Kejriwal postpones hunger strike for statehood

Kejriwal postpones hunger strike for statehood

Agency News

New Delhi, Feb 26 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that he is postponing indefinite hunger strike from March 1 to demand full statehood for Delhi in the wake of present Indo-Pak situation.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Mr Kejriwal said,'In view of prevailing Indo Pak situation, I am postponing my 'upwas' for full statehood of Delhi. We all stand as one nation today.'

Avenging the Pulwama attack that claimed lives of more than 40 CRPF personnel and armed with 'free hand' green signal from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian Air Forces early Tuesday morning struck the terror bases in Pakistan and destroyed at least a terror camp run by Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Mr Kejriwal on Saturday had announced in the Delhi Assembly that "From March 1, I will begin hunger strike. I am going to fast till we get statehood. I am ready to face death". (UNI)