Kejriwal also said that pending electricity bills till December 31, 2021 will be waived and promised an announcement on the power bills of farmers on his next visit to Gujarat.
Surat: Ahead of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly election, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal promised 300 units of free and uninterrupted electricity. He also said that pending electricity bills till December 31, 2021 will be waived and promised an announcement on the power bills of farmers on his next visit to Gujarat.
Kejriwal, who is also the national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was addressing the party workers of AAP Gujarat at a blood donation camp organised in Surat to celebrate the birthday of the state unit’s president. Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s jibe at the politics of giving out freebies, Kejriwal said, “Revdi is a prasad. We give it to the people in the form of good schools, good hospitals and free electricity.”
Claiming that Union Home Minister Amit Shah too had taken to offering freebies such as 200 units of free electricity before the West Bengal polls, Kejriwal said, “They (BJP) did it even in Himachal Pradesh but have ignored Gujarat. Because they take the people of Gujarat for granted and feel that whatever happens, they will vote for the BJP. The time has come to show the BJP your power. Vote for us and bring us to power.”
Claiming that around 70%-80% of the pending power bills are fake, Kejriwal said, “There are people who have received Rs 50,000 bills. To make settlement of such bills, consumers have to approach babus and bribe them. We will not let this happen under our watch if you elect us to power.”
Claiming that his party will continue to further the prohibition law in the state, Arvind Kejriwal said, “We don’t find the legislation to be strong enough. Liquor is available easily.”