Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the state has left behind Gujarat as the “preferred investment destination” in India.

Kejriwal was speaking after inaugurating the grid-connected 506 KW-rooftop solar plants in seven cooperative group housing societies in Dwarka on Saturday (4 August).

Kejriwal said that Delhi has seen major improvements in every sector, including health, education or business, with his government bringing in reforms and various policies in these three years.

"Gujarat was number one till last year. Now, Delhi has left behind Gujarat as an investment destination," he said.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that Delhi government welcomes private enterprises to work with the State in setting up solar power generation which will reduce dependency on conventional means of power.

The chief minister also compared Delhi's power tariff to Mumbai’s and said, "In Delhi, 400 units of power will cost around Rs 1,200 but the same will cost Rs 4,000 in Mumbai. Delhi gives uninterrupted power supply." 

He also took Congress to task and said that during the party’s rule in Delhi the electricity rates had increased and that power supply was also interrupted.

He said that in the last three years, electricity rates had become cheaper. It is just half of what it used to be, he claimed.