Shillong, Aug 25: The All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) national spokesperson Saket Gokhale has filed a PIL against the plan of the NPP-led MDA government to disconnect electricity in entire villages due to some defaulters.
Gokhale through a tweet questioned the competency of the proxy BJP government. “Meghalaya Govt under @SangmaConrad & BJP has a cruel tactic of cutting electricity to entire villages just because 1 or 2 people have pending bills. I’ve filed a PIL on this in Meghalaya HC. @AITC4Meghalaya will fight tooth & nail against the proxy BJP govt. for people’s rights.”
Criticising the MDA government’s apathy, Meghalaya TMC tweeted:
“MeECL’s UNFAIR tactics must come to an END! We are against the proxy-BJP Govt’s inhuman practice of barring electricity supply to entire villages for a few pending bills. We will get to the bottom of this Govt’s cruel actions, and fight for our people’s rights!”
The TMC national spokesperson had also written to Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong questioning the move to disconnect electricity in the villages of Rari and Kosi Chora, North Garo Hills and Dingrepa and Matchu Ki because of a handful of defaulters.
He also wanted the deputy chief minister to take immediate action against the MeECL officials who are involved in the criminal practice of blackmail, coercion, and intimidation by shutting off transformers to the villagers.
Looking at the MDA government’s procrastination in paying the MeECL bills in the past, this insensible move exposes the current government’s hypocrisy. The double-engine government continues to fool and fail the people of Meghalaya,the AITC leader said.