1. Kejriwal cites ‘Brexit’, says Delhi statehood referendum soon

Kejriwal cites ‘Brexit’, says Delhi statehood referendum soon

If Delhi gets full statehood, police, land & municipal corporations and bureaucracy will come under the state government.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 24, 2016 10:12 PM
Arvind Kejriwal The CM had asked the Urban Development Department to come
with a feasibility report and specify a timeline.

Citing the ‘Brexit’ referendum, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the national capital will soon have a referendum on full statehood issue.

Last month, the AAP government released a draft bill on full statehood for Delhi and invited suggestions from the public till June 30.

“After UK referendum, Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood,” the Delhi Chief Minister tweeted.

If Delhi gets full statehood, police, land and municipal corporations and bureaucracy will come under the state government.

Senior AAP leader Ashish Khetan said the will of the people is supreme in democracy and it’s time to have a referendum on full statehood for the national capital.

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“After the UK referendum on EU exit, it’s time to have a referendum on full statehood of Delhi. In a democracy the will of the ppl is supreme,” he tweeted. The United Kingdom has voted to quit the European Union in a referendum which is being termed as ‘Brexit’.

In July last year, the Kejriwal government had asked its various departments to prepare a “draft law and create machinery for” holding referendum on the issue of statehood for Delhi.

The CM had asked the Urban Development Department to come with a feasibility report and specify a timeline. The department was asked to give various options available to the government for conducting such a referendum.

While releasing the draft bill on the statehood for Delhi, Kejriwal, last month, had asked BJP and Congress to “rise above differences”.

Kejriwal had said the he would also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP President Amit Shah and Congress president Sonia Gandhi to garner support for the draft bill, which keeps the high-profile NDMC area, out of its jurisdiction.

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    balachandra balasubramanian
    Jun 24, 2016 at 12:26 pm
    Thank god he is not asking for Delhi exiting India
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      balachandra balasubramanian
      Jun 24, 2016 at 12:23 pm
      thank god he is not asking for referendum on Delhi exiting India!!!
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        Against Sick
        Jun 24, 2016 at 12:11 pm
        This AAPtard is doing it deliberately to help his handlers by giving a helping hand to a similar demand for referendum in Kashmir. His comrade in arms Prashant Bhushan has already openly asked for referndum in Kashmir. Indian consution--unlike UK--doesn't permit referendums. His Delhi Govt MUST be dismissed and this must be put behind the bar immediately. The grave mistake Delhiwallas did by "electing" this need to be corrected asap
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          us_a
          Jun 24, 2016 at 3:02 pm
          We need a referendum on if Kejariwal should exit India. India will be happy to partite in such a referendum.
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