Punjab News: The Electricity Amendment Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha today amid heavy uproar. Power Minister RK Singh said that this bill will not affect the subsidy being given to farmers or domestic consumers.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday strongly opposed the introduction of the Electricity Amendment Bill-2022 in Parliament without consulting the states, terming the move an “attack on the constitutional rights” of the states. With such nefarious intentions, the Center is weakening the foundation of the federal structure, he said. We will not sit silent for this and will fight for our right from street to Parliament.
It is an attempt to undermine the federal structure
The Punjab CM said that this is another attempt by the central government to dilute the rights of the states. The states will not sit silent against the Centre’s efforts to undermine our federal structure. He said that the states will fight from street to Parliament to save their rights. He said that the government should consult the states before bringing any bill related to the electricity sector. He said that instead of discussing the bill, this bill is being imposed on him. Questioning the intention of the Centre, the Chief Minister asked that when states provide electricity to their residents on their own, why their feedback was not sought while introducing the new bill.
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This bill will harm the farmers and domestic consumers of Punjab
Bhagwant Mann said that free electricity is being provided to farmers and domestic consumers in Punjab, but if the Center arbitrarily amends the electricity bill then it will be a big wound for the farmers and other sections of Punjab, because after this Punjab The government will not be able to provide electricity to the people for free.
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