New Delhi: Eyeing the upcoming Assembly polls in the national Capital, the Delhi Congress today targeted the BJP and AAP over the issue of increased power bills alleging that discoms had been given “unbridled power”.
Addressing a rally at the Uttam Nagar constituency here, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief Arvinder Singh Lovely said it was for the first time that without any official enquiry or request, power load has been increased automatically.
“People of Delhi were expecting that the power bills will be lowered. But the way power bills have increased, it exposes the BJP and AAP who had promised a 30 and 50 percent decrease in power bills, “ Lovely said .
He further said that the power hike roll-back in November was a “temporary solution” given by the BJP.
“I want to tell them that in the coming elections, the people of Delhi will give a permanent solution to the problem and bring us back to power,” he added.
The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) had in November withdrawn a fuel surcharge on electricity bills a day after it had imposed the same after all major political parties in the capital claimed credit for the rollback.
Addressing the ‘Sankalp Rally', the DPCC chief also said that the first decision which the Congress will take after coming to power will be to reduce the increased load shedding and the discoms will be taken to task if “they continue looting the people”.
The Congress also targeted BJP over the issue of communal violence alleging that it was trying to vitiate the peaceful environment in the capital.
Commenting on the controversial statement given by Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a rally recently, Congress leader Haroon Yusuf said, “Religion is one's personal matter but which religion tells one of the BJP leaders to use foul language?”
Power bills of a few residents of Mohan Garden area of the constituency were also burnt by the Congress leaders on the occasion.
DPCC chief spokesperson Mukesh Sharma said that over the next week, three rallies will be organised by the party in
Uttam Nagar to expose both the BJP and AAP.