Ashutosh and Dr. Kanubhai Kalsaria along with several other leaders from Aam Aadmi party addressed a press conference in Ahemdabad about Gujarat Electricity Scam. The party leaders claimed that AAP Gujarat will expose irregularities in Torrent Power which supplies electricity to major cities in Gujarat state. The leaders alleged that there are irregularities like Satyam Computers in Torrent Power Limited referring to that AS Mittal audited the Torrent Power in 2010-11 and found the same.
The leaders of Aam Aadmi Party Gujarat also claimed BJP and Congress to be a part of Gujarat Electricity scam saying that Torrent Power has donated Rs 35 cr to BJP and Rs 20 cr to Congress in last 7 years. The party demanded if Delhi government can fight for CAG audit on DISCOM, why can't Gujarat government fight against Torrent Power?
AAP Gujarat says that it will expose Torrent Power for Gujarat Electricity scam and start protests with demand of CAG audit believing that a CAG audit will tear apart the hidden corruptions behind Torrent Power's actions and its political links.
Torrent Power has increased FPPPA charges 280% in last 5 years, claims AAP leaders. It is believed by party that Torrent Power has imposed regularity charges in the name of loss in last 5 years. Here is the Twitter thread of AAP Gujarat along with few others.
To collect fix tax, it is necessary that power plants should produce electricity as per fixed limit, and Torrent Power does not produce electricity in fixed quantity, inspite they charge fixed tax from customers, said Ashutosh Patel, official media analyst of AAP Gujarat on Twitter.
Aam Aadmi Party released the documents and claimed that despite of other cheap sources available, Gujarat government has been buying electricity from friends in power business. Torrent Power is been given permission to tax even 5 year old bills.
AAP will hold statewide movement on Gujarat electricity scam row, which will start from Surat, it said in ongoing press conference today. The ruling party in state BJP has not commented on the issue as of now and neither has Congress.