AAP launches song, demands full statehood for Delhi

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07 Mar 2019

#Elections2019: AAP releases song, makes full-statehood for Delhi principal agenda

The Aam Aadmi Party launched a song yesterday to establish that Delhi's full statehood will be their central agenda for the 2019 elections.

In the last four years, there has been a lot of tussle between the state and the Centre regarding the same.

The video also reinforced the party's determination to ensure better law and order situation in the national capital.

Campaign 2019

AAP kicks off election campaign, asks for Delhi's right

AAP kicks off election campaign, asks for Delhi's right

AAP released its official campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections with a song demanding full statehood for Delhi.

The 'upbeat' song, sung and written by Dilip Pandey, AAP's candidate from northeast Delhi, demands full rights of the bureaucracy of the national capital.

The song came after the Congress announced that there will be no alliance with AAP in the 2019 elections.

Description

Song written with a perfect mix of Hindi and Punjabi

The 'groovy' song is written with a perfect mix of Hindi and Punjabi, to catch the attention of Delhites.

It highlights the party's achievements and claims that the BJP has failed to fulfill their promise to Delhi.

Gopal Rai, AAP's leader, said that the song reflects the true mood of the Delhi people and it will be a substantial part of their election campaign.

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'Dilli ka samman adhura, puran rajya se hoga pura'

Article 239AA

All you need to know about the NCT of Delhi

All you need to know about the NCT of Delhi

For the uninitiated, Delhi was given the special status in the 69th Constitutional amendment, under Article 239AA.

This created a division of power among the Legislative Assembly and the State's council of ministers.

Consequently, Delhi was renamed National Capital Region of Delhi.

Under the Article, the Central government controls the Public Order, Police & Land and the state ministers are responsible for other issues.

The start

Tussle between AAP and Centre way back in 2015

The tussle between AAP and Centre started way back in 2015, when Kejriwal demanded the then L-G, Najeeb Jung, pass the Public order, Police & Land files through him.

The tussle refreshed in 2018 with L-G Anil Baijal, and AAP filed several petitions.

The Supreme Court gave a divided decision, asking L-G and Kejriwal to work together.

Amid this, state bureaucracy got paralyzed.

Reasons

Why AAP's demand for Delhi statehood is not misplaced

Why AAP's demand for Delhi statehood is not misplaced

There is a reason why AAP's demand for full statehood for Delhi isn't misplaced.

As a full state, the Assembly elections will make more sense, holding the CM accountable and putting a full-stop on the blame game.

Moreover, there will be better control over the law and order in the state.

Delhi will suffer less loss of capital and will have better tax utilization.

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What is AAP's new song about?

Where can one listen to the song?

Why does Delhi want full statehood?

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What is AAP's new song about?

Asked 2019-03-07 18:58:20 by Cheshta Patil

Answered by NewsBytes

AAP launched a song about Delhi's full statehood to mark the beginning of their 2019 lok sabha elections.

Where can one listen to the song?

Asked 2019-03-07 18:58:20 by Abhinav Patil

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The official twitter handle of the party tweeted it on Wednesday. It is also available on YouTube.

Why does Delhi want full statehood?

Asked 2019-03-07 18:58:20 by Aadhya Rodrigues

Answered by NewsBytes

Delhi does have an elected representative, the chief minister. However, the chief minister works with Lieutenant Governor or LG, who is appointed by the central government. Thus, making it difficult for the CM to work efficiently in case of a tussle between the state and the centre. It not only creates confusion but also, puts a burden on the citizens of the state.

How will full statehood help in utilizing tax in a better way?

Asked 2019-03-07 18:58:20 by Parakram Jhadav

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Every year Delhi is allotted a fixed amount of money in the budget by the centre, which is way less than what the people of Delhi are paying as annually as tax.

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