Ahmedabad, May 25 : A union minister from Gujarat has written to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel against State Energy Minister Saurabh Patel-Dalal, complaining that the latter was ignoring an important issue that he had raised with him.
In his letter to the chief minister dated May 23, Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs in the Narendra Modi government Mansukh Vasava, stated that he had written to Saurabh Patel with a request to provide additional two-hour electricity to the farmers in South Gujarat, on the lines of the state government decision to provide 10-hour electricity to north and central Gujarat farmers, but his request fell on deaf ears.
Vasava said this move by the state government was fuelling resentment among farmers in South Gujarat for they are unable to irrigate their crops because of inadequate power supply.
Vasava, who shared his letter on his social media platform, asserted that it appears Saurabh Patel was “not interested” in solving the problems of farmers, so much so that he had not even bothered to reply to his letter of April 29, 2016.
Saurabh Patel could not be contacted on the issue.