New Delhi: Ahead of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday wrote a letter to the people of the national capital appealing them to vote for full statehood of Delhi.
“Last time, you voted to elect the Prime Minister of the country. But this time, vote for full statehood of Delhi. Destiny and God give us only one chance. This time let’s make it count. This time vote for Aam Aadmi Party so that Delhi becomes a full state,” he added.
Kejriwal asserted that the issues Delhi faced in the last four years is due to the lack of full statehood.
“There is only one reason – Delhi is not a full state. Before starting any work, the Delhi government has to take prior approval from the central government. And the central government creates barriers and hurdles in our work. Many agencies dealing with everyday problems of the citizens like MCD, Delhi Police are under the direct control of the Central government. The citizens of Delhi have no say in these matters. There’s only one solution to these problems – just like every other state, Delhi should also get full statehood. All agencies serving the city should come under the Delhi government,” Kejriwal said in a letter.
The Chief Minister said, “Both BJP and Congress promised us that Delhi will become a full state. Before becoming the Prime Minister, Modi ji had also promised to give full statehood to Delhi. But both these parties have betrayed the citizens of Delhi. Aam Aadmi Party is your party. This time if we elect all 7 MPs from Aam Aadmi Party, we will definitely grant full statehood to Delhi. I have talked to other parties as well and they also support this demand.”