AAP government will fight for making Delhi a strong state with “full powers” so as to realise the “dream” of the city’s first chief minister Chaudhary Braham Prakash, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said.
Celebrating the 98th birth anniversary of Prakash, Kejriwal announced that a life-size statue of the former chief minister will be unveiled at Khera Dabar in August.
Prakash strived for development of Delhi as “Greater Delhi” and to make it a state with full powers by adding some of the areas from the neighbouring states.
“But his dream for the same could not be fulfilled as the ‘States Reorganisation Commission’ rejected the proposal and gave its adverse report,” Kejriwal was quoted as sayng in an official statement.
The event was held at the Old Delhi Secretariat which was also attended by Delhi Assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel and AAP ministers.
Kejriwal also inaugurated an exhibition of photographs of Prakash and released a book on him.