1. Arvind Kejriwal ‘reveals’ BJP’s Satish Upadhyay, Reliance Energy nexus to overcharge Delhiites

Arvind Kejriwal ‘reveals’ BJP’s Satish Upadhyay, Reliance Energy nexus to overcharge Delhiites

Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal today alleged a nexus between Delhi BJP...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 14, 2015 10:06 PM
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AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference in New Delhi. PTI

Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal today alleged a nexus between Delhi BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) chief Satish Upadhyay and certain power distribution companies, saying firms owned by him were installing and repairing meters for the discoms in the city.

Upadhyay strongly rejected the allegations saying he was not involved in any sale or purchase of power meters and challenged the AAP leader to come out with proof of his charges or quit politics.

Asking BJP to come clean on the alleged nexus, Kejriwal wondered how the party made Upadhyay its Delhi chief when he has alleged links with power discom BSES. He alleged that Upadhyay owns six companies one of which had two VAT numbers which is against law.

Addressing a press conference, the former Delhi chief minister alleged that Upadhyay owns 6000 shares in New Delhi Communication Network Ltd (NCNL) that provides services like installation and replacement of meters to power discoms.

Kejriwal alleged Upadhyay and his wife have 2500 shares each in another company and Delhi BJP vice-president Ashish Sood was its former director.

“Their website reveals that it bagged the best vendor award from Reliance Energy, its No 1 in BSES’s metering work and till date has installed and replaced meters in Delhi.

“Installing and replacing meters is done by Satish Upadhyay’s company. People of Delhi have been alleging that these meters are running fast. This is the reason, why the AAP government had ordered probe into installation of the meters,” Kejriwal said.

Rejecting the allegations, Upadhyay said there was no records of the firms mentioned by AAP. “Kejriwal should either give proof of my association with the companies or he should quit politics.”

Kejriwal added that the BJP had been dilly-dallying over its promise of slashing electricity tariff by 30 per cent and did not criticise the firms when the CAG had complained that they did not furnish details of their finances.

“The BJP said it will reduce electricity tariff by 30 per cent, but it could not slash the rate for the past seven months, instead it has increased it by 15 per cent.

“AAP had started audit, but for the past 7-8 months CAG has many a time complained that these companies were doing irregularities, but BJP government did not say anything. In seven months. When BJP was at the helm of affairs in Delhi, they stopped the meter checking work initiated by AAP,” Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal said his party will pursue the issue and take it before the voters of Delhi, ahead of assembly elections.

“Evidence of nexus between BJP and power companies. AAP will aggressively take this issue to the people all over Delhi.

“Why did BJP increase power prices in Delhi despite promising 30 per cent reduction pre-poll? Why is the BJP silent on audit of power companies? Are BJP senior leaders in collusion?” the AAP leader tweeted after the press conference.

When asked by reporters on whether he had been given the information about the “links” by a senior BJP leader, Kejriwal said, it has been given by an “insider” from the saffron party and the “source” will spill beans about more leaders.

Kejriwal also demanded the BJP to come clean on the issue and make its “relationship” with the power discoms “clear”. He also blasted the BJP after Prime Minister Narendra Modi nominated an owner of a power discom for the Swaccha Bharat Abhiyaan.

“Do they (Upadhyay’s firms) supply meters and other equipment to BSES? If that happens, then how many meters have his company supplied to BSES? From where and for how much did they buy them and at what rate did it gave the meters to BSES?

“Why have people who have been supplying meters to the power discoms been made President and Vice-President of the Delhi BJP despite knowing of their involvement with power companies. Is this not a conflict of interest? What is the relationship between Delhi BJP and these power companies?” Kejriwal asked.

After the press conference, Kejriwal said that the Delhi BJP chief was diverting the issue.

“Satish ji diverting issue. Forget other companies, has he not been a direct shareholder in NCNL Infomedia Pvt Ltd? Did it not supply metres to BSES? They are saying- “No dealings with BSES after 2012.” But weren’t all meters supplied before that only?” Kejriwal tweeted.

 

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    Robby
    Jan 14, 2015 at 11:04 pm
    Mr kejriwal is owning shares in company crime.....I own 200 of reliance .....am I a fraud or cheatster...pls explain me
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      Gautam
      Aug 18, 2015 at 10:44 am
      Discoms are looting public with the help of politicians. this is the main type of corruption which directly hurting people. Will Narender Modi's Govt (who came in power on the name of corruption) will take any strong action??? on the basis of CAG report BJP accused congress govt on coal scam 2G scam. now Will Modi show his guts? Kejriwal does't have any agency to collect the court admissible evidence.
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        dashrath
        Jan 14, 2015 at 11:25 pm
        sorry and embarred faces of bjp leaders and spokespersons were found on tv tonight when speaking on power company -bjp nexus !! bjp leaders in Delhi are more interested in making huge businesses out of such acts !!! who will save Delhi people from such businessmen ??? only MufflerMan !!!!!!!!!! yes AK can save as he has guts and highly credible leadership !!!
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