SBI chief meets Gujarat CM amid uncertainty on thermal power plants
Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson, SBI, met Chief Minister Vijay Rupani amid the distress offer by the power producers to offload 51 per cent stake of their power plants for a token ?1 to the state utility, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL).
While sources at the chief ministers’ office confirmed the SBI chief’s visit, they termed the visit ‘courtesy visit’ and remained tight-lipped about the topic of discussion.
On the other hand, Bhattacharya is also learnt to have met top officials in the Energy Department headed by Additional Chief Secretary, Sujit Gulati.
While Gulati could not be reached despite repeated attempts, officials from the Energy Department chose not to divulge any detail about the meeting.