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DERC controlled like a puppet by Kejriwal, says Congress Haroon Yusuf

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Working President Haroon Yusuf on Thursday said the Delhi Congress abstained from the public hearing to discuss the power tariff hike, organised by regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Wednesday, as the one-member DERC has become a joke and is controlled like a puppet by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.Yusuf said that the meeting was reduced to a shadow boxing between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP to fool the people, who were represented by the Residents Welfare Associations, read a statement.Yusuf said that the DERC should comprise of three members, but for the past two years, it has been functioning with just one member, who is the chairman of the power regulatory body. He said that the Delhi government has not bothered to fill the two vacant posts of members in the DERC, which shows the lack of interest of the AAP government, in the affairs of the power regulatory body, the statement added.The Congress leader


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