AAP’s power subsidy promise at the core of electoral battle with BJP in Goa

On Monday, 26 July 2021, Delhi’s Power Minister Satyendar Jain will be in Goa. He accepted Goa’s Power Minister Nilesh Cabral’s challenge to debate the possibility of the power subsidy that AAP’s party chief Arvind Kejriwal promised to the citizens of Goa.

On Wednesday, 14 July, Aam Aadmi Party national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had kickstarted his party’s campaign for the state assembly elections scheduled early next year by promising every Goan family 300 units of free electricity per month if AAP is voted to office.

He had also said they would waive off all pending power dues and provide free electricity for agricultural purposes.

“Goans are fed up with inflated power bills. AAP will guarantee 300 units of free electricity every month for every Goan family when AAP forms the government,” the Delhi CM had shared with reporters.

In November 2020, Nilesh Cabral had challenged AAP to debate the ‘power model’ of Goa and Delhi respectively. Raghav Chadha had accepted that challenge then but after Cabral did not respond, Delhi Jal Board Vice Chairman and Party’s National Spokesperson Chadha had alleged that the BJP high command hadn’t permitted Cabral to follow through with the challenge.

After the CM’s visit, Chadha posted a video message BJP and Nilesh Cabral in which he stated that the BJP-led Goa government had got a ‘440 watt’ shock after AAP’s announcement on 24×7 free electricity supply to all Goan houses.

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