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Malik challenged the Maharashtra govt to prove him wrong and start mining the coal instead of waiting for a private company to come in.
Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson, Mr Nawab Malik has once again labelled the power crisis in the state and the subsequent load shedding as a “false crisis created for the Adani group of industries to give them coal bloc.”
Mr Malik challenged the Maharashtra government to prove him wrong and start mining the coal instead of waiting for a private company to come in.
The NCP leader also called for an investigation into claims of excessive coal production by the central government and the coal crisis by state government. “The earlier government had allotted one coal bloc in Odisha for Maharashtra and Gujarat combined. There is a company created for this join venture called MahaGuj.
This bloc was supposed to be mined by this joint company. But the state has not done that,” he said. He alleged that the state government was trying to give this bloc to the Adani group for excavatio at very cheap price. The NCP leader challenged the state government to prove him wrong by starting excavation on its own.
“The Prime Minister and Goyalji claim that India have excess production of coal. They even claimed that this production is higher than India has ever achieved in the last 70 years. But on the other hand, the state government is citing the coal crisis as the reason for less generation of electricity through its plants. So who do we believe,” he asked. Mr Malik also demanded an investigation into the amount of coal produced as well as the amount of coal needed in the state.