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Congress alleges corruption in Kejriwal’s electrical energy mannequin, calls for CBI probe

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Congress chief and former Delhi Energy Minister Ajay Maken has focused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s electrical energy mannequin and termed it because the “corruption” mannequin. Releasing a booklet together with the affidavit, Maken mentioned that the electrical energy price in Delhi is the best within the nation. The economic price is Rs 13/unit and the business price is Rs 16.09/unit. Whereas in neighbouring states like Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, it is extremely much less, he added.

Between 2014 and 2019, 2,638 factories had been closed or migrated, resulting from which 1,38,000 jobs had been misplaced. The manufacturing sector in Delhi was rising on the price of 12 per cent throughout Congress rule, however it has come right down to beneath 1 per cent i.e. 74 per cent within the final six years, Maken claimed.

Kejriwal’s electrical energy mannequin is the rationale for rising unemployment in Delhi, he alleged. Because of the privatization executed through the Sheila Dixit authorities, Delhi has the least energy theft, whereas the electrical energy price is the best. The electrical energy theft determine was 45.3 per cent in 2002, which is now solely 8.9 per cent, he mentioned.

Within the final 5 years, the typical price of electrical energy has elevated as much as Rs 2.45/unit electrical energy and distribution corporations have earned Rs 1,746 crore yearly in a single 12 months, but why are electrical energy charges rising? he requested. “Delhi authorities provides cash immediately to personal corporations with out audit. As an alternative of offering Rs 14,731 crore as an influence subsidy to customers, it’s being given immediately to personal corporations. On the similar time, the Aam Aadmi Celebration had earlier mentioned in its manifesto that the subsidy can be given to authorities corporations as a substitute of personal corporations. With this a lot cash, customers can rise up to 500 models of free electrical energy. If the Congress authorities comes, they are going to do it,” he additional mentioned.

Delhi authorities has appointed Aam Aadmi Celebration’s treasurer and MP ND Gupta‘s son Naveen Gupta as director of the electrical energy firm, Kejriwal ought to reply this,” he said. There are 58 lakh home customers in Delhi. The Delhi authorities used to say that 90 per cent of the customers are benefiting from the subsidy. Now solely 37 lakh i.e. opposite to the declare, solely 60 per cent of customers obtained registered in Delhi authorities’s Voluntary Scheme. So until now why this 30 per cent pretend customers’ cash was given to a non-public firm? he requested.

Maken claimed that unemployment has elevated in Delhi resulting from costly electrical energy in Kejriwal’s electrical energy mannequin and corruption of crores has taken place within the identify of 30 per cent pretend customers. Maken has demanded a CBI inquiry, terming the 30 per cent pretend shopper case as an influence subsidy rip-off.

Making it Kejriwal’s “BBB” mannequin, Maken mentioned that it’s an electrical energy, unemployment and corruption mannequin. “We’ll take this among the many folks in Gujarat and likewise inform the folks there that, if unemployment is to be elevated and industries are to be closed, solely then give Kejriwal an opportunity. The Congress will use this booklet extensively within the MCD and Gujarat elections as nicely.” (ANI)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



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