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MP: Congress wary as power cuts return in poll season

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Power outages have returned to haunt 'energy surplus' as well as the ruling at a time when political heat is going up in the run-up to the elections along with the summer mercury.

Well aware of the political cost of the power cuts, especially during elections are around, and seasoned has sought a status report on availability of power, distribution and the power cuts carried out in the last one month from and other higher ups, a party functionary said Tuesday.

"Nath has sought to know from the concerned persons whether power cuts were being carried out under a conspiracy when the state is power surplus," said state

recently told a public meeting in his home district that some staffers of power distribution companies were working against the who will be dealt with after the model code of conduct comes to end.

In 2003, outgoing had famously said that power shortage in the state has dealt an electric shock to Congress party in that year's assembly polls.

The Congress, which returned to power after a gap of 15 years last year, has become wary of power cuts now.

will vote in four phases beginning April 29.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 21:40 IST