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Full Statehood for Delhi
Acting within the constitutional framework our government will use its moral and political authority to push for full statehood for Delhi. This will ensure that institutions such as the DDA, MCD and Delhi Police will be accountable to the elected government of Delhi. This way land will be made available for the common man, there will be greater synchronization and shared purpose among civic services with regard to service delivery and the law and order machinery will be accountable to the citizens.
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The Delhi Government has floated the State of Delhi Bill 2016 and is pushing for multi-partisan support across the country to give Delhi full statehood.

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The Delhi Government has also exposed the DDA and MCD for its inefficient and corrupt practices in multiple sessions of the Legislative Assembly, which further bolsters the claim of Delhi's citizens to want full statehood.

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All the political parties i.e. Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian National Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and others, who have contested elections in Delhi during the last 22 years, have aspired and promised through their election manifesto for full statehood for Delhi. To fulfill the collective aspirations of the people of Delhi and to fulfill the election manifesto of all the political parties of Delhi during the last two decades, the Government has prepared a draft Bill for grant of Statehood to Delhi with the following salient features:- Delhi Police will be made accountable to the elected Government of Delhi. Delhi Development Authority and Municipal Corporations of Delhi will also become fully accountable to the people of Delhi. Special provisions have been made for the New Delhi area (under the jurisdiction of New Delhi Municipal Council).For the New Delhi area, the Parliament will have exclusive legislative and executive powers on matters relating to public order, police, local Government and land. This is necessary to address the requirement of the special status as National Capital Territory. The draft ‘THE STATE OF DELHI BILL 2016’is placed before the public for comments. The Government of NCT of Delhi will hold consultations with all the political parties and hold pubic consultation and incorporate necessary provisions in the enclosed draft. Public are requested to send their comments on the draft Bill at the following email addresses:- fullstatehood.delhi@gov.in or fullstatehood.delhi@gmail.com

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Stepping up efforts to seek full statehood for Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wants to hold a referendum over the issue, ostensibly to seek the opinion of the citizens of Delhi on the issue. The government has asked the Urban department to prepare a draft on the provisions in law for a referendum and “create machinery” for such a practice. After Kejriwal recently held a discussion on the issue with his cabinet colleagues, a note from the Chief Minister’s Office stated, “Do a referendum in Delhi. Draft a law and create machinery for referendum.”

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