Modi govt’s proposed amendment will benefit ‘selected’ power companies, says Kejriwal


Modi govt’s proposed amendment will benefit ‘selected’ power companies, says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the proposed amendment to the Electricity Act, 2003, which the Central government is likely to bring in the next session of Parliament, would lead to a “steep hike” in power bills for consumers, while benefiting “certain selected big power companies”.

Addressing a press conference at his residence, the Aam Aadmi Party convenor said the Centre had sent the draft amendment to all state governments on September 7, giving them 45 days to get back with their comments.

“The amendments have been aimed at benefiting two big power generation and distribution companies that are good friends of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said. Read More

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