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JUL 15 2014

Restore power, water subsidy: AAP

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Tue 15th JUL 2014

The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday demanded from the Union Government that power and water subsidy be restored and provisions for that be brought in the interim Budget of the National Capital Territory (NCT). Delhi is under the Centre's rule and the Budget of the Capital is expected to be presented in the ongoing Parliament session.

"The AAP appeals to the Central Government to honour the sentiments of the overwhelming majority in the Delhi Assembly while presenting the State's Budget in Parliament. It should reduce the electricity tariffs by 50 per cent and provide 700 litres of water free to every household," the party said in a statement.

"Since the BJP's Central government has continued with the previous Congress-led UPA Government's decision of keeping the State Assembly in suspended animation, and with this situation continuing for five months now, therefore, the view of nearly 90 per cent of the MLAs cannot be ignored," said the party.

"The UPA Government withdrew the subsidy on electricity and water that was provided by the AAP Government, and even the BJP quietly allowed the interim Budget to be passed without raising the demand for the restoration of the relief that was given to the people," the AAP said.

It also said both the BJP and the AAP had contested Delhi Assembly polls last year on the promise of reducing power tariff.

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