Politicians make big promises before every election. Recently, the poll-pitch in election-bound Punjab is gaining momentum. AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal made one such statement on Tuesday. Kejriwal announced 300 units of free power for domestic consumers in Punjab.
Also, the AAP government said they would ensure the round-the-clock power supply in Punjab. Moreover, they will waive pending electricity bills if the AAP government wins the next election Assembly polls.
However, the current schemes which include free electricity for farmers and present tariff rates for industries will continue. When Kejriwal’s visited Chandigarh he made the promises.
Furthermore, Kejriwal emphasized the fulfillment of promises as soon as the AAP government comes to power. Whereas it will not be like the tall promises of Captain Amarinder Singh.
In Delhi, the AAP government was providing 200 units of free electricity to every domestic household. In Punjab, they have announced 300 units of free electricity.
Kejriwal said that infrastructure up-gradation will be required for 24-hour electricity. Therefore, implementation will take some time.
The stipulated time for implementation will be around two to three years in Punjab. As implementation of 24-hour electricity in Delhi took two and a half years.
The electricity crisis is a very big issue in Punjab. Also, the present situation is very bad. Although, Punjab is a power surplus state electricity tariffs are the highest. It is mainly because of a conflict between the private power plants and those in power.
Statistically, if 300 units of free electricity are provided. About 80 percent of the household will get zero electricity bills.
People in every district are anxious about electricity bills. Previously, Delhi faced the same situation but now things have changed.
Kejriwal promised the same for Punjab also.
In the end Kejriwal said that a good government will good intentions be brought.
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