On Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to PM Modi to grant full statehood status to Delhi, an issue that the state-ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to raise in the run-up to Lok Sabha elections in a forcible manner.
AAP informs that it will hold a door-to-door campaign to tell people how BJP had made them ‘injustice’ over the issue.
Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s greeting to Arunachal Pradesh’s people on their Statehood Day on Twitter, CM Kejriwal Tweets, “Sir. Delhi is also waiting for its statehood day. U 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 forthcoming elections strategy, AAP will distribute BJP’s manifesto for previous elections, including 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, in which, it claims that the BJP had supported the demand for full statehood to Delhi.
However, BJP’s Delhi said that the campaign was a ‘new drama’ made by AAP and its Chief Arvind Kejriwal.
Recently, in a major setback to AAP government in Delhi, two Supreme Court judges have agreed that it is the Centre, which should only have the final word on transfer and posting of bureaucrats in Delhi’s Administration, but their disagreement on finer details has resulted in a verdict and the way got referred to a larger bench.
On Tuesday, Delhi AAP Convenor Gopal Rai said that “we will go door-to-door, telling people how the BJP has done them injustice on the issue of full statehood.”