Written byAyushi Chamoli
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.
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.
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.
दिल्ली का सम्मान अधूरा— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) March 6, 2019
पूर्ण राज्य से होगा पूरा।
दिल्ली का हक़, पूर्ण राज्य
दिल्ली मांगे पूर्ण राज्य। pic.twitter.com/jppNIKhLiC
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 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.
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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