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Fact Check: No, Modi govt is not introducing ‘one nation, one power tariff’ law

Is India headed towards a uniform power tariff policy? That is what a message circulating on social media claims. The message in Bengali translates to, “Power tariffs will be uniform throughout the country as the Modi government is introducing ‘one nation, one tariff’ law.”

The message was posted by Facebook page “B.J.P West Bengal”. This is not the official Facebook page of the Bengal BJP unit.

Posted by B.J.P West Bengal on Monday, 11 January 2021
India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found the claim to be misleading. The Union government is not implementing any “one nation, one power tariff’ law.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

AFWA investigation
With the help of keyword search, we found several media reports, on BJP Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik proposing uniform electricity charges throughout India during Zero Hour of the Upper House on July 15, 2019.

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