AAP campaign for full statehood to Delhi

New Delhi, June 29: Delhi’s ruling AAP on Friday announced that to push for their demand that Delhi get full statehood, they will launch a campaign from July 1 where every locality’s elected representative will be invited to discuss why Delhi needs to be a “full state.” Addressing the media here, Cabinet Minister Gopal Rai said: “On July 1, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will organise a state gathering at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium at 3 p.m., where every locality’s representative will participate and discuss why the national capital needs full statehood.” In the next phase of “Dilli maange apna haq” (Delhi demands its right) campaign, he said, the AAP, from July 3-25, will reach out to 10 lakh families in Delhi to sign on the demand for full statehood.

He said that while the area under New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) can come under the Central government, the rest of Delhi should be given full statehood. Rai said that if Delhi is given full statehood, problems like unemployment, admission of Delhi youth in colleges, and slum clusters would be solved. “Youth with 95 per cent marks are roaming around from college to college but not getting admission. If Delhi becomes a full state, then we can build more colleges on Delhi’s land which will guarantee admission in Delhi. “If Delhi is granted full statehood, then we can guarantee a house for every resident and a job for at least 80 per cent people,” he said. (IANS)