New Delhi: Team Anna may have split, but Arvind Kejriwal, who opted for the political alternative, seems to be making his first moves. He took up a Delhi-specific issue of a hike in electricity tariffs on Sunday, also giving rise to speculation that he's gearing up for Delhi elections 2013.
Demanding not the Lokpal Bill this time, but a rollback of the power tariff hike, Arvind Kejriwal said, "Sheila Dikshit won because of our votes, next time ask Sheila Dikshit to go and ask for votes from those private companies."
Walking the talk, the Kejriwal camp flexed their muscles by symbolically burning electricity bills. This has left many wondering on whether Kejriwal's first destination could be the Delhi elections 2013.
In an interview with IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Kejriwal even said, "Delhi should be there, but I can't say now as the party is yet to be formed, the party will take the final decision."
Delhi's three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dixit seems to have taken up his challenge. "Is he doing a rally or trying to spread anarchy? The people will have to bear the consequences of not paying the bill," Dikshit said.
As a new entrant to politics, Kejriwal seems to have begun his innings, but without the images of Anna Hazare, will these numbers turn into votes? It appears at the moment to be the fight before the war.