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Dikshit has doubts on protest letters, says nothing decided yet

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 29, 2013
First Published: 23:09 IST(29/4/2013) | Last Updated: 23:11 IST(29/4/2013)

A day after Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) deposited around 10.5 lakh letters by Delhiites protesting inflated power and water bills at Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s residence, the latter said she had not yet decided what can be done about it.

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“We are still opening the bundles (containing letters). We will most likely send over these letters to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC),” Dikshit told HT on Monday.

The AAP had collected these letters from across Delhi during Kejriwal’s fast at Sundar Nagari as part of its civil disobedience movement from March 23 to April 6. The letters, addressed to Dikshit as the chief minister of the state, said that the signatory and his family protested the inflated power and water bills and refused to pay them. Kejriwal had also promised to re-connect all connections severed due to non-payment.

A delegation of AAP leaders and volunteers had gone to Dikshit’s official residence to deliver the protest letters on Sunday even while Kejriwal and other leaders held a day-long meeting at Jantar Mantar against inflated bills.

Dikshit, however, expressed doubts about the letters: “From whatever letters we have seen after opening one bundle, most are wrong. They bear name of one person and signature of another person.”

Manish Sisodia, AAP spokesperson, was not amused at Dikshit’s reaction. “She will take action in favour of private companies but not in favour of aam aadmi.”


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