Fast and Protest: Kejriwal's 'politics' of winning votes

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Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi, March 23: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal has started his indefinite fast at Rajghat, New Delhi to protest against abnormal rise in water and power tariff in the national capital on Saturday, March 23.

Election Commission (EC) on Friday, March 22 communicated to AAP members that now it is a registered "political party" under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, with effect from March 21, 2013.

Soon it will be allotted a symbol too. 

This is the perfect time for Kejriwal and his colleagues to launch another set of fast to garner people's support. Moreover, Delhi Assembly Elections 2013 are just few months away, as the term of the present Congress government under Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit will end in October 2013.

Kejriwal and his party members are all set to start their political inning by contesting forthcoming Delhi Assembly elections 2013. In fact, Kejriwal had parted his ways from his former colleague and mentor Anna Hazare to start his political party. It was Hazare and Kejriwal who started nation-wide anti-corruption movement in 2011.

While starting his fast, Kejriwal strongly attacked Dikshit and her government for indulging in corruption and increasing water and power bills in the national capital. The activist-turned-politician alleged that Congress government in the state is increasing the woes of the people.

"The price of electricity and water has been increased in Delhi only because of the corruption. The government was repeatedly told to do something in this regard, but it is grossed deep in corruption," he added.

"They are not going to give us anything. This time we are appealing to the people of Delhi directly to stop paying their electricity bills," he said.

Kejriwal said corruption is the reason behind rise in water and power bills.

"The increase in the tariffs of electricity and water was due to corruption and the documents have already been presented in the public domain. Sheila Dikshit has nexus with electricity and water companies and it has been proved earlier also in front of the public," said Kejriwal.

"Now the problem is that, Dikshit is claiming that the companies have incurred loss of rupees 20,000 crores within two years and this entire loss is a hoax," he added.

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