Mohali: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers protest near Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s house over power cuts in Punjab’s Mohali. During this, the police used water cannon on AAP workers. Along with this, the police took into custody AAP MP Bhagwant Singh Mann and MLA Harpal Singh Cheema, who were present at the protest site.
Taking a jibe at Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, AAP said that the ‘coward’ Captain took AAP MP Bhagwant Mann and other leaders into custody. Your time is up, Captain! Aam Aadmi Party will soon provide electricity round the clock and seven days in Punjab.
Punjab: Police detained Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann & MLA Harpal Singh Cheema who were at the protest site in Mohali
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Let us tell you that there is a huge power cut in Punjab. Assembly elections are to be held there next year and in such a situation electricity is poised to become a big election issue in the state. Aam Aadmi Party is besieging the Punjab government on the issue of electricity. Apart from AAP, Akali Dal had given Gharana yesterday on Friday.
How important is electricity an election issue in the state, it can be gauged from the fact that the National President of Aam Aadmi Party and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who went on a tour of Punjab last month, announced that if the AAP government is formed here, then every Three hundred units of electricity will be given to the family free of cost. In Delhi, Kejriwal’s government gives two hundred units of electricity for free.
Arvind Kejriwal had said, “Punjab gets almost the most expensive electricity in the whole country, 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, despite this, almost the cheapest electricity in the whole country is in Delhi. Power companies in Punjab have dirty nexus in government power, so electricity is expensive in Punjab. This nexus has to end.
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