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Meeting to finalise power ‘scam’ report deferred to November 7

The last meeting of the Legislative House Committee to finalise the report on irregularities in power purchase, was postponed to November 7 as only two people turned up to sign the report on Monday.

Published: 31st October 2017 02:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2017 09:49 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The last meeting of the Legislative House Committee to finalise the report on irregularities in power purchase, was postponed to November 7 as only two people turned up to sign the report on Monday. The committee is looking into irregularities in power purchase agreements made from 2005-2013.

Energy Minister D K Shivakumar, who heads the committee said that all the members had been invited to the meeting as it was said to be the last. “All the members have given their opinions and they have been incorporated in the report. However, we will invite all the members to another meeting on November 7, so they can sign the report,” he said.

While H D Kumaraswamy cited health reasons, Basavaraj Bommai had said he had to go to Delhi. “Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri had also cited his inability to come in a letter. We have taken all opinions and finalised the report,” he said.

Claiming that he was not aware of how many members would be attending the next meeting, Shivakumar said that only three members were required to approve the final report. “We are not trying to shut anyone down through this report. It is not in any way connected to the coal issue. I am not trying to settle scores here,” he said.

BJP spokesperson Suresh Kumar said that even though BJP considered it improper of the Energy Minister himself heading the panel, their members had nevertheless submitted their opinions.

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