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Delhi statehood: AAP intensifies demand for referendum

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Published on July 09, 2015 with No Comments

Intensifying its demand for referendum on the issue of statehood of Delhi, the AAP said  said it will work with the Delhi government and “engage” its volunteers to seek a solution on the contentious issue. The party also tried to counter the arguments over giving statehood to Delhi and referundum.

“Getting statehood for Delhi is one of the important demands of the party, which it had promised to the people of Delhi. On this issue, the party is strongly with the Delhi government and will also work with it on the matter.  There are many examples of national capitals across the world. Many people point out the example of Washington DC, but they conviniently forget that Delhi has seven MPs and 70 MLAs where as Washington DC has no elected representatives. Comparing the position of two cities is like comparing apples and oranges,” party’s Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey told a news conference.

He said the party will engage its volunteers on the issue. The volunteers will help garner support from the people and also put pressure on the Centre. “Even we have studied the constitution and there is a provision for a referendum for the states,” Pandey said.


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