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Congress factions join hands against Centre, AAP government

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Published : Mar 30, 2018, 7:12 am IST
Updated : Mar 30, 2018, 7:12 am IST

The DPCC president also said that the government was claiming that 84 per cent households were getting power subsidy.

Delhi Pradesh chief Ajay Maken
 Delhi Pradesh chief Ajay Maken

New Delhi: Warring factions of the Delhi Congress have once again came together on Thursday to draw a roadmap for highlighting the failures of the BJP-led government at the Centre and AAP government in Delhi. 

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Maken, former chief minister Sheila Dikshit, former ministers Raj Kumar Chauhan, Arvinder Singh Lovely, Haroon Yusuf, Ramakant Goswami and former MPs Sajjan Kumar, Ramesh Kumar and Mahabal Mishra attended the meeting.

 

One of the key decisions taken at the meeting was that the party workers will protest outside Parliament on April 4 to press upon the government to represent the SC and SC (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 issue before the SC. 

The top court had recently diluted the provisions of arrest by making prior sanction mandatory in case of arrest  and allowing bail to be granted in such offences.

Mr Maken said that the Supreme Court judgement has come at a time when Dalits in the country were facing a distressful situation and many families stood devastated due to atrocities committed against the community across the country. 

Quoting the National Crime Records Bureau,  he said a crime was committed against Dalits every 15 minutes and six Dalit women are raped every day.

 

 “The rape cases against Dalit women have doubled from 2007 to 2017 and a 66 per cent increase in atrocities has been reported in the past 10 years.” 

On the recent decrease in power tariffs in Delhi,  Mr Maken said that the  Delhi  government was  “cheating” people as they were likely to end up paying more on their monthly tariffs. 

The DPCC president also said that the government was claiming that 84 per cent households were getting power subsidy. 

“But in reality only 50 to 60 per cent were getting subsidy.  The money was directly going into the pockets of private companies. This is a  big scam, which should be investigated.” 

 

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