Maharashtra To Stop Disconnecting Power Of Defaulters: Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday said the drive of disconnecting power supply to farmers or other domestic consumers who failed to clear their dues will be stopped immediately till the issue is discussed in the state Assembly.
Mr Pawar made the announcement in the state Assembly after Leader of the Opposition Devendra Fadnavis raised the issue in the House.
Mr Fadnavis said there is "lot of anger" among people across the state over the inflated electricity bills.
Lakhs of people have received notices for power supply disconnection, he said.
"Farmers have already suffered big losses due to the lockdown and heavy rainfall. Now, they are facing the power supply disconnection crisis," the BJP leader said.
Without naming state Energy Minister and Congress leader Nitin Raut, Mr Fadnavis said the former had talked about giving relief to lockdown-hit consumers, but instead power tariff was increased.