This is my tribute to those 24000 aam aadmis who ‘disobeyed’ and did not pay the electricity bills in Delhi.
BJP-Congress arguments and self-business logic are not new to divide people who resist and wish to bring a change. Leaders are called anarchist and mad. During the freedom movement, Bhagat Singh was labelled as a terrorist because he wanted the common man to get empowered and well informed for living a better life. Shaheed Bhagat Singh never acted in line with the HINDU MAHASABHA or with even Mahatma Gandhi so he was an ‘anarchist’.
Rumour Spreading Society (RSS) today is engaged in dividing the Delhi people by spreading false word that 24,000 thousand people who refused to pay electricity bills are ‘Chor’-thieves and want to grab free electricity.When twenty four thousand people gather their courage to risk their future, children’s studies and boycott against Ambani’s power loot, then it is the duty of any new government in any part of the world to compensate their sacrifices done for community. Let us revisit the Civil Disobedience Movement of Mahatma Gandhi that motivated the Arvind Kejriwal hunger strike in April 2013.
Explaining the significance of April 6th, 2013 hunger strike and the Civil Disobedience Movement, Manish Sisodia, AAP Leader, said that “in the 1930s, salt was an essential commodity which was used by the British Government and capitalists to earn profits. Like salt then, power and water in Delhi today have become extremely essential commodities, which is being used by crony capitalists like Reliance to earn huge profits and the Sheila Dixit Government on its part is tight lipped after getting commissions.”
Electricity in Delhi to cost Rs 6.80 per unit from April 1 as provision of power subsidy for it isn’t there in the interim budget
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) February 22, 2014
The Bijli Andolan and relief by the AAP’s 49 days government need to be simplified first.
According to the interim budget for Delhi under President rule passed recently by the Parliament , the subsidy of the electricity bills up to 50% for users consuming up to 400 units every month, provided by the last AAP government shall get discontinued from 1st April 2014.
The people of Delhi are shocked over the central government’s decision to reject the proposal of the Arvind Kejriwal’s government to continue this electricity bill relief for the next six months till September 2014. The Congress-led UPA government’s decision to reverse this pro-people’s measure is cheating the people of Delhi.
BJP, an equal partner in this anti-people decision, promised 30% reduction in the electricity bills in its manifesto for the Delhi assembly elections. BJP, as usual, failed to fulfill its promise and did not protest the Manmohan Singh government’s move when the interim budget was placed in both Houses of Parliament. In Delhi, Vidhan Sabha BJP leader, Dr.Harshvardhan was heard shouting that they were 40 (32 BJP+8 Congress) against Delhi Lok Pal support. Why is the BJP seen hiding and running away from giving a stable government and reducing electricity bills by 30% as promised by them?
The media and supporters of Ambani’s business are arguing that Rs. 250 crore electricity subsidy was a bad step by the AAP. This subsidy to electricity users was given to give breathing time to the CAG to unfold the loot of the power companies fast. Same set of people failed to raise their voice against 5000 rich but powerful golfers in Delhi who enjoy a subsidy of 1.5 crore each on golf grounds value in Delhi.
About electricity loot, we all are aware that Sheila Dixit in 2002 advocated to hand over all electricity problems to Anil Ambani with a promise to make power less costly and to stop stealing of electricity. What happened? Power theft stopped and got reduced from 70% to 15%. Where is this money gone ?Why are the bills are four times more then in 2004?
Modi and Rahul Gandhi both can hide behind their masters voice of Ambani to hide his unfair electricity bills and gas oil pricing. Both remind us of black marketers at old cinema halls openly shouting ‘Ek ka Atha’ or One for Eight (1 dollar for 8 dollar wherein the rate in Bangladesh for gas from the same Mukesh Ambani oil well remains 2.34 dollars).
— Sidhant Pundhir (@doctor_sidhant) February 25, 2014
Modi wishes to continue as CM of Gujarat and hide all Gujarati black money investors who are in majority in Tax Haven list outside India. This list with account numbers is freely available on internet. Let us stop fooling each other and get united fast. War against corruption as Quit India Movement for traitors is long overdue. After fighting with British colonizers now we need to fight with robbers and corruption mongers. The second Independence movement from Delhi has started.
By Rakesh Manchanda