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AAP neta opts to go powerless in protest against MSEDCL | Nagpur News – Times of India

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Nagpur: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) district organization secretary Pratap Goswami has decided to live without electricity to protest against the ‘tyranny’ of the state government and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL).
As a mark of protest, Goswami had not paid electricity bills for months and he was disconnected by the MSEDCL staffers on Monday.
Goswami, a resident of Verma Layout, told TOI, “I have decided not to pay power bills until the state government gives some concession to common man. I will live without electricity until that happens.”
The AAP leader said Shiv Sena had promised to reduce power tariff by 30% in its 2019 assembly election manifesto. “Energy minister Nitin Raut also promised to provide 100 units free power to common consumers. However, he could not get the approval of the cabinet,” he added.
Goswami further said central government had hiked the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG. “The income of common man has reduced due to lockdown, but the cost of living is going on increasing,” he added.

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