NEW DELHI :
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the court’s direction to restrain Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from promising full statehood to Delhi ahead of voting in the national capital on Sunday.
The PIL, filed by one Anil Dutt Sharma, claims Kejriwal has been misleading people by promising them full statehood.
“AAP and Arvind Kejriwal have been advertising main promise to get full statehood for Delhi, as widely published despite knowing well that respondents even if they win on all seats, cannot grant full statehood to Delhi. That aforesaid statement has been made to reap rich political harvest knowing the same to be false…It is further submitted that to make the amendment in the Constitution of India, it requires the majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of the House whereas the respondent no 1 is electing on seven seats only in Delhi… thus the respondents neither have the power nor the intention to amend the Constitution of India to make Delhi as full statehood," the plea said