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No major hike in power tariff in last four years: Power Minister

Denying the opposition Left Front’s charges of exorbitant hike in power tariff, West Bengal Power Minister Manish Gupta on Wednesday said there has been no major hike under current regime.

Replying to a question in the assembly, Gupta presented figures of hike in power tariff during the last four years of erstwhile Left regime and four-and-half years of TMC and said that the hike during the LF rule was much higher.

“There has been nominal hike during the TMC rule. The hike during the four years of Left rule was much higher,” Gupta said.

Replying to allegations of the Opposition, Gupta said, “In Delhi there are multiple parties which provide electricity. In Mumbai there are two private parties. But if you compare the tariff of these companies with CESC, you will see the rate of CESC is much lower.