Arvind Kejriwal refuses to call off hunger strike

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New Delhi, April 5: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal's fast has entered the 14th day. However, even as he is weak and many have appealed to him to call off the strike, Kejriwal has refused to do so.

The anti- corruption activist is on strike in the Capital about the inflated tariff on utility bills. According to reports coming in, Kejriwal has lost over 7 kg. According to the statement from AAP, his "blood pressure was 111/73, pulse 64, sugar 131, ketones 3 and weight was 56.5 kg."

The statement further said that '9.6 lakh Delhiites have, so far, signed up for their Civil Disobedience Movement which will enter its second stage on Saturday, when activists will reconnect those power and water connections that were snapped for non-payment of bills'.

As it is almost a fortnight since leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal began his indefinite fast, anti- corruption crusader Anna Hazare once again asked Kejriwal to call off the hunger strike owing to his deteriorating health. Hazare was quoted as saying that 'Kejriwal's life was important to the fight against corruption as he has a lot to do for the society'. On March 30, Hazare had made a similar appeal to Kejriwal.

AAP alleged the Delhi Government and Delhi Police betrayed the people of the national capital by not allowing its activists to hand over around eight lakh protest letters to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

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