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Arvind Kejriwal discontinues automatic electricity subsidies

Edited By: Divya Thearia

14 September 2022 (New Delhi):  On Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the AAP government’s flagship scheme, the electricity subsidy, will not be credited automatically, and those who want power subsidies will have to subscribe to the scheme via online and offline methods.

The well-liked scheme propelled the Aam Aadmi Party to power in 2015

Kejriwal stated at a press conference that many people wanted to give up power subsidies voluntarily. Those who want a rebate on their electricity bill can still apply for one. Those wishing to receive the subsidy in Delhi must dial 7011311111. They will be sent a link, which will open in a WhatsApp form. Those who are interested in using the service must do so by October 31.

People can apply every month

This comes as the BJP has been criticising AAP for its “freebie culture.” Kejriwal has defended his welfare programmes. Meanwhile, Kejriwal claimed that the BJP attempted to entice his MLAs in Punjab with an offer of Rs 20-25 crore. Bjp declined these allegations as they considered it baseless. After the BJP and the Congress, AAP is the only party with a government in two states. It now wishes to expand into other states and become a national party.

Delhiites can apply in both online and offline mode

In a series of tweet, Kejriwal said, “Some people don’t want to get free electricity. Now, only those people in Delhi will get electricity subsidy who will apply for it. You can start applying from today.” Now, Delhiites will be able to avail power subsidy only after applying for it.

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