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Kejriwal breaks 15-day-long fast

New Delhi, April 6, 2013 (IANS)
Aam Admi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal speaks to his supporters on the fourteenth day of his fast against inflated power bills at Sundar Nagari in New Delhi on Friday. PTI Photo

Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal Saturday ended his 15-day-long fast, announcing that the Delhi assembly election will be fought on the issue of water and electricity - the reason for his protest.

Kejriwal claimed that his fast for the nation and not for power. "Had I been power-hungry, I would not have sat on fast," he said.

Kejriwal also said that days of Congress government in Delhi led by Sheila Dikshit are numbered.

"I am grateful to all those who participated in the movement. After my fast, one thing is certain that assembly election in Delhi will be fought on the issue of power and water," said Kejriwal, who was given coconut water by a girl called Neeru amid cheers.

Kejriwal said that the government which cannot make water and power available for its people has no right to rule.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader was on a hunger strike since March 23 against the allegedly inflated water and power bills.


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