Kejriwal’s U-turn on power waiver

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Many promises made by Aam Aadmi Party during its election campaign have turned in to “chunavi joomlas”. One of such promises was “Reduction of Electricity Prices by half” mentioned in his manifesto, which gained a huge attention and media hype.

With almost 36 lakh families using electricty meters, nearly 110000 units gets consumed every year in the National Capital. If Kejriwal has to be taken seriously that 90% of Delhi families would get reduced power tariffs, they need to comsume less then 400 units.

An air-conditioner or water heater (geyser) runs for 6-7 hours in a day and it would consume more than 500 units within one month. So, as per Kejriwal’s calculations there are no air-conditioner or water heaters available in more than 90% of Delhi homes. Either Kejriwal is weak in Mathematics or he is just fooling the public and protecting voter bank. Sooner or later, people who supported Kejriwal on the point of ‘reducing power tariff, have now realized the trap of Kejriwal and are paying inflated rates for their power consumption.

Now let’s talk about subsidy of 1400 crore. If Kejriwal subsidizes Rs.2 per unit for 90% of those 36 lakh families using 400 units per month, the subsidy weight would be around 3200 crore per year, and the money would be taken from tax payers’ pocket.

The AAP government needs to be complimented for befooling people so easily. In the last one year, AAP has shown its true color. Reasons could be many but at the end AAP failed.

May it be its fund-raising through anti-India elements or its corrupt leaders or supporting anti-national activists, it has left people of Delhi disheartened.

 

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