Punjab CM steps up AAP’s free power pitch, Gujarat too will have free electricity

Ahmedabad: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said on Wednesday that the northwest state will offer free power starting in March, exuding confidence in the Aam Aadmi Party's victory in the elections in Gujarat. 

He made his comments during a news conference in Ahmedabad. "When AAP pledged to provide free power in Delhi, our opponents questioned how we would carry it out. However, we succeeded. In Punjab, the same was true. Beginning in March, we would also provide residents in Gujarat with free power "CM Bhagwant Mann said.

He further emphasised that Punjab's residents would soon have zero electricity expenses. "I have a total of 25,000 bills. You can examine it. 75 lac metres in Punjab have not issued any bills to 61 lakh consumers. In Punjab, 71 lakh people will have no bills by January" he added.

He also made fun of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) by saying "When I first arrived in Gujarat, I believed I would be able to learn from the Gujarati model. The motorways were fine, but after we went off the roadways, I saw the genuine Gujarati model. We don't say we'll deposit 15 lakh rupees into your account; rather, we say we'll provide incentives to people so they can keep their 30 thousand rupees."

He further criticised the opposition, saying, "Gujarat's government will be formed here. People have claimed that we are the BJP's and Congress' B teams, respectively. However, out of 130 crore people, We are the "A team."
The first phase of the Gujarat elections' campaign came to an end on Tuesday, with the governing BJP and other political parties working feverishly to win over voters on 89 seats spread across 19 districts in Kutch, Saurashtra, and South Gujarat.

Ahead of the first round of voting on December 1, the campaigning was over at 5 o'clock on Tuesday.


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