Recent frequent power cuts in the state and citing the coal shortage as the prime reason for power generation is an artificial deficiency but not the real problem, said Siddaramaiah. Reacting to the reports of coal deficiency in power generation, Karnataka’s leader of the opposition and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah urged that this is an artificial deficiency created by the current government with the aim of thermal plants’ privatisation.
Siddaramaiah asserted that Karnataka state has sufficient electricity production and on the other hand all the reservoirs are running at the fullest and the coal deficiency seems to be unreal.
The former Karnataka’s chief Minister said the current government seems to be in favour of privatisation of thermal plants and they are totally against it.
Siddaramaiah said, “Karnataka state government is trying to privatise and that is the reason these people are creating a private deficiency of coal but we are against it, we are against privatisation.” Adding to it, the opposition leader said, the current government doesn’t have any interest in developing the Benguluru but they just want to bag the power as they know they will have numerous benefits further.