No proposal under consideration for statehood to Delhi: Govt

There is no proposal before the Union government to accord statehood to Delhi, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

PTI| Updated: Jul 16, 2014, 16:15 PM IST

New Delhi: There is no proposal before the Union government to accord statehood to Delhi, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
In a written reply to a question asked by Rajya Sabha member Vijay Goel, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said, "At present, no proposal is under consideration of the Union government to accord statehood to Delhi."
The BJP in its manifesto for the last Assembly elections had promised full statehood for Delhi.