NEW DELHI: The Delhi government will provide free electricity connections to shops run by Kashmiri Pandits in the INA market here, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday.
All expenses from the installation of transformers to power connections will be borne by the government of Kejriwal and all the works will be completed within a month, he said.
“Kejriwal’s government is determined to work for the upliftment of the Kashmiri Pandits in Delhi instead of politicizing their issues,” the Deputy Chief Minister said.
Earlier this year, the BJP targeted Kejriwal for his comments on “The Kashmir Files”, a film which depicts the plight of Kashmiri pundits.
On Tuesday, Sisodia held a meeting with senior officials from relevant departments, including BSES and the Department of Public Works, and ordered them to immediately inspect the planned place to install the transformers and make electrical connections within 10 days. ‘a month.
Previously, a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits briefed Kejriwal on the issue of power connections in the market.
The delegation had informed the Chief Minister that there were more than 100 Kashmiri Pandit shops in the INA market, and they had been moved several times before due to various construction activities.