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Kejriwal to announce draft bill of statehood to Delhi

delhi Updated: May 16, 2016 09:39 IST
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will announce the draft bill for granting statehood to New Delhi on Monday, and it will be made public for opinions and suggestions. (Hindustan Times Photo)

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will announce the draft bill for granting statehood to New Delhi on Monday, and it will be made public for opinions and suggestions.

The final draft will be tabled in the coming session of the Delhi Assembly and will be then sent to the Centre, as statehood is subject to parliamentary approval.

The Parliament needs to amend the NCT Act for granting statehood to Delhi.

Earlier, the then Home Minister LK Advani had also tabled the Statehood Bill of Delhi in Parliament, as statehood was a poll promise by all parties contesting in Delhi.

The statehood bill will open another gateway of confrontation between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government and the Centre. There are already many crucial bills that await clearance in the capital.