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AAP accuses Dikshit, cops of betraying people

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 02, 2013
First Published: 23:22 IST(2/4/2013) | Last Updated: 23:25 IST(2/4/2013)

A day after its supporters were stopped from reaching the Delhi chief minister’s residence, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) posed several questions to Sheila Dikshit and the Delhi Police on Tuesday, the 11th day of Arvind Kejriwal’s indefinite fast.

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Due to weakness, Kejriwal refrained from speaking even as his fast site in Sundar Nagari in northeast Delhi saw a hoard of visitors, expressing support to AAP’s civil disobedience movement against inflated power and water bills in Delhi.

Accusing the Delhi government and police of “betraying people of the national Capital by stopping AAP activists from delivering over 7.5 lakh protest letters signed by Delhiites, party spokesperson Manish Sisodia said, “Is this a democratic country where citizens cannot write to the government? Even a clerk could have accepted 272 bundles of letters.”

Reacting to media reports that power discoms had not recorded losses in March so far, he said, “If that is the case, we urge the discoms to make public all their collections, income-expenditure figures so far. Why are they afraid of the CAG audit?”

Till Tuesday night, the number of people who vowed not to pay their bills increased to 8.33 lakh, the party said.

Activists Aruna Roy and Medha Patkar expressed support to the AAP’s movement.

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