KSEB signed short term contract with Adani: Chennithala

Idukki: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has come out with more evidence against KSEB over the contract with Adani Enterprises. He revealed more details on the contract during a press meet here on Sunday.

It is alleged that KSEB has signed an agreement with Adani Enterprises for purchasing power at an increased rate.

“KSEB has issued Letter of Award to Adani Enterprises Ltd on February 15, 2021 for purchasing electricity in April and May. As per the agreement, electricity will be purchased at Rs 3.04 per unit. KSEB Commercial and Planning wing deputy chief engineer signed and issued the letter of award to Adani group official Ankit Rabadia," revealed Chennithala.

The documents hinted that KSEB entered into a contract with the private firm to purchase electricity in four phases from April 1 to 15, April 16 to 30, May 1 to 15 and May 16 to 31. As per this, KSEB started to receive power at Rs 3.04 per unit. KSEB signed a short term contract as the poll code was in force, claimed the opposition leader.

He also criticised the minister for power MM Mani for dismissing the allegations over KSEB’s contract with Adani.

“KSEB has written a letter to the electricity regulatory commission seeking permission to purchase electricity from Adani. Following this, the Electricity Regulatory Commission held a hearing of three firms including Adani Enterprises Ltd on March 17, 2021. But even after these events, the minister claims that KSEB has no links with Adani group,” criticised Chennithala.

The opposition leader raised a sharp criticism against Pinarayi Vijayan over the alleged links with Adani group.

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