MLAs, Ministers, Councillors will join CM's indefinite fast
NEW DELHI: AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal, who will sit on an indefinite hunger strike from March 1 demanding full statehood for Delhi, will discharge his duties as chief minister from the venue of his fast, said the party leaders. The AAP sources said that in the opposition meeting on February 27 the party would push to include the demand of full-statehood in the common minimum program of the opposition. The party would also ask the oppositions to support the hunger strike. The AAP would also give it a last shot to discuss the alliance with the Congress in presence of the entire opposition.
"The hunger strike will start on March 1 at 10 am and the chief minister will be joined by all party Lok Sabha in charges, ministers, MLAs and councillors. From March 1 to 9, as many as 560 'nyay yatras' will be taken out at the zonal level. RWAs, students, teachers, lawyers and professionals will also be involved in these yatras," Rai said.
After March 9, all AAP MLAs will join Kejriwal at the venue of the hunger strike, he said. Rai accused the BJP and the Congress of deceiving Delhiites on the statehood issue and alleged that these two parties had earlier pitched for it but are backtracking now. He expressed hope the 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) will form government at the Centre after the general elections and will grant full statehood to Delhi.
Explaining the goal of this hunger strike, AAP national spokesperson Raghav Chadha told the Millennium Post, "Our focus is to unite the people of Delhi and it will continue till the people are united with the demand of statehood." Chadha also said that the party already started reaching to the opposition leaders. "The response from all the opposition leaders are good and I think every political party should come forward and support us on the mission of the full statehood for Delhi," said Chadha. He also hinted that the top opposition leader might come to show their support the Cheif Minister.
Meanwhile, Delhi Pradesh Congress slammed the CM for his decision of demanding full statehood. "CM Kejriwal is now talking about getting full
Statehood for Delhi to confuse the people, when he knows very well that only a few months remain for the term of the Aam Aadmi Party Government to end in Delhi, and the new Government can bring a Bill in the House for the full Statehood for Delhi if it wants," said DPCC president Shiela Dikshit.