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AAP accuses Centre of "misleading" Parliament on Delhi statehood demand

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhi's ruling Party (AAP) today accused the Centre of "misleading" Parliament on its demand for full statehood and said its will move a privilege motion against it.

cited a written reply by for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in the Lok Sabha today, wherein the stated that there was no demand of full statehood for

"The misled the Lok Sabha because they (Centre) did not want to tell the stand of Central Govt on Statehood of Delhi," Bhardwaj tweeted along with a copy of Ahir's reply.

Bhardwaj also shared a copy of a resolution on full statehood passed by the Assembly in June this year.

The resolution, moved by Deputy Manish Sisodia, asked the to take all necessary legal and legislative steps to declare National Capital Territory of a "full fledged state" without "any further delay".

The resolution was passed on June 11 and sent to the the same day, Bhardwaj said.

The dispensation including and other party leaders have repeatedly raised the demand for full statehood amid a bitter power tussle with the Centre.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 23:20 IST