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AAP keeps poll promise: 300 units of free electricity from July 1 in Punjab

Formal announcement expected to be made later on Saturday
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann
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Our Bureau, PTI   |   Chandigarh   |   Published 16.04.22, 10:17 AM

 

The Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government in Punjab announced 300 units of free electricity to households from July 1.

The announcement was made in advertisements published by the state's information and public relations department in various newspapers on Saturday.

It was related to a 30-day report card of the AAP government in Punjab. A formal announcement is expected to be made later on Saturday.

Giving 300 units of free electricity was one of the major poll promises of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Punjab assembly election.

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While making the promise, AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said despite a surplus power production in the state, long power cuts are imposed and many people get inflated bills.

"There are many people in villages who got "wrong" bills and their power connections were cut because of the non-payment and such people resorted to stealing power," Kejriwal had said.

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had on Thursday said in Jalandhar that "good news" would be announced on April 16.

Punjab was already providing free electricity to the farming sector. It also provides 200 units of free power to all Scheduled Castes, backward castes and the below poverty line households.

In last month's Punjab Assembly polls, the AAP decimated the Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bahujan Samaj Party combine and the BJP-Punjab Lok Congress-SAD (Sanyukt) alliance.

The Congress, which was in power in the state, got 18 seats in the 117-member assembly, while the AAP won 92 seats.



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