Keyword : Aam Aadmi Party

Stop dishing out false promises; Delhi voter is intelligent

What does the big turnout in the election rallies reflect? For parties it may be show of support. But for voters it is certainly not.

Delhi polls: 67 per cent voter turnout recorded

Delhi took to voting booths very early on Saturday along with VIPs like president Pranab Mukherjee, vice president Hamid Ansari, and ministers. About 67 per cent of the capital voted

Delhi: AAP registers landslide win, wipes out BJP

The national capital is going the AAP way. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has taken a mammoth lead as trends poured in from the counting centre on Tuesday. The AAP made historic victory by getting 67 se

Mamata and anti-BJP forces need not rejoice

Delhi has been different and will be different. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee should remember this. She called the AAP’s landslide win in the Delhi Assembly polls as a "turn

AAP success: courtesy BJP?

As the dust settles over the Delhi assembly elections and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) returns with an astounding victory within a year, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strategists would be left wonderin

Now, aam aadmi has many ‘collars’ and millions of expectations

In the 2009 biographical sports drama ‘Invictus’, South Africa’s president-elect Nelson Mandela (played by Morgan Freeman) humbly accepts the reasonability of a question posed to

Delhi CM Kejriwal makes a promise: No official will harass citizens

“Yeh aam aadmi ki sarkar sabki sarkar hain, agar aapne humein vote diya yah nahi diya,” said Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, after taking oath on Saturday (February 14), e

Why Chaturvedi’s shift to AAP govt won’t be easy

What can be seen as Delhi’s new government’s first major step in ensuring a corruption-free system , the name of the whistleblower officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi  has been proposed for

AAP phenomenon: It is more than a wave, or a tsunami

Most pre-poll surveys and exit polls had indicated a victory for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), some indicated a big victory for the AAP, but none indicated such a massive sweep in these elections. The

Mr Arvind Kejriwal, here is what Delhi wants

As the new AAP government begins its work, Delhi that gave it a record verdict is full of high expectations with assured supply of drinking water topping the list of priorities. The

The Goliaths got it wrong in Delhi. They fell, and fell very hard

I am not going to repeat the biblical story here; I have used this word for two giants and powerful adversaries of the AAP. The two national parties, the BJP and Congress, with decades of political

Be frugal and thrive in Delhi

Manoj Kumar starrer Roti Kapda Aur Makaan was set in the early seventies of Delhi. It was about a man, his family and their struggle to earn bare necessities of life. If the movie had to be remade

AAP’s moment of reckoning

Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal share many characteristics. Cult politics is one of them. However, unlike the PM, the Delhi CM is fortunate in having people who can speak out and question him.

AAP hit by another exit after television sting

The Aam Aadmi Party, grappling with crisis at national level, saw exit of Anjali Damania. Housewife turned activist Anjali Damania has quit the party and alleged that Arvind Kejriwal had indulged i

How internet, cloud telephony helped create an election record

Bashir Thakur, who settled in Qatar 24 years ago, didn’t vote in the Delhi assembly elections but, in many ways, was a harbinger of change that swept the capital in February. Thakur, a mechan

AAP: The party with a difference – of opinion

Familiarity breeds contempt, and so does success and the story that is unfolding of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is the case in point. It is also a case that proves again that in politics nobody is an

Kejriwal`s Delhi: The powerless capital

After the most stunning election victory in memory, Arvind Kejriwal may seem to be most powerful chief minister in the country. Actually, he has less power than all the rest of the CMs. That is bec

Don’t be complainant and judge, Prashant Bhushan tells AAP’s disciplinary panel chief

The lawyer has spoken. Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan on Monday sent a strong re

Kejriwal is new Hitler, says Shanti Bhushan

A dignified exit would have been better. But when you have power everything is fair and end justifies means.  The expulsion episode is something this new political party could have taken care

Media is not AAP

Modern media is not Aam Aadmi Party. Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal should learn this and understand the difference. For raising voices, Kejriwal managed to throw out h

Delhi assembly goes into special session for Kejriwal’s rights

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is a man in hurry. Delhi assembly, which is slated to meet next month (June) is sitting on a special two-day session from today (Tuesday). The Aam Aadmi Party (

100 days of AAP: Kejriwal lists 11 areas of development at jan sabha

Having completed 100 days in office, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday held a jan sabha at the heart of Delhi – Connaught Place - listing down party’s achievements since it attained p

AAP countdown for Sushma, Raje resignation begins

To recover from the Jitender Singh Tomar episode in degree scam, the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said it will launch a nationwide protests and demanded the resignation of union human resources mini

Delhi budget: AAP’s tryst with direct democracy

Harvinder Singh, 42, a businessman, attended a mohalla sabha (number 4) organised in west Delhi’s Tilak Nagar assembly constituency in April, with lot of apprehension. This was the first time

Healthcare, the aam way

On a sweltering August morning, the porch of the two-room clinic in Rajiv Gandhi JJ colony, Peeragarhi, north-west Delhi, is thinly crowded. Patients eagerly await their turn to see the doctor. Fro

How Kejriwal plans to wipe out Punjab’s drug menace

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has a plan up his sleeves to tackle the grave problem of the open sale of narcotic drugs and rampant addiction among the youth in Punjab. “We will be able

Kejriwal unveils plans to revamp Delhi

Delhi would soon have a large fleet of high-end buses, laced with technology to check unsafe driving and to ensure passenger safety, to address the problem of heavy rush in the metro and scanty tra

21 more mohalla clinics to start functioning in Delhi from Thursday

Following the success of Mohalla clinic, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will inaugurate 21 more Aam Aadmi Mohalla clinics on Thursday. The clinics will house an OPD and patients will have acc

AAP government takes on greedy private schools

Love them or hate them, but you just can’t ignore the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government! After scrapping 62 arbitrary quotas for admission to private unaided recognised scho

Giving people’s money back to them to spend on their own

AAP’s original concept of mohalla sabha has undergone some changes this year. Atishi Marlena, who is advisor to the deputy CM and is spearheading the initiative, talks about the emergence

Direct democracy dobara in Delhi

Installation of CCTV cameras. Setting up of a library. Putting up streetlights. Setting up of Mother Dairy booths. Opening of dispensaries.   These were some of the b

Dexit dilemma

Delhi’s maverick chief minister Arvind Kejriwal would not like to be clubbed with the far-right leaders of Europe, but as the Brexit referendum results came out, he too sounded as jubilant as

“Kejriwal is acting like an anarchist”

As a young BJP MP, Kiren Rijiju had once favoured full statehood for Delhi. On November 21, 2006, he along with party senior Santosh Gangwar had expressed “deep concern over not according

Delhi full statehood: Fiscally arguable, politically impossible

It seems Greece’s referendum on Grexit last year inspired Arvind Kejriwal to announce h

Twitter reacts to #TalkToAKTomorrow

As the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal gears up to talk to people on July 17 at 11 am, reactions have poured in thick and fast on Twitter. There has been a flood of tweets on #TalkToAKTomorrow

Is Kejriwal going the Modi way?

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal plans to take on prime minister Narendra Modi’s mass media outreach programme ‘Mann ki baat’ on All India Radio by launching his online web te

Is this AAP’s Battle of Zama?

A bit of history first. Hannibal, a military commander from Carthage, is considered one of the greatest military commanders in history, particularly for crossing the mighty Alps with men &n

72 percent Delhi MLAs underperforming: Praja report

About 72 percent Delhi MLAs are underperforming, 33 percent MLAs have hardly participated in the deliberations and three MLAs have never raised any issue in the assembly, says a report by Praja fou

Battlefield Delhi

The residents of Delhi gasped for breath as air pollution reached alarming levels for over a week after Diwali on October 30. The air quality index broke all records as, in some areas, the particul

LG Najeeb Jung quits, had tumultuous ties with AAP government

Delhi Lt governor Najeeb Jung put in his papers on Thursday, bringing the curtains down on an acrimonious relationship with the Aam Aadmi Party led by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The pawn is gone: Najeeb Jung quits

Najeeb Jung, a key player in the battle between the Narendra Modi government at the centre and Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal government, sprung a surprise and quit as lieutenant governor on Thursda

There’s something about Shiv Sena – and donations

Shiv Sena leads by a wide margin when it comes to the donations received by regional political parties above the 20,000 cut-off (for which parties need not disclose the source). In 2015-16, the Mah

What makes Manish Sisodia the man in charge of Delhi

"Mai hoon Manish Sisodia aapke saath, aur ye hai Zero Hour show..." With these words, the present deputy chief minister of Delhi had burst upon the airwaves on his signature All India Rad

Election commission’s bribery charge baseless: Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday wrote a letter to the election commission, saying that the charge of bribery against him is baseless. In a

You are destroying all the institutions meant to counter corruption: Prashant Bhushan

  What is the thinking behind launching the Swaraj party? To answer that question, we have to go back in time and see why we formed the Aam Aadmi Party [AAP].

Delhi budget: No new tax, focus on water and education

It seems that Delhi is slowly sprinting ahead of other states, in terms of being the lowest tax state. In the state budget announced on Wednesday, Delhi Jal Board’s revenue has gone up by a

Has the AAP lost its mojo?

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which dramatically swept to power in Delhi in 2015 bagging 67 of the 70 assembly seats, has failed to work its charm in the 2017 assembly elections. Of the

Arvind Kejriwal: A tornado loses force

On the sultry afternoon of April 1, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal rose to deliver his first campaign speech for the capital’s municipal corporation elections. The venue was Gau

AAP’s uncertain future, irony of being Advani, and an author seeks freedom of speech

The Narendra Modi- Arvind Kejriwal antagonism has always been about two different kinds of populism. While it may not play out in a municipal election, the fact remains that a Kejriwal chastened

People of Delhi now hate Kejriwal: Vijay Goel

What is your perception about Arvind Kejriwal’s brand of politics?   In Delhi, after the BJP and the Congress, people wanted to give the Aam Aadmi Part

Back to the drawing board: Kejriwal

Time to go back to the drawing board, said Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday, days after his party failed to make its mark in the Delhi civic ele

Go back to the masses

Sceptics are writing the obituary of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). First came the debacle in the Goa and Punjab assembly elections, then the rout on the home ground, in the Delhi civic elections. Soon

Right to Education: No sweeping change yet

At least once a week, nine-year-old Durga starts her day cleaning the floor of her classroom. She studies in a primary school in Kankrel village, in Amber block of Jaipur in Rajasthan. While studen

You need some system of accountability: Atishi Marlena

Giving highest priority to education, the AAP government in Delhi is working towards bringing government schools at par with private schools. Atishi Marlena, advisor to deputy chief minister an

Healthy attitude

The biggest challenge in front of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) when it was voted to power in 2015 with a “scary mandate” was healthcare. Improving the health system and making it affordabl

The common man’s hopes and despair

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) celebrated its fifth anniversary on November 26. AAP has been a unique phenomenon in our politics: it’s the only startup of its kind, it’s the only party in re

AAP clean bowled in Gujarat

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was out on duck in Gujarat where none of its 20 candidates failed to win in the assembly elections. The poor showing of the party at the hustings comes on t

India needs more direct democracy

The decision to shut two liquor vends in west Delhi following a public vote is the result of a direct democracy being encouraged by Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

What happened to Anshu Prakash

Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash’s claim that he was manhandled by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) lawmakers in the presence of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has kicked up a storm.

Chief secy controversy yet again exposes AAP’s political immaturity

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), for all its talk of high ideals, had an image problem right from its inception: that it was a motley crew of politically naïve people. When the going was good, this

Does AAP continue to suffer from political immaturity?

Does AAP continue to suffer from polit

Delhi government: Rift between bureaucrats and politicians widens

The alleged assault on chief secretary Anshu Prakash has created a rift between political class and bureaucrats. Secretary, IAS association, Manisha Saxena has told to Governance Now that Prakash a

AAP vs LG: SC gives more power to Arvind Kejriwal

Ending the tussle between Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, the supreme court on Wednesday ruled that the LG cannot act independently and must seek the advise of the cou

“Changing things is not rocket science. But nobody cares”

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has chosen Atishi as its candidate for the East Delhi constituency in the 2019 elections. The activist known for the transformation she wrought in state government-run

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