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Govt to file review petition on power tariff hike

31/03/2021 at 5:36 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 31: The state government will file a review petition on the proposed power tariff hike order. This was announced by Energy Minister Divya Shankar Mishra in the Assembly following Opposition uproar over it.

The announcement came in the form of a statement in the House made by the minister. The Speaker was forced to convene an all party meeting following frequent adjournments over the issue. The decision to file review petition was taken at the all party meeting.

The issue was agitated in the House as soon as it met for the day. Congress MLAs and later BJP members demanded the withdrawal of the proposed power tariff hike which was to be effected on April 4.

After the Energy Minister’s announcement, normalcy was restored in the House. The Assembly discussed about the appropriation bill for the coming financial year.

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