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BJP to protest tariff hike in vidhan sabha

delhi Updated: Aug 27, 2011 00:41 IST
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Not just the alleged corruption in Commonwealth Games, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (DERC) decision to allow power distribution companies to increase electricity tariff by 22% will also raise a storm in the monsoon session of Delhi Assembly.

Criticising the hike, Delhi Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders termed the decision anti-people and said the should be rolled back immediately.

“We will not let the government have its way. The hike affects the budget of the common man. We will protest against this on the first day of Assembly’s monsoon session on August 29 with a huge dharna at the Vidhan Sabha,” Vijender Gupta, BJP president, Delhi said.

BJP leaders said DERC was hand-in-glove with the Delhi government and hiked the tariff with the government’s consent. “Despite all three power distribution companies earning huge profits they still insist on increasing the tariff. The accounts of all three companies should be audited by the CAG in the interest of people of Delhi,” Gupta said.