Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) on Thursday attacked the Central Government for deducting Rs 1417 crore from the State Government’s account for electricity bill due to Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC).
The party held press conferences across the State in all the districts separately which were addressed by senior party officials in their respective places which the party assigned them.
Addressing a press meet in the State Capital JPCC Working president, Rajesh Thakur said that deducting Rs 1417 crores from the State Government's account was due of DVC, under a tripartite agreement which came into being during the double engine Government. “But this amount was deducted in the Hemant Government under a conspiracy not deducted in the BJP rule. This shows that the Center wants to weaken the Government financially,” he added.
Addressing media persons in Lohardaga JPCC Spokesperson, Alok Dubey said that due to the negative attitude of the Central Government a lot of difficulty has arisen in front of Jharkhand Government. “DVC is saying that there is Rs 5417.50 crore due from the State Government.
“These entire amounts were owed during the time of the previous Raghubar Government. Only Rs 100 to Rs 125 core is due The present Hemant Soren led coalition Government has not paid Only Rs 100 to Rs 125 core to the company which is also assured by the Government as soon as possible it will pay,” he added.
Hitting hard on the Central Government for deducting the huge amount during the time of crisis, JPCC Spokesperson, Lal Kishorenath Shahdeo said that the party will not keep quiet on the issue. The Central Government should have thought before taking such a hasty decision that how the poor state like Jharkhand will arrange the money during the time of crisis.
Addressing a press meet in Khunti JPCC Leader, Sunny Toppo said that the Central Government is not returning the amount of GST compensation of Rs 2982 crore to the Jharkhand Government. “At the same time, Coal India and SAIL owe Rs 38600 crore. Apart from this, Rs 33000 crore is owed to coal companies,” he added.
Similar press meets were organised by the Congress leaders separately in all the districts of the State.