With the Centre citing transmission constraints, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday demanded that the entire power generated by Central generating stations totalling 2,830 MW in the state be allocated to it as an interim measure to tide over the power crisis.

Facing a power deficit of 4,000 MW by Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying she had been requesting for additional allocation but “to our disappointment”, the Centre’s response has been “totally negative.”