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Is Shiela Dixit scared of letters written by 8 lakh Delhites?
The insensitivity of Sheila Dixit Government towards people of Delhi and their problems became evident Monday when Delhi Chief Minister refused to accept protest letters written by eight lakh 'aam aadmis' of Delhi against inflated bijli-pani bills. The activists who went to deliver these letters were not only stopped midway, but the Delhi Police which promised to take them to chief minister's residence, cheated and dropped the activists at Indraprastha metro station.

Some activists managed to reach her residence to deliver a few letters. Surprisingly, in no time, those letters were declared as fake. It is surprising to note that the Congress which has failed to make any headway in scams that have rocked the nation or get a CAG audit of Discoms who are looting the people in Delhi, could barely in 15 minutes not only go through the letters but also declare them as fake.

More than 7.92 lakh people had signed these protest letters Sunday night, i.e. March 31st. In the letters, Delhites had expressed their agony over inflated bilji-pani bills. Delhi Government which has 49% stake in DERC has, however, failed to listen to people’s woes.

In the morning, 272 AAP activists representing 272 municipal wards in Delhi had gone to deliver the letters to Delhi CM, but they were stopped en-route by Delhi Police at Bhairon Marg. The activists were peacefully moving towards Dixit's residence in auto rickshaws, but were not allowed to move further by Delhi Police which had heavily deployed its personnel on Bhairon Marg. As decided earlier, all activists settled down peacefully there. After talks, Delhi Police agreed to allow 272 representatives of wards for which four buses were provided by the police.

However, this is not going to stop Aam Aadmi Party from fighting against illegitimate bijli-pani bills. Arvind Kejriwal in his address in the morning narrated an incident. A woman who works as a domestic help living in a slum in Delhi received a bill of Rs. 26,000. When she could not pay the bill, people from the power company came to take away her refrigerator and TV. The woman was left with no option but to beg for money from her neighbours. She finally managed to borrow Rs 16,000 as loan which she gave to the officials to get her TV and refrigerator back. Kejriwal asks, “Kya ek aam aadmi ke ghar se TV aur Fridge utha lejana arajakta nahi hai?”

Totally determined to continue his fight, Kejriwal said this opportunity to fight against the corrupt has come after many decades, and we may not get another one in many more years to come. He asked the volunteers who had gathered there if they were tired. The volunteers, in reply, assured him that they would put in all their efforts to reach out to the maximum number of Delhites. He said, “Upwas abhi lamba chalega, thankna nahi hai. Me apna khun jalane ko tayar hun aap apna paseena bahaye.”

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