Continuing their agenda to impede the provision of free electricity to the people of Delhi, the LG and BJP leaders are now repeatedly pressurising officials in the power department to stop power subsidies to farmers and advocates. At a press conference held on Thursday, Power Minister Ms. Atishi lashed out at the LG and BJP for meddling in the Kejriwal government’s initiative to provide free electricity to the people of Delhi.
While addressing the press conference the Power Minister said, “This morning, I received a file from the power department. In it, the department has proposed to discontinue the power subsidy provided by the Kejriwal government to the farmers and advocates of Delhi.” She said that neither the elected government of Delhi nor the Power Minister gave any orders to stop the power subsidy for farmers and advocates, so where did this proposal come from?
She added that when she met with the officers of the power department to discuss the file, they all said that there is a lot of pressure from the BJP and the LG to stop the power subsidy provided by the Delhi government in any way possible. They said that the proposal to stop the power subsidies to farmers and lawyers was made under pressure from the LG.
Ms Atishi said, “It is true that the LG and BJP leaders hate CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal but it is not right to deprive people of Delhi of the basic amenities due to this reason. Ever since we received this proposal, farmers of Delhi are worried that their power subsidy by the government will stop. Similarly, the advocates are also worried that the power subsidy they get will be stopped.”
While giving assurance to the farmers and advocates through the media, Power Minister Ms. Atishi said, “ No matter how many conspiracies are hatched and no matter who passes any file under pressure from the LG, free electricity for any resident of Delhi will not be stopped as long as CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal’s government is in power.” She added that Delhi LG must remember that the people of Delhi also vote for BJP, and his dirty politics to disrupt the free power supply in Delhi will impact his party too. This would be an injustice to the people of Delhi.