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Carve out New Delhi, give full statehood to Delhi: CPI

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

said today that should be carved out and the remaining areas of be given full statehood.

"We want to be carved out of Delhi where offices, paraphernalia are there...that should be kept out, and remaining state should be given full statehood," the said.

He was responding to a question on Arvind Kejriwal yesterday exhorting party workers with the slogan 'L-G, Delhi Chodo' (L-G, Quit Delhi), as the ruling announced a city-wide campaign for full statehood to Delhi.

The CPI(M) also supported the full statehood demand for Delhi.

CPI(M) member said the present setup where Delhi is ruled by the L-G, a bureaucrat appointed by the is "extremely undemocratic."

"In this setup, it is like the rule of a viceroy in the colonial regime with all powers over the people but accountability only to the monarch", she told PTI.

People of Delhi, said, were being punished by making them face the problems related to multiple authorities and agencies of the Central government.

"Unfortunately in Delhi, is siding with BJP against On this issue (statehood), we support campaign", she said.

"We had suggested to to make it a broader campaign rather than AAP party led but it is their decision.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 14:15 IST