Nexus between Delhi government, power companies: Kejriwal

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 01, 2013 12:50 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Arvind Kejriwal 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 P.D. 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 Rs.3,577 crore.

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