BJP promised full statehood for Delhi in the 2013 elections but did not keep its promise.
New Delhi: AAP leader Gopal Rai on Monday said his party will burn the BJP’s manifesto for the 2013 legislative assembly elections which advocated full statehood to Delhi. “The BJP has been misleading people. It promised full statehood for Delhi in the 2013 elections but did not keep its promise. To protest that, we would be burning its 2013 manifesto,” Mr Rai told reporters.
The Aam Aadmi Party volunteers and its frontal organisations also took out a march to the Congress office here, demanding the party to clear its stand on full statehood for Delhi. They were stopped midway by police as the march violated the model code of conduct.
Mr Rai said they had taken permission from the police for the march but were unable to get the Election Commission’s nod and had been trying for it since morning. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party launched its mega campaign for Lok Sabha polls, with full statehood as its central theme, staging a protest near Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters here over the issue on Sunday.
Mr Rai said his party was not in talks with the Congress for an alliance in Delhi and it will contest all seven seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on its own. Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit announced last week that her party will not form an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital and contest the Lok Sabha polls alone.