AAP launches 'mini prachar rath' campaign to demand full statehood for Delhi

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 09, 2019, 10.51 PM(IST)

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday started the 'mini prachar rath' (mini-campaign vehicles). Photograph:( ANI )

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On March 7, Kejriwal wrote a letter to the people of the national capital appealing them to vote for full statehood of Delhi.

Taking its demand for full statehood for Delhi to another level in the run-up to the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday started the `mini prachar rath` (mini-campaign vehicles).

The AAP launched full statehood movement program in Delhi`s northeastern, Chandni Chowk and New Delhi Lok Sabha.

Since long, the AAP has been raising the demand for full statehood for the national capital.

In this context, the party has also conducted several press conferences.In a recently held presser, AAP’s Delhi convener Gopal Rai informed about the launch of the ‘mini prachar rath’.Giving details about the event, Rai had said that 20 e-rickshaws will be used for this purpose, which will play recorded audio and video speeches of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on how both the Congress and BJP have “deceived” the people of the national capital on the issue.

Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha candidate Pankaj Gupta said, "Delhi is a half incomplete state, due to which the Delhi Government lacks many powers. Due to this, the Delhi Government could not do enough development work in the national capital because every work requires permission from the central government and for the last four years, the central government has been obstructing all development works of the Delhi government. Getting the full state will solve all these problems."

North-Eastern Lok Sabha candidate Dilip Pandey said, "Delhi`s full statehood is absolutely essential for the complete development of Delhi. New colleges will be created for the students so that all the students of the national capital will get admission in good colleges. New employment will be created for the youth, the responsibility of the police and government officials will be fixed for the protection of women and Delhi will be able to make crime free."

On March 7, Kejriwal wrote a letter to the people of the national capital appealing them to vote for full statehood of Delhi.

"Last time, you voted to elect the Prime Minister of the country. But this time, vote for full statehood of Delhi. Destiny and God give us only one chance. This time let`s make it count. This time vote for Aam Aadmi Party so that Delhi becomes a full state," he said.

Kejriwal asserted that the issues Delhi faced in the last four years are due to the lack of full statehood.