Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that he would ensure that the country’s capital becomes the safest city in the world when it gets full statehood.
While addressing a public gathering, Kejriwal showed his discontent at the current scheme of things by saying that in order to implement any plans or actions, the people of Delhi have to take permission from the central government whereas this is not the case with other states of the nation.
"There is such a structure in Delhi wherein we must take permission from the central government to implement any plans or actions. This is not the case for other states. This is a serious injustice against the people of Delhi. When and if any mishap takes place in your family, you naturally go to the Delhi Police, but they don't listen. You then go to your elected representative, your MLA but he has no authority over the police. You go to your Chief Minister, he too is helpless," he said.
Kejriwal then spoke about how he aims at reforming the system and providing security to the people of the state.
"The Delhi Police comes under the Prime Minister, but can we expect him to concern himself with the problems of people of Delhi? When Delhi attains full statehood, we would reform the system such that nobody would dare trouble any girl at any time," he said.
Adding to his remarks, he mentioned how since his party has come to power, they have transformed the education and health conditions and are now aiming at improving the law and order situation of the national capital.
"When we came to power, government schools and hospitals were in a terrible condition. Since then we have transformed them. We will do the same to law and order situation in Delhi so that Delhi will become the safest city in the world."
Kejriwal had previously threatened to go on an indefinite hunger strike if the Centre does not grant full statehood to Delhi. However, he eventually decided to postpone the strike following the Indian Air Force's precision strike on Pakistan's terror bases across the LoC.
(With PTI inputs)