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Kejriwal calls party meet on statehood issue, LS polls strategy to be discussed too

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has called a meeting with ward-level bearers and MLAs at this residence tomorrow to discuss strategy on the issue of full statehood to which it plans to raise strongly in the run up to Lok Sabha elections next year, party sources said.

The government has called a special session of the Assembly to press its demand for full statehood to Earlier this week, Deputy tabled a government resolution in this regard.

Kejriwal is likely to speak on the issue in on Monday.

Sources said that the party will also hold a workers' convention in July on the issue of full statehood to Delhi.

An functionary said discussions will be held at tomorrow's meeting on a strategy to effective raise the issue of full statehood to the national capital.

As Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to be held next year, the chief minister, who is also the AAP's national convener, will also discuss poll strategy, another said.

Earlier in the day, senior AAP leader said that the will "expose the political opportunism" of both the BJP and on the issue of full statehood for Delhi.

He said the ongoing session has "exposed the sudden U-turn" on statehood by the BJP and the

"BJP has made every attempt during the ongoing Assembly session to avoid discussion on the statehood issue," he told reporters here.

"It is beyond any reasonable understanding as to how the decades-old promise by BJP stalwarts -- former and former deputy Advani -- has been suddenly junked by today's BJP," Rai said in a statement.

The AAP is planning to strongly raise the statehood issue during Lok Sabha elections, party sources said.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 21:15 IST