City Govt involved in Rs 1,131cr scam with power firms: BJP

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City Govt involved in Rs 1,131cr scam with power firms: BJP

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Adesh Gupta alleged that the Delhi Government is involved in a scam of Rs 1,131 crore in collusion with power companies in the name of subsidy and fixed charge in electricity bills.

Addressing the media, Gupta slammed the Kejriwal Government saying the Government has only been cheating on waiving and reducing half of the electricity bill. “In reality, the Kejriwal Government is engaged in benefiting power companies in collusion,” he said.

“The data of bills received from RWA of Delhi and complaints received from citizens showed that when the power companies were unable to take meter reading during the lockdown, consumers received electricity bills for almost 94 days in these electricity bills consumption is also shown per month, but in the month where the consumption is less than 200 and 400 units, subsidy was not provided to the consumer,” he said.

Gupta further said that in the budget 2020-21, the Delhi government has made a provision of Rs 2820 Cr subsidy for 12 months but by not giving subsidy to consumers in lockdown, the government has scammed Rs 726 crore in collusion with power companies and DERC.

Gupta also said that about two lakh small and big industries operate in Delhi in 33 regularized industrial areas, while 22 redeveloped unplanned areas and household industries where 11 kW connections and 9 people work.

“Industries were completely closed during the lockdown and no work was done. At present, these industries are operating with only 25 per cent capacity, but the power companies have sent huge bills with fixed charge. In such a situation where the Kejriwal government should have given relief. In fact it seems that power companies are benefited with the move,” he added.

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