Arvind Kejriwal

  • AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal wins TIME 100 readers' poll 23-04-2014 11:56 PM

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has won the readers' poll for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME's annual list of people who influenced the world this past year. According to the poll, Kejriwal has received a total of 261,114 "yes" votes from readers...
  • Arvind Kejriwal, wife declare assets worth over Rs 2 crore 23-04-2014 08:05 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday declared movable and immovable assets worth Rs 2.14 crore belonging to him and his wife. In his affidavit filed along with nomination papers for the Lok Sabha election from this constituency, the AAP supremo also mentioned about six cases that are pending...
  • Kejriwal's aide Somnath Bharti thrashed by BJP men in Varanasi during a TV show 23-04-2014 07:42 PM

    According to latest reports, some BJP supporters on Wednesday brutally thrashed AAP leader and Arvind Kejriwal's aide Somnath Bharti during a show of a news channel. The incident took place at Varanasi. Somnath Bharti's car and his driver were also attacked, initial reports said. Earlier, Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday had...
  • Don't approve of Ilmi's remarks, AAP doesn't practise politics of religion: Kejriwal 23-04-2014 06:37 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejrial on Wednesday said he did not approve of colleague Shazia Ilmi's remarks on Muslims. Ilmi was caught on camera telling a group of Muslim leaders that they should try and be communal, instead of secular. "Shazia Ilmi shouldn't have said what she...
  • Arvind Kejriwal pips Narendra Modi in Time magazine's poll 23-04-2014 04:55 PM

    New York: Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal is leading the Time magazine's readers poll of 100 Most Influential People in the world with the highest percentage of 'yes' votes, pipping BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and American singer Katy Perry. With some three weeks left in India's marathon...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Arvind Kejriwal files nomination from Varanasi 23-04-2014 03:12 PM

    Varanasi: AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal filed his nomination from Varanasi amidst the presence of huge number supporters. Seeing the presence of people at outside the nomination centre, Kejriwal said, "massive response we got from the people of Varanasi shows that the people have decided not to choose between the Congress...
  • Kejriwal blames Modi, Rahul for 'helicopter politics' 23-04-2014 12:55 PM

    Varanasi: AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, in Varanasi, targetted BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for travelling in helicopters and being aloof from the common man. Recalling his experience from his recent visit to Amethi, he said that the people don't get to see Rahul....
  • Live: Arvind Kejriwal files his nomination from Varanasi 23-04-2014 09:33 AM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal will be filing his nomination in Varanasi today for the Lok Sabha elections. He is fighting against BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi. Here are the latest updates related to his nomination. ...
  • Kejriwal to file his nomination today 23-04-2014 08:15 AM

    Varanasi: Aam Admi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal will be filing nomination in Varanasi at 12:30 pm on Wednesday. He will foot march before filing his nomination. The procession is expected to have only one open jeep which will be used by Kejriwal to respond to people standing along roadside for...
  • Quami Ekta Dal may support Kejriwal in Varanasi in a bid to defeat Modi 23-04-2014 12:19 AM

    Varanasi: Quami Ekta Dal, being led by mafia-don-turned politician Mukhtar Ansari, on Tuesday said the party will support AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal if he emerges as the strongest candidate with a potential to defeat BJP leader Narendra Modi. "However, a final call on the matter will be taken at a...
  • LIVE: Arvind Kejriwal begins road show 22-04-2014 06:01 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will file his nomination on Thursday for the high-profile electoral contest in this historic temple town in which the former Delhi Chief Minister will face stiff challenge from BJPs Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. Last month, Kejriwal had announced that he will contest from...
  • Security beefed up a day before Narendra Modi files nomination from Varanasi 22-04-2014 04:14 PM

    Security in this temple town has been tightened significantly ahead of filing of nomination by Narendra Modi on Thursday and a high-level police team from Gujarat has arrived here to ensure a fool-proof cordon around the BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee. Additional security forces have been deployed across the city including...
  • Election tourism on the rise in Varanasi 22-04-2014 01:18 PM

    Foreigners keen on experiencing a slice of Indian elections are being treated to guided tours of this holy city and many of them have taken this opportunity to create awareness among voters urging them to exercise their franchise. As political decibels rise, Varanasi is turning into a tourist magnet. "These...
  • Opponents plan to slice up Narendra Modi's Varanasi pie 21-04-2014 08:41 PM

    Far from the high-decibel campaigning and 24x7 politicking that are setting the stage for the most interesting contest of the 2014 Lok Sabha election, there are pointers in this temple town that BJP challenger Narendra Modi might not have a cakewalk in the high-profile constituency. Readying for a "close finish"...
  • FIR registered against Kejriwal, Vishwas and 10 others for violating poll code 21-04-2014 03:43 PM

    An FIR was on Monday registered against AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Kumar Vishwas and 10 others for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and prohibitory orders. The FIR was lodged at Gauriganj police station here after authorities reviewed the video of Vishwas' campaign, Circle officer Naveen Kumar Singh...
  • District officials briefly stop Kejriwal's roadshow, issue challan 21-04-2014 07:34 AM

    The roadshow by AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in Amethi was on Sunday stopped briefly by district and police officials, who issued challan for one of the vehicles for not having proper papers. The motorcade of AAP leaders were stopped and checked near Gauriganj when Kejriwal and his colleagues were holding...
  • Modi gets more 'no' votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll 21-04-2014 07:23 AM

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more "no" votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer popular votes than AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in a TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world live poll as of late Sunday. The...
  • Modi to hold 5 rallies today; Kejriwal to campaign in Amethi 20-04-2014 09:08 AM

    New Delhi: As a last-ditch effort to woo the voters ahead of the polls, several political parties including the BJP and the AAP will be holding rallies across the country on Sunday. Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be holding five rallies on Sunday. He will address...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to campaign for Kumar Vishwas in Amethi today 20-04-2014 08:54 AM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal to campaign for Kumar Vishwas in Amethi on Sunday. Amethi goes to polls on May 7. Vishwas will be contesting against Rahul Gandhi and Smriti Irani in the constituency. The Uttar Pradesh police had on Friday night registered a complaint against Vishwas and hundred others for...
  • Don't have blind faith in Modi, says Kejriwal to Varanasi voters 20-04-2014 12:14 AM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who is fighting Lok Sabha polls against Narendra Modi from Varanasi, on Saturday cautioned people against having "blind faith" on the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate on the basis of his portrayal in the media. Addressing a meet in Tripolia area of Ramnagar in Varanasi, a BJP...
  • 'AAP is not an urban phenomenon, is not in politics for power' 19-04-2014 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: As the Aam Aadmi Party faces the wrath of the people for running a government in Delhi for just 49 days, party candidate from Bhopal, Rachna Dhingra, has said that the decision to resign could have been communicated well. "I think the AAP could have done a better...
  • Defamation case: Court warns Kejriwal to appear on May 24 or face action 19-04-2014 01:38 PM

    A Delhi court on Saturday warned Arvind Kejriwal and three other AAP leaders that it would initiate "coercive process" if they fail to appear before it on May 24 in a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's lawyer son Amit Sibal. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM)...
  • Delhi: AAP asks L-G to invite BJP to form government in state 18-04-2014 11:11 PM

    The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday asked Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to invite the BJP to form the government in Delhi if it is really inclined to do so. "AAP, humbly requests you firstly to invite the leaders of the BJP to ascertain whether they are inclined to form the...
  • Attacks on Kejriwal a reflection of frustration in Modi camp: AAP 18-04-2014 05:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has claimed that the sudden spurt in the growing attacks from the Bharatiya Janta Party on Arvind Kejriwal at Varanasi is a clear reflection of the frustration in the Narendra Modi camp. In a press release, the AAP said that in less than...
  • AAP accuses BJP of disrupting its campaign; demands EC action 18-04-2014 03:58 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party on Friday accused BJP of disrupting the poll campaign of its top leaders including Arvind Kejriwal and demanded the Election Commission to take action against the party. "The Aam Aadmi Party strongly condemns the attempts by BJP workers to disrupt the movement of its leaders, including national...
  • 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...