With over 30-air conditioners running at his official residence, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal is reportedly leading a lavish living no lesser than bigwigs and the power bill generated for the last month can stun you. Hold you breathe, its whopping Rs 1.35 Lakh (for the month of June).
Kejriwal is now residing at the Flag Staff Road, Civil Lines from where he also oversees the official work.
While many raise their eyebrows about the staggering amount, now the CM office is trying to segregate the power consumed for official purposes and at his residential quarters.
On the other hand, the distribution company is now arguing that the meter installed for official work should be a commercial one. "The secondary power meter is clearly meant for office work, meeting, party workers, janta durbars etc; which related to the commercial category. The application for load enhancement clearly stated that both meters would be used for domestic power consumption. We will have to raise revised bills in retrospect from April onwards," said sources in the distribution company (discom).
However, Tata Power Delhi is furious about the discom for its ‘misinterpretation of facts’ and planning to send a notice to the CM's residence on the same.
According to sources, two meters have been installed at the CM's premises, both in the domestic category. The one for his residence has 34 kW sanctioned load and the other with 70kW load is for the chief minister's office which holds Janata Durbar and official meetings. "Earlier, the load of the two meters before the CM shifted to this house in April was 70 kW total but PWD applied for an enhanced load of 104 kW. The application stated both meters should be domestic category connections," said sources. According to the latest electricity bills raised for the CM's residence, one meter recorded consumption of 2,510 units that led to a bill of Rs 22,689 payable by June 8, 2015. A secondary meter recorded a consumption of 11,637 units which amounted to a bill of Rs 1, 13,598. This bill is dated June 18, 2005.
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