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Kejriwal reiterates demand for full statehood to Delhi

We have not allowed private schools to hike their fees unjustly in last few years: CM

NEW DELHI: AAP's National convenor Arvind Kejriwal reiterated its demand for full statehood for Delhi during campaigning for the 2019 general elections, when he was addressing rallies in Shahdara East and Ghonda Part-1and Part-2 on Sunday.

"You voted 4 years ago, You were getting fruitful results in all around development of Delhi. They say Sheila Dikshit had done development because she constructed flyovers. We constructed flyovers too. But for the majority of Delhi, the real "flyovers" are their streets in their colonies, without which people's lives become difficult. That's where we brought development," said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

"We have done great work in the sectors of health, education, farming, electricity, and water. Doorstep delivery of services, pension to old and widows, and minimum wages for the labourers have also been of great help to the people," said Kejriwal in Shahdara East Delhi.

"We have not allowed private schools to hike their fees unjustly in the last few years. Recently some schools tried to hike fees. But we immediately approached the courts and got a stay order on the hikes. This is happening because you elected an honest government," added Kejriwal

"We made a mistake 5 years ago by voting for Modiji government in Centre that obstructs work in Delhi. Voting for them again will be a big mistake because it will reward their anti-people actions against Delhi. Moreover, the next state government is also going to be an AAP government. Then why elect a party in the Centre that's going to obstruct your govt for the next 5 years?." he said.

"To get full statehood for Delhi, we will have to unite and fight for it. We will have to ensure all 7 seats go to the Aam Aadmi Party. Today's reality is no one knows who is forming the next government. Delhi's 7 seats might just be necessary to form the next Central government. When they come to us for support, we will give it on the condition of full statehood," the CM said.

"After paying taxes close to Rs 1.5 lakh crore, Delhi only gets Rs 325 crore from the Centre. Other states have their fixed share of the tax they pay, Delhi still depends on the Centre's wish for the money. If given full statehood, the Centre will have to give us more money. Issues like women's safety, unemployment, and land crisis can also be solved through statehood. It is also for sure that the pace of work wil increase," Delhi Chief Minister, said.

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