AF­TER BREXIT, KEJRI SEEKS REF­ER­EN­DUM FOR DELHI

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Correspondent let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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