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


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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.

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"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.

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