Not just Arvind Kejriwal, other top politicians from different political parties consume electricity bills exceeding lakhs of rupees.
Initially it came to light that the electricity bill of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Civil Lines residence was about Rs 91,000 for the months of April and May, according to an RTI reply.
Interestingly, it also came to light that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's electricity bill is around Rs 21 lakh and finance minister Arun Jaitley's around Rs 3.62 lakh.
However, the crucial information as to why the bill is coming to such amounts is still unknown. It is also pertinent to note that we do not have the information as to whether the public resources are being exploited.
Later the Delhi government refuted the media reports of Kejriwal's bill touching Rs 91,000 saying that the clubbing of its residence and office bills "pure slander".
They said the electricity bill for the portion of the premises which Kejriwal shifted into in March this year was Rs.17,000 for March, Rs.7,370 for April and Rs.22,690 for May.
Below is a detailed list of the ministers and their electricity bills -
|Minister Name||Bill Amount||Bill Copy|
|ArunJaitley||Rs 362939.00||Click Here|
|Dharmendra Pradhan||Rs 44247.00||Click Here|
|Gen VK Singh||Rs 20499.00||Click Here|
|Harsimrat Kaur Badal||Rs 135766.00||Click Here|
|Jitendra Singh||Rs 197403.00||Click Here|
|Nihal Chand||RS 87997.00||Click Here|
|Nirmala Sitaraman||Rs 21562.00||Click Here|
|Nitin Gadkari||Rs 53761.00||Click Here|
|Piyush Goyal||RS 8654.00||Click Here|
|Prakash Javadekar||Rs 21177.00||Click Here|
|Rahul Gandhi||Rs 176550.00||Click Here|
|Sachin Pilot||Rs 43031.00||Click Here|
|Santosh Gangwar||Rs 154990.00||Click Here|
|Smriti Irani||Rs 29081.00||Click Here|
|Uma Bharti||Rs 120793.00||Click Here|
Arun Jaitley's electricity bill for a period of six months is Rs 3.62 lakh.
Congress MP Sachin Pilot's electricity bill for the month of March alone amounts to about Rs 43,000.
Minister of Water Resources Uma Bharti has run up an bill electricity bill of Rs 1.20 lakh for the month of March alone.
Similarly, Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh received a bill amounting to Rs 1.97 lakh.