Terming the Centre’s proposed Electricity Bill, 2020 as ‘draconian’ and aimed at taking away powers of the states, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday said PM Narendra Modi is working towards complete centralisation of power. The UPA government too had centralised power in some sectors, he added.
“The Electricity Act of 2003 was against the federal spirit and intended to curtail the powers of the states. Chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Delhi have spoken with me. Our TRS MPs will take up the issue in Parliament,” Chandrasekhar Rao said during a short discussion on the new Electricity Bill.
The assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution, moved by the CM, against the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 and asked the Centre to withdraw it.