Amid the continued energy tussle between the camps of Chief Minister Amarinder and Congress’ state unit chief Sidhu, the cricketer-turned-politician on Monday took to Twitter, demanding the federal government’s instructions to the facility regulator to revise tariff to supply reduction to shoppers.
Sidhu, who has been at loggerheads with the chief minister, has been urgent for the state authorities’s motion on an 18-point programme of the Congress excessive command for the state.
The programme included motion within the 2015 case involving the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in Faridkot and subsequent police firing on the individuals protesting the sacrilege, the arrest of ‘large fish’ behind drug rackets and scrapping of energy buy agreements with varied non-public corporations.
“The Punjab Govt should instantly concern instructions to PSERC in Public Curiosity to revise tariff being paid to Personal Energy Crops making the defective PPAs null & void. Additional calling a 5-7 day Vidhan Sabha Session to convey a New Laws for termination of defective PPAs !!,” Sidhu stated in a tweet.
“This can assist Punjab Govt give 300 items of free energy to all home shoppers together with these of common class, lower the home tariff to Rs three per Unit & Rs 5 per Unit for Trade, together with redressal of all excellent payments, waiving-off the unjustifiable & exorbitant payments!!,” he stated in one other tweet.
The Amritsar East legislator additionally uploaded his brief video by which he was demanding that the “defective” PPAs be scrapped on a precedence foundation.
“Within the public curiosity, the Punjab authorities ought to give instructions to PSERC (Punjab State Electrical energy Regulatory Fee) and concern a tariff order beneath which electrical energy be bought at a good and simply worth and PPAs signed at exorbitant costs be declared null and void,” stated Sidhu.
It’s going to result in a good thing about Rs 50,000 crore to the state and shoppers pays Rs 1.5 to 2 per unit much less for energy, he stated.
Whereas praising the state authorities for convening the particular session to commemorate 400th ‘Parkash Purb’ of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Sidhu, nevertheless, stated, “A number of points associated to bettering the lives of individuals of Punjab is not going to be solved in a one-day session.”
He stated the session ought to be no less than for 5 to seven days.
Sidhu stated a legislation on scrapping the defective PPAs be introduced within the session.
He stated the best way a legislation was enacted to terminate the water-sharing agreements, a Punjab Termination of PPAs Act to scrap “defective” energy buy pacts ought to be enacted.
He additionally wished the federal government to return out with a mechanism to waive “unjustifiable” arrears.