New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday (July 11) committed to furnish 300 units of free electricity in Uttarakhand if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) comes to government in the state. Uttarakhand will see Assembly elections in 2022.
Kejriwal who is on a one-day tour to Dehradun, directing a press meeting, made four commitments to the citizens of Uttarakhand. “In terms of electricity, I ensure four things. After our government is implemented, we will supply 300 units of free electricity. Farmers will obtain free electricity. Old electricity bills will be relinquished. It will take some time to supply 24-hour electricity, but we will execute,” ANI quoted the Delhi CM as saying.
Earlier, Kejriwal had ensured 300 units of free electricity and stable power supply in poll-bound Punjab if AAP comes to administration in the state next year.
Comparing the work done by his management in Delhi with that by the BJP-led Uttarakhand government, Kejriwal stated that the tasks which remain incomplete in Uttarakhand for 70 years have been accomplished in Delhi. He added, “Uttarakhand has chosen to bring AAP to the state. I would like to give them confidence that we will erect a good academy and work on electricity, water, farming and more.”
Meanwhile, condemning the ruling BJP in the state which now changed the Uttarakhand CM for the third time since 2017 Assembly elections, Kejriwal said, “Leaders of Uttarakhand have made every effort to sabotage the state. Both parties have made an arrangement from 2000 to plunder the state after the other. The ruling party doesn’t have a CM. For the first time in 70 years, a party says its CM is useless.”
Further, he hit Congress and said it does not have a leader. “Opposition doesn’t have a commander. They have been coming to Delhi for the past month to choose a leader. Who will think about the evolution of Uttarakhand residents? Are these parties bothered about the people of U’khand? They do not care. They are only fighting for power,” the AAP chief asserted.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami
Maintaining the poll-pitch ahead of his visit today, Arvind Kejriwal had lifted the issue of electricity on Saturday. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “Uttarakhand itself generates electricity, also retails it to other states. Then why is electricity so expensive to the mankind of Uttarakhand? Delhi does not produce its own electricity, buys it from other states. Still, electricity in Delhi is complimentary. Shouldn’t the people of Uttarakhand get free electricity?”
Newly confirmed Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had reacted to Kejriwal’s demands and said, “He may have an objective for election but our plan is to give the best work to the mankind of the state. We are not functioning for the sake of elections. Evolution is the only agenda in front of us.”
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