The Delhi Chief Minister said there was no provision for such a vote

AAP govt will conduct opinion poll on full statehood for Delhi KejriwalPTI
news Politics Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 18:43

The Delhi government will conduct an "opinion poll" and not a "referendum" on the issue of full statehood for the national capital and bringing subjects such as police and land under the jurisdiction of the state government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.

Kejriwal, who had earlier spoken of a referendum on the issue, said there was no provision for such a vote.

His remarks came in response to a question during his two-hour-long live interactive session 'Talk to AK' in which he held forth on a wide range of issues including measures such as the odd-even scheme and promises like free wi-fi.

"It's a good idea. We are thinking about it and will surely do it. Few people call it referendum but there is no provision for it in the Constitution. It could be an opinion poll. We will ask the people of Delhi whether land and police should come under the elected government," Kejriwal said.

Soon after the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, he had tweeted, "After UK referendum, Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood." 

On the odd-even road rationing measure, two phases of which have already been implemented, Kejriwal said his government was considering enforcing it again in winters

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