Nagpur: During this pandemic when the common man is already troubled due to the economy tanking, wages being paused, the uncertainty of the future, lack of food security and inflated Electricity bills have added to problems that’s why the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has started the ‘Hisaab Do’ a statewide campaign in Maharashtra, against high electricity bills.
As part of the campaign, hisaabdo.in, a website which serves to automate complaint filing by anguished consumers with the MERC and the Govt of Maharashtra, against extremely high bills across the state, was launched. The website also has a built-in ‘Bill Calculator’ to enable the consumers to compare their bills, with the tariffs under the Delhi Govt.
“This a people’s movement, people deserve the right to know. It is only a lack of political will which is stopping the Govt from implementing these reforms. We will hold these discoms accountable. We demand that consumption of up to 200 units of electricity be made free for the domestic consumer as well as rationalization of fares across the board by the MERC,” said Ranga Rachure, AAP Maharashtra Convenor.
On Tuesday delegation of Shivsena MLA of Mumbai met Energy Minister of Maharashtra Nitin Raut. In this meeting, Minister Raut had called the representatives of the electricity supplier. After listening to both the sides Raut had instructed the companies providing electricity not to cut the power supply of any household till the time this issue gets settled.