Arvind Kejriwal asks Narendra Modi to grant full statehood to Delhi; AAP says will go 'door-to-door' with ' injustice' on issue

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said it will hold a door-to-door campaign to tell people how the BJP had done them 'injustice' on the issue

Press Trust of India February 20, 2019 12:24:56 IST
Arvind Kejriwal asks Narendra Modi to grant full statehood to Delhi; AAP says will go 'door-to-door' with ' injustice' on issue
  • The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said it will hold a door-to-door campaign to tell people how the BJP had done them

  • The BJP's Delhi unit, however, said the campaign was a

  • Recently, in a major setback to AAP govt in Delhi, two SC judges agreed that Centre should have the final word on posting and transfer of bureaucrats

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant full statehood status to Delhi, an issue that the ruling AAP is expected to raise in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls in an emphatic manner.

Arvind Kejriwal asks Narendra Modi to grant full statehood to Delhi AAP says will go doortodoor with  injustice on issue

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said it will hold a door-to-door campaign to tell people how the BJP had done them "injustice" on the issue. Reacting to the prime minister's greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day on Twitter, Kejriwal tweeted, "Sir. Delhi is also waiting for its statehood day. You had promised to the people of Delhi that you would grant full statehood to Delhi. Kindly do it sir. People of Delhi have faced injustice for 70 years now."

According to its strategy for the general election, the AAP will distribute the BJP's manifestoes for previous elections, including that of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, in which, it said, the saffron party had supported the demand for full statehood to Delhi. The BJP's Delhi unit, however, said the campaign was a "new drama" by the AAP and its chief Arvind Kejriwal.

Recently, in a major setback to the AAP government in Delhi, two judges of the Supreme Court agreed that the Centre should have the final word on posting and transfer of bureaucrats in the national capital administration, but their disagreement on finer details resulted in a split verdict and the matter got referred to a larger bench. "We will go door-to-door, telling people how the BJP has done them injustice on the issue of full statehood," Delhi AAP convener Gopal Rai had said on Tuesday.

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