Former Congress MLA Mukesh Sharma on Friday sat on an indefinite hunger strike at Mohan Garden here claiming that the roll back of the power rates by the DERC is a bluff with the public and demanded immediate withdrawl of the order.
DMDK chief and the Leader of the Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly Vijayakanth on Thursday criticised Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for distancing her government from the power tariff hike proposed by the state electricity regulatory commission and demanded steps to withdraw it.
Around 80 percent or 28 lakh of the total consumers in the city will benefit from the power subsidy announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday while presenting the Delhi budget for the current fiscal.
The CAG on Wednesday again told the Delhi High Court that power distributing companies of Anil Ambani and Tata groups are not cooperating with it even as the city government questioned the "reluctance" of the discoms for the audit if they had nothing to hide.
The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed operation of the February 12 Delhi Cabinet decision on providing 50 percent waiver on power arrears of people who did not pay their electricity bills from October 2012 to December 2013.
In a big jolt to Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi High Court stayed the decision taken by the former government of giving subsidy to persons who did not pay their power bills from October 2012 to December 2013.