A power failure occurred on Saturday minutes before Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s rally during the Congress party’s ‘Bharat Jodi Yatra’ in Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow. Congress leader Digvijaya Singh alleged that the blackout could be a conspiracy of the state government. However, according to the electricity department, the power failure was due to a technical fault.
According to eyewitnesses, Dr. BR Ambedkar’s memorial on the outskirts of the city was plunged into darkness after two power cuts in a span of 15 minutes. However, power supply was restored within 15 minutes before Rahul Gandhi reached the Ambedkar memorial.
Mhow is a Tehsil in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh. It is the birthplace of Dr. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution.
The information about the power failure went viral on social media in a few seconds. When asked about the power cut, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh alleged that the ‘blackout’ could be a conspiracy by the state government.
Meanwhile, Rajesh Mahor, executive engineer of Madhya Pradesh Paschim Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company, told that due to technical fault there was power failure.
Bharat Jodo Yatra of Congress entered Mhow on Saturday evening. The yatra left for Indore on Sunday morning. The yatra will go to Indore today where Rahul Gandhi will address a meeting at Rajwada this evening. The yatra had entered Burhanpur district on 23 November.
As per the program declared by the Congress, the yatra will cover a distance of 380 kms in the Malwa-Nimar region of western Madhya Pradesh within 12 days before entering Rajasthan on December 4.