AAP govt to reward power bill defaulters in Delhi

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New Delhi, Feb 12: The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi has decided to reward those who have defaulted on paying electricity bills. Also those who did not pay for the power between October 2013 and April 2013 will have to pay just half of what they were billed. The government will provide Rs 6 crores to cover the huge discount.

The announcement was made by senior leader of the party and Delhi Urban Development and Education Minister Manish Sisodia, who said who supported the AAP's drive against allegedly inflated prices before it came to power would be given 50 per cent off with no penalty.

The govt will provide Rs 6 crores to make up the deficit

In October 2012, the AAP had urged the residents of Delhi to submit a written petition that they would not pay water and power bills to protest against over-pricing. Ten lakh people had signed the petition. AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi now, even visited some homes where power supply had been snapped because of pending payments and restored the connection.

Kejriwal later brought down prices of electricity by half soon after taking over as the chief minister of Delhi.

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