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Punjab polls: Kejriwal dares Channi to show 1,000 zero amount electricity bills

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he is sending his Punjab counterpart Charanjit Singh Channi copies of one lakh ‘zero’ amount electricity bills and dared him to show even 1,000 such bills of his state.

Kejriwal, while addressing a gathering here, said unlike his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which delivers on its promises such as free electricity, Channi makes “false announcements every day”.

Last year, Kejriwal had announced 100 per cent subsidy for those Delhi households that consume up to 200 units of electricity. Consumers of 201-400 units received approximately 50 per cent subsidy.

The AAP, which is the main opposition party in Punjab, has promised up to 300 units of free electricity for each household if it wins the 2022 assembly polls in the state.

At the gathering, Kejriwal presented copies of one lakh electricity bills of Delhi consumers, claiming they were “zero bills”.

Seventy to seventy-five per cent of people in Delhi get zero amount electricity bills and still there is 24 hours electricity supply, claimed the AAP leader who is on a visit to poll-bound Punjab.

Kejriwal said he has already announced to make up to 300 units of electricity free in Punjab if the AAP comes to power next year.

Source
ET Energy World
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