Kejriwal, others to burn power bills in Delhi

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 07, 2012 08:22 hrs

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal and other members of India Against Corruption (IAC) have threatened to burn electricity bills Sunday to protest hikes in power tariff in the national capital.

"People in 62 assemblies and 114 wards in Delhi are burning their electricity bills to protest against the steep hike in electricity tariff. Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai and Kumar Vishwas would join people in some areas," IAC said in a statement.

Kejriwal appealed to Delhiites to burn their power bills and show their protest.

He said Delhi would show the way in this "civil disobedience movement".

The IAC said the activists would burn bills in Bawana, Mukherjee Nagar, Mahipalpur and Lakshmi Nagar.

Kejriwal appealed to people to stop paying power and water bills till the Delhi government withdrew tariff hikes.

IAC launched a "Bijli-Paani Satyagraha" campaign Saturday to protest the current power and water bills.

Kejriwal, with other IAC members, went to a labourer's house in Tigri colony and restored his power connection.

The labourer received a bill of around Rs.15,000 last month and his connection was snapped for non-payment.

"The Delhi government must roll back the hike before Nov 3 or we will protest again Nov 4 and 'gherao' (chief minister) Sheila Dikshit's house. We challenge them to try to cut the electricity of anyone in Delhi," Kejriwal said Saturday.

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