PM Modi positive on our demand of single authority in Delhi: Manish Sisodia

He said that the demand of full statehood for Delhi was also raised with the PM but there was no concrete aasurance.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: February 12, 2015 10:16:43 pm
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AAP leader Manish Sisodia, who is all set to become Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “positive” about a single authority running Delhi rather than multiple authorities like MCD, NDMC, central government and state government ruling it in bits and parts.

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Earlier in the day, Delhi’s chief minister designate Arvind Kejriwal accompanied by Sisodia met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence.

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“The main discussion with the PM was about Delhi where we requested him that the lives of people which are run in bits and parts by different agencies like MCD, NDMC, central government and state government should be unified and be brought under a single authority.

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“I think the PM is positive about the matter. This will  help in making lives of the people of the state much more easier,” Sisodia told the media.

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He said that the demand of full statehood for Delhi was also raised with the PM but there was no concrete aasurance.

“We requested the Prime Minister that you are busy with the whole country and you also have to look into matters of the international affairs, so you should give the responsiblity of running Delhi to the state government which is going to be formed,” he said.

When he was asked about the new equation between the  party leaders and the central government, he said “we went to them as Home Minister, Prime Minister and not as BJP leaders. We went there not on the behalf of AAP but on the behalf of the people of Delhi who has given us this kind of a mandate.”

Speaking on plans of party expansion in other states, Sisodia said the party wants now to mainly focus on running government in Delhi rather than any other things.

He added “we have talked about being anti-BJP, anti-Congress or anti-Modi but we are not against anyone or any party but we are against a particular kind of politics which has corruption, inflation and other problems the country is facing. We are against the wrong system.”

Answering questions on plans to fulfil the tall promises party made before elections, Sisodia said “what tall promises did we make? These are basic necessities like water, education and power, these are every person’s right, do not make fun of that.”

Speaking on Arvind Kejriwal’s security, he said “no one has offered Arvind any kind of security so there is no question also of saying no to it. We don’t want security. God is there to save us. If there is too much of security, I believe we will be cut off from the people.”

Sisodia said the party has requested Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to invite CM candidates of other parties and all the central ministers for the oath-taking ceremony on February 14.

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