Press Esc to close
Sunday 25 January 2015
News updated at 7:44 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.7°C
Min : 17.3°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Kejriwal begins indefinite fast in Delhi

New Delhi, March 23, 2013 (IANS):

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal Saturday began an indefinite hunger strike against increased power and water bills in the national capital.

Kejriwal began his fast in the morning at a house near the sub-divisional magistrate's office in Sunder Nagri area in east Delhi. According to the AAP leader, the house owner had to borrow money to pay his water and electric bills.

"The time has come to motivate people against illegal rise in taxes by the Delhi government," Kejriwal had said Friday.

AAP members will also protest in 264 wards across Delhi and launch a door-to-door campaign, asking people not to pay bills according to the increased tariff.

Kejriwal alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had colluded with power and water companies and illegally increased the tariff.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Indian bottle artist Gowda displays glass jars containing welcome messages for U.S. President...

Indian bottle artist Gowda displays glass jars containing welcome messages for U.S. President...

Indian security personnel guards the hotel where U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to stay...

Indian security personnel guards the hotel where U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to stay...

A security camera installed outside the hotel where U.S. President Obama is expected to stay...

A security camera installed outside the hotel where U.S. President Obama is expected to stay...

A Sadhu performs a ritual by burning dried cow dung cakes in earthen pots overhead for salvation.

A Sadhu performs a ritual by burning dried cow dung cakes in earthen pots overhead for salvation.

Army Jawans during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Jammu on Saturday...

Army Jawans during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Jammu on Saturday...

Left leaders participate in a rally in Kolkata on Saturday to protest against US President Obama...

Left leaders participate in a rally in Kolkata on Saturday to protest against US President Obama...

Activists from Communist Party of India Liberation shout slogans during a protest against U.S...

Activists from Communist Party of India Liberation shout slogans during a protest against U.S...

Children run with the tricolour ahead of Republic Day, on the banks of the Brahmaputra River...

Children run with the tricolour ahead of Republic Day, on the banks of the Brahmaputra River...

Children of the labourers working at the venue of the Republic Day parade, play along the roadside..

Children of the labourers working at the venue of the Republic Day parade, play along the roadside..

AJP Abdul Kalam during the session at the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace in Jaipur...

AJP Abdul Kalam during the session at the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace in Jaipur...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523