Will ensure full statehood for Delhi in 2 years: Kejriwal

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New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said he will ensure that Delhi gets full statehood in two years and within the next 10 years, everyone in the city will have a house.

“I am saying this here in front of you all, if in two years I don’t make Delhi a full state, you can change my name. The day it is declared a full state, everyone will have a pucca house within 10 years,” he said during a public rally here.

Urging people to vote for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Kejriwal said that he can also enter the house of the Prime Minister to get full statehood for Delhi.

“If we can enter the house of Delhi Lt Governor to get the sign on files, we can also enter the house of the Prime Minister to get full statehood for Delhi,” he said.

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He also said that AAP leaders can even sacrifice their lives for the people of Delhi.

“I want to ask you all, till when do we have to sit on a hunger strike to get their signs on the files for doing work for Delhi. We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the people of Delhi. But now is the time we should fight for full statehood.

“Delhi has to give all the seven (Lok Sabha seats) to AAP. And if this happens, we will ensure full statehood to Delhi in two years.”

Addressing people after the inauguration of two Mohalla Clinics at Azadpur Mandi, Kejriwal said that within four years of coming to power, the people are getting free education, health facilities and also the “cheapest electricity in the world”.

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“Nowhere in the world people are paying only one rupee for electricity, but Delhi is getting it for one rupee.”

He said his government is going to install CCTV cameras in the city from next week.

“This could have been done earlier but Modiji sat on its file for three years.”

–IANS

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