New Delhi: The populist promises have started with the onset of next year’s assembly elections. Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has made one such big and populist promise regarding the Punjab elections. Kejriwal has said that if the AAP government is formed in Punjab, then 300 units of electricity will be given free to every family.
Declaring free electricity, Arvind Kejriwal said, “Almost the most expensive electricity in the entire country is available in Punjab, Punjab generates its own electricity. Produces more electricity than Punjab needs. Despite this, why is the most expensive electricity available in Punjab? In Delhi, we do not generate even a little electricity, buy all the electricity, yet there is almost cheap electricity in the whole country in Delhi. Power companies in Punjab have dirty nexus in government power, so electricity is expensive in Punjab. This nexus has to end.
Kejriwal said, “Today I am making three big announcements, the Aam Aadmi Party’s government in Punjab will give three hundred units of electricity free to every family. The electricity bill of about 70-8 percent of the people of Punjab will be zero. The second big announcement, many people have come up with unnecessarily bills. If the Aam Aadmi Party government is formed, the old domestic bills of all these people will be waived. The third big thing is that there is power surplus in Punjab but still there is a cut, our government will give 24 hours electricity.
Kejriwal also targeted Captain Amarinder Singh from the stage. He said, “You will ask that all this will happen, this is Arvind Kejriwal’s guarantee, it is not the promise of the Captain. The day the government is formed, three hundred units of electricity will be waived inside Punjab from the first pen. Old bills will be forgiven with the first pen. But it will take 3-4 years to provide 24 hours electricity because we will have to change the infrastructure.