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BJP launches massive rally against power tariff hike

New Delhi, Aug 12 () : Launching a major offensive against the Delhi chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the BJP on Sunday organized a big rally at the Ramlila ground expressing confidence to win the 2014 general elections and oust the corrupt Congress government which has been ruling the country for the last 15 years. The party also announced to lower power tariff by 30 per cent if voted to power.

Taking a pledge, the BJP which assured to drive out both the Delhi government and later the Central government in the 2014 general elections sent a strong message claiming that no power in the world can stop the BJP from coming back to power. BJP chief Rajnath Singh said that the party took an oath here in the Ramlila ground to get the Delhi government ousted in the coming assembly polls.

Expressing concern over the Congress government’s inability to wipe out poverty even after ruling for a longer period post-Independence, Rajnath Singh said that more than one crore people in Delhi are left without basic amenities and promised to change the status of the poor in the next five to seven years. The BJP will also fetch a 10-point formula to bring down electricity rates by 30 percent, said the BJP chief.

Witnessing various factions, yesterday’s rally saw the Delhi unit of the party coming together in combine with Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel  who announced that they will order a CAG audit of all power companies operating in Delhi and the electricity rates will be brought down by 30 per cent, if  BJP is voted to power.

Goel, a former Union minister in the National Democrat Alliance government said power rates have been hiked 185 percent since 2002. Alleging a “massive scam” in the power sector in the state, the Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel claimed that consumers are being cheated by the private power distribution companies in cooperation with the state government. Apart from Mr  Rajnath Singh, yesterday’s rally also saw the participation of Delhi election in-charge Nitin Gadkari and other senior leaders of the party’s state unit.