Sena had opposed the DF government for buying power from DPC at a higher rate. "As of now, it costs almost Rs 3.5 per unit for the state to generate power by any source, be it thermal, water or gas. Then whats wrong if we buy power from dabhol at lesser rate," Mr Rane pointed out.
According to the Sena leader looking at the power scenario it was essential to set up new generation units. But this would take at least five to seven years and the state cannot wait that long. "Since the Dabhol project already exists, it will not be improper to purchase power from this project," he noted.
Mr Rane held the DF government responsible for the power shortage in the state and said it had not made any move to reduce the gap between demand and supply.