Monday, 5 August 2013

Delhi BJYM takes out silent protest against power tariff

  • Delhi BJYM workers undertake power tariff awareness campaign
  • Delhi BJP to hold Bijli Andolan Rally on August 11 at Ramlila Grounds 

New Delhi, August 5: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Delhi Pradesh today staged a silent protest at various places across Delhi over the issue of power tariff hike. The repeated hikes in power tariff in Delhi have hurt the budget of city dwellers. The BJYM workers spread across the city carrying placards aimed at creating awareness among people of Delhi about the anti-people attitude of the Delhi government and the power discoms.
The workers of the BJYM protested at various traffic signals, metro stations, bus stands and all other prominent places across the length and breadth of the national capital. The BJYM workers took out this drive as a prelude to the massive Bijli Andolan rally at Ramlila Grounds by Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel scheduled for August 11, 2013. The objective of the today's protest was to educate the people of Delhi about the unsympathetic behavior of the Sheila Dikshit government with regard to the power needs of the citizens.
Today’s protest by the BJYM evoked huge response at several places in the city including ITO, Rajghat, Patel Chowk Metro Station and Rajiv Chowk Metro Station. Leading the silent protest today, BJYM Delhi President Gaurav Khari said that this was an attempt to spread awareness among people about bad policy making and unabated price rise under the Sheila Dikshit government.

The electricity generation and distribution in Delhi have been mismanaged in the city for over past 15 years, during which period the power tariff has seen a hike of 70%. While the discoms have been found fudging their accounts, the Delhi government has supported these Discoms.

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