Arvind Kejriwal in Vidhan Sabha: If Delhi Gets Full Statehood Before 2019, I'll Ensure Every Delhiite's Vote Goes to BJP
Arvind_Kejriwal (Photo Credit: PTI/File)

New Delhi, June 11: The Delhi Vidhan Sabha on Monday accepted the resolution on full statehood to the national capital. The resolution was moved by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Kejriwal, while speaking in the Delhi Assembly today said that he would make sure every vote from Delhi goes in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2019 Lok Sabha elections if the national capital is given full statehood before that.

"I want to tell BJP that if before 2019 Elections, Delhi is granted statehood. we'll make sure that each & every vote from Delhi goes in your favour, we'll campaign for you. If you don't do so Delhi residents will put up boards saying 'BJP leave Delhi'," Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal has launched a full throttle campaign demanding full statehood for Delhi. On Sunday, he exhorted party workers with the slogan ‘L-G, Delhi Chodo’ (L-G, Quit India) , as his party announced a city-wide campaign for full statehood to Delhi. Addressing party’s ward-level officer-bearers and legislators at his residence here, the chief minister equalled the fight for Delhi’s full statehood with the freedom struggle.

Kejriwal said that in 1947, India got freedom and all British viceroys were removed, but in Delhi, L-G was appointed in place of viceroys. Elaborating on the campaign, Kejriwal said AAP leaders, MLAs and workers will hold meetings at 300 locations in the national capital from June 17 to June 24 in the first phase of the agitation. In the second phase, the AAP has planned to hold party workers’ convention at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on July 1, where the next course of action will be decided, he said.