Staff Reporter, Bhopal
Alleging the ruling Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) is involved in a “power scam” with Amarkantak-based Lanco Power Limited (LPL), the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the multi-crore scam.
“The BJP regime in connivance with the power company involved in the scam. The LPL inked an agreement with the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board in 2005 to sell 300 MW power but the company cancelled it unilaterlly without any prior notice in 2008. After this, the LPL had earned Rs 629.60 crore in the open market in between 2009-10,” MPCC Spokesman Ravi Saxena told media here. Mr Saxena said the party would also write a letter to the Election Commission of India in this regard.
Mr Saxena said according the agreement, the LPL agreed to sell power for Rs 2.25 per unit in September 2008 but the company scrapped the agreement and made profit to the tune of Rs 467.50 cr by selling power in much higher price while the turnover of the company is only 162.10 cr. He alleged that due to this scam the BJP regime betrayed the people of the state.
He said the MPCC would submit a memorandum to Governor Ram Naresh Yadav and apprise him of the scam for taking action.