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AAP fulfills poll promise, Punjab govt announces 300 units of free electricity from July 1

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI) (HT_PRINT)Premium
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI) (HT_PRINT)

  • Distributing free electricity was one of the first pre-poll promises made by the AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on June 29, 2021
  • Earlier, Punjab used to provide free power to the agricultural sector and 200 free units to Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, and people falling under the Below Poverty Line (BPL)

Fulfilling one of the pre-election promises, the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has announced 300 units of free electricity for Punjab residents from July 1.

According to Information and Public Relations Department, Punjab, "Government of Punjab announces 300 units of free electricity for households from July 1st, 2022".

A few days ago, AAP spokesperson Malwinder Singh Kang had indicated that the Punjab government's blueprint for giving 300 units of free electricity to people is almost ready and soon an announcement will be made.

Distributing free electricity was one of the first pre-poll promises made by the AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on June 29, 2021. He said that AAP would provide free electricity to every household without any discrimination.

Earlier, Punjab used to provide free power to the agricultural sector and 200 free units to Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, and people falling under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) as per a scheme introduced in 2016.

Kejriwal had also promised that his party would ensure a round-the-clock power supply in Punjab and waive pending electricity bills if it wins the next Assembly polls.

Last month, the AAP Party witnessed a landslide victory, winning 92 of the 117 Assembly seats. It emerged as the only single party to win these many seats since 1977-the first year when the state elections were held on 117 seats.

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