Even before the controversy over Arvind Kejriwal’s power bill could have fizzled out, the latest bill for the month of June has drawn fresh criticism against the chief minister.
The bill for June is Rs 1.36 lakh. Pratyush Kanth, who had contested the assembly election from Kirari on a Congress ticket, has written a letter to Kejriwal along with a copy of the bill, accusing him of lying to voters.
The Delhi government, however, said that Kejriwal holds a janta darbar from his Civil Lines house and there are two meters installed - one for the office and another for the house. “The higher bill could be because of the office work,” said a Delhi government official.
According to the letter written by Kanth, two meters installed in his house had raised a bill of Rs 1.13 lakh and Rs 22,689.
The party said that Kejriwal’s house was divided into two units using separate power connections, and Kejriwal’s private residence was connected to one of the units.
“After moving into the house in February, Kejriwal had spent Rs 17,000 in March, Rs 7,370 in April and Rs 22,690 in May,” said an earlier statement issued by Delhi government.