Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that each household in the state would get up to 300 units of electricity free if his party came to power in 2022 assembly elections.
Addressing a press conference in the city, ‘Every family will get up to 300 units per month free electricity. If people in Delhi can get free electricity, then why not free power for people in Goa?.”
He pointed out that in spite of the coastal state having power surplus, there were frequent power cuts.
He claimed that 87 per cent Goans would benefit from the move and old bills would be waived off.
The Delhi Chief Minister said while there would be power supply for 24 hours, farmers would get free electricity.
Kejriwal slammed ten Congress MLAs who quit their party in June 2019 and joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
‘The MLAs who switched sides had said that they joined BJP for the sake of development. What development have they done? Did they do people’s work as they claimed? Now people are saying that they switched sides for lure of money. People feel betrayed,” the AAP leader said.
Kejriwal, who is on a two day visit to the state, said the fact was that those who should have been in the opposition were in the government and those who should have been in the government were in the opposition.
Elections to the 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly are to be held in February 2022.
AAP had contested 39 seats in the 2017 assembly elections but failed to win any of them.