The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today hit the streets against the rise in electricity charges and demanded that the state government fulfil its assurance of free electricity for 100 units per month.
The BJP led by its office bearers today staged an agitation at Raviwar Karanja, demanding that the state government immediately withdraw the hike in tariff charges applicable since April 2020.
Led by the BJP general secretary Devyani Pharande, city unit president Girish Palve and other office-bearers, the party workers burnt a copies of bills issued by the Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL).
“We are fighting for the rights of the consumers, who have been forced to pay the inflated electricity bills. The company has also increased tariff without warning and the government is not concerned about it,” claimed Pharande.
The BJP leaders slammed the company for the alleged high-handedness of officials, who allegedly asked the consumers to first pay their dues before their complaints can be taken up.