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Congress asks MP govt to refrain from hiking power tariff

The Congress on Monday said the power tariff should not be increased in MP despite statements by power companies that the tariff would be hiked soon.

bhopal Updated: Mar 17, 2015 17:22 IST
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The Congress on Monday said the power tariff should not be increased in MP despite statements by power companies that the tariff would be hiked soon.

At a meet at Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) office, party leaders passed a resolution that it would oppose any attempt to increase power rates in the state. They said the companies had proposed a hike in rates by 25% and though the electricity regulatory commission would take a decision after hearing the arguments of consumers and other parties, the Congress would oppose any hike in electricity rates. The party said the rates were already high in MP when compared to other states and hence, there should not be any change.

The party said the power tariff should instead be reduced in MP. The party leaders also passed a resolution condemning the ‘treatment’ meted out to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the coal scam and the ‘snooping’ on Rahul Gandhi.

The upcoming ‘Ghar Chalo, Gaaon Chalo’ campaign also came up for discussion during the meet. Congress general secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh, Mohan Prakash, was present in the meeting. PCC chief Arun Yadav, leader of opposition in the assembly Satyadev Katare, and other party leaders were present in the meet.