Sisodia told media that owing to the Prime Minister's schedule, Modi will not be able to attend the swearing-in ceremony.

"I would have been happy to attend, but I will not be able to," Sisodia quoted Modi as saying.He spoke to reporters after he and Kejriwal met Modi at 7 Race Course Road here.

Kejriwal is scheduled to take oath Saturday at the sprawling Ramlila Maidan in the heart of the national capital.

Kejriwal also discussed a range of issues related to the national capital including granting full statehood.

Kejriwal, who was accompanied by senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia, reached the PM's residence around 10:30 AM and the meeting lasted for around 15 minutes.

"Arvind told the Prime Minister that both the Centre and the state government enjoy strong majority, therefore, it is a golden opportunity for both to work together to make Delhi a better city," Sisodia told reporters after the meeting.

He added that the AAP Chief also raised the issue of full statehood with the Prime Minister.

"Arvind also talked about full statehood to Delhi with the Prime Minister to which he assured that he will look into the issue," Sisodia said.

On Wednesday, Kejriwal had met Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Rajnath Singh in separate meetings and pitched for full statehood for Delhi and regularisation of unauthorised colonies.

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