AAP effect? : Maharashtra govt clears 15-20% cut in power tariff

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AAP effect? : Maharashtra govt clears 15-20% cut in power tariff
Mumbai:Maharashtra government on Monday cleared a cut in power tariff by 15 to 20 per cent across agriculture industry and domestic consumers. The state Cabinet took the decision on the lines of the report submitted by Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane led group of ministers (GoM).

However, the capital city Mumbai will not get this relief.

Union Minister of State for Shipping Milind Deora on Sunday had demanded a "white paper" on power tariffs in Maharashtra to study how subsidies are provided. "I feel that there has to be a white paper before discussing reduction of power tariffs in the state as it will help in understanding how subsidies are given," Deora, the Congress MP from Mumbai South had said. Many say that the power cut is an AAP-effect, although Maharashtra ministers deny anything of such.

Two other Congress MPs from Mumbai, Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt, had also demanded cut in power tariffs, and even led a protest march at the office of Reliance Energy, which supplies electricity to Mumbai suburbs, a week ago.

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