Bills for non-supply of power waived
IN A significant step, the Madhya Pradesh Government has directed the State Electricity Board (MPSEB) to waive the bills of those farmers who were served bills despite not being supplied any power for a long period due to ‘technical’ problems.
According to official sources, over the recent past, the peasants were constantly demanding the waiver. There have been complaints from several places in rural areas of transformers burn-out, lines malfunctioning or wires stolen. Taking serious note of the matter,
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- TMC’s leader in the Rajya Sabha Derek O, Brien asked the Election Commission to stop the Prime Minister "from taking unfair advantages and undue publicity at tax payer’s cost during the conduct of elections".
- Ghulam Nabi Azad detractors and supporters in the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Committee accused each other of acting at the behest of the BJP.
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- Party leaders fear that dissension may heighten in the coming days-- posters and notices have started appearing at many places against probable candidates.
- The opposition Congress accused the government of "high handedness" against the protestors especially women while drawing parallels with British rule and calling it "General Dyer's government".
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