Maharashtra NavNirman Sena and BJP in opposition tried using the issue of inflated electricity bills to their political vengeance by warning of intensifying its agitation. Exposing Raj Thackeray and another dozens of leaders who are appealing people not to pay electricity bills, Maharashtra power minister and congress leader Nitin Raut said all of these leaders have duly paid their bills in time, however they are now provoking consumers to avoid payments risking disconnection of electricity.
According to Raut, all those institutions and establishments associated with political patrons and VVIP’s have paid the electricity dues in time. They are misleading the people of state by playing foul, this is nothing but sabotaging the government. Electricity supply was interrupted in Mumbai due to TATA’s incoming electric supply failure causing power loss all over Mumbai and suburbs, also disrupting train traffic of Central, Eastern and Western lines, according to Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). Raut told journalists, which the opposition is at its best in creating unrest but people should not fall in this trap.
Meanwhile, BJP accused the staffers of the BEST and police of misbehaving with its leaders, including women corporators, when they approached its general manager at the latter’s office here to raise the issue of inflated bills. For the moment, BJP leaders burnt copies of bills outside the party’s office in Mumbai but the state government has decided to expose oppositions double standards.