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Free water, power tariff cut: SAD accuses AAP of aping its policies

PTI | Last Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 01:11

Amritsar: AAP government`s move to provide relief to Delhi residents in power and water bills is nothing new, but the nascent party has simply followed what Akalis have already done in Punjab, ruling Shiromani Akali Dal claimed on Wednesday.

"By slashing power tariff and providing rebates in water bills, AAP is doing nothing new but only following what Akalis have already done in Punjab," Punjab Cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia said here.

"The Punjab government is far ahead of all other states on pro-people policies," he said. Majithia claimed that the `Khula Darbar`, as proposed by AAP, is also an emulation of `Sangat Darshan Programme` being run by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Punjab.
Schemes like Atta Dal, Shagun, cashless treatment of cancer patients, scholarships for SC/OBC, free power for tubewells are running successfully in Punjab, he said.
"The Punjab government need not turn a copy cat on what AAP is trying to do," he said.

First Published: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 19:35

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