Keyword : Arvind Kejriwal

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

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

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

Kejriwal’s AAP2 could deliver a creative disruption

The never-seen-before victory of political entrepreneur Arvind Kejriwal and his still wet-behind-the-ears Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is a Phoenix-like rise – unprecedented, unexpected, unimagined.

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

Delhi CM Kejriwal holds janata darbar in Ghaziabad

There was not much of crowd but then it was first after the second term in office. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal held a ‘janata darbar’ at Aam Aadmi Party`s Kaushambi office in G

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asks centre to relieve Sanjiv Chaturvedi

Asking the central government to immediately relieve Sanjiv Chaturvedi from his service as deputy secretary, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

Probe top people in corporate espionage case, Kejriwal tells Delhi cops

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has taken on big industrial houses during his campaign against graft, on  Saturday sent out a tweet complementing the Delhi Police for unearthing the corpor

Conversion was objective of Mother Teresa`s service: Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has alleged that conversion to Christianity was the basic objective of Mother Teresa’s service to the poor. Bhagwat was in

Arvind Kejriwal joins Anna Hazare`s protest at Jantar Mantar

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal joined activist Anna Hazare at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday in the protest against the Modi government’s land Ordinance.

AAP confirms rift, Yogendra Yadav calls it imaginary

The internal rift in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which recently formed its government in Delhi after winning 67 out of 70 assembly seats, is widening further. While, the chain of let

Kejriwal is no Gandhi and he cannot stay out as AAP war rages on

It may not be betrayal but has all the trappings of it. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal called the letter war in his party as betrayal of people, but refused to be drawn into the infighting.

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.

Delhi govt to hold stakeholder consultation for free Wi-Fi

The information technology department of Delhi government plans to hold a stakeholder consultation before it finalises a plan for making Delhi Wi-Fi enabled. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had prom

Kejriwal’s detoxification has damaged AAP

Arvind Kejriwal began his detoxification regime on Wednesday itself with the removal of senior AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the party`s Political Affairs Committee (PAC). Ke

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

A month after: Kejriwal`s message stays clear of controversy

On the eve of one month of his government taking office on Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal sent out a message to his party that it has to give a good

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

AAP sacks Yadav & Bhushan, Medha Patkar walks out of party

The outfit had taken birth to give shape to commom person`s aspiration but what transpired on Saturday morning does not make any sense to aam aadmi, looking for an alternative to Indian political c

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

Dream of principled politics is now a nightmare, says Bhushan’s letter to Kejriwal

The war of words in Aam Aadmi Party is refusing to ebb down. AAP leader Prashant Bhushan has written a letter to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal that accuses him of turning AAP a "high co

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

Rajasthan farmer commits suicide as Kejriwal holds rally

Politicians never learn especially Indian politicians about propriety.  A farmer committed suicide during AAP`s rally in Delhi against the controversial land acquisition bill and the political

No Peepli Live: this Nattha could not be saved

Ram Gopal Verma would have been readying himself with his next ‘realistic’ cinema on what unfolded at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday afternoon, if only Anusha Rizvi’s had not portraye

I made mistake. I should have called off the rally: Kejriwal on farmer’s suicide at AAP rally

“I made a mistake. I should have called off the rally," said Arvind Kejriwal on Friday. Speaking to media the Delhi chief minister and AAP leader said "I admit it wa

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

Kejriwal govt’s defamation circular on media stayed by SC

The supreme court has stayed a circular issued by the Delhi government on initiating defamation proceedings against media houses. The court asked on Thursday “why is there a need to issue the

Display Kejriwal’s picture and get your wish granted

If vehicle owners in Delhi display a picture of Arvind Kejriwal, then some demands of theirs could be accepted. Well, this is what we deduce from his address to the auto drivers and giving in to th

Delhi war raises issues of decency in governance & insulating officials

The powerful have to have a necessary quality, restraint. But in the Delhi drama, most lacking aspects are restraint and decency in governance. The tussle between Delhi chief ministe

Delhi war singes officials and distrust may hit govt, but politicians in denial

Nothing can escape without consequences and people in power pay more than the aam aadmi. As war in Delhi’s state secretariat heats up, deep distrust is building up among the officials.

LG has power to appoint & transfer steno to officer, says Jung’s letter to CM

Delhi is erupting.  After meeting president Pranab Mukherjee and home minister Rajnath singh on Tuesday, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has written a letter to CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday

Delhi officials plead for peace but AAP raises heat with a terror tweet

There seems to be no attempt being made to create an atmosphere of congeniality that will go a long way in building trust that is necessary to make an administration to perform as one unit. In Delh

Farmers` suicide: Cooperative farming can help

On March 20, 2014, during the Lok Sabha election campaign, the BJP had organised a discussion over tea, ‘Chai Pe Charcha’, at Dabhadi village in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra’s

Notification on Delhi power structure issued, LG is the boss

The union home ministry on Friday issued a notification clarifying distribution of power between Delhi`s lieutenant governor and the chief minister. According to the MHA notification

Kejriwal’s public meeting in Delhi’s Central Park to trigger fresh war of words

Expect chaos in Delhi today (Monday) that will herald another war of words over who rules the national capital. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is holding  ‘Jan Samvaad’ (publ

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

Kejriwal out to spoil BJP’s anniversary party and it is not a wise strategy

The battle is political and should be fought in a sustained manner. However, the timing of Arvind Kejriwal’s belligerence on Delhi power sharing issue during the first anniversary celebration

Jung meets home secy as centre goes to SC on Delhi power struggle

With administration in Delhi coming to a virtual standstill, the centre has approached the supreme court against Delhi high court`s verdict on home ministry`s division of power notification. On Thu

Impatient centre makes its case a suspect

Is centre making its case weak by rushing to the supreme court on governance in Delhi based on suspect logic? The legal tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government over the home ministry not

Jung and Kejriwal battle erupts again over cops

Even as both the parties have approached courts for clarification on division powers, the issue of hiring of five personnel of Bihar Police in Anti Corruption Branch of Delhi government has trigger

Civil services board may put a stop to Jung-Kejriwal official game

Another round of battle for supremacy is being waged in Delhi. The contentious transfer of ACB chief and Delhi home secretary has unnerved the officials of Delhi government. MK Meena was told not t

My degree is genuine, says Tomar as he is taken to Faizabad

“There is nothing wrong with my degree,” AAP leader Jitender Singh Tomar said on Wednesday. Tomar quit as Delhi law minister after his arrest on Tuesday and claims to have done his BSc

Kejriwal goes for Modi’s minimum govt & to end licence raj in Delhi

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has adopted Narendra Modi’s slogan of minimum government and maximum governance in a different way.  His government has decided to do away with licen

Delhi garbage cleared but the stink will persist

The streets of Delhi may get cleared in the next few days but the mess of finances and administrative ambiguity will continue to emit foul smell as they are not going to be cleared anytime soon.

Public funds being used to build brand Kejriwal?

The Bharatiya Janata Party has termed the advertisement of the AAP-led Delhi government that is being broadcast on television channels as a "violation" of the supreme court`s order and th

Deadline set for Delhi doctors to resume work in stir-hit hospitals

The Delhi government, which got busy with budget session of the assembly on Tuesday, has asked the agitating resident doctors under state-run government hospitals to resume work and set a deadline

Education gets huge chunk of Delhi budget

A promise was made in the governance of Delhi and the first outcome was ‘swaraj budget’. Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia presented AAP government`s first budget in the Assemb

Intense politics forces PMO to clarify on denial of Kejriwal’s date with PM

Even administrative matters are being political colour and the Prime minister`s office (PMO) is being dragged into these issues, which seems strange, and somewhat silly. The PMO has been forced to

Morning briefings: PM Modi`s meeting on land bill today, oppn CMs skip it

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting of NITI Aayog`s governing council, of which all chief ministers are a part, with the land acquisition Bill as the main agenda. However, the chief m

Morning briefing: Kejriwal to meet Delhi police chief over law and order issue today

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi today (Monday) to discuss law and order in the city. the immediate provocation is murder of a 19-year-old girl, sta

Delhi cops take on their CM over ‘thulla’ remark, complaint against Kejriwal

Two constables of Delhi police have filed complaints against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for his ‘thulla’ remark against cops. "A case can be lodged by the

Evening digest: Kejriwal asks Bassi to give list of constables with mobile numbers

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked Police Commissioner BS Bassi to provide details regarding crime against women in the national capital."We asked Bassi to give us details on

In Delhi turf war AAP’s case eroded by falsehood

Swati Maliwal, whose appointment to Delhi Commission for Women has triggered fresh turf war in the administration of the capital, is playing victim after trying to score political points.

Twitterati slam Kejriwal for his love for movies

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s love for movies created his own mockery on the micro-blogging site on Tuesday. Twitterati slammed him over his recent few tweets he posted after watching films and

Morning briefing: Embarrassed Kejriwal asks Somnath Bharti to surrender

Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that his party MLA Somnath Bharti is becoming an `embarrassment` for the party and his family. Asking Bharti to surr

Shailesh Gandhi’s letter to Kejriwal: Descent from idealism can be very rapid

Dear Arvind, I am writing this open letter to you, since both of us have worked together in the RTI movement and have insisted on transparency in all public matters.

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

AAP wants make India first while Cong rambles around on Modi’s US visit

As prime minister Narendra Modi invites business leaders to invest in India in Digital India and other initiatives, Taking potshots at the Prime Minister’s, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriw

Delhi ACB probe into complaint of govt ads being given to Sisodia’s kin

Delhi’s anti corruption branch (ACB) is conducting a probe into complaints that Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia`s relatives were given contracts of the government advertisements.

Dadri villagers chase away Kejriwal and media

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was stopped from entering Bisara village near Dadri town of Uttar Pradesh by local residents on Saturday. The residents have also banned the media from entering

Evening digest: Kejriwal sacks his minister over corruption charge

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday sacked food and civil supplies minister Asim Ahmed Khan over corruption charges. Khan was sacked for allegedly demanding money from a professor. &ldqu

Morning briefing: Kashmir bandh today over man`s death in beef battle

Kashmir is observing bandh today in protest against the death on Sunday of a man who was critically injured 10 days ago, after his truck was fire-bombed in Udhampur on rumours that he had slaughter

Fear of law is not there in Delhi, says your chief minister

After Sunday’s politics over increasing incidences of rapes in Delhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced steps to check crimes against women in the national capital while sayi

Morning briefing: Kejriwal rides on corruption survey to target Delhi cops again

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday found a new weapon to target prime minister Narendra Modi and the police force. Quoting from a survey conducted by CMS Transparency, Kejriwal tweeted

Corruption-friendly Delhi rattles Kejriwal, ministers told to act

Stung by CMS-India Corruption Study-2015 report on the extent of graft in the national capital, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked his ministers to submit a detailed action plan within

Morning briefing: Arvind Kejriwal hails Amir Khan`s remark on `intolerance`

Shortly after Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Monday said that violence in the name of religion is condemnable, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal came out in support of him for speaking out against

Delhi govt services to go online under e-District

 Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched e-District project on Monday, which will enable people to access various government services online. Delhi government has identified 27 s

Kejriwal amends lokpal bill to suit Hazare’s demand, discussion in assembly today

The Delhi government on Thursday approved two amendments in the appointment and removal clauses in the draft janlokpal legislation as suggested by veteran social activist Anna Hazare during his rec

Kejriwal’s restriction on cars gets support of chief justice and judges carpool idea

The Kejriwal government`s experiment to restrict the number of private cars on Delhi roads got a boost with supreme court`s new chief justice TS Thakur, supporting the measures to improve air quali

Morning briefing: Arvind Kejriwal likely to meet Rajnath Singh today on car curbs plan

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to meet home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday to deliberate on the proposed odd-even registration number private vehicle formula.Amid debates over

Morning briefing: Rs 10,000 cr sanitation programme is total failure, says CAG report

In the past five years, almost Rs. 10,000 crore has been spent on rural sanitation with not much to show for results, says a report of the Comptroller and Audit General of India (CAG). It was table

Morning briefing: US condemns Pathankot terror attack, wants Pakistan to take action

The US expects Pakistan will take actions against the perpetrators of the terror attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, a top American official said, hours after Islamabad said it is working

Yamuna is dirty because Modi hates Kejriwal!

It may sound odd but the Yamuna, the venue of the three-day long World Cultural Festival being organised by Art of Living Foundation of Sri Sri Ravishankar, is flowing dirty because prime minister

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

I didn’t call the army: Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said his government was not responsible for calling the army for making pontoon bridges over the Yamuna river for the World Culture Festival of

RFP for Delhi Wi-Fi project soon

How would you describe the last one year in terms of rolling out e-governance services and various ICT interventions in Delhi? The government of national capital ter

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

Delhi gears up for odd-even again

Delhi is preparing for phase-II of the odd-even scheme which is to be started in less than two weeks from now, from April 15 till April 30. It will be similar to the pilot scheme implemented in Jan

Odd-even II: Women drivers again exempted

Women drivers have again been exempted from the second round of odd-even scheme that starts from April 15 and ends on April 30th. Gopal Rai, Delhi’s transport minister, said on Wednesday that

Even this too is odd for a breathless Delhi

Delhi, a city with the foulest air in the world and currently home to an estimated 17 million people, will see a second round of road rationing during April 15-30. However, opinions are sharply div

No pan masala, gutkha in Delhi for a year

The Delhi government has banned all forms of chewable tobacco, including gutkha, pan masala, khaini and zarda. The sale, purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco have b

Odd-even gets a smooth start ‘again’

The second phase of the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme came in force Friday morning with Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal’s and transport minister, Gopal Rai’s Twitter appeal as

Delhi autos, taxis to go on strike on Monday

Delhi’s second phase of odd-even scheme kicked off on Friday, April 15, for the next fortnight. Being a public holiday on the occasion of Ram Navami followed by the weekend, the scheme had a

Odd-even II: Monday sees surge in prices of app-based cabs

After a long weekend, the first working day of the implementation of the odd-even policy which started on April 15, took roughly half of Delhi’s cars off the roads. As a result, it gave a boo

Isn’t quite clear whether pollution is down in Delhi

The odd-even vehicle rationing scheme was started by the Delhi government on April 15 to clean up the air in Delhi which is considered the most polluted city in the world. The Delhi government was

Surge pricing ban may continue even after odd-even period

Cracking the whip on app-based taxi operators, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has announced that it would ensure the ban on surge pricing even after the odd-even period is over. On A

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

Delhi needs policies to complement odd-even

In 1992, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Mexico City as the world’s most polluted city. After that, the Mexican government enforced stringent pollution control measures. Two

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

AAP government pushes for Delhi’s full statehood

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led-Delhi government will soon hold public consultation on its draft bill for

And unquiet flows the Yamuna

Like a child, the Yamuna gushes down the Yamunotri glacier, its free flowing and crystal clear waters cutting through mountains and valleys. The youthful Yamuna generously nurtures life on its wa

Kejriwal warns discoms over power cuts

In wake of frequent power cuts and power outages, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) took out a notification on Monday addressing power companies to compensate consumers for outages

Parliamentary secretary has always had ambiguous status

Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP government in Delhi is in trouble. The bill, which would retrospectively legitimise the appointment of 21 MLAs as ‘parliamentary secretaries’, has been turne

Delhi CM`s urban leadership fellows programme launched

The Delhi government has launched an initiative that provides an opportunity to young leaders from across the country to work within the state government to address pressing urban challenges.

Should AAP government have appointed parliamentary secretaries?

Should AAP government have appointed par

I am not scared of FIR: Kejriwal

Launching a counter offensive against prime minister Narendra Modi over his name being included in the FIR in the alleged Rs 400-crore tanker scam, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that

[Statehood demand] is not realistic: Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit

Veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, during her three consecutive terms as Delhi chief minister, often blamed the multiplicity of authorities in the national capital as an obstacle to develo

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

BJP, Congress not in the clear as they slam AAP government advertisements

 Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity, said          Sigmund Freud, one of 20th century’s most influential

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

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

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 censures Kejriwal over bribe remark

The Election Commission of India has censured Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over a bribe remark he made during a rally in Goa. Kejriwal, however, said that the ele

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].

Huh! Turning Delhi into London, Paris

Politicians are magicians. Don’t snigger. It’s true. They are determined to turn Delhi into either London or Paris, minus of course the swish of the cape and the wave of the magic wand.

Why Delhi – or for that matter any Indian city – can’t become London

A stretch of road running about a couple of kilometres in east Delhi is very much the core of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia’s constituency. In recent months, the civic authorities (whi

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

Crestfallen Kejriwal shuts himself up in room

  As the votes got counted and the results by 11 am indicated a drubbing for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Goa and Punjab, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal shut himself up in his room. 

Probe EVMs, demands Kejriwal

  Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday sought a probe into Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and demanded that the VVPAT chits be counted and matched with the EVM re

Trust deficit of EVMs? Blame it on BJP

The elections are over, votes are counted, victors are being sworn in – ok, in a couple of places the runners-up are being sworn in. And losers are blaming it on electronic voting mac

Flowing for the Yamuna

The Yamuna is considered holy. But over several decades, it has become so polluted, it no longer evokes the pristine images the puranas painted of it. Thinking of the Yamuna, in fact, brings to min

For Modi govt, Lokpal is not priority, enemy property is

The government has told the supreme court that the Lokpal cannot be appointed because the 2013 law needs several amendments, which will be taken up only in the monsoon session. The N

MCD elections: Delhi in decay

Work on the 1.6 km Rani Jhansi grade separator (road engineering jargon for a structure that allows traffic from different directions to flow without obstruction) began more than 19 years a

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

Why BJP’s publicity blitzkrieg on Delhi civic polls is misleading

Bharatiya Janata Party’s publicity blitzkrieg in the run-up to the municipal elections in Delhi is a major psychological warfare against the Aam Admi Party (AAP), aimed at blurring th

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

AAP in hot water following MCD poll debacle

The BJP’s clean sweep is not just a referendum on the Arvind Kejriwal government, but also could mark the beginning of the end of one of India’s youngest political parties, the Aam Aadm

Lokpal can be set up without LoP, yes, but who’s in hurry?

If it was needed at all, the supreme court has cleared the air. The Lokpal Act, it has ruled, is perfectly implementable even without the pending amendments. The interpretation from the apex court

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

AAP retains Bawana seat, party celebrates after two years

Hundreds of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers broke into boisterous celebrations at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Monday after the party retained the Bawana seat.



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