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Kejriwal reiterates Delhi's statehood demand

Dcision to make the Lt Governor the supremo in Delhi was an insult to the people of Delhui, he says

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Aug 13 2016 5:41PM | Updated Date: Aug 13 2016 5:41PM

Kejriwal reiterates Delhi's statehood demand

 Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reiterated his demand for full statehood for Delhi on Saturday.

 
Addressing a function, Kejriwal also made an oblique criticism of a Delhi High Court ruling that has given Lt Governor Najeeb Jung primacy in the affairs of administration in the national capital.
 
"We are also fighting for statehood," Kejriwal said. "We are also fighting for the rights of the people."
 
Kejriwal said the decision to make the Lt Governor the supremo in Delhi was an insult to the people of Delhi and the choice they made in the February 2015 assembly elections.
 
"Why should it be that the value of a vote in Haryana is more than in Delhi? This is an insult to the people of Delhi.
 
"We too are a part of this country. But our vote has no value," he said.