New Delhi: Inspired by a historic referendum in Britain, the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday sought a similar procedure to ensure full statehood for Delhi.
Britain has voted by 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the European Union (EU) after 43 years.
Notably, the AAP has been pushing for full statehood for Delhi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been raking up the issue at times.
Taking to microblogging website Twitter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said:
After UK referendum, delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 24, 2016
AAP leader Ashish Khetan also demanded the same:
After the UK referendum on EU exit, it's time to have a referendum on full statehood of Delhi. In a democracy the will of the ppl is supreme
— Ashish Khetan (@AashishKhetan) June 24, 2016
In May, the Delhi government unveiled its draft bill for full statehood to Delhi and invited suggestions from the public.
The BJP, however, said that only Parliament was empowered to prepare and pass the law in the matter as per the Indian Constitution.