Friday, 26 July 2013

Delhi BJP slams power tariff hike, demand immediate roll back, to launch city wide agitation

  • Common people robbed of millions by Delhi Govt., DERC to benefit Discoms
  • Massive power tariff hikes in offing after assembly polls : Goel
New Delhi, July 26 : The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today slammed DERC and the Delhi government for introducing yet another hike in power tariff. The party termed the latest hike as yet another clinching evidence of the nexus between Congress government in Delhi, the DERC and the private discoms.

Already reeling under the onslaught of inflation and corruption, the common man on the street would be hit very hard by this power tariff hike announced by the DERC today despite strong case put up by the BJP, RWAs and several other organisations.

Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel said, “This hike is a shocking case of complete sell out of people’s interests by the Delhi government and the DERC to the private DISCOMS.

To protest this “sell out” of Delhi government and DERC in the hands of DISCOMS which is causing great deal of harassment to the common people, the Delhi BJP will launch massive city wide protest to oppose this power tariff hike,” said Shri Goel.

Never in the history of Delhi has any government been so meek, corrupt and anti-people. Shri Goel said, the Delhi government, DERC and DISCOMS are already planning another power tariff hike after assembly polls which could be around 50 to 55 per cent.

“Why don’t the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit come out in them open and reveal the dubious plans of introducing completely unjustified power tariff hikes which are completely biased in the favour of DISCOMS,” Shri Goel added.

The irony is that with an honest approach, the power tariff can be easily brought down by atleast 30%. But the Chief Minister is just not ready to engager herself with any such possibility. Instead she is busy advising the people that if they cannot afford continuous increase in power tariffs, they should not use ACs and Coolers!

The BJP is committed to bring the electricity tariff down by atleast 30% and it will do so immediately when it comes to power. Meanwhile it will expose the role of Congress government in Delhi in robbing the common people of their hard-earned money through unjustified hikes in power tariff.

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