New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday said that the Center is not ready to accept that there is a coal crisis and its policy of turning a blind eye to every problem can prove fatal for the country. They are clearly making excuses to “run away” from the crisis.
Earlier today, Union Energy Minister RK Singh slammed companies like Tata and GAIL, saying “unnecessary panic has been created about coal shortage”. He said that “sufficient power is available” and assured that the shortfall situation would be dealt with in the next few days.
Sisodia termed the minister’s statement as irresponsible. “Chief ministers across the country have been warning the Center about the imminent blackout due to the coal stock situation,” he said.
“Union Power Minister RK Singh today said there is no coal crisis and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should not have written a letter to the Prime Minister on this issue. It is sad that a Union Cabinet Minister has taken such irresponsible attitude. ” Sisodia said in a press conference.
Sisodia said, “They did the same thing when the country was facing oxygen shortage. They will not even admit that there is a problem. They try to prove the states wrong.”
He slammed the Centre, saying the government had reacted in the same way during the oxygen shortage as the second wave of COVID-19 peaked in April-May. “When we had an oxygen crisis, they kept saying there was no such crisis,” he said on the presser.