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Delhi BJP chief hits out at AAP over statehood demand

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

BJP chief today hit out at the government's full statehood demand, saying the "rhetoric" was an effort to divert public attention from its "poor governance" and water crisis faced by the people.

Although he admitted that the local government needed "a little more power", the said the present federal structure was flexible enough to cater to the developmental needs of the city.

"The rhetoric of over full statehood of is an effort to divert public attention from corrupt administration, poor governance, failure in water and under its government," said.

People of will not get swayed by their drama, he asserted.

The dominated by the today passed a resolution in favour of full statehood to Delhi.

"The has no real intention to get full statehood for Delhi. It is fighting to obtain unchecked power for itself," the charged.

He added that the and were desperate for power and were "hobnobbing" for an "unprincipled alliance for 2019".

"Both and are desperate for power and this desperation and frustration is compelling them to repeat the unprincipled coalition which they first formed in 2013," added.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 20:00 IST