The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has always been ahead of voicing its concern over high power tariff the people of state are subjected to bear, be it through spearheading a massive ‘Bijli Andolan’ in the state or taking the issue to the streets to make the deaf dispensation hear. It may be recalled the party on Thursday kick started a campaign against the high tariff from Gharanchon and Sheron village in Sangrur Assembly segment, under the leadership state unit chief Bhagwant Mann. The power tariff has not only affected the poor but also the rich, industrialists, employees and even small-time shopkeepers alike.In a press statement issued from the party headquarters in Chandigarh here on Saturday, leader of opposition (LoP) Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Harpal Cheema, said one lakh party volunteers would reach out to the people in the urban and rural pockets of the state to listen to their power-related problems and redress them. Cheema said that to achieve this mission, experts/trainers from among those who had been active in the Delhi movement would train as many as 5000 master volunteers in Punjab to lead the march against the menace. He said that the movement had been kick started in Sangrur by state party chief Bhagwant Mann on Friday, Sarabjit Kaur Manuke from Ludhiana on Saturday, who listened to the peoples’ grievances.
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