New Delhi: Delhi government could lodge an FIR against Arvind Kejriwal for illegally reconnecting power supply to a labour’s house, whose electricity was disconnected due to failure of bill payment.

According to Kejriwal, the electricity bill of the labour was inflated and hence he was unable to pay the amount (bill amount Rs 15,000) due to which the concerned authorities disconnected the electricity supply to his house.

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Earlier in the day, Kejriwal also called on citizens of Delhi to burn their electricity bills, as he believed that this would prompt the Delhi Government to take corrective action to end inflated power bills in the capital.

Addressing a huge crowd on Saturday morning, Kejriwal said: "We will hold a dharna (demonstration) on October 7, people will burn electricity bills at 3 pm in 114 municipal wards.”

“They (Delhi Government) must roll back the hike before November 3, or we will protest again on November 4 and gherao (surround) (Chief Minister) Sheila Dikshit's house. We challenge them to try to cut the electricity of anyone in Delhi. I will come and restore your electricity. We are ready to go to jail for this," Kejriwal added.

Kejriwal said: "Sheila Dikshit has to reduce the electricity and water costs in Delhi. This is wrong. They should not have increased costs."

He alleged the private power distribution companies were making huge profits.

Team Kejriwal launched their campaign for the Delhi Assembly elections with a protest against inflated power bills in the capital.

Shouting slogans like “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” (Long Live India), Team Kejriwal and their supporters began their protest in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar area.


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