GCPPprimetime 16 on whether Delhi should be a state

On the 16th GCPP primetime, Pavan Srinath and Varun Ramachandra dwell on the question of full statehood for Delhi. Pavan elaborates on how Chief Minister Kejriwal has a strong case for greater devolution of powers to the Delhi state government.

The discussion revolved around the following questions:

  1. What exactly is Delhi? A city. Union Territory or Quasi-State?
  2. Does the chief-minister really govern Delhi?
  3. How does Delhi compare with other National capitals?
  4. Is there merit in Chief minister Kejriwal’s demands?

The full discussion is available on Soundcloud.

The #GCPPprimetime is a weekly online discussion on public affairs and policy hosted by the Takshashila Institution. The GCPP or the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy is Takshashila’s flagship educational programme, equipping working professionals with the basics of public policy.

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