1. With brutal majority in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal gets Narendra Modi to mull AAP, BJP ‘golden opportunity’

With brutal majority in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal gets Narendra Modi to mull AAP, BJP ‘golden opportunity’

Arvind Kejriwal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and made him an offer of leveraging a 'golden opportunity'...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 12, 2015 1:58 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Delhi Chief Minister- designate Arvind Kejriwal during a meeting at 7 RCR in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed a range of issues related to the national capital including granting full statehood.

Arvind Kejriwal, who was accompanied by senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia, who is going to be made the Deputy CM of Delhi, reached PM Narendar Modi’s residence around 10:30 AM and the meeting lasted for around 15 minutes.

“Arvind Kejriwal told the Prime Minister that both the Centre and the state government enjoy strong majority, therefore, it is a golden opportunity for both to work together to make Delhi a better city,” Sisodia told reporters after the meeting.

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal, was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a cup of tea on Thursday morning, was refused appointment by Modi as chief minister of Gujarat. He was stopped by the riot control police on March 7, 2014, when Kejriwal was on his way to the official residence of CM in state capital Gandhinagar – Kejriwal was told that Gujarat CM had not given him appointment. (Photo by Javed Raja.)

He added that the AAP chief also raised the issue of full statehood with the Prime Minister.

“Arvind also talked about full statehood to Delhi with the Prime Minister to which he assured that he will look into the issue,” Sisodia said.

Read full story: Arvind Kejriwal raises full-statehood issue with Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Arvind Kejriwal was suffering from fever, but managed to keep the appointment with the PM. He returned to his Kaushambi residence thereafter.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Delhi Chief Minister- designate Arvind Kejriwal during a meeting at 7 RCR in New Delhi. (PTI/PIB)

Kejriwal also invited Narendra Modi to his oath-taking ceremony at the Ramlila Grounds on February 14. However, the Prime Minister expressed his inability as he would be out of the city on that day.

Yesterday, Arvind Kejriwal had met Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Rajnath Singh in separate meetings and pitched for full statehood for Delhi and regularisation of unauthorised colonies.

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President Pranab Mukherjee hugs Delhi Chief Minister- designate Arvind Kejriwal as Manish Sisodia looks on at a meeting at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI

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