CM Kejriwal to announce Delhi statehood draft bill this week | delhi | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Feb 22, 2017-Wednesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

CM Kejriwal to announce Delhi statehood draft bill this week

delhi Updated: May 17, 2016 00:08 IST
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to formally announce the draft bill on full statehood for Delhi this week.(PTI File Photo)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will formally announce the draft bill on full statehood for Delhi this week, a government official said on Monday.

“The chief minister will make a formal announcement on the draft bill, after which it will be put in the public domain for eliciting suggestions and comments from the public,” the official told IANS.

Thereafter, the draft bill will be sent to the state cabinet for approval and tabled in the assembly, he said.

“Once passed by the assembly, the bill will be sent to the Centre for parliamentary approval.”

Kejriwal has been pushing for full statehood for Delhi -- one of the poll promises of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) -- as he says it will help him implement his plans for the national capital in a better way.

The AAP leader last month said on microblogging site Twitter that the draft bill was ready and will soon be put in the public domain for people’s comments and suggestions.

Tata Tea’s Anthem of apathy
Partnered feature