Kejriwal to move SC after Delhi HC says CAG cannot audit private discoms

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the AAP government will move the Supreme Court to get the accounts of three private power distribution companies audited by Comptroller and Auditor Genera(CAG).

The AAP chief’s comment came soon after the Delhi High Court quashed the Delhi-ruling party’s decision to get the account of the three private power distribution companies.

Reacting to the HC’s decision, Kejriwal said that, the HC order is a “temporary setback” for the people of the national capital and he is “committed” to provide cheap electricity to people.

“Delhi HC order is a temporary setback for the people of Delhi. Delhi government will soon file an appeal in SC. I am committed to providing cheap electricity to people of Delhi. Our fight will continue (sic),” Kejriwal said in a series of his tweets.

The discoms – Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL), BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd – had challenged the AAP government’s 7 January, 2014 decision ordering a CAG audit of their accounts.

Earlier in the day, a bench of Chief Justic G Rohini, and Justice RS Endlaw said, “We have allowed the petitions of the discoms.”

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