Kejriwal urges all parties to unite for full statehood for Delhi

Last Updated: Mon, Jul 02, 2018 09:14 hrs
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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today appealed to all political parties to unite to demand complete statehood for the national capital and announced a city-wide campaign for the same.

"It's not just the Aam Aadmi Party's fight... All parties should come together to support this demand. We will convene an all-party meeting soon to seek support for complete statehood for Delhi," Kejriwal told a gathering of party workers at the Indira Gandhi Stadium.

"I want to remind Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his promise to grant full statehood to Delhi. If he doesn't deliver on it, his party will not get a single seat in the next elections," the chief minister said.

The lack of statehood was the reason behind the continuous tussle with the lieutenant governor and the alleged strike by bureaucrats, according to Kejriwal.

Once Delhi becomes a "full state", it would witness spurt in the development work, the AAP chief said, adding his party was fighting for the dignity of Delhi's voters.

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