Bhopal: AAP up in arms against 25% hike in power tariff

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Mar 10, 2015 16:22 IST

Leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday reached Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) to protest against 25% hike in power tariff.

The party members took out a rally from Bittan Market to MPERC, Metro Plaza office with objection letters that was collected from all across the state.

AAP convener Alok Agrawal, secretary Akshay Hunka, Kalpana Parulekar and Paras Saklecha were present during the rally. Agrawal said the proposed hike in power tariff was anti-common people.

He said, “The tariff should be increased according to the income of citizens of the state. In MP, electricity board should follow Merit Order Dispatch (MOD), which is a common principle of power purchase. Despite having surplus power, electricity board is purchasing the power in higher rates so they should stop purchase of power first.”

The AAP had also requested to increase the time period for registering suggestion and objections on Annual Revenue Requirement (ARR) and petition on increased tariff proposal.

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