New Delhi, Feb 11: A day after leading his party to a landslide victory in Delhi Assembly polls, Chief Minister- designate Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and discussed various issues with him including that of unauthorised colonies in the city and full statehood.
He was accompanied by party leader Manish Sisodia.
"We have discussed four big issues with the minister. Firstly, the issues of the poor such as compensation for them, we will need central government's help in that. Secondly, the issue of unauthorised colonies on which the Centre recently passed a resolution. So in order to take it forward help will be needed from MCD, DDA and the Centre," Sisodia told reporters after the meeting.
"We told him that for more schools, colleges, hospitals and parking, a lot of land will be needed so whatever land is available with DDA, we have requested for it. "And lastly the issue of full statehood. We have been fully assured that without any political divide we will get their support," he added.
Kejriwal is slated to meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh later in the day.