Elections in Delhi, a territory and capital of India are conducted in accordance with the Constitution of India. The Assembly of Delhi creates laws regarding the conduct of local body elections unilaterally while any changes by the state legislature to the conduct of state level elections need to be approved by the Parliament of India.
The Aam Aadmi Party (common man’s party), led by bureaucrat-turned-activist Arvind Kejriwal, is gearing up for state-level polls in Delhi this year with an array of candidates chosen for their honesty. Dikshit conveyed her government’s decision to launch the scheme first to Union Food Minister K V Thomas in a meeting.
“The Chief Minister informed the Union Food Minister that Delhi will be the first state in the country to roll out the scheme,” Delhi’s Food and Civil Supplies Minister Harun Yusuf, who accompanied Dikshit in the meeting with Thomas, told PTI.