How Arvind Kejriwal's fast becomes a flop show in Delhi

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New Delhi, March 25: Arvind Kejriwal's indefinite fast has become a flop-show in New Delhi. The leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), whose fast entered the third day on Monday, March 25, however, tried to defend himself and his cause.

Urging people not to pay "inflated" power and water bills, Kejriwal said he was in good shape and hence there is no concern about his health. Commenting on low turn out at his fast venue, Kejriwal said, "Crowd is not needed at the protest spot. The work of volunteers and people who agreed with the movement was to spread out to every corner of the city to urge people to rise and revolt against the injustice of unfairly hiked water and electricity rates."

"What are you so scared about? Why can't you unite and throw out the henchmen of discoms when they come to your neighbourhoods to snap your electricity connections?" he said.

According to a statement issued by AAP, a total of lakh people have expressed their support for Kejriwal's Civil Disobedience Movement.

"75,737 more protest letters to Sheila Dikshit were signed on Sunday taking the final count to 1,12,478. Through the letters people are urging the Chief Minister to put a stop to corruption and hence spiralling prices of basic commodities like water and electricity which is burning a hole in the pockets of common man," said the statement.

It is believed that Kejriwal and his party are trying to woo the people in the national capital as they are expected to contest the upcoming poll in New Delhi challenging Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's government. However, citing the current response to his fast and protest, many started questioning about Kejriwal ability to win the election.

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