Delhi government on Saturday refused to intervene in the payment row between NTPC and power distribution companies — BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna — but sternly asked the discoms to ensure that consumers do not face any inconvenience.
NTPC had yesterday warned that power supply to Anil Ambani group's distribution companies in Delhi would be stopped if they do not clear dues of over Rs 900 crore.
Power minister Harun Yusuf said it was a matter between NTPC and BSES but at the same time made it clear that government would not tolerate if consumers suffer.
"It is a matter between the NTPC and the BSES. But we will not keep quiet if the consumers suffer," he said. Asked whether the two private discoms are trying to make a case to demand financial assistance from the government, he said "the company cannot blackmail the government".