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Asha Bhosale receives ‘exorbitant’ electricity bill, Maha govt steps in to help

New Delhi: Maharashtra government has directed authorities concerned to look into noted singer Asha Bhosale’s claim that she received “exorbitant” electricity bill for her bungalow in hill station Lonavala, which has “not been in much use”. State Power Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has assured Bhosale that he would look into the matter and find out how she got such inflated bill for the bungalow.

According to sources, the heavy bill could be due to a technical glitch in computerised billing system. Mumbai city unit BJP president Ashish Shelar has taken up the issue with the minister.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Shelar said the government has instructed the officer concerned in Pune to look into the matter. The said bungalow is located on Tungarli lake road in Lonavala, which Bhosale claimed is rarely in use.

Despite it, the power bill for September was calculated at Rs 16,411.84. The bill has also mentioned that the owner has an outstanding amount of Rs 37,168.35 over non-payment of the previous bills, as per the statement issued by Shelar.