Cong stages protest against AAP govt over hike in electricity rates

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The Delhi unit of Congress on Tuesday staged a protest against the AAP government in Delhi over hike in electricity rates and demanded resignation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Several members of the Congress, holding placards, marched from the party office towards the AAP office, under the leadership of its president Anil Chaudhary, demanding immediate rollback of the increase in electricity rates.

“Kejriwal has cheated the people of Delhi. He should take back the power rates hike at any cost,” the Delhi Congress chief said.

Earlier, he said, “Kejriwal government has looted the power consumers to the tune of Rs 16,000 crore in the name of ‘fixed charges’, and the power companies have been given Rs 26,000 crore in power subsidy.”

“Kejriwal’s 200-unit free power scheme is a betrayal on the power consumers, and the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) scheme to benefit the power companies will impose additional financial burden on the people,” Chaudhary added.

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