Five Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebel MLAs today accused their party colleagues of spreading disinformation on the Delhi government providing electricity at Re 1 per unit to its consumers.
In a press release, the MLAs — Kanwar Sandhu, Nazar Singh Mansahia, Pirmal Singh Khalsa, Jagdev Singh Kamalu and Jagga Hissowal — demanded that the Punjab government should drastically cut down the electricity tariff rates in Punjab and there was no need to resort to lies to buttress the claim, as state party president, Bhagwant Mann and others were doing.
The rebel MLAs said for the first 100 units of electricity consumed while the domestic consumers in Delhi had to pay approximately Rs 4.50 per unit, the consumer in Punjab had to pay Rs 6.50 per unit. In both cases, besides the basic rate per unit (Rs 3 per unit in Delhi and Rs 4.91 per unit in Punjab), other charges include fixed charges, electricity duty or tax, meter charges and surcharge. Volunteers to hear people’s grievances
Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema said one lakh party volunteers would reach out to people in the urban and rural pockets of the state to listen to their power-related problems and redress them. Cheema said to achieve this mission, experts/trainers from among those who had been active in the Delhi movement would train as many as 5,000 master volunteers in Punjab to lead the march against the menace. He said the movement had been kick-started in Sangrur by Bhagwant Mann.