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Delhi MCD polls: Will give power subsidy to tenants, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

DAYS AHEAD of the polls to the municipal corporations of Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday said that if voted to power, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would extend power subsidies to tenants as well. The AAP had earlier promised to abolish residential house tax. "The tenants living in Delhi do not get the benefit of low tariffs on power and water. After the MCD polls, we will also work to extend the relief to these tenants," Kejriwal tweeted.

AAP alleges attack on Sanjay Singh

A woman volunteer allegedly slapped senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh at the party’s campaign for the Rajouri Garden bypolls on Sunday afternoon. On Sunday, Punjab Assembly Leader of Opposition H S Phoolka, along with Singh, led a campaign for party candidate Harjeet Singh in the Sikh-dominated constituency. During the event, a woman volunteer from Rajouri Garden, Simran Bedi, approached Singh with a garland in her hand but allegedly tried to slap him. Other volunteers shielded Singh.

MCD elections: Now Arvind Kejriwal offers free water, power subsidy to Delhi tenants

After promising to waive off property tax if voted to power in MCD, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that the relief of low tariffs for water and electricity will be extended to tenants as well. He said those living in rented houses will also get free water and subsidised electricity if the AAP comes to power in the civic corporations. "Those staying in rented houses don’t get benefit of low water and electricity tariff. After municipal elections, we will make sure even they receive the benefit," Kejriwal tweeted.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh slapped by woman party worker

Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh was on Sunday slapped by a woman party worker who claimed she was not allowed to raise the issue of alleged corruption in poll ticket distribution in the party. Simran Bedi, a party volunteer from Rajouri Garden Assembly constituency, said she slapped Singh as the party did not allow her to raise the issue despite several attempts.

MCD polls: In another major promise, Arvind Kejriwal announces power subsidy for tenants if AAP elected to power

Ahead of the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in an attempt to woo voters, today announced that if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is elected to power, the party would extend power and water subsidies to tenants as well. While this is the second major poll promise made by the AAP supremo, earlier he had assured to abolish house tax, as the ruling party at Delhi government gears up to wrest control of the three BJP ruled Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs).