Vote us to power to get cheaper power: BJP
Riding the public sentiment over increase in power rates, the BJP on Tuesday promised to bring the tariff down if it was voted to power.
The party also announced its intention to register an FIR on October 13 against the people who had turned down a suggestion by former DERC chairman to reduce power tariff.
"On May 5, 2010, the then chairman of DERC was likely to pass orders to reduce power tariffs by 23 per cent, but the previous day, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit — who was also the Energy Minister — wrote to the DERC against decreasing power tariff. At the time, BJP had initiated a movement against the conspiracy of chief minister," Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta said.
Gupta said an FIR will be lodged against two members of DERC, officials of Delhi Power department and the chief minister.
The BJP leader pointed out the DERC audit finding that power distribution companies had collected Rs 3,577 crore extra from consumers.
Case registered against Goel
The Delhi Police registered a case under Section 186 (causing obstruction in the discharge of a public servant's duty) against BJP leader Vijay Goel on Tuesday. Goel had cornered DERC chief
P D Sudhakar on Monday during a public meeting on restoration of power slabs. The BJP leader allegedly did not allow Sudhakar to move till he responded to the demand for reducing power tariff.
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