AAP to expose Dikshit govt's power scam today

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New Delhi, Feb 1: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to strike again on Friday. This time, it will expose how the Delhi government led by Sheila Dikshit 'favoured' private power distribution companies at the expense of the public.

Party leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan said on Thursday that they would expose the liasion between the government and the power companies.

The charges against the Delhi government is not new. In October, the AAP protested following Kejriwal's allegation that the Delhi government had stopped the draft tariff order of power regulator DERC in April-May 2010. The order had advised 20% reduction in domestic tarriff for Delhi's power distribution companies had earned a profit of Rs 3,000 crore. But in effect, the tariff was increased to allegedly back the discoms. The AAP conducted mass burning of power bills and asked the consumers not to pay the dues.

The Delhi protests marked the only tangible success the AAP has achieved so far. The DERC was forced to roll back tariff in November for low-end users by around 15 per cent. Kejriwal and Bhushan, who led a series of exposes last year, will be hoping to build on the success ahead of the state polls later this year.

The newly formed party recently engaged itself in building district teams and is likely to organise street protests to boost the anti-incumbency mood.

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