Taking advice from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Arvind Kejriwal, Congress has pledged to provide 300 units of free electricity to domestic consumers in Himachal Pradesh if it is returned to power. In addition, the big old party has also announced financial aid of Rs 1,500 per month to all women aged between 18 and 60 years old.
It should be noted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by Jai Ram Thakur in the hill state has already been providing 125 units of electricity free of charge to domestic consumers since July 1.
The announcement was made by Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel, who is the lead Congress election observer for Himachal Pradesh. He also announced that the party would reinstate the old pension scheme within 10 days if it returned to power.
“We will make arrangements as is done in other party-governed states. It will not be done by raising the prices of petrol and diesel, as the government of the day is doing,” he said. declared, as reported The Indian Express.
The AAP made a similar promise in Himachal Pradesh a few months ago. Kejriwal feast heralded gifts. During the recently concluded parliamentary elections in Punjab, the AAP pledged to give 1,000 rupees to women every month and 300 units of free electricity.
After winning the polls, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann partially implemented the pledge to provide 300 units of free electricity. However, he did nothing about the promise to provide 1,000 rupees per month to the women.
Assembly polls are expected to be held in Himachal Pradesh in December this year. In the 2017 Assembly polls, the BJP won 44 seats in the 68-member Legislative Assembly, while the Congress won only 21 constituencies. This year, the hill state is expected to witness a triangular contest as the AAP has also entered the political arena of Himachal Pradesh.