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In Punjab, the government has fulfilled the promise, every house will get 300 units of free electricity from today: CM Mann

By Priyanka Verma 
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In Punjab, the government has fulfilled the promise, every house will get 300 units of free electricity from today: CM Mann

New Delhi: On Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, fulfilling his promise to the public, said that his government will provide 300 units of free electricity every month to every household from Friday. CM Bhagwant Mann said in a tweet, “Previous governments used to make promises during elections five years would pass by the time promises were fulfilled but our government has set a new example in Punjab’s history. Today we are going to fulfill another guarantee given to Punjabis. From today, each family in Punjab will get 300 units of free electricity per month.”

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One of the major promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party during the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections was to provide 300 units of free electricity to every household every month. The AAP government had earlier announced 300 units of free electricity to every household from July 1.

Taking to Twitter, Rajya Sabha MP and AAP leader Raghav tweeted, “Today is a historic day as Punjab becomes the second state after Delhi to get lifeline electricity free of cost. ‘Kejriwal di pehli (first) guarantee’ to Punjabis becomes a reality.”

AAP national convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also congratulated the state, tweeting: “Millions of families will now receive zero (expense) in electricity bills every month. We kept our promise. The Aam Aadmi Party does what it says. The people of Punjab will also be free of expensive electricity now.”

On June 27, While presenting the AAP government’s first budget for Punjab, State Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema had informed that the free power supply would put an additional burden of Rs 1,800 crore on the state exchequer.

State Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema had said, “The AAP government is fulfilling its first guarantee made to the people of Punjab by providing 300 units of domestic power supply per month free to all citizens of Punjab with effect from July 1. This will bring big relief to Punjabis, who are reeling under exorbitant power bills.” He further mentioned that the state government has planned to finance this scheme by cutting wasteful expenditure and through enhancement of own tax revenue.

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