Reminding the BJP of its poll promise to reduce power tariff by 30 per cent, the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) On Friday lashed out at the party, claiming that the Centre was working in collusion with power distribution companies (discoms) in Delhi as a result of which there were long power cuts.
The DPCC also alleged that Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal was making statements in a “futile” bid to prepare the Delhi residents to pay more for power so that discoms could derive undue benefits.
Congress Legislative Party leader Haroon Yusuf condemned Goyal’s statement that it would take at least two years to completely end power cuts in Delhi, and that a hike in power tariffs was imperative to proper supply. Yusuf also questioned Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s silence in the matter.
“There is a big gap between BJP’s words and action. The party is trying to run away from its promises,” Yusuf said, during a press conference at the party office. He also claimed that during Congress rule in Delhi, people used to received 24-hour power supply.
Meanwhile, making a direct attack on the BJP, Congress spokesperson Mukesh Sharma said that Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s decision to not hike cooking gas prices in Delhi till September, was only a move to garner votes during the upcoming Assembly elections slated to be held in October-November.
“The Central government has been taking political decisions with an eye on the Assembly elections, as it had no concern for the people of Delhi,” Sharma said.