Eye on Elections, Arvind Kejriwal Says Delhiites to Get Free Electricity Up to 200 Units
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that electricity would be free for those who consume less than 200 units.
New Delhi: In a pre-election sop, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that electricity in the capital would be free for those who consume less than 200 units a month while those who consume between 201 and 400 units would be given a 50 per cent subsidy by the state government.
Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said Delhi had the cheapest electricity in the country and this was additional relief as he looked to bolster his ‘aam aadmi’ image before the polls.
“Every family deserves a life of dignity. Just like good education & healthcare, a basic quantum of electricity to run lights/fans at home is essential for that,” deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted minutes after the CM’s announcement.
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