NEW DELHI: Arvind Kejriwal, the chief of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), recently reacted to the news that Maharashtra government is considering cheap/free electricity in the state. He expressed his happiness saying that not only Delhi showed that it is possible to provide free and cheap electricity but also gets you votes.
Taking to his Twitter account, he wrote on Monday, "I am glad cheap electricity has become part of national political discourse. Delhi has shown that it is possible to provide free/cheap electricity. Delhi has shown that it also gets you votes. 21st century India must have 24x7 power available to all at cheap rates."
I am glad cheap electricity has become part of national political discourse. Del has shown that it is POSSIBLE to provide free/cheap elect. Del has shown that it also gets u votes— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 10, 2020
21st century India must have 24x7 power available to all at cheap rates https://t.co/ynMC8vLyGV
It was earlier reported that the Uddhav Thackeray government has decided to follow AAP and make the consumption of electricity free up to 100 units in the southern state. Talking about the current there, domestic charges for up to 100 units is Rs 5.46 per unit.
The strategy was first used by the Aam Aadmi Party following which they even saw a thumping win in the Delhi Assembly elections in 2015. The 2020 Delhi Assembly elections for 70 constituencies were carried out on Saturday, 8th February. It remains to see who amongst the three parties (BJP, AAP and Congress) will rule the national capital as the results will be announced on Tuesday that is 11th February.