Kejriwal launches civil disobedience movement against government

Last Updated: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 17:49 hrs

New Delhi: RTI activist and India Against Corruption (IAC) member Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced the launch of civil disobedience movement against the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.

Speaking to reporters at Jantar Mantar here, Kejriwal dubbed the Central government as 'corrupt' and denounced its recently proclaimed economic reforms.

"From today we have launched a civil disobedience movement in Delhi. People are suffering because of inflation, rising fuel water and electricity costs. The government is doing so because of its corrupt nature. We are calling upon residents of Delhi to not pay their electricity bills. The day everyone in Delhi stops paying such inflated bills, the government will be forced to bow down before the common man," he said.

Kejriwal, along with erstwhile Team Anna aides Manish Sisodia and Kumar Vishwas were protesting against the recent hike in diesel prices and cap imposed on the subsidised LPG cylinders to be issued to BPL households.

This was Kejriwal's first public protest after parting ways with anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare.

The government raised the price of heavily subsidised diesel on Thursday (September 13) to rein in its fiscal deficit.

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