Sheila Dikshit meets Delhi CM; raises power, water supply issues
NEW DELHI: Delhi Congress unit chief Sheila Dikshit Wednesday met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal' over the power and water woes being faced by the people in the city.
Dikshit claimed that Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal has agreed to order a probe into how crores of rupees were collected in the name of fixed charges to benefit the power distribution companies. Sheila Dikshit has brought to his notice that Rs 7,401 crore was collected from the power consumers in Delhi in the name of fixed charges and pension funds.
"Kejriwal admitted that funds were collected in the name of fixed charges by Discoms. The Congress delegation has asked Kejriwal to immediately roll back the fixed charges and pension funds, being illegally collected from the power consumers," While Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) Chief Spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said the complaints of the Congress leaders were replied to with facts during the meeting following which they did not have anything to say. A Delhi Congress delegation, led by the former Delhi Chief minister, met Kejriwal at his Flagstaff Road residence here.
Besides Sheila Dikshit, other members of the delegation included Working Presidents Haroon Yusuf, Rajesh Lilothia and Devender Yadav, former Delhi Ministers Ramakant Goswami and Dr Kiran Walia and spokespersons Jitender Kumar Kochar (Jitu) and Harnam Singh. "Dikshit raised the power and water crisis faced by people during the meeting with the Chief Minister and demanded the withdrawal of fixed charge hike in electricity bills," Delhi Congress working President Haroon Yusuf said after the meeting. The Chief Minister assured that the fixed charges will be brought to the previous lower rates, he said.
Yusuf blamed that the AAP Government's promise of providing 24-hour uninterrupted power supply has proved to be a hollow promise