Power subsidy to 46 lakh Delhi families ends today, reason here
Not so good news for those who had been availing power subsidy from the Delhi Government as on Friday the Aam Aadmi Party-led government announced to stop the subsidised electricity given to the people from April 15.
Hours after the press meet, the L-G office said ‘stop misleading people’ as file cleared on Thursday.
In a press meet, AAP Minister Atishi announced that from tomorrow, the subsidised bills will not be given to the 46 lakh benificiary families.
“From today, the subsidised electricity given to the people of Delhi will be stopped. This means from tomorrow, the subsidized bills will not be given. This subsidy is stopped because AAP govt has taken the decision to continue subsidy for the coming year, but that file is with Delhi LG and till the file doesn’t come back, AAP govt cannot release the subsidised bill,” Atishi said while addressing a press conference.
“Till the file is approved we can’t give subsidy. I even sought time from the LG office to discuss the matter but it’s been more than 24 hours and I have not been given time. The file has also not come back yet,” she alleged.
Atishi said that the file was sent a few days back and a response is still awaited. “The budget for this subsidy has been passed by the Vidhan Sabha. The government has money for subsidy but we cannot spend it,” she said.