Arvind Kejriwal announces indefinite hunger strike over ‘statehood for Delhi’

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is all set for an indefinite hunger strike from March 1 to press the demand for Delhi’s full statehood.

Addressing the budget session of Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal attacked the BJP ruled central government, saying that Aam Aadmi Party unable to perform its duties towards people of the national capitl because it lacked power.

The CM claimed that the people of Delhi were facing “injustice and humiliation” since independence because the government elected by them lacked power to work for them.

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“The elected government of Delhi cannot give people justice, work for them and take up development works because it lacks power and the central government obstructs its functioning. Is the value of Delhi voters less than other states?” he questioned.

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He mentioned the Centre has control over Delhi Police, municipal corporations and DDA, which is why folks “were suffering due to high crime rate, insanitation and lack of development”.

(With PTI inputs)