Continuing on where I left off the last time time, let’s once again quote Mr Bardhan:
In a state like Delhi, for instance, can any private power distributor without an established work force be able to carry out electrification?
The answer to that is of course no. No distributor, private or public, can carry out electrification without an established workforce. But if that question was intended to demonstrate that only the government can have an established workforce, that is patently false. One doesn’t quite know where to begin in trying to point out how ridiculous that contention is. It is empirically false, not just theoretically false.