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Delhi statehood: AAP minister Gopal Rai seeks appointment with PM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has sought an appointment with Prime Modi over the party's demand for full statehood to

In his letter to the prime minister, Rai, who is the Aam Aadmi Party's convener, said he wants to hand over "10 lakh letters" the people of have written in support of the demand.

According to an functionary, Delhi labour Rai wrote to the on Thursday, seeking time to meet him on August 17 to press for the party's demand.

"The people of Delhi have been demanding full statehood for it for several decades and in this regard, 10 lakh people have written letters to you," Rai wrote in the letter in Hindi.

The party believes that if full statehood is granted to the national capital, it will put an end to the tussle between the and the Lt Governor's office on several issues.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 22:40 IST