Arvind Kejriwal wants Brexit-style referendum on full statehood for Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been raking up the issue of full statehood for Delhi at times.

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2016, 16:28 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal wants Brexit-style referendum on full statehood for Delhi

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:

AAP leader Ashish Khetan also demanded the same:

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.