Puducherry, Jun 28 (PTI) The opposition AIADMK today hailed the steps initiated by Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi in realising accumulated power tariff arrears by adopting “name and shame” approach. Also Read - RS MPs urge govt to ensure passage of women's quota bill in LS

The AIADMK had been urging the government to collect dues from various categories of power consumers and also those owing taxes to municipalities, commercial tax department and excise department, AIADMK leader A Anbalagan told reporters here. Also Read - Plea in HC wants poll expenses to be recovered from 18 disqualified MLAs, AIADMK

He further said the government should waive the interest and penal interest levied for outstandings and collect the actual amount liable for payment. Also Read - AIADMK MP demands hike in MSP for paddy

Anbalagan also alleged the Electricity department frittered away funds on purchase of power meters made in Chennai, which involved heavy investment.

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