Delhiites should vote for full statehood, says CM
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that Delhiites should not vote to elect the Prime Minister but to get full-statehood. Meanwhile, AAP Delhi convenor on Thursday held a meeting with all the councillors to make the SOP of coming LS poll campaign. "You voted for the Prime Minister in the earlier elections but what have you got? This time do not vote for a PM but give seven out of seven to AAP, I promise you that we will bring full statehood to Delhi," said CM Kejriwal.
The Chief Minister also said that if the Delhi government gets the power of police and lands then it would provide much better facilities to the citizens. "If something happens to a lady of your family and you reach out to the local police station but the SHO refuses to take your complaint, what would you do? If you reach out to the local MLA, ministers or the CM we would not be able to do anything because the Delhi Police is under the Prime Minister. Will you go to the PM for such problems?" asked the Chief Minister.
Similarly, the AAP also started preparation for the campaigns over the issue of the full statehood. Delhi AAP convenor Gopal Rai held several meetings with all the lawmakers of the party, frontal organisations, volunteers and other leaders over the plan of the rallies, door to door campaign for the Lok Sabha poll where the full-statehood demand would be the key demand of the AAP.
Meanwhile, the Budget Session of the Delhi Assembly will begin from Friday with an address by LG Anil Baijal. "The Eight Session (Budget Session) of Sixth Legislative Assembly of National Capital Territory of Delhi will commence from February 22," the Delhi government said. This would be the last full budget of the Delhi government as next year assembly election would be around the corner. This session while the AAP is all prepared to bring the demand of full statehood the opposition BJP is all set to attack the government on various issues like pending sedition files.
The leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta said that the Opposition will expose Kejriwal government's utter miss-governance, failures, unconstitutional acts, and betrayal of trust of Delhi citizens in the House. " As per AAP's 2015 manifesto, it has yet to build 500 new schools, add 30,000 additional beds, open 900 primary health centres, 20 new degree colleges and build 2 lakh public toilets install sewage treatment plants to stop 100 per cent flow of sewage into the Yamuna, providing free wifi, procuring 10,000 DTC buses etc," said Gupta.