CM Ashok Gehlot announces free 100 units per month electricity in Rajasthan
New Delhi : Congress had recently announced free electricity in Karnataka, the idea turned out to be in their favour when election results came out. The same is now being implemented in Rajasthan, where elections are scheduled to take place by the end of this year.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday announced that first 100 units of the electricity will be provided free to the residents of Rajasthan. He added that there will be no fuel surcharge on next 100 units, which will be counted on a fixed rate. Mr CM said that the decision has been taken after a careful analysis of people's feddback.
In a tweet, he said, "After closely observing the inflation relief camps and engaging in discussions with the public, valuable feedback highlighted the necessity for a minor adjustment in the slab-wise exemption for electricity bills. Furthermore, the public shared their concerns regarding the fuel surcharge included in the electricity bills for the month of May, which has prompted a significant decision to be taken."
Interestingly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has officially started his campaign in Ajmer a day earlier. He accused Congress of corruption and factionalism.
Talking about Congress, this is the second big announcement made by Ashok Gehlot to provide relief to people from inflation. Earlier, the price of cooking gas was capped at Rs 500 per cylinder for upto 12 units per year.