishore has written to Adityanath saying the sole motive of the private companies was to earn profit and they could never replace public sector undertakings. Therefore, the government should reconsider its decision

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First Published: Mar 30 2018 | 6:56 PM IST

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