Rajya Sabha member and former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi president Vijay Goel on Sunday (20 October) said that if BJP comes to power in Delhi, it will give cheaper electricity than the AAP government.
Goel said that under the BJP, the electricity will be cheaper than the subsidies provided by the AAP government.
"Aam Aadmi leaders have been lying that BJP will end subsidies. Kejriwal was elected to power by opposing these power companies, now he is benefiting those companies," Goel said as he questioned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as to why he did not reduce the electricity prices from these companies.
Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday had said that the BJP would withdraw the scheme of giving free 200 unit electricity if it comes to power in Delhi. Speaking to the media, AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said the BJP has made its stand on the scheme clear and they are against it.
Replying to the allegation, Goel said that the common people understand very well that Kejriwal is not giving these subsidies from his own pocket. "He is misusing the tax money of people. We, on the other hand, will promote competition between the power companies owing to which they will reduce their rates. BJP will promote solar energy as well and will implement Central Government schemes in Delhi," Goel said.
(With inputs from IANS)