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Left lobby meets PM on private power

A group of power workers, engineers and economists, led by prominent Left leaders met the prime minister yesterday to oppose the complete privatisation of the power sector and to press for a review of the Electricity Act 2003 mentioned in the National Common Minimum Programme (NCMP).  " It was a productive meeting. We discussed the electricity industry and the prime minister has said he will be taking up our reservations with the power minister," said AB Bardhan, general secretary, Communist Party of India (CPI).  Maintaining that the common minimum programme had stated that the ...