Arvind Kejriwal

  • Arvind Kejriwal mobbed; police disperse angry protestors 18-04-2014 09:08 AM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday faced protest by people in Varanasi who were shouting slogans in favour of Narendra Modi, prompting police to use force to disperse the crowd. The incident took place when Kejriwal stopped at a famous pan shop near Benaras Hindu University area after returning from...
  • AAP accuses BJP of circulating fake 'thank you' note to Ansari 17-04-2014 05:49 PM

    Varanasi Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday accused BJP of circulating a 'fake' letter in which Arvind Kejriwal has purportedly thanked local Muslim strongman Mukhtar Ansari's Qaumi Ekta Dal for not contesting Lok Sabha elections. Kejriwal is said to be thanking Ansari saying Muslim votes would come to AAP after his...
  • Kejriwal launches a major dialogue with voters, calls for Modi's defeat 17-04-2014 02:36 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who admitted he should have consulted the people before he decided to quit as Delhi chief minister and resign his government, has launched a major dialogue with voters here while calling for the defeat of BJP icon Narendra Modi. The former Delhi chief minister sprung a...
  • Donations cross Rs 1 crore in 36 hours as AAP fights Modi, Rahul 17-04-2014 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's decision to contest against BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in Varanasi and field Kumar Vishwas against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi seems to have enthused his cadre as well as his donors. The AAP has got over Rs 1 Crore as donation in the...
  • I should have consulted people before quitting, says Arvind Kejriwal 16-04-2014 08:55 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he committed a "mistake" of not consulting people before resigning as chief minister of Delhi. "I think we made a mistake on (the issue of) resignation. Resignation in principle was (however) right," Kejriwal told NDTV in Varanasi. Kejriwal and his cabinet quit on...
  • Modi to file his nomination papers from Varanasi on April 24 16-04-2014 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is likely to file his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh on April 24. Modi, who is contesting elections from two seats, had filed his nomination from Vadodara in Gujarat on April 9 after a grand...
  • Arvind Kejriwal begins campaign trail in Varanasi 16-04-2014 04:49 PM

    With an aim to woo rural voters, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched his election campaign in Varanasi by holding "chaupals" or small public meetings in villages. Kejriwal was accompanied by party leader Sanjay Singh, besides other AAP members and volunteers. The former Delhi Chief Minister first...
  • Gujarat: Court summons Kejriwal over violation of model code 16-04-2014 03:08 PM

    A local court in Kutch district of Gujarat on Wednesday issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and asked him to appear within ten days for alleged breach of model code of conduct during his 'fact finding' tour last month. Gandhidham Judicial Magistrate K D Prasad ordered...
  • Actor, doctor up against Shatrughan Sinha in Patna Sahib 16-04-2014 02:03 PM

    A Bhojpuri film actor, a prominent doctor and a former minister are hoping to upset the apple cart of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha of BJP, who is making a bid for a second consecutive term to the Lok Sabha from Patna Sahib seat that goes to polls on Thursday. Popularly known...
  • Publishers make merry in election season, books on politicians fly off the shelves 16-04-2014 08:42 AM

    New Delhi: Book publishers are making a merry this election season. With the election battle unveiling in book stands now, books on political leaders are soon flying off the shelves. The two books that apparently are the most sought after currently are Sanjaya Baru's 'The Accidental Prime Minister' and former...
  • Kejriwal visits Varanasi's Muslim stronghold on day 1 of his campaign 16-04-2014 08:20 AM

    Varanasi: Uttar Pradesh is seeing many key contests this Lok Sabha elections, but the biggest one will unfold in Varanasi. Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal began his month-long campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in the holy city on Tuesday. On day one...
  • If Modi loses in Varansai, no one will make him PM: Kejriwal 15-04-2014 10:59 PM

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said if the people of Varanasi defeat Narendra Modi in the elections then no one will make him the next prime minister. During an open interaction with the electorate in Varanasi, Kejriwal said, "If the people defeat Modi in Varanasi, then no one will...
  • Arvind Kejriwal begins campaigning in Varanasi 15-04-2014 10:26 PM

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday plunged into campaigning for the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, where he will face BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Arriving in Varanasiafter a overnight train ride from Delhi, Kejriwal met a Muslim leader and also a group of traders and listened to their problems....
  • Varanasi fears polarisation as Kejriwal hits campaign trail 15-04-2014 06:07 PM

    As political pitch gets stronger in this city of temples and weavers with the arrival of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, leaders across party lines are fearing a highly polarised scenario on religious lines ahead of Lok Sabha polls next month. While senior leaders from BJP dismiss the impact of any...
  • Ajay Rai wants Gandhi family to campaign for him in Varanasi 15-04-2014 03:52 PM

    Congress candidate from Varanasi Ajay Rai will file his nomination on Thursday for the mega contest in which he is pitted against BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal among others. Rai, a sitting MLA, said he has already sought support of the top brass of...
  • SC declines to stay trial court proceedings against Kejriwal, AAP leaders 15-04-2014 01:30 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to stay the proceedings in the trial court in a defamation case filed by Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's son Amit against former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leaders Shazia Ilmi, Prashant Bhushan and Manish Sisodia. A bench comprising justices H L Dattu and...
  • Kejriwal reaches Varanasi, greeted with posters calling him a 'deserter' 15-04-2014 10:28 AM

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday arrived in the holy city for a month-long campaign and was greeted with posters that accused him of being a 'deserter', an apparent reference to his resignation as Delhi Chief Minister within 49 days of taking charge. Kejriwal, who will fight BJP's...
  • Kejriwal reaches Varanasi, to kickstart campaign against Modi today 15-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Varanasi: AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal reached Varanasi early on Tuesday morning to kick start a month-long campaign against the BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. Kejriwal will camp in Varanasi till the polling day on May 12, the final day of the 9-phase parliamentary election. He is expected to meet...
  • Arvind Kejriwal leaves for Varanasi to take on Modi 14-04-2014 09:22 PM

    New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal left on Monday evening by train for Varanasi to contest against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, with hundreds of supporters wishing him the best. Kejriwal boarded the Shiv Ganga Express along with his parents and select party activists as well as a couple...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Kejriwal to campaign in Varanasi from Tuesday 14-04-2014 07:16 PM

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will begin campaigning against BJPs prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi from Tuesday, his colleagues said on Monday. With senior colleagues including Sanjay Singh and Manish Sisodia already in the temple town, Kejriwal will reach Varanasi on Tuesday after an overnight train journey from New...
  • BJP leaders capabale of killing their own men to gain power: Kejriwal 14-04-2014 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on the BJP, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday alleged that the saffron party leaders were capabale of "killing their own men to come to power". Referring to a recent sting done by a news portal which alleged that the 1992 Babri...
  • AAP's Delhi MLAs to campaign in Amethi for Kumar Vishwas 14-04-2014 03:40 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas, who will file nomination in Amethi on Tuesday to take on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, on Monday said all party MLAs from Delhi will campaign for him. "All the AAP MLAs will be campaigning here for me. While Arvind Kejriwal will be here...
  • Kannada writers Ananthamurthy, Karnad to campaign against Modi in Varanasi 14-04-2014 12:09 PM

    Bangalore: Jnanapeeth Award winning renowned Kannada writers U R Ananthamurthy and Girish Karnad have now decided to campaign against the BJP candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi. The Progressive Writers Association (PWA) is planning to organize a public meeting against Modi in Varanasi on May 4. The PWA wants to back...
  • Kejriwal to reach Varanasi today, likely to stay there till poll day 14-04-2014 09:39 AM

    Varanasi: Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor Arvind Kerjiwal will leave for Varanasi by train on Monday and is expected to stay on till the polling day. Varanasi will go to polls during the last phase of elections on May 12. Kejriwal is pitted against Bharatiya janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate...
  • Call and campaign for Kejriwal, Vishwas from anywhere in India 14-04-2014 12:14 AM

    New Delhi The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has begun its Citizens Call Campaign in Varanasi and Amethi Lok Sabha constituencies, enabling its volunteers as well as the common man from across the country to canvass for its nominees. A party leader on Sunday said AAP volunteers, as well as the...
  • LS polls: Kejriwal to campaign in Varanasi from Monday 13-04-2014 05:52 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal leaves on Monday by train for Varanasi to take on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha election, party sources said on Sunday. Kejriwal will take an evening train from New Delhi and reach the Hindu holy city in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday...
  • All must unite to defeat Congress, BJP: Kejriwal on Ansari's withdrawal 11-04-2014 10:52 AM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday welcomed Quami Ekta Dal MLA Mukhtar Ansari withdrawing from the electoral contest in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi saying all forces must unite to defeat the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. When asked about Ansari's decision to withdraw candidature from Varanasi, AAP convenor...
  • AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal admits quitting as Delhi CM was a mistake 11-04-2014 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has finally come out and admitted that his decision to resign as the Chief Minister of Delhi was a mistake. In an interview to a business daily, he said that his exit as Delhi Chief Minister may have been ill-timed. In an...
  • Modi is an outsider in Banaras, I am son of the soil: Ajay Rai 10-04-2014 06:12 PM

    Describing himself as a "son of soil", Congress candidate Ajay Rai says the poll battle in Varanasi will be mainly a contest with "outsider" Narendra Modi and dismisses any challenge from "deserter" Arvind Kejriwal. A local man, Rai, who left BJP in 2009 after he was denied ticket from Varanasi...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Kejriwal heads to Punjab for election campaign 10-04-2014 03:02 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal will tour Punjab for the next three days to campaign for his party's candidates ahead of the state going to the polls April 30. Kejriwal will travel to Amritsar on Thursday by train, an AAP member told IANS, adding that the leader would...