The AAP leader also promised a 24-hour power supply in Punjab and a waiver of pending electricity bills if his party is voted to power
Chandigarh: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday promised 300 units of free electricity per month for each household in Punjab if his Aam Aadmi Party wins the assembly election in that state next year.
The AAP leader also promised a 24-hour power supply in Punjab and a waiver of pending electricity bills if his party is voted to power. He made these announcements while addressing the media in Chandigarh.
Punjab Assembly polls are due early next year.
Kejriwal said power in Punjab is the “costliest” in the country despite the state being an electricity producer.
“We do not produce power in Delhi. We buy it from other states and despite that, we have power in the National Capital almost at the cheapest rates,” he said.
AAP’s Punjab unit chief Bhagwant Mann, party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Jarnail Singh, co-in charge Raghav Chadha, and state leaders including MLAs Harpal Singh Cheema were also present on the occasion.
This comes a day after Kejriwal promised free electricity in that state if his Aam Aadmi Party wins the polls on Monday. The AAP leader also claimed that women in Punjab are very unhappy with inflation.
“…In Delhi we provide 200 units of free electricity to every family. The women are very happy. Women in Punjab are also very unhappy with inflation. The AAP government will also provide free electricity in Punjab. See you tomorrow in Chandigarh,” Kejriwal tweeted in Punjabi.
However, AAP spokesperson and Delhi MLA Raghav Chadha had claimed on Monday that the Punjab Chief Minister’s office has denied the party permission to hold a press conference at a pre-decided venue.