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MNS chief Raj Thackeray Writes To CM Uddhav Thackeray Over Exorbitant Electricity Bills

In his letter, Raj Thackeray urged the Chief Minister to immediately pay attention and give relief in hiked electricity bills.

MNS chief Raj Thackeray Writes To CM Uddhav Thackeray Over Exorbitant Electricity Bills
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It was earlier reported that the citizens of Maharashtra, especially residents of Mumbai, witnessed a sudden hike in their electricity bills during the lockdown period. There were several complaints made by citizens as well as celebrities regarding the matter. Due to the constant rise in electricity bills and no concession provided by the power companies, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray has now decided to step into the matter. 

On Tuesday, the MNS President took to Twitter to share a letter addressed to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray regarding the exorbitant electricity bills received by citizens over the past few months. The letter urged the Chief Minister to immediately pay attention and give relief in the power bills. It said that the power companies have been issuing unreasonably high electricity bills and the state government has been neglecting the issue. While the power bills for the months of March, April and May were based on average usage, the bills for June and July saw an exorbitant increase, according to the letter.

The letter further said that this tantamount's to ‘looting of the citizens’. He said that the common man is either facing huge salary cuts or unemployment in these uncertain times, and these exorbitant bills have left them in a state of ‘shock’.

Raj Thackeray further urged the Chief Minister to issue an order to the MahaVitaran and Brihanmumbai Electrical Supply and Transport (BEST) and other government undertakings. The letter also warned the state government to issue an order to the private companies or else the party would be ‘compelled to deal with them’.

Recently, it was reported that consumer activists in Mumbai had also come forward with a demand to reduce the electricity duty from 16 per cent to 5 per cent for the residential consumers, as the economy has dropped and affected the common man. 


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