Aam Aadmi Party's national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday promised that his party will provide free electricity up to 300 units per month if voted to power in Gujarat."If AAP comes to power in the state within three months of the formation of government, it will give free electricity up to 300 units per billing cycle, but if the consumer is using even one unit more than 300 units, one has to pay full bill.
The idea is to encourage consumers to reduce power consumption. 24 X 7 power supply without disruption or power cut."Kejriwal arrived here on Wednesday late evening for a day's trip.While addressing mediapersons, he said this is the first guarantee to the people of Gujarat and the party will roll out other guarantees in phases.
Kejriwal has also promised that if any consumer's old bill is pending, it will be exempted. "So far agriculture electricity charges are concerned," Kejriwal said, "the farmers' issue is highly technical and they are right now discussing the issue internally and are working to find a solution.
"He said if the AAP can give free power in Delhi and Punjab, it can give in Gujarat too, "the problem is that the national party either doesn't know and or doesn't intend to give free power to the common man," he said.
Kejriwal appealed to all the BJP leaders and workers to give in writing that they don't want free electricity. "The government will see that power consumed by them will be charged, but they should stop making baseless accusations.
"The AAP government will strictly implement the prohibition policy, and appealed to the people to ask question BJP state unit chief C.R. Patil that "even after prohibition policy in place, how liquor is easily available in the market. Who is benefitting from the poor implementation of policy?"