Protesting against the hike in the electricity tariff, AAP on Thursday began silent protests and resorted to putting out posters, criticising the decision.
There is no provision for government to directly regulate electricity tariff and rates are determined by regulatory commissions, Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Thursday.
Energy Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh on Wednesday ruled out any increase in electricity tariff despite the monthly loss of the Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) pegged at Rs 150 crore.
Urban Development Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said power tariff in Delhi was "cheaper" than the BJP-ruled states and the bills have gone up due to round-the-clock supply of electricity.
The move comes in the backdrop of the BJP and Arvind Kejriwal`s India Against Corruption launching separate "movements" to protest "steep hike" in electricity tariff.
Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has increased an average 16 per cent in the tariff.
The 26 per cent hike in power tariff for domestic consumers in the city will come into effect from Sunday.
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