Kejriwal's fast enters sixth day

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 09:43 hrs

As social activist turned Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) architect Arvind Kejriwal's indefinite fast in New Delhi entered its sixth day on Thursday, his party said his health condition has deteriorated.

The AAP said Kejriwal´s ketone level in his urine sample is 4 plus.

"Arvind Kejriwal´s health might be deteriorating, but his spirits are high due to the vast support that Civil Disobedience movement against illegitimate bijli-pani bills is getting in Delhi. People have started to quit their fear and stand up against illegitimate bills in the National capital," the AAP said in a statement.

"Arvind Kejriwal´´s health meanwhile has deteriorated further. His blood pressure is 114/70, Pulse 74 and Sugar 108. His weight has fallen from 65kgs on day 1 and is now 59.5 kgs. The Ketone in his urine sample is 4+, according to the medical team," the party said.

The AAP also claimed that his indefinite fast has received huge support from the people of Delhi.

"On March 26th itself, 82726 people pledged not to pay the unfair bills - the highest in one day so far. The greater part of the support is coming from North East and North West Delhi. The total number of bijli-pani satyagrahis in Delhi has now reached 2,69,423. These letters would be delivered across to Shiela Dikshit (Delhi Chief Minister) shortly," the AAP said in the statement.

Kejriwal on Saturday started his indefinite fast at the Raj Ghat here to protest against rising electricity and water prices in Delhi.

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