Delhi Vidhan Sabha accepted Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) resolution on the full statehood of Delhi according to reports. The AAP government had called a special session of the Delhi Assembly to press their demands for the full statehood to Delhi.
Earlier the AAP party workers and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal used the slogan ‘L-G, Delhi Chhodo’ (Lieutenant Governor, Quit Delhi), comparing it to Mahatma Gandhi’s Quit India Movement against the Britishers, the chief minister compared the fight for Delhi’s full statehood with Gandhi’s freedom struggle addressing the party’s workers, ward-level officer-bearers and legislators at his residence in New Delhi.
“Had a meeting wid ward level office bearers of AAP Delhi. Made strategy to take msg of full statehood to every house in Delhi”, the chief minister tweeted after the meeting.
Delhi’s CM Kejriwal said that Mahatma Gandhi had launched Quit India campaign during the British rule to free the country from the Britishers and similarly the Aam Aadmi Party will run ‘L-G, Delhi Chhodo’ campaign to free the capital from the Lieutenant Governor’s rule. He also stated that in 1947, India got freedom and all British viceroys were removed, but in Delhi, the Lieutenant Governor or Lt Governor was appointed in place of viceroys.
Targeting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections Kejriwal in the Assembly said that “I want to tell BJP that if before 2019 Elections, Delhi is granted statehood. we’ll make sure that each and every vote from Delhi goes in your favour, we’ll campaign for you. If you don’t do so Delhi residents will put up boards saying ‘BJP leave Delhi’.”
Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai elaborated on the campaign saying that AAP leaders, MLAs and workers will hold meetings at 300 locations in the national capital from June 17 to June 24 in the first phase of the agitation.In the second phase, AAP has planned to hold party workers’ convention at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on July 1, where the next course of action will be decided, he had added.
According to the Deputy CM of Delhi, Manish Sisodia if Delhi was granted a full statehood then the works done in the fields of education, water, electricity, and health in 3 years it would have been 10 times more. And now that the Vidhan Sabha has granted AAP’s wishes and granted full statehood to Delhi, how the AAP and Arvind Kejriwal performs and what they make of the nation’s capital will be for the citizens of Delhi to see. And whether they keep their word and support BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections now that the party’s resolutions are approved.
अगर दिल्ली पूर्ण राज्य होता तो शिक्षा, स्वास्थ्य, बिजली, पानी पर जितना काम 3 साल में हुआ है उससे 10 गुना ज्यादा काम हो गया होता। https://t.co/00z5fk60iY
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) June 11, 2018