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50% reduction in power costs in Delhi looks tough to experts; AAP is sure that it can do it
Is Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) running away from forming the government in Delhi because the promises made by them in their poll manifesto are outside the realm of possibilities? This is one big question that was initially asked by the BJP and the Congress. However, now some similar questions are also coming up in the minds of common people. The Indian Prime Minister while making an indirect attack on the AAP asked his party members not to make such promises to the public which cannot be fulfilled practically.

After the Congress replied in written on the 18 points which were raised by the AAP to both Congress and the BJP, now the common man's party is seeking the advise of Delhiets while asking them whether AAP should form the Govt. in Delhi with the support of Congress or not?

Should there be re-elections in Delhi?
Yes :
48.72 %
No :
51.28 %
Can't say :
0 %
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The party has planned to write 25 lakh letters to citizens of Delhi to know their views on government formation.It has also given public the option of sending SMS or sending mail to the party website to share their opinion on this issue. Depending on the response, AAP will take a decision on Monday, December 23.

The two biggest promises Aam Aadmi Party made in its manifesto were reduction of electricity cost by 50 per cent and  supply of 700 liters of free water to the households. The average cost of power in Delhi is Rs 8 per unit.

We spoke to Rajiv Kakria of NGO Chetna and an expert on power sector, about whether it was really possible to bring down the electricity cost by 50% in Delhi. While focusing on the various loopholes in the power distribution process in Delhi, Kakria said that 50% reduction in power cost is bit too much.

“Reducing the electricity rates by 50 percent is a bit too much, and the second thing is it can't be done in two or three months and needs at least two to three years,” said Rajiv Kakria.

Kakria said that the electricity charges cannot be reduced suddenly, it need to be done in phased manner. He said that CAG audit should be done and the actual purchase agreement between the distributing companies and the power generator should be verified.

“The slab structure should be rationalised. The government should introduce competition between discoms, so that they provide the electricity at cheapest rates. And the final thing is that the discoms should have their own power plants,” added Kakria.

Another promise made by AAP was 700 litres of free water supply. According to an Economics Times report Delhi has 1.10 crore of people, and it needs Rs 5 to produce a kilo liter of water and going by this calculation Delhi needs Rs 94.5 lakhs per day or Rs 340 crore a year for water. So by going with such costing it looks impossible to make water supply free of cost.

We spoke to Jarnail Singh, the Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Tilak Nagar about the growing public perception that AAP is running away from forming the Govt. because they cannot fulfil what they promised before the elections.

Jarnail Singh said that the Congress and BJP were misguiding the people from the day one of their entry into the politcs. He expressed confidence that whatever promises his party made would be fulfilled.

“People are very intelligent nowadays, and they have elected us with all their sense. We are being discouraged from the day one when we made our party, but we are getting success. BJP and Congress are misguiding the people but we are sure that we would be accomplishing all the promises we have given,” said Jarnail Singh.

Singh said that the AAP's manifesto was prepared after an intensive research and the promises that were made are achievable. He urged people to keep some patience before reaching to any conclusion about AAP.

“The manifesto has not been framed blindly, we have done a lot of exercise before preparing the manifesto. We have asked four months of time and we are sure that we will be able to fulfil all the promises. So please wait and see.”

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