Draft Bill for Statehood of Delhi ready. Will be soon placed in public domain for comments n suggestions from public — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 30, 2016
Draft Bill for Statehood of Delhi ready. Will be soon placed in public domain for comments n suggestions from public
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 30, 2016
The government will soon make public the Draft Bill and seek comments and suggestions from the masses. After receiving suggestions from people, it will be then tabled in Delhi Cabinet for its approval. Once the Draft Bill is passed by the Cabinet, it will then be tabled in Delhi Assembly.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thehindu
Ever since he came to power, Kejriwal has been demanding full statehood of Delhi.
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However, officials say the Draft Bill may exclude New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area which houses most of the central government buildings including Rashtrapati Bhavan, residences of the vice president, the prime minister and foreign missions from the jurisdiction of statehood.
As per the Constitution, Delhi is just a quasi-state with the Lieutenant Governor (L-G) as the head of the state and having complete control over law and order, land and services. The L-G reports to the Union home ministry.
In case of Delhi getting full statehood, the DDA, law and order and even the three municipal corporations would come under the jurisdiction of the Delhi government. AAP thinks this will lead to better implementation of projects and better coordination among various arms of the government.
Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay said that all along he has created an atmosphere of conflicts where the centre cannot be expected to allow statehood for the national capital.
The lack of full statehood to Delhi had led to many a times the BJP-led Centre clashing with the AAP over matters of jurisdiction.