Kejriwal meets Rajnath and demands full statehood for Delhi

Meeting with prime minister Modi on Thursday and may invite him to swearing in ceremony on February 14

GN Bureau | February 11, 2015


#statehood Delhi   #Kejriwal   #Modi swearing in ceremony   #AAP  


After winning the Delhi assembly elections with 67 seats, the Aaam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded full statehood for Delhi.

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who will take oath as Delhi chieif minister on February 14,met home minister Rajnath Singh and discussed full statehood for Delhi. Earlier in the day, Kejriwal met Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu and requested for the Centre's assistance for development of Delhi.

READ:
AAP registers landslide win, wipes out BJP

"We have discussed four big issues with the minister. Firstly, the issues of the poor such as compensation for them, we will need central government's help in that. Secondly, the issue of unauthorized colonies on which the Centre recently passed a resolution. So in order to take it forward help will be needed from MCD, DDA and the Centre," AAP leader Manish Sisodia told reporters after the meeting with Naidu.

"We told him that for more schools, colleges, hospitals and parking, a lot of land will be needed so whatever land is available with DDA, we have requested for it.

 

 Sisodia said that, "We have discussed issues and have decided to cooperate on them. We won't let party line come into agenda."

Kejriwal will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning.  He had sought an appointment with Modi, and had said that he wanted to invite him for his swearing in ceremony which will take place at the Ramlila grounds on Saturday morning.

AAP will invite the entire Modi cabinet for Arvind Kejriwal's oath-taking ceremony. Anna Hazare and Kiran Bedi will also be on the invitees list.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that Kejriwal has refused Z+ security being provided by the home ministry.

Comments

 

Other News

PNB fraud: Why we need banking reforms

Billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, whose properties are being searched after Punjab National Bank reported a massive fraud of Rs 11,000 crore, is a good reason why banking reforms

Gender based atrocities happens across the world: Dr Rashmi M Oza

“Gender based discrimination is worldwide and not alone in India. Offences against women are much more severe in cases of international trafficking, forced prostitution and pornography, women including migrant and refugee women face double barriers on virtue of their gender,"said Dr Rashmi M Oza

Rashtrapati Bhawan hosts LPG Panchayat for beneficiaries

A group of 104 women beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana participated and shared their experiences at LPG Panchayat organised at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on February 13. The women delegation, falling under the BPL category, came across 27 states to narrate their success stories

Bengaluru metro gets coach unit from BEML

BEML Ltd, a defence PSU, has delivered the first intermediate metro coach (car) unit to Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL). The intermediate car would be integrated with the existing three-car train sets to double the present passenger carrying capacity of the Bengaluru’

BHEL gets order for emission control equipment from NTPC

BHEL has got Rs 560 crore order for the supply and installation of flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) system from NTPC for 2x490 MW National Capital Power Station (NCPS). The Indian power sector has seen an uptick in the ordering of emission control equipment due to the revised and more stringe

UBI: The devil is in the detail

Instituting Universal Basic Income (UBI) requires public support spanning demographic lines, executive backing, and strong macroeconomic fundamentals. Weaken any leg of this tripod, and the redistributive preferences of any government may shift in favour of traditional welfare support and focusing on econo

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter