"Delhi has been recognised as a state. It should be given full statehood," Nitish Kumar said after an almost hour-long meeting with Kejriwal. "Our party (Janata Dal-United) will coordinate with other parties and raise this question in Parliament,” he added.

Nitish Kumar, who was accompanied by his party colleague KC Tyagi, cited recent survey which stated that 81 percent of Delhi residents would support demand for statehood if referendum on the issue was held today.

"People have voted for the AAP and (Arvind) Kejriwal. And they hold accountable who they vote for. They don't understand nitty-gritty," he cited. "Which officer will be the Secretary of which Department should be decided by the state government, which is accountable to the people," he said.

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