New Delhi, Nov 5: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged a “conspiracy” was on by the BJP-led Centre to increase power tariff in the tiol capital, and assured that he would not let the tariffs rise. “We have not increased power tariff in last two years. BJP is trying to increase the electricity prices in Delhi, but I won’t let this happen,” he said. Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said the DERC Chairperson’s appointment was scrapped by Lt. Governor jeeb Jung with a view to undo his efforts to regularise electricity bills. Krish Saini’s appointment as the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) chairperson was scrapped by Jung in September on grounds that his approval was not taken.
“After eight months (of appointment) LG wakes up and is saying his approval was not taken for DERC’s chief appointment,” said Kejriwal. Kejriwal said he had opposed the decision of the LG to scrap Saini’s appointment as DERC Chief and asked Jung to send the related file to the President, but the LG had refused. “Just when we (Delhi government) were examining the file, the Power Secretary received call from LG office to issue the order (of removing the DERC chief),” said Kejriwal. (IANS)