Anna begins yatra; Kejriwal to submit letters to Sheila

Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 1: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal who parted ways last year have now started separate movements to tackle corruption.

Anna Hazare began an 18 month long yatra 'Jantantra Yatra' on Sunday through which he aims to get together 6 crore people to deal with corruption. According to media reports, the first day of the yatra received a luke warm response. However, an unaffected Anna said that movement was the beginning of the "second war of independence".

Addressing the gathering outside Jallianwala Bagh, Anna said, "If we get the backing of six crore people, the government will be forced to bow before this jan shakti (people's power)."

Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi leader who is on an indefinite hunger strike against the soaring pirces of utility bills claimed that over 6 lakh letters will be delivered to chief minister Sheila Dikshit urging for the reduction in the power tariff.

"The protest letters written by Delhiites on the inflated electricity and water bills would be delivered to Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit's residence tomorrow (Monday) morning," AAP had said in a statement.

"As the number of Delhiites who have decided not to pay their bills swells by the day, the ball is in the court of Shiela Dikshit now. Would she listen to the voice of people who have elected her to power or continue to support private companies?" the statement had asked.

Kejriwal is said to be very weak with the fast having taken a toll on his health. "His blood pressure in the morning was 101/63, pulse 65 and sugar 121. He has lost 7 kg of weight since his fast began. His current weight is 58 kg," the last stament on his health said.

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