Union accuses bhp of sparking three day strike in Bengal

Union accuses bhp of sparking three day strike in Bengal

Bengal: Two days of protests forced BHP Power Ltd’s chief Bhupinder Singh Goyal to resign today. The company’s chief also called for t?????al??????ks with unions. BHP has launched a strike in the state after allegations that the b?????hajans (electric panels) had been damaged in a power line explosion in April, killing a youth. It wants the company to give compensation to the families of the injured. The strike, which lasted till 11 pm, had forced BHP’s chief to resign. According to official sources, Goyal, who has long been critical of the power crisis in the state, told his colleagues on May 1: “The government has to act urgently. The bhajans are one of the most vulnerable pieces of infrastructure and will take more than 11 lakh people to death if we are unable to fix them.”Bhajans were among the most critical sources of electricity supply in the state which has been under a state of emergency since the onset of April’s power crisis. However, power is intermittent at present. The government has blamed problems with the supply of bhajans on the state’s “lack of expertise in assessing and dealing with risks”. According to an interview with the Economic Times by Bhajans Union Congress leader Prakash Kadam last week, three weeks ago, a company official told Kadam that there was no such problem. He added: “Bhajans don’t fail.”However, officials from the Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (BIRC), Bengal Power Company (BPC), the state power department (SP) and BHP Power has rejected all claims made by the bhajans’ union that a power line under construction had been damaged. A senior SP officer said that because the issue was with the local contractors, it did not have to report its findings to the commission. He said the commission would take up the matter after all the agencies involved had had an opportunity to comment.

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