Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded that the Captain Amarinder Singh-led government should immediately scrap the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked by the erstwhile SAD-BJP government and the private companies and bail out the people subjected to paying high power rates. Addressing media persons in the press gallery in the presence of leadership of (LoP) in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Harpal Singh Cheema, senior party leaders Sunam MLA Aman Arora, accused the Badals of entering in agreement with three private companies costing the public exchequer 70 thousand crores of rupees annually.He further said that even as the state had its own resources and infrastructure to generate enough power, people of the state had to pay the highest power tariff compared to some other states of the country. Comparing the power tariff with Delhi, Arora said that the Kejriwal Government had been providing electricity to the people in Delhi at cheaper rates, at Re 1 per unit.On the other hand, Arora said, that the government was not providing power to the poor and ‘dalit’ covered under the free power, which, Arora said, was the outcome of the agreements inked with the private players. He accused the then government of spending to the tune of 737 crore in the name of the revival of the thermal plants at Bathinda but in vain.
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