Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind KejriwalReuters

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal will end his 15-day-long fast at 5 pm on Saturday after launching the second phase of his "satyagraha" or Civil Disobedience Movement.

Kejriwal had resorted to indefinite fast on 23 March against the "inflated" electricity and water bills in the national capital.

The activist turned politician on Friday announced that he would end his indefinite fast on its 15th day but would continue protesting against inflated  bills.

"After that, tomorrow evening the activists will assemble here and I will break my fast. I will be only breaking my fast but the movement, the protest will go on," Kejriwal told Press Trust of India.

During the announcement, Kejriwal expressed his wish to end his fast by receiving a glass of juice from activist Anna Hazare with whom he had split in last September, the latter, who is at present in Haryana for his nationwide tour, informed his inability to come down to Delhi through a letter.  

"I wanted to break my fast by accepting a glass of juice from Anna Hazare but he cannot be here tomorrow because of his tour. Though he would not be present here, I have his blessings," PTI had quoted Kejriwal as saying.

After ending his fast, Kejriwal along with his followers will visit every ward and reconnect power and water connections disconnected by authorities for non-payment of bills.

Kejriwal, who started the protest against the inflated electricity and water bills two weeks ago, garnered support from Anna Hazare, activists Aruna Roy and Medha Patkar, who had split with him after he went along with the idea of launching a political party.

Kejriwal claimed that 10.5 lakh people had signed the petition against the inflated bills stating that they will not pay the power bill.

"Does that mean they will stop paying power bills? No. But this is just the beginning. Everyone in Delhi is upset with inflated power bills," Kejriwal said.