Kejriwal following Modi’s footsteps: Jumla of Full Statehood is against the Constitution

Sheila Dikshit slams Arvind Kejriwal

Former Chief Minister of Delhi and Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit hit out at both BJP as well as the AAP for failing to meet aspirations of people and fulfill the promises made to mislead the voters in 2013-14.

Dikshit asserted that her party will win all seven Lok Sabha Seats in Delhi this time.

Taking Arvind Kejriwal head on while canvassing in various parts of the North East Delhi parliamentary constituency, Diskhit said AAP chief was “fooling” the people on the issue of full statehood for Delhi.

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“Had Kejriwal read the Indian Constitution and understood it well, he would not have been repeatedly telling lies to the people on the full statehood issue.

“Asking for full statehood for Delhi meant going against the grain of the Indian constitution, and Kejriwal seems to be totally ignorant about the country’s Constitution.”

Dikshit emphasised full statehood for Delhi needs amendment in Constitution which the Aam Aadmi Party cannot achieve without the support of a majority in Parliament.

The full statehood issue for Delhi is another jumla which AAP raises primarily only at the time of elections. The party which has been in power for past 4+ years in Delhi has made this a central theme of campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections.

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Dikshit also questioned the AAP over its sincerity towards the issue of full statehood and charged party MPs of never raising it in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

Delhi Congress chief is pitted against her BJP counterpart Manoj Tiwari and former convener of AAP’s Delhi unit Dilip Pandey in a triangular contest on North East Delhi seat.

The Congress led by Dikshit is banking on various works done by her as Delhi’s Chief Minister for three consecutive terms from 1998 to 2013.

During its 15-year rule in Delhi, under the leadership of Sheila Dikshit, Congress undertook major development work as new flyovers, schools, colleges and hospitals were constructed to make the life of the people easier without crying for full Statehood.

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The AAP seems to merely be raising the statehood issue to “divert” attention of people from its “governance failure” in Delhi in last four and half years.

Dikshit alleged both AAP and BJP are two sides of the same coin when it comes to governance.

“A beautiful Delhi left behind by the Congress in 2013 has now been turned into a huge garbage dump as both the BJP ruling the municipal corporations and AAP government have failed to maintain cleanliness and improve the green cover in the capital. 

“The hike in fairs of Delhi Metro, due to collusion between the AAP and the BJP, has made it unaffordable for the common people,” she said.

Sheila Dikshit is confident that people will vote in favour of Congress’s dynamism symbolised by party President Rahul Gandhi and help the party to win all the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi to replace the “autocratic” governance of Modi government.

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