Bengaluru, Oct 23 (PTI) As a power crisis looms large in Karnataka in the wake of acute coal shortage, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy Tuesday said the Centre was not allocating the state’s share of coal despite repeated requests. Also Read - '97 People on Board Shramik Specials Died Till 9 Sept': Centre Cites Data on Migrant Deaths For 1st Time

Kumarawamy also pulled up the state electricity department officials for not acting in time and for failure to inform him about the situation in advance. Also Read - 'Pubs Are Ruining Youngsters, Shut Them Down in All Districts', Demands Karnataka BJP Chief

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Talking to reporters here, the chief minister said requests had been sent to the Centre in the last two months for coal supply and he had also drawn the attention of the Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal recently through a tweet to the situation.

Kumaraswamy said he had convened a meeting of electricity department officials to take corrective measures to minimise loadshedding due to power shortage.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.