Earlier, the Discom BSES Yamuna Power Ltd had said the residents of East and Central Delhi may face eight to ten hour power cuts in February as it does not have funds to pay to public sector generation units for power supplies. The company had written to the Delhi government asking for an extension of credit and more time to clear its dues.
However, the AAP has slammed BYPL and said that the move is politically motivated. "How is it that they were not short one month before? If they threaten to cut electricity, their licence will be cancelled," AAP leader Gopal Rai said.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accused the Discoms of overcharging customers by inflating costs. But the discoms say their tariffs have been justly determined by the regulator in the past. The companies are also resisting Kejriwal's move to get their accounts audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
(With agency inputs)