Kejriwal continued to speak even as heavy rains lashed the venue, where hundreds of people -- from students to government officers -- had gathered to hear him. "As both the Chief Minister of Delhi and the Prime Minister of the country live in the national capital, there should be a working arrangement between them for the welfare of the city and the people residing here," the Aam Aadmi Party leader stated.

This is why, he said, “he tried to meet PM Modi but failed. I tried to meet the PM over the issue but could not meet. I will again try to meet him." Major differences have cropped up between the Delhi and the central governments since Kejriwal took power. Because of Delhi's unique status, the city government enjoys limited powers.

This has turned into a bone of contention between the Delhi government and Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, a central government appointee. Delhi Police reports to Jung, not to Kejriwal.

Kejriwal used the occasion to pay homage to those who laid down their lives for the country's freedom. He cited transparent and honest politics would be the best way to honour the martyrs.

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