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Nexus between Delhi government, power companies: Arvind Kejriwal

Friday, 1 February 2013 - 6:29pm IST Updated: Friday, 1 February 2013 - 6:32pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: IANS
Kejriwal accused the Delhi government of conniving with power distribution companies and not lowering electricity tariff in the national capital.
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Arvind Kejriwal on Friday accused the Delhi government of conniving with power distribution companies and not lowering electricity tariff in the national capital.

In a press conference here, social activist-turned-politician Kejriwal alleged that Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) chairman PD Sudhakar was acting as an agent of electricity companies.

The Aam Aadmi Party founder also said that when former DERC chairman Brijendra Singh tried to reduce tariff, electricity companies "went running" to the Delhi government in 2010.

"Sheila Dikshit ordered that the power tariff should not be lowered," he said about the Delhi chief minister.

He said the power tariff should have been half of what it is presently, and that power firms earned profits amounting to Rs3,577 crore.




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