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BJP to protest govt meddling in DERC work

delhi Updated: Jun 19, 2010 23:55 IST
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The Bharatiya Janata Party would hold protests in all 70 assembly constituencies against Delhi government’s alleged “interference” in the functioning of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC).

Delhi state BJP president Vijyendra Gupta said the Sheila Dikshit government had no right to write a letter to the DERC and prevent it from suggesting tariff cut despite discoms’ resistance. “It has been a month since the solicitor general stated that the Delhi government’s action was illegal. The DERC is yet to announce the new tariff. We are concerned that DERC is being influenced by the state government,” Gupta said.

Beginning Tuesday, said Gupta, the resident welfare associations, women and children will begin protests from June 22 at the DERC office in “Gandhigiri” fashion and will present bouquets to DERC officials. “In the next 15 days, we will protest in all 70 assembly constituencies and ask the DERC to announce revised tariff, which is a constitutional binding on them. We will also move court,” he said.

Leader in the assembly Vijay Kumar Malhotra said the Centre was busy pushing the New Delhi Amendment Act while several bigger issues need immediate attention.