Can Goa get “free and uninterrupted” electrical energy? The facility ministers of Delhi and Goa debated on this on Monday. Delhi’s Energy Minister Satyendar Jain and his Goa counterpart Nilesh Cabral engaged in a pre-poll public debate – which is believed to be the primary of its variety within the nation – standing behind their podium with a moderator within the center.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, throughout his go to to the BJP-ruled state on July 14, had stated that each household in Goa would get 300 models of electrical energy per thirty days freed from value if his Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) got here to energy. Meeting elections within the state are to be held in February subsequent yr.
Referring to the Delhi electrical energy mannequin, Satyendar Jain stated, “We spend folks’s cash on folks. Our plan for Goa is a unique Goa mannequin. We are going to give 300 models of free electrical energy to all. Energy cuts are excessive in Goa.” Leaders get free electrical energy. Folks do not.”
“In Delhi, they modified the mannequin a minimum of three to 4 instances. They may do the identical in Goa. In Delhi 120 models are free. In Goa, it is going to be Rs 207. Whereas 200 models in Delhi is Rs 195, in Goa, It is Rs 375,” Nilesh Cabral replied.
“Delhi has two to a few gencos. Goa does not. Our electrical energy is equipped from far-flung locations like Chhattisgarh and Himachal,” he stated.
Reply of Mr. Jain: “These are all excuses. Even we get it from afar, it is all about intention.”
After the controversy, the Delhi Chief Minister stated, “Goa’s energy minister has admitted that his get together has failed to supply 24X7 electrical energy, but when AAP kinds the federal government within the state then AAP will guarantee free and uninterrupted electrical energy”.
“When ministers and authorities officers can get electrical energy free of charge, why cannot the frequent man paying taxes get it free of charge? We have now executed it in Delhi and are positive of doing the identical in different states. Time missed however consider we will type authorities in Goa this time: AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj
Delhi’s energy minister flew to Goa on Sunday after accepting the “problem” of his Goa counterpart to debate the AAP authorities’s mannequin of energy provide within the nationwide capital.
Electrical energy has been one of many high election agenda of the Aam Aadmi Social gathering after its success in Delhi, the place it promised to chop electrical energy payments by half in 2013. Since then, the get together has tried to emulate the promise in a number of states for elections similar to Uttarakhand, Punjab and others. Now Goa.
Opponents of the get together have opposed the marketing campaign, typically saying that what they are saying is free and that such plans should not sustainable in the long term.