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Kejriwal, supporters burn power bills in Delhi

First published: October 7, 2012, 3:21 PM IST | Updated: October 7, 2012
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Kejriwal, supporters burn power bills in Delhi
On Saturday, Kejriwal restored the electricity connection of a daily wage earner, whose power supply was stopped after he failed to pay his bills.

New Delhi: In his run-up to the Delhi Assembly elections, anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal took on the Delhi government on Sunday, burning electricity bills, which he said were inflated, in Satyam Puram area of Jharoda Kalan. It is an unauthorised colony where Kailash Sharma, a middle aged shop keeper died of a heart attack as he tried to retrieve his meter from the hand of a Delhi Police enforcement team.

On Saturday, Kejriwal restored the electricity connection of a daily wage earner, whose power supply was stopped after he failed to pay his bills. Kejriwal claimed that his power bill was inflated. "How can a person, who is earning Rs 9,000, be expected to pay Rs 15,000?" asked Kejriwal.

The Delhi government, however, is considering taking legal action against Kejriwal saying what he did was against the law. Reacting to the act of Kejriwal, Delhi Power Minister Haroon Yusuf said an FIR must be registered against Kejriwal, accusing him of trying to create anarchist society.

"I consider this illegal. Legal action should be taken against Kejriwal and not the common people who are instigated by him. FIR should be registered against him. He is trying to create anarchist society. There are legal bodies to address the grievances of consumers," said Haroon Yusuf.

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