BJP urges LG to look into power sector's irregularities

  • | Saturday | 5th August, 2017

Delhi state party President Manoj Tiwari met Baijal and apprised him about the proposed hike in power tariff by the Arvind Kejriwal-led government. Tiwari said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was conniving with the Delhi Electricity Regulation Commission (DERC) and private power distribution companies in Delhi to hike power tariff. During this period, interest rates on loan were around 15 per cent, while ROE was 16 per cent. The state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday urged Lieutenent Governor (LG) Anil Baijal to step in and address the issue of irregularities in the power sector, including the arbitrary increase in tariff. Now, in 2017, interest rates have fallen to 6 per cent but under the patronage of Kejriwal government, private companies continue to draw an ROE of 14 per cent," Tiwari claimed.

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