Indore: Congress activists stage demonstration against inflated bills, burn ‘Holi’ of bills

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, August 05, 2021, 06:56 PM IST
article-image

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Congress activists staged demonstrations at all the zones of the Electricity Distribution Company across the city to protest against inflated bills, on Thursday.

Congress leaders beat utensils at many zones while they also burnt ‘Holi’ of inflated bills at some zones of Discom.

Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee Rajesh Choukse said, “People are already facing trouble due to increasing inflation and fuel prices but instead of providing relief, the state government is also putting a hole in their pocket by giving inflated electricity bills.”

Choukse said that in the leadership of Kamal Nath, Congress government had given benefits of Rs 1 per unit electricity to people up to bills of 150 units.

“When in opposition, Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked people not to deposit electricity bills alleging inflated bills but he doesn’t care about people’s ordeal due to inflated bills, over taxed fuel, and inflation in his tenure,” Choukse said while protesting at MPEB Zone in Readymade Complex.

President of the City Congress Committee Vinay Bakliwal said that hundreds of people are visiting MPEB offices to get their bills rectified but the officials are misbehaving with people.

“People are getting over Rs 1500 to 2000 bills on consuming only 100 units of electricity. We demand the government to stop such tyranny or the Congress party will hit roads to protest against their injustice,” Bakliwal said.

Various congress leaders including Amit Chourasiya, Sunny Rajpal, Johar Manpurwala and others too joined the protest.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Madhya Pradesh: Indore civic body plans to issue green bonds to raise Rs 250 cr for solar power...

Madhya Pradesh: Indore civic body plans to issue green bonds to raise Rs 250 cr for solar power...

Madhya Pradesh: Minor girl tries to commit suicide by jumping from gurdwara roof in Indore

Madhya Pradesh: Minor girl tries to commit suicide by jumping from gurdwara roof in Indore

Madhya Pradesh: MLA’s plaint found true employment assistant terminated in Khargone

Madhya Pradesh: MLA’s plaint found true employment assistant terminated in Khargone

Madhya Pradesh: Woman run over by train, toddler son dies after fall near railway track in Guna

Madhya Pradesh: Woman run over by train, toddler son dies after fall near railway track in Guna

Indore MGM Ragging Case: 11 students face heat; suspended for 3 months, expelled from hostel

Indore MGM Ragging Case: 11 students face heat; suspended for 3 months, expelled from hostel