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Congress questions Chouhan's power bill advise to farmers

Press Trust of India  |  Shivpuri (MP) 

The has questioned Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's advise to farmers to not pay electricity bills if the latter felt the amount was inflated.

While addressing a farmers' convention yesterday night at Badarwas town under Kolaras assembly segment, Chouhan told farmers that they should not pay the electricity bills if they felt that the amount was inflated.


He announced that camps would be organised to remove the discrepancies in electricity bills. Pay only after discrepancies are settled, he added.

The opposition Congress, however, raised objections over this announcement as it came in the Kolaras assembly segment which is slated for bypolls.

On October 18, sitting from Kolaras, Ram Singh Yadav had passed away after suffering a heart attack.

In a tweet, state president Arun Yadav asked the chief minister to extend this facility to all consumers facing problems due to inflated bills.

"Chief Minister, the is to be held in entire after eleven months. Also extend this facility to the common consumers immediately. You are chief minister of entire state. Don't extend this facility only in the areas going to bypoll," Yadav stated.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 19:16 IST
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