No consensus on full statehood to Delhi: Venkaiah Naidu
There is no consensus on the issue of full statehood to Delhi and the situation on the ground has not changed, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday.
Hyderabad: There is no consensus on the issue of full statehood to Delhi and the situation on the ground has not changed, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday.
"That issue is pending since long. There is no consensus on that issue. The situation has not changed on the ground. Simply AAP has come to power, that's why it is saying. Congress was in power for last 10 years. They did not," he told PTI during an interview.
He was replying to a query on the demand of full statehood to Delhi.
The AAP government had on 18 May released a draft bill on full statehood to Delhi, seeking to bring police, land, municipal corporations and bureaucracy under its control and invited suggestions from the public till 30 June, opening another front for tussle with the Centre.
According to 'The State of Delhi Bill 2016' placed on government's website for public comments, New Delhi (NDMC) and Delhi Cantonment areas will be kept out of the jurisdiction of the proposed Delhi state. The term Lt Governor will be replaced with Governor.
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