AFTER BREXIT, KEJRI SEEKS REFERENDUM FOR DELHI
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday pushed for a referendum on Delhi’s statehood, citing Britain’s historic decision to leave the European Union (EU) to justify his long-standing demand for control over the city-state’s affairs.
“After UK referendum, Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted soon after results from the Brexit vote were out.
His party colleague Ashish Khetan also tweeted that “in a democracy the will of the people is supreme.”
Last month, the Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government released a draft statehood bill, seeking to take control over land, police, law and order and services.