AAP hits out at BJP over power supply, should first look at their own governed states, says Sisodia
New Delhi, Jun 18 (UNI) Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday hit out at the BJP saying that it is just trying to rake up the issue in recent weeks, whereas the truth remains that the Delhi government has been successful at maintaining the cheapest power tariffs in the country for the last four and a half years.
Addressing a press conference here Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that on the one hand the BJP is protesting in Delhi, while its own government in the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh has initiated the process for hiking electricity tariffs by 26% this summer.
Mr Sisodia attacking BJP termed their reaction on the matter as hypocrisy and further said, a shocking situation has come to light with respect to electricity supply. On the one hand, the BJP is raising the issue of power pricing in Delhi, but on the other, wherever the BJP is in power, it is looting the people in the name of power bills. The media has reported today that the neighbouring government of Uttar Pradesh run by the BJP is looking to hike its power tariff by 26% in the peak of summer”, he said.
“The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd has written to the UP Electricity Regulatory Commission asking for a 25% hike in the tariff. This will be a big blow to the people of UP who already pay 5 times that of Delhi consumers. In Delhi, BJP leaders are protesting over power prices despite the fact that Delhi has the cheapest electricity in the country. Instead of doing that, they should first focus on stopping the open loot of the people of UP where they are running a government,” said Mr Sisodia.
He said that Delhi has 24x7 power supply and further questioned the regularity of supply in other NCR cities like Noida, Ghaziabad.
He added saying that such power supply situation has been possible because of the Delhi Government.
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