New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal's fast against Delhi's power tariff has entered the tenth day on Monday. AAP members will deliver over 6 lakh letters signed by Delhiites to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
In a statement, 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.
"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.
The Delhi Police has tried to discourage this by verbally getting in touch with AAP members but the leaders say they will go ahead with their march. Kejriwal 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.
On Kejriwal's health, the AAP statement said despite weakness, his health parameters are within normal range. "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," it said.
(With additional information from PTI)