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Rahul to lead torch procession against Delhi's power crisis

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 May 2016, 8:40 IST

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will a lead a torch procession of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee today in protest against the water and power crises faced by Delhi.

The march will begin at 6.30 pm at Samta Sthal and continue to Players Building via Rajghat.

The protests are aimed at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party government, according to ANI. The BJP has also been protesting in front of Kejriwal's residence over the same issues.

Delhi has been facing massive power outages for as long as five hours at a time in areas like Okhla, Lodhi Colony, Bhogal, Nizamuddin, Jangpura Extension, Masjid Moth, Malviya Nagaar, Kalkaji and parts of Lajpat Nagar and South Extension.

However, Kejriwal has said that his government will take strict action against the power companies if they fail to resolve the issues leading to power cuts.

First published: 28 May 2016, 8:40 IST
 
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