India Against Corruption activist and politician Arvind Kejriwal is now all set to break his two-week long fast at 5 pm on April 6, 2013. Kejriwal was protesting over the inflating water prices, as well as the electricity bill in the nation’s capital New Delhi. The activist has alleged that the inflated bills are the result of a conspiracy between the government and the private firms.
Kejriwal made it clear that he was ending his fast, but the protest will continue. The activist began his fast on March 23, 2013 and has lost 6 Kgs since.
On April 5, 2013, the 44-year-old announced that around 10 lakh people have signed his petition, in which people have agreed that the government is cheating on them. Arvind said that he is adopting the ‘satyagraha’ tactics of protest, for which he would like the residents of Delhi to help his team reconnect the power supply to homes which are without electricity due to unpaid bills.
The power companies have issued an advisory and have asked people not to reconnect their power connections. The companies say that not only is it illegal, but there is also a risk of electrocution. On the other hand, the Congress has claimed that the fast by Kejriwal is just a political stunt to garner votes.