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AAP govt making false promises to people ahead of Lok Sabha polls: Dikshit

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Upping the ante against the government ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Monday accused the ruling dispensation of employing the same "cunning" strategy which it did four years back during the Assembly polls by claiming rates have been reduced to half.

The former Minister accused the government of making "false" promises ahead of the elections and said contrary to the government's claims, the power rates have become costlier than before.

"had employed the same cunning strategy before the Assembly elections four years ago, that will be provided to the consumers at half the rate but reneged on its promise after coming to power in Delhi.

"After completing four years in office, the through newspaper advertisements have been claiming to provide at half rate to Delhi consumers but the reality is that power has now become costly than ever before," said at a press conference.

She said fixed charges, new meter security charges, upload charges, service line charges and pension fund collected from the power consumers, account for more money than what the claims to give the consumers in subsidy.

"Despite collecting so much money from the power users on various heads, the has not bothered to ensure upgradation of the transmission lines and distribution network," she added.

said that during the regime the billing cycle for the power consumers used to be once in two months but under the Kejriwal government, it has been changed to monthly to charge more money.

"The consumers are being fleeced by the monthly billing system as they now pay more money in one month than what the government used to charge in a two-month billing cycle.

"We demand that they fulfil their promise of giving power to the consumers at half the rate without any dilution and withdraw the hike in the fixed charges and security amount which was done intentionally to squeeze the power consumers," she added.

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

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 19:20 IST