Kejriwal puts five queries on power tariff hike to CM
A day after burning electric bills to protest the 26% power tariff hike, India Against Corruption’s (IAC) Arvind Kejriwal has posed five questions to Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on the issue.
Kejriwal has questioned the Sheila Dikshit government’s alleged refusal to implement an order to slash power rate.
He pointed to the drubbing the government got from the Delhi High Court for the same and alleged a nexus between the officials and private discoms.
The questions are,
1. Is it true that an order was prepared two years ago to slash the power tariff by 23%?
2. Is it true that the Delhi government had prevented the implementation of that order?
3. Is it true that the Delhi High Court had snubbed Delhi government for not implementing that order?
4. Is it true that you have given out government property worth Rs. 2,000 crore to private companies such as Reliance and Tata for a mere Rs. 1 per month rent?
On Sunday, IAC campaigners led by Kejriwal had burnt electricity bills and alleged that the Delhi government and private discoms were out to loot people. Power tariff in Delhi was raised by 26% two months ago.
Kejriwal had urged people to stop paying bills and said: “If the entire city stops paying power bills, the Delhi government will get to know the people’s power.”
About 70 IAC activists had also protested outside Dikshit’s residence on Motilal Nehru Marg.