New Delhi: The crisis is looming large over the subsidy on electricity in Delhi. The tussle between the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and the Arvind Kejriwal government regarding the power subsidy has increased once again. Energy Minister Atishi Marlena claimed that now more than 46 lakh families of Delhi will not get electricity subsidy from Saturday. He said that the Lieutenant Governor has stopped the file of electricity subsidy.
Atishi made allegations
Atishi said, 46 lakh families, farmers, lawyers and 1984 riot victims will stop getting free electricity from tomorrow. LG has sat down with the file of Delhi government’s electricity subsidy. Tata, BSES have written a letter that if they do not get the subsidy information, they will start billing. Atishi alleges that she had sought a five-minute time to meet the Lt. Governor to discuss the matter, but despite the emergency situation, the Lt. Governor did not give time. Atishi says that even after 24 hours, the Lieutenant Governor has not given time.
The Power Minister is advised to refrain from unnecessary politicking and baseless false allegations against LG. She should stop misleading people with false statements. If at all, she and the CM should answer the people of Delhi as to why was a decision in this regard kept… https://t.co/kwY7iZ7dIe
— ANI (@ANI) April 14, 2023
Answer came towards LG House
The reply has come from the LG of Delhi on this allegation of the Delhi Government. LG House official has said that Energy Minister is advised to avoid unnecessary politics and baseless false allegations against LG. The official said the Energy Minister should stop misleading people with false statements. He and the Chief Minister should answer to the people of Delhi why the decision in this regard was kept pending till April 4 when the deadline was April 15? Why was the file sent to LG only on April 11? What is the need for drama by writing a letter on April 13 and holding a press conference on Friday?
Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena attacked the Kejriwal government, alleging that why it has not audited Rs 13,549 crore given to private power companies during the last 6 years. Reiterating his commitment to providing electricity subsidy to the poor, the Lieutenant Governor has fully supported this subsidy and said that the subsidy given to the power companies should be audited in any case so that if there is any theft in the electricity subsidy If it is happening then it can be stopped.