Atishi says power subsidy ends today, L-G office says ‘stop misleading people’ as file cleared
A fresh tussle between the AAP-led Delhi government and Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena broke out today over power subsidies to consumers in the national capital.
After Power Minister Atishi, earlier in the day, announced that subsidies will be stopped from Friday, as the Lieutenant Governor is yet to clear the file, his office said the file was signed yesterday itself.
“The subsidy we give to 46 lakh people will stop from today. From Monday onwards, people will get inflated bills without subsidy,” Atishi said in a press conference.
Calling the allegations baseless, Saxena’s office advised Atishi to “refrain from unnecessary politicking. The LG asked why the decision was kept pending till April 4 went the deadline was April 15, and why the file was sent to him only on April 11.
“Power Minister is advised to refrain from unnecessary politicking and baseless, false allegations against LG.
She should stop misleading people with false statements… What’s the need for a drama on 13th April by writing a letter and the press conference today?” a statement from the Lieutenant Governor’s office read.