In his first public appearance after the Delhi High Court verdict, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday made it clear that the AAP government was in no mood to give up its fight for full statehood for the capital.
The Chief Minister refrained from naming any political party, but declared that the AAP government will continue to fight for full statehood by going to any extent as “goons in the higher echelons of power” hinder developmental work in Delhi.
Kejriwal made the comments during an event to unveil a statue of Chaudhary Braham Prakash, Delhi’s first Chief Minister, at the government-run Charak Sansthan in Najafgarh’s Khera Dabar.
Saying the issue was about the asmita (pride) of Delhi residents, he said, “Why should the value of a vote by Delhi residents be lower than that of a Haryana voter? Why should the power of a government elected by a Haryana voter be greater than the one elected in Delhi? This is an insult to Delhi citizens… which is wrong… it is an attack on their asmita.”