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'No statehood demand received for Delhi'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The central government has received no demand for granting statehood to Delhi, Gangaram Ahir said in the today.

"No, Madam (Speaker)," this was his written reply to K V Thomas' question whether there was a demand to grant statehood to the national capital.

The disclosure in Parliament came two months after the Assembly adopted a resolution on "full statehood" during a special session. At that time, had said he would campaign for the BJP if the Centre granted full statehood to

Kejriwal had also said the lack of statehood was the reason behind the continuous tussle with the and the alleged strike by bureaucrats recently.

Once Delhi becomes a "full state", it would witness spurt in the development work, the had said.

The had also launched a signature campaign titled "Delhi Mange Apna Haq" to drum up support from 10 lakh people on the full statehood issue.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 18:10 IST