Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Thousands of people of Lal Bagh J.J. cluster stage big demonstration to protest against hefty power bills
To protest against hefty power bills more than five thousand poor citizens of J.J. cluster Azadpur staged strong demonstration at Hudson Line office of NDPL under the leadership of BJP Delhi Pradesh President Shri Vijender Gupta and former Municipal Councilor Raj Khurana. They raised thunderous slogans ‘Bijli Ke Bade Hue Daam – Wapas Lo – Wapas Lo’.
Addressing the people present on this occasion, Shri Gupta told that all the three power companies are earning profit of thousands of crores. Even after that power tariff has been increased by 34% with the connivance of Delhi Government and DERC. Now the bills being served to the people are two times higher. Even in J.J. clusters bill of 5,000 rupees have been served whereas the monthly income the families living in J.J. clusters is not more than 6,000 rupees.
He has raised a question to Sheila Dikshit that how a family which earns 6,000 per month will be able to pay power bill of 4 to 5 thousand rupees. He has demanded that a fixed charge of Rs. 200 per month be recovered from all the poor families of Delhi so that these families may be able to maintain themselves. He has reminded the Chief Minister that at the time of privatization of power the Congress Government had talked about fixed charge of Rs. 170/- per month from the J.J. clusters. Now hefty power bills are being served in these clusters which is injustice with the poor families.
Former Municipal Councilor Raj Khurana told that the Congress Government is fully anti poor. This Government is working in favour of corrupt persons, touts, middlemen and profiteers. Anti poor character of the Congress has been exposed. He has demanded the Government and the DERC to immediately withdraw the hefty power bills. On this occasion the President of Lal Bagh Sudhar Samiti Gopal Sharma, Mahila Pradhan Mrs. Laxmi also addressed the people participating in the demonstration.