Shimla, May 27 : The state unit of Indian National Congress on Wednesday slammed Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur-led government in the state for issuing inflated power bills and sheer mismanagement in handling the state economy during the lockdown period.
All India Congress committee Member and former Congress Minister Sudhir Sharma, in a statement, said that recently issued power bills to domestic and some small commercial entities are highly inflated as bills could not justify so high when power consumption has declined in the state drastically during the lockdown. He alleged that bills were shocking since these have been issued in the month end and a couple of days before the last date of payment.
Congress leaders demanded the government should not press people to pay the inflated bills as they cannot be justified in this pandemic period. Mr Sharma said that people are fighting with the government unitedly to cope up with the pandemic, however the Government did not announce any big relief package to hail their efforts in return. Congress leaders sought to immediately withdraw the power bills issued recently to people in the state and waive off the entire charges consumed by them during the lockdown.
Himachal being a power surplus state should not burden common man and small traders by issuing them inflated bills, he added. (UNI)