Electricity, water, bus ride subsidies to continue: LG

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Electricity, water, bus ride subsidies to continue: LG

Sunday, 14 April 2024 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi Lt Governor(LG)V K Saxena has taken serious note of patently false and deliberately misleading statements issued by not only Members of a particular political party, but also Ministers sworn to the constitutional oath of office, wherein it is being propagated that the scheme and subsidies pertaining to ‘free’ electricity, water and bus rides for women will be stopped, since the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is in jail under judicial custody.

Earlier, Delhi Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj has assured the people of Delhi that the welfare schemes by the party will continue to be provided to them amid the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resignation. These demands by the opposition have started to gain momentum as the AAP chief is lodged in Tihar jail in the alleged excise policy linked money laundering scam. “As long as Arvind Kejriwal is the Chief Minister of Delhi, all the work and free schemes for people will continue,” Bhardwaj asserted.

The purported imaginary stoppage of these schemes in future is being attributed to the Central Government and Saxena has assured the people of Delhi that none of the subsidy schemes benefitting the poor will be discontinued and appealed to them to not pay heed to the statements and rumours being spread by political vested interests. The people should reject any attempts at misleading them, the LG appealed on Saturday.

Saxena underlined that these schemes are paid from the consolidated fund of NCT of Delhi and not from the account of any individual or political party.

These schemes are funded by the people of Delhi themselves, who contribute to NCTD’s consolidated fund by way of taxes.

The Lt Governor emphasised that the aforementioned subsidy schemes are those of the Government and not driven by or dependent on any individual holding any position and therefore, because of any individual being in jail, the question of a scheme getting affected does not arise

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