Congress on Friday came down hard on AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal accusing him of “deceiving” people on waiving 50 per cent electricity bills of consumers who did not pay their dues as part of AAP’s power agitation.
“As Chief Minister, Kejriwal had promised to waive pending bills of over 24,000 consumers. But on Thursday, the government informed the Delhi High Court that AAP government did not make any provision for it,” chief spokesperson of Delhi Congress Mukesh Sharma said. The city government on Thursday took a stand contrary to the Cabinet decision of the then Kejriwal dispensation in the High Court saying it cannot waive 50 per cent of the power bills of the defaulters as no provision for it was made.
On February 12, a Cabinet meeting presided by the then Chief Minister Kejriwal had decided that consumers who did not pay their electricity bills as part of AAP’s agitation against power tariff hike will have to shell out only half of their total dues. The legal department of the government had said that such a waiver can only be given prospectively and not retrospectively as per the statute, Electricity Act, 2003.
“Kejriwal had made a number of announcements when he was the Chief Minister. But most of them were misleading and could not be implemented,” said Sharma. The Delhi Congress leader also alleged that Kejriwal refused to furnish a bail bond in a criminal defamation case and preferred to go to jail to get public sympathy.
“He had apprehension that some MLAs may desert the party. AAP’s support base was eroding and that is why he chose to go to jail. The people of Delhi have realised his tactics,” Sharma alleged.
- Here’s Why Delhi-NCR Gets Pollution Code On Lines Of Beijing
- PM Modi Is More Interested In TRP Politics Rahul Gandhi At Congress Parliamentary Meet
- Bigg Boss 10 December 1 Review: Priyanka Jagga Succeeds In Her Divide And Rule Strategy
- Kahaani 2 Audience Reaction: Vidya Balan Starrer Thriller Gets Mixed Reviews
- Find Out What PM Modi Said About Demonetisation On LinkedIn
- Row Over West Bengal ”Military Coup” Issue Escalates: Who Said What
- Here’s How Mohammad Kaif Replied To Virender Sehwag’s Birthday Wish On Twitter
- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s Flight Reportedly Had Low Fuel: Here’s What Happened
- Reliance Jio Welcome Offer Extended Till March 31, JioMoney Launched
- Uri Attackers Came From Pakistan, Establishes Digital Data
- Bigg Boss 10 Nov 30 Episode Review: Captaincy Brings Differences In Manoj Punjabi & Manveer Gurjar
- Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s Official Twitter Handle Hacked
- After Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter Handle, Congress Official Twitter Account Hacked
- 3 Dead As Army Helicopter Crashes In Sukna In West Bengal
- BJP, Congress Engage In War Of Words Over Nagrota Attack: Find Out More
The Congress leader said Kejriwal has resorted to “theatrics” as assembly election in Delhi may take place soon. Kejriwal’s jail stay was extended till June 6 today as he remained adamant on not furnishing bail bond in a criminal defamation case against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, with a Delhi court chiding him for “legal illiteracy” and asking him to be “sensible”.