Delhi: Crisis over power subsidy for 46 lakh residents from Monday; Minister Atishi blames Lt Guv Saxena
Power Minister Atishi announced to stop the subsidized electricity to the people from April 15. She alleged a “conspiracy” by LG VK Saxena to stop the free electricity. Read further on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party-led government on Friday announced to stop the subsidized electricity given to the people of Delhi from April 15. Citing delay by Delhi Lt Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena in clearing the file, AAP Minister Atishi announced that from tomorrow, the subsidized bills will not be given to the 46 lakh families, said Delhi Minister Atishi while addressing a press conference.
Atishi alleged a “conspiracy” by LG Saxena to stop the free electricity scheme given by Arvind Kejriwal government to the people of Delhi.
"From today, the subsidized electricity given to the people of Delhi will be stopped. This means from tomorrow, the subsidized bills will not be given. This subsidy is stopped because AAP govt has taken the decision to continue subsidy for the coming year, but that file is with Delhi LG and till the file doesn't come back, AAP govt cannot release the subsidised bill," added the Power Minister.
However, the LG’s office refuted the allegations, saying that a "request has been received from her office... and is under active consideration."
Under AAP’s free electricity scheme, Delhiites do not have to pay anything on the 200 units of consumption of electricity. (with Agency inputs)