Rajiv

Let there be Light…

In Bihar, News, rants on February 11, 2011 at 1:14 am

Story about Bhagalpur and the electricity hasn’t changed much in these years. The power crisis in the silk city is as grave as it used to be decades back, when I was there. The city in particular, barely saw the bulb glowing for continuous 4 hours a day. And it continues to be the same, despite the much talked about development agenda of a neo Chief Minister. This government seems to be more pathetic because the very Own Deputy CM is elected by the same people of Bhagalpur.

The new development that we heard long back is the NTPC‘s new Power station coming up at Badh, the largest in the country. 5 years have gone by but the station is still incomplete. Kahalgaon continues to be the sole station generating power. Bihar gets a fraction of the electricity produced by it. Center has no answer for this and Nitish raises this issue of step brotherly treatment by center.

The recent acute power shortage has hit the entire state, not only Bhagalpur but Purnia, Saharsha, Begusarai, Muzzafarpur and others also. Reason being, the derailment of wagon carrying coal to Kahalgaon Thermal Station. Now, who is responsible for the upkeep of railways? Aren’t public paying Taxes? Why this negligence? It’s time Public servants (with public servants I mean elected Politicians be at center or state or in Govt or in opposition) get their facts straight. NO WORK-NO VOTE.

My suggestion, Don’t be complacent, if you are sitting MLA or MP. If you can’t work, that place is not for you. There are millions waiting, Seat is up for Grab Mr. Minister

Let there be Light…

TOI Article on Acute Power Shortage

Turnaround of Indian State could serve as Model

  1. Isn’t it funny. Our politicians take their jobs so casually. They aren’t scared of getting fired ( voted out ) are they?

    • they have inherited this attitude from earlier generation. One become MP or MLA only for the perks nothing else, Not at all for social work ironically which is mandatory

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  3. Your country is so big – applying pressure must be very difficult. Good MP’s are hard to find the world over.

    • right Alan, pressures don’t work here, but that fear of not being elected next time must be there otherwise they won’t work at all…
      Really there’s dearth of good politicians world over.
      When the streets want change badly they can certainly do it. Tunisia and now Egypt is an example. Right now I read Mubarak resigned, Don’t know how true it’s.

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