Kejriwal to end indefinite fast today

Published: 06th April 2013 08:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2013 08:20 AM   |  A+A-


Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder Arvind Kejriwal will break his indefinite fast on Saturday, 15 days after he started fasting in protest against inflated electricity and water bills in Delhi.

Kejriwal on Friday expressed his wish that he could break his fast by receiving a glass of juice from social activist Anna Hazare.

However, Kejriwal said that as Hazare is on a cross-country tour, he would not be able to come to Delhi.

Hazare had written a letter to Kejriwal appealing him to end his fast. He also visited Kejriwal last Saturday. Last year, Hazare and Kejriwal parted ways after the latter announced his intentions of forming a political party.

Meanwhile, taking the protest forward, Kejriwal announced that from Saturday its members would visit all corners of the national capital and reconnect all electricity and water connections which have been cut by the power distribution companies and Delhi Jal Board for non-payment of bills. He said that 10.5 lakh people have signed a petition that they would not pay inflated electricity and water bills.

“Does that mean they will stop paying bills? No, but this is just the beginning. Everyone in Delhi is upset with inflated electricity bills.” Kejriwal added that the AAP’s protest on electricity and water issues would go on till the problem of inflated bills is resolved.


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