AAP government pushes for Delhi’s full statehood

Public consultation on draft bill on full statehood for Delhi soon: AAP leader

jasleen

Jasleen Kaur | May 14, 2016 | New Delhi


#Arvind Kejriwal   #AAP   #Full Statehood. Aam Aadmi Party   #Delhi  


The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led-Delhi government will soon hold public consultation on its draft bill for full statehood of Delhi. Delhi AAP chief Dilip Pandey told Governance Now said that in next two to three weeks, the process for seeking comments and suggestions from public through emails, letters and other mode will start. He said after these are received, the draft bill will go to the cabinet for its approval. And after a nod from the cabinet, it will be tabled in the Delhi assembly.

Once the bill is passed there, the state government will send it to the centre and the parliament will take a final decision.

Earlier this month Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had tweeted declaring that the draft bill for statehood is ready and will soon be put in public domain for comments and suggestions.

Delhi’s dilemma

Kejriwal led AAP has been demanding full statehood for Delhi since they came to power in February 2015. They are demanding control over all the administrative agencies – municipal corporations of Delhi (MCD), New Delhi municipal council (NDMC) and Delhi police.

There are different agencies in the national capital. BJP rules the municipal corporations. NDMC is governed by a council with a chairman appointed by the central government and it also includes the chief minister. Delhi police falls under union home ministry. National Capital Territory (NCT) is headed by lieutenant governor, who also heads the DDA.

Thus, Delhi government does not have control over essential services like land and housing, law and order. Former chief minister Shiela Dikshit had also demanded full statehood. She had even handed a resolution to the centre passed by the Delhi Assembly on the same.

“Full statehood has been a demand by both BJP and Congress. Off late they changed their stand. It has been a very important issue in Delhi politics since 1993,” Dilip Pandey said.

Even though the centre is sitting on over 17 bills passed by the Delhi assembly in the last one year, that will not stop the government to work on this, he added.

“Full statehood is a big issue. Not everyone [public] understands this. There is a need to create awareness about it. But when people will understand how it will benefit them, it will help create political momentum.”

Comments

 

Other News

Omicron on relentless run: India records 2.68 lakh cases

India is once again caught in a spike of Covid-19 cases, with the highly transmittable omicron driving numbers. The total cases in the country continued to increase on Saturday, recording 2.68 lakh cases in 24 hours. India`s active caseload currently stands at 14,17,820 or 3.85%, while the r

Bill Gates, charity and the dilemma of already successful people

Mantra and the meaning of Success By Rajesh Talwar Bridging Borders, 288 pages Rajesh Talwar, who works as Deputy Legal Adviser to the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan, has written 31 books, and on January 15 he is releasing one more. ‘

An inquisitive reader’s guide to Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas

Essence of the Fifth Veda By Gaurang Damani Divine Destination, 234 pages, Rs 350 ‘Veda’ literally means ‘knowledge’.

Humility: Going beyond binaries to deliver justice to tribals

Being Adivasi: Existence, Entitlements, Exclusion [Part of ‘Rethinking India’ series] Edited by Abhay Flavian Xaxa and G.N. Devy Penguin, xxvi+182 pages, Rs 699 ‘Being Adivasi: Existence, Entitlements, Exclusion’ (Penguin India), edited by

Maharashtra to provide Rs 468Cr for WCD schemes from DPDC

The Maharashtra government has approved provision of 3% funds under the District Annual Plan for empowerment of women and children in every district through the Department of Women and Child Development, women and child development minister Yashomati Thakur said. “As a result of this d

16,420 new Covid cases in Mumbai

Mumbai has reported 16,420 new Covid -19 cases, adding nearly 5,000 cases in a day. Out of the total cases reported, 13,793 (84%) are asymptomatic. There were seven deaths, all reported to have comorbidities. As many as 916 patients were hospitalized out of which 98 patients were put on oxyg

Visionary Talk: Farmer`s Agitation, Rakesh Tikait with Kailashnath Adhikari


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter