A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet.

"Delhi government today decided to give a 50 percent subsidy to those who did not pay their bills from October, 2012, to April, 2013, (the duration of the agitation) and continued not paying till December. Moreover, any penalty on bills would also be waived off," AAP Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters after the meeting.

Just after its formation, AAP had launched a 'Bijli Satyagraha' against "inflated" power bills in the national capital. As part of the campaign, Kejriwal had urged people to refuse to pay their power bills.

Although around 10 lakh people had signed AAP's petition against power distribution companies during the agitation, only 24,000-odd consumers actually stopped paying their bills.

The decision will thus benefit these 24,000 people as Delhi government foots Rs 6 crore bill on their behalf.

Keeping a pre-poll promise, Kejriwal had announced a 50 percent subsidy on electricity consumption of up to 400 units in Delhi after coming to power following the recent Assembly elections.

Later, the AAP government also ordered the Comptroller and Auditor General to audit the finances of the three private power distribution companies serving Delhi.


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