New Delhi: The Delhi government will provide free electricity connections to shops run by Kashmiri Pandits in INA market here, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday.
All expenses from installation of transformers to electricity connections will be borne by the Kejriwal government and the entire work will be completed within a month, he said.
"Kejriwal government is determined to work towards upliftment of Kashmiri Pandits in Delhi instead of politicising their issues," the deputy chief minister said.
Earlier this year, the BJP had targeted Kejriwal over his comments on 'The Kashmir Files', a movie that depicts the plight of Kashmiri Pandits.
On Tuesday, Sisodia held a meeting with senior officials of the departments concerned, including BSES and Public Works Department, and directed them to immediately inspect the earmarked place to install transformers and ensure electricity connections within a month.
Earlier, a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits had apprised Kejriwal about the issue of power connections in the market.