- Delhi govt’s advertisements at taxpayers cost on power tariff are misleading:Goel
- Many states and cities have cheaper power tariff than Delhi
- Seven councillors join BJP to get Delhi rid of Congress misrule
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
New Delhi, July 31st. The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party today slammed the Congress government for “Misleading” publicity campaign which falsely claims that Delhi’ites are getting cheap power.
Addressing a press conference today along with Delhi election co-incharge Sh. Navjot Singh Siddhu, Delhi BJP President Sh. Vijay Goel said that the recent advertisements splashed all over the media at the cost of taxpayers’ money, in which Delhi government has claimed that higher electricity rates compared to Delhi exist in four other states, are completely misleading. A majority of consumers have consumption of more than 200 units.
Shri Goel said that out of 28 states, perhaps, there are most likey only four states which have higher electricity tariffs than Delhi and the CM is claiming otherwise.
He further added that to protest the unabated hike in power tariff and expose the Congress government’s nexus with private DISCOMS, the BJP will hold a massive rally on 11 August at Ramlila Maidan as a part of its ongoing Bijli Andloan.
“Our Bijli Andolan is symbolic of the entire gamut of inflation that the country is facing today under Congress’s misrule. Be it petrol or diesel, food grains or groceries, buying house or renting, the prices of everything is going beyond the reach of a common man. We are protesting against this back-breaking inflation under the aegis of Bijli Andolan and organizing a historic rally on August 11 at Ramlila Maidan that will shake the very foundation of this corrupt Congress government,” said Shri Goel.
Sh. Goel informed that that in a meeting with Delhi Elections Incharge Shri Nitin Gadkari today morning, every Mandal president, District President, MLA, Councillor etc has been asked to put his entire weight behind making the August 11 rally a grand success.
Earlier in the day, seven municipal councilors - who either contested as independents or on other party tickets - joined the BJP along with thousands of their supporters. The names of the these Councillors are Shri Suresh Garg (Independent, Ward No. 61, Trinagar), Shri Naresh Balyan (Independent, Ward No.126, Nawada), Shri Pradeep Kumar (Independent, Ward No.133, Chhawla), Shri Krishna Kumar Sehrawat (Independent, Ward No. 144, Mahipalpur), Shri Pramod Tanwar (Independent, Ward No. 152, Naraina), Shri Rahul Pradbhudayal Sai (BSP, Ward No. 39, Sultanpur Mazra), Shri Chander Prakash (JD (U), Ward No. 195, Govindpuri).
They were formally inducted in the party by Shri Goel and Shri Siddhu in a function held at Delhi BJP’s office this afternoon.
The newly inducted concillors reposed faith in the leadership of Shri Goel and vowed to assist him in his fight to dislodge the present Delhi government. Welcoming the councilors in party folds, Shri Goel stated that the joining of these councilors is a sign of things to come as people suffering at the hands of Congress misrule of 15 years are looking upon BJP as the most viable alternative for good governance.