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Power shortage: AAP MLAs stage protest outside Vardhan's house

PTI 10 Jun 2014, 11:41:55 IST
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New Delhi: As Delhi continued to face long power cuts, over 20 AAP MLAs today staged a protest outside Union Minister Harsh Vardhan's house in East Delhi demanding urgent steps by the Centre to improve electricity supply in the city.

Senior leader Manish Sisodia said it was the responsibility of the Centre to ensure proper governance including facilitating basic amenities to the people in the city as Delhi is currently under Central rule.  

“BJP is in power at the Centre and Vardhan is a Union Minister as well as Delhi BJP President. It is the responsibility of the ruling party at the Centre to address the problem of power supply in Delhi. That is why we have come here,” Sisodia, who led the AAP MLAs to Vardhan's house, told reporters.

He said 22 AAP legislators came to Vardhna's residence and submitted a memorandum to his personal staff.  Former AAP ministers Satyendra Jain, Somnath Bharti, Girish Soni and Saurav Bhardwaj were among the AAP MLAs who held a protest.

The AAP MLAs came at around 8.30 AM, held a symbolic protest, submitted the memorandum and left after a while.  Vardhan had left his residence around ten minutes before the AAP MLAs reached his place.