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Apr 01, 2013 at 03:13pm IST

Aam Aadmi Party's rally to Delhi CM's house stopped at Pragati Maidan

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal's fast against Delhi's power tariff has entered the tenth day on Monday. The Delhi Police stopped the party's rally near Pragati Maidan on Monday.

Police told them that a small delegation will be allowed to meet Dikshit. AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that the delegation would consist of 272 people from 272 wards of Delhi.

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The party claims it has 6 lakh letters signed by Delhiites to be submitted to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. "The Delhi government says we have a few opinions, so we want to say here are 6 lakh people who disagree. This is not a no-confidence motion, this is a question mark on the Delhi government's claims," AAP member Yogendra Yadav said.

In a statement on Sunday, AAP said a total of 6,38,707 letters were signed by Delhiites till Saturday night and they will be submitted to Dikshit on Monday morning. The party alleged that the price of electricity and water had increased many folds in the capital due to corruption.

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

Kejriwal had earlier claimed that police have told them that they will not be allowed to deliver over 6.38 lakh letters to Dikshit. "Let them shower lathis on us but we will go," he said. AAP sources claimed that police proposed that the letters be handed over to them and they will deliver it but it was rejected by the activists.

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(With additional information from PTI)

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