Power Minister Ms Atishi revealed that a conspiracy is being hatched to stop the free electricity scheme that the Kejriwal government is providing to the people of Delhi. The scheme, which has been a huge success, is being obstructed by some officials in connivance with the Lt. Governor. To investigate the matter further and to find out the truth behind this conspiracy, on the instructions of CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal, a special audit of the accounts of all the electricity companies of Delhi for the last 8 years will be conducted by the CAG auditor. It has been revealed that the officials have removed experts appointed by the government on the boards of power companies in a hurry. This move has raised questions about the nexus between the officials of LG and the power companies. Power Minister Ms Atishi has raised concerns about why the country’s best chartered accountants and power sector experts were removed from the boards of power companies.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Power Minister Ms Atishi said, “Why is the file related to free electricity not being shown to the elected government of Delhi? Are the LG and the officials conniving with the power companies and hatching some big conspiracy?”
The Kejriwal government has been providing free electricity to the people of Delhi, which has been a major factor in the government’s success. The government has been working hard to ensure that this scheme is continued and that the people of Delhi receive the benefits they are entitled to. The special audit will uncover the truth behind the conspiracy to stop the free electricity scheme and bring those responsible to justice. The people of Delhi can rest assured that the government will do everything in its power to ensure that they continue to receive free electricity, Ms Atishi said.
Ms Atishi said that a special audit of power companies will expose the conspiracies to stop the free electricity being given to the people of Delhi by the Kejriwal government. It will be clear from the special audit that the money given to the power companies for free electricity has not been misused, she added.
The recent revelations about the free electricity scheme in Delhi have raised serious concerns. The file related to the scheme, which came out from the LG office 15 days ago, has yet to reach the Chief Minister, Electricity Minister, or the cabinet. This delay is highly suspicious and suggests that a significant conspiracy is underway to obstruct the provision of free electricity to the people of Delhi. “The deliberate hiding of such an essential file from the Chief Minister and the cabinet raises alarming questions. Why are some officials preventing the file from reaching the concerned authorities? Is there any attempt to prevent the continuation of the free electricity scheme in Delhi?,” Ms Atishi said.
The Power Minister also revealed that the LG and his officials forcibly removed the experts appointed by the Delhi government on the board of power companies in December. These experts included policy experts and electricity sector experts, as well as the best chartered accountants in the country. This move raises serious questions about the motives behind these removals. The circumstances surrounding the removals suggest a larger conspiracy at play. “Why did the LG instruct the removal of these experts, who were appointed by the elected government? What role did the officers of the Delhi government, including the Chief Secretary and Power Secretary, play in the removal of these experts? Is there a nexus between these officers and the power companies?,” she said.
These questions have led to doubts about the possible nexus between the LG, his officials, and the power companies. Additionally, the delay in sharing an important file related to the free electricity scheme with the Chief Minister, Electricity Minister, and the cabinet further raises suspicions of a coordinated effort to obstruct the scheme.
Ms Atishi reiterated the Kejriwal government’s commitment to providing 24-hour free electricity to the people of Delhi. She also made it clear that any attempts to hinder this scheme will not be successful.
The audit, which will be conducted by auditors included in the panel of CAG, will examine the accounts of the electricity companies over the past 8 years. It will investigate how the money provided by the Delhi government to the power companies was used, and whether any officers or directors appointed had any nexus with the power companies. The special audit will unearth any such nexus and provide a clear understanding of the functioning of the power companies in Delhi. It is imperative that the audit is conducted to ensure that the free electricity scheme is not compromised by any vested interests or hidden agendas.