Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote a letter on Sunday to states governed by BJP and allied parties over proposed amendment to Electricity Act 2003, which, he believed, would lead to a huge increase in power tariffs.
Kejriwal exhorted the chief ministers of these states to personally meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprise him of dangers of this amendment. He, however, added he knew it would be difficult for them to speak against it as they were the chief ministers of the states ruled by the BJP or the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties.
The national convener of the AAP had, on Saturday, written a similar letter to CMs of 11 states being ruled by the non-BJP and non-NDA parties. Kejriwal claimed that the change will adversely affect the common people and the amendment would put an end to cross-subsidy and make electricity unaffordable for the poor as well as the middle class.
He added that cross-subsidy is used to give cheap/free power to farmers and charge industries and commercial establishments more. Read More
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