Congress copied Aam Aadmi Party in Karnataka, said – If our government comes, we will give free electricity – न्यूज़लीड India

Congress copied Aam Aadmi Party in Karnataka, said – If our government comes, we will give free electricity

Congress copied Aam Aadmi Party in Karnataka, said – If our government comes, we will give free electricity

Karnataka assembly elections are likely to be held in May 2023. Before the elections, the Congress on Wednesday announced to give 200 units of electricity free to the people of the state.


oi-Bhavna Pandey

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 21:23 [IST]

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Mimicking the Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress has now promised to provide up to 200 units of free electricity before the Karnataka assembly elections. Remember, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal first made electricity free for citizens in Delhi, while AAP promised to provide free electricity in other states including Gujarat, where elections were contested, and not only this, it will continue in the upcoming elections as well. . At the same time, Congress is planning to make five big promises, including the promise of providing free electricity up to 200 units in Karnataka.

These are the five election promises of the Congress

The five big promises on which the Congress is preparing the foundation of the election campaign in the elections to be held in Karnataka in May 2023 include the promise of jobs, funds for irrigation, land and free housing for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

According to sources, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is coming to Karnataka on January 16 for a pre-poll tour. She will reveal the second big pre-poll promise of the Congress party during this tour. According to sources, these election promises of Congress will be women-centric.

DK Shivakumar promised to provide free electricity

The announcement came after the Congress party launched a statewide bus tour called ‘Praja Dhvani Yatra’ led by state unit chief DK Shivakumar and Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Siddaramaiah. In Bengaluru, the Congress bus tour started from “Veer Soudha” and ended at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, the same monument where he presided over the Congress session in 1924 after paying homage to the Father of the Nation.

People of all castes will get free electricity

Making the announcement at a party convention as part of the state-wide tour, Congress leader DK Shivakumar said “Through our first guarantee of 200 units of free electricity to every household across the state, we have made every household a reality to light up.” has expressed its commitment”. At the same time, former CM of Karnataka Siddaramaiah said, “200 units of free electricity every month is not limited to Dalits, backward and minorities only, it is for everyone, for every household” i.e. free under this announcement of Congress. Electricity will also be given to the general class.

BJP started campaign to win 2023 elections

Let us tell you that Karnataka assembly elections are going to be held in May 2023. The BJP is trying its best to regain power again. Recently, Home Minister Amit Shah also visited many areas in Karnataka in this connection. On the other hand, if we talk about the Congress, it is also trying its best to regain power in Karnataka.

This is how Congress lost power in Karnataka in 2020

Remember, the Congress lost power in Karnataka in 2020 as ally HD Kumaraswamy-led government MLAs rebelled and joined the BJP. In Karnataka, the Congress is in a strong position at the grassroots level and is expected to make a big effort to oust the BJP from power.

AAP won on the basis of free electricity

Apart from the promise of free electricity, other things have worked for AAP in Delhi, on the basis of this free electricity and water, AAP has regained power, while in Punjab, where electricity prices were skyrocketing, AAP has won the last free electricity. Defeating the Congress by promising to capture the power.

Will the promise of free electricity win Congress in Karnataka?

The situation is slightly different in Karnataka where there is a marginal difference in the cost of units between urban and rural areas. Though far more expensive than in Punjab and Delhi, the electricity board charges Rs 8.15 per unit above 200 units in urban areas.

BJP MLA retaliated on Congress’s promise of free electricity

BJP MLA Ravikumar said after the announcement of Congress

“We are anyway giving 75 units of free power. His promise will remain just a promise. This is another election issue done by him. When he got a chance to run the government, he did not do it. preventing them from implementing the work they only promise.”

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Congress copied Aam Aadmi Party in Karnataka, said – If our government comes, we will give free electricity

Story first published: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 21:23 [IST]

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