Speaking to reporters in Mumbai, Energy Minister Nitin Raut said the issue of pending electricity bills was discussed by the state cabinet on Thursday.
Nitin Raut said the power breakdown in the metropolis and neighbouring Thane and Navi Mumbai on Monday was not a small issue.
Nitin Raut said atrocities against Dalits and women have increased 'considerably' ever since the BJP came to power in Uttar Pradesh in 2017.
Nitin Raut and Hasan Mushrif shared the information on their Twitter handles.
The minister had expressed apprehension on Friday that switching off house lights simultaneously could lead to a multi-state grid collapse and blackout in the entire country.
PM Modi's call to turn off lights can affect emergency services, power grid: Maharashtra Energy Minister
The Minister urged people to light candles and lamps without switching off lights at their homes.
Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut asked power firms to generate bills using average reading rather than by verifying meters at premises in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
While a senior Congress minister in the MVA government, Dr Nitin Raut, had already raised objections to the scheme calling it “wrong”, the law and judiciary department too has now questioned it.