Shiromani Akali Dal stage protest: Shiromani Akali Dal staged protest at Parsram chowk in Bathinda against Punjab Government. The protest is being continued regarding the decision of closing of all thermal plants in Punjab. They staged protest by wearing mask of Congress workers.Come 2018, Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP), also called Bathinda Thermal Plant, will permanently stop generating electric power. Captain Amarinder Singh government has cited an unbearable running loss of Rs 1,300 crore per month for deciding the closure of all four units of the plant. The decision was based on the report of a sub-committee constituted to look into the matter, which three Cabinet ministers Brahm Mohindra, Manpreet Singh Badal and Rana Gurjit Singh.Interestingly, all of them supported the proposal, which pushed the Council of Ministers to give a go ahead. Due to this decision, thermal power plant employees started protesting on the roads. Slogans being raised against Punjab Govt in Ropar and Bathinda. They Warned to withdraw decision immediately. The Cabinet, however, assured that it would be done without any job losses for the employees.
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