Published On : Mon, Aug 12th, 2013
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Power Pinch : BJP to agitate against Spanco in Nagpur again; Will it succeed this time?

File Photo of one such agitation led by Nagpur City BJP leaders

Nagpur News: With the entire monsoon session of Maharashtra state assembly gone without the issue of Spanco trouble in Nagpur being raised all eyes are now focused on Tuesday’s agitation against the erring power franchise.  The local BJP leaders though spoke tall on the issue but failed drastically to raise the issue in the assembly’s monsoon issue which has bothered the citizens for quite some time. The rising power bills and erratic power meters have been the cause of major concern for the distressed consumers in Nagpur.

Now with their fresh spell of agitation on August 13 outside Spanco’s head office in Civil Lines area here, the leaders from BJP, the main opposition party in state assembly, are trying to resurrect the issue which they blatantly forgot during the assembly session.

The BJP had last month staged demonstration in front of Spanco’s Tulsibagh, Mahal office to register their protest against the malfunctioning power franchise. More recently, the party MLA Vikas Kumbhare and hundreds of aggrieved consumers had stormed the Spanco head office in Civil Lines and even resorted to violence, damaging property worth lakhs of rupees. However, the Spanco withstood all the odds and continues to hold consumers to ransom.

The BJP leaders, this time, have been determined to launch a decisive battle against Spanco. Accordingly, a massive agitation is going to be undertaken in front of Spanco’s Civil Lines Headquarters under the leadership of State Unit BJP President Devendra Fadnavis and Central Nagpur MLA Vikas Kumbhare. Other leaders who would be participating in the agitation include City BJP President and East Nagpur MLA Krishna Khopde, General Secretary Sandeep Joshi, Rajesh Bagdi, Pramod Pendke, Sudhakar Kohale, Panju Totwani, Yuva Morcha’s Bunty Kukde, City BJP Vice-President Subhashbhau Kotecha, Corporator Pradeep Pohane, Bhupendra Chelani, and others.