AAP demands reduction in water and electricity tariffs in Delhi

Budget of the National Capital is expected to be presented in the on-going Parliament session.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:July 14, 2014 8:43 pm
The Aam Aadmi Party demanded that the central government should reduce the electricity and water tariffs in the interim budget of the National Capital Territory (NCT). The Aam Aadmi Party demanded that the central government should reduce the electricity and water tariffs in the interim budget of the National Capital Territory (NCT).

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on demanded that the central government should reduce the electricity and water tariffs in the interim budget of the National Capital Territory (NCT).

“The AAP appeals to the central government to honour the sentiments of the overwhelming majority in the Delhi assembly while presenting the state’s budget in Parliament, and it should reduce the electricity tariffs by 50 per cent and provide 700 litres of water free for every household.

“Since the BJP’s central government has continued with the previous Congress-led UPA government’s decision of keeping the state assembly in suspended animation, and this situation has been continuing for five months now, therefore the view of nearly 90 per cent of the MLAs cannot be ignored,” the party said in a statement.

It added that in the assembly elections held in December, 60 of the 70 MLAs (32 BJP and 28 AAP) were elected on the promise of reducing the electricity tariffs in the city.

Slamming the UPA government for withdrawing subsidies given by AAP government while it was in power, the party said that the BJP too allowed the budget to be passed.

“The UPA government withdrew the subsidy on electricity and water that was provided by the AAP government, and even the BJP quietly allowed the interim budget to be passed without raising the demand for the restoration of the relief that was given to the people.

“The Congress, which systematically allowed the private power distribution companies (discoms) to raise the electricity tariffs in Delhi during the Sheila Dikshit regime, was not expected to lower these tariffs nor did it make this promise to the people,” the party said.

Since Delhi is under Centre’s rule, budget of the National Capital is expected to be presented in the on-going Parliament session. Meanwhile, the AAP has slammed Israel for its “unprovoked” attacks on Gaza and demanded that India should support the cause of independent Palestine.

“We call upon the government of India to support the call for an independent Palestine. These demands, specially for an independent Palestine are hugely important and both the Government and civil society must rise to support the Palestinian people and their struggle for justice, peace and independence,” the party said.

 

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  1. K
    kris kumar
    Jul 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm
    This anarchist is back in the street shouting and calling others. He has not learned lessons from the last defeat. People of Delhi have rejected this liar and bhagoda and now looking for something to help his tarnished career. few more slaps and some more eggs will teach him and his party another lesson. No one trust him any more and even his senior members have deserted him. This wanted to be PM instead of CM in a such a sort time with out proving his capability. People of Delhi were taken for a ride and now they are happy to stay with Modi even though things are a bit hard but things will change with time. We have full faith in Modi and his team.
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