ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

  • Live: Bouncers were present inside AAP's National Council meet, alleges Yogendra Yadav March 28, 2015

    After the crisis in the Aam Aami Party escalated to a point of no-return the AAP National Council which met in New Delhi is removed senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party's national executive. ...
  • Liquor seizure surged during Delhi Assembly elections, but cash haul saw decline March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Liquor seizures by Delhi Police went up during the recent Delhi Assembly polls as compared to the previous election that was held merely 14 months earlier even though the amount of cash seized saw a steep fall. As per the information revealed in an RTI query filed by...
  • Won't be a rubber stamp: Prashant Bhushan in 2014 emails to PAC March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing rumbling within the Aam Aadmi Party, emails sent by Prashant Bhushan to party's Political Affairs Committee in 2014 have surfaced in which he had expressed unhappiness over the process of candidate selection saying he would not be a "rubber stamp" in the party's top decision-making...
  • PDP-BJP government in J&K a historic opportunity, says RSS March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: With Bharatiya Janata Party all set to rule Jammu and Kashmir for the first time in alliance with Peoples Democratic Party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mouthpiece 'Organiser' on Saturday said this is a "historic opportunity" that will help the state join the national mainstream, but admitted that running the...
  • PDP has its way as BJP bends to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, but will the alliance work? March 1, 2015

    Srinagar: After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will finally be sworn in as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister as the head of Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government on Sunday. Both parties have ironed out a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for Jammu and Kashmir. However, it...
  • J&K to have BJP-PDP government as Mehbooba, Shah finalise Common Minimum Program February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The first formal announcement of a PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir was made by PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and BJP President Amit Shah who met in New Delhi to give final touches to the Common Minimum Programme (CMP). This will be followed by a meeting between PDP...
  • From flashy leader to religious tolerance: PM Narendra Modi's new image after Delhi poll rout February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: It's out with the flashy suit, in with religious tolerance for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking to soften his image after an electoral pounding in New Delhi and grumblings in his party about his top-down leadership style. Abruptly ending a string of national and regional election victories,...
  • AAP's national executive meet on February 26 February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP's national executive meet, first after its spectacular victory in the Delhi assembly polls, will be held next week and the party leaders are expected to discuss its future strategies to expand its base across India. Leaders across the country are expected to participate in the meeting scheduled...
  • BJP reworking strategy in Uttar Pradesh post Delhi debacle: Kalraj Mishra February 19, 2015

    Bareilly: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra has said that BJP is reworking its strategy in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of its debacle in the recent Delhi polls but denied that he had attributed the loss to entry of "parachute leaders". Mishra, Minister for Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises, said the...
  • Delhi elections: To preempt Smriti Irani, BJP declared Kiran Bedi as CM candidate February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to preempt Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was projected in a huff as the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections. According to sources in the RSS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in favour of making...
  • Aam Aadmi Party's Political Affairs Committee to meet soon February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: After AAP's landslide victory in the Delhi assembly polls, the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) will meet this week to take a call on the party's future course of action. Although Delhi chief minister and AAP's National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal has made his stand clear that his party would focus...
  • Centre takes a U-turn in Delhi HC, gives clean chit to Aam Aadmi Party's foreign funding February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In a clear U-turn, the Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that nothing objectionable was detected in the foreign funding of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress had tried to corner AAP over...
  • 5 points of friction between Delhi and Centre as AAP gets ready to implement its poll promises February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is firmly in the saddle in Delhi and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has started to implement its election promises. Even though the Delhi government does not have many powers which are enjoyed by other state governments and is dependent on the Centre to...
  • RSS attacks Kiran Bedi for BJP's dismal show in Delhi polls, questions her CM candidature February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi for party's dismal performance in the Assembly elections. Sangh in its mouthpiece 'Panchjanya' questioned whether Bedi's appointment as CM candidate was correct. Sangh also asked whether the results would have been different under Union Minister...
  • AAP's poll promise of free WiFi in Delhi with 'terms and conditions' February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: One of the big promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party during the Delhi Assembly elections is providing free WiFi, but when it comes down to implementing the agenda finer details are different from expectations. According to the plan only public websites and websites that deal with governance...
  • Decision to bring in Kiran Bedi to counter Kejriwal in Delhi polls was taken too late: RSS February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has pulled up the Bharatiya Janata Party and its Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi over its dismal performance in the recently concluded Assembly elections. RSS mouthpiece 'The Organiser', called BJP's Delhi campaign defensive. The RSS said the decision to bring in Kiran Bedi...
  • Do pray for me, says Arvind Kejriwal on first day as Delhi Chief Minister February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: All set for the first day in office, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday tweeted that his health is better and urged people to pray for him. Kejriwal was down with fever since the last five days and was even running a temperature when he took the...
  • Congratulatory hoardings not AAP's politics: Arvind Kejriwal February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today expressed unhappiness over posters and hoardings congratulating the party for its landside victory in Delhi polls that have come up across the city, saying Aam Aadmi Party was against this kind of politics. "Some people have put out posters and hoardings congratulating...
  • Inspired by Arvind Kejriwal, IITians mull career in politics February 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal's astounding comeback in the Delhi Assembly elections is inspiring the students of IIT-Kharagpur, where the Delhi Chief Minister had studied, to take up politics as a career. "Making a career in politics is one of the options before me now after graduating from...
  • AAP to spread wings in 4 states in next 5 years: Yogendra Yadav February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Buoyed by its spectacular victory in Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party is now planning to make itself a significant political force in at least four major states in the next five years without entering into any "arrangements of convenience" with any regional party. Senior party strategist and...
  • Arvind Kejriwal part of RSS plan for Congress-free India: Digvijaya Singh February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday sought to give a new twist to Aam Aadmi Party's victory in the Delhi Assembly elections with party general secretary Digvijaya Singh saying Arvind Kejriwal is part of the overall plan of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for a "Congress Mukt Bharat". "Kejriwal is a part of the...
  • RSS meet starts, strategy for UP, Bihar Assembly elections to be discussed February 15, 2015

    Kanpur: Bharatiya Janata Party's debacle in the Delhi Assembly polls and the organisational strategy to galvanise the cadre in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar where elections are not far away are likely to be discussed threadbare at the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh's four-day meet 'Manthan' which started in Kanpur on Sunday. RSS...
  • Arvind Kejriwal government to hold regular media briefings February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The newly sworn-in Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi has decided to hold regular briefings with media to disseminate information on its new plans, projects and policies. The briefing will take place on all working days at 4 PM starting February 17, said a circular issued. "To keep the media...
  • From 'mismanaged' janata durbar to a 'well managed' Kejriwal swearing-in, AAP comes a long way February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal during his first tenure as Delhi's CM faced huge criticism after the failure of his much publicised 'janata durbar' in January 2014 which saw uncontrollable crowds. Following the chaos, mismanagement and the near-stampede like situation during the darbar, the then Aam Aadmi Party-government decided to take...
  • Called 'anarchists' and 'Naxals', AAP supporters celebrate as Arvind Kejriwal takes over as Delhi CM February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The swearing-in ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi Chief Minister and his six colleagues as Cabinet Ministers at the Ramlila Maidan brought back the memories of 2011 anti-corruption movement which galvanised the country and led to the Aam Aadmi Party's formation. The crowd that came at the Ramlila...
  • Overhaul, outreach, oversee to be new CM Kejriwal's mantra February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will use technology and tools of good governance to bring in changes wherever required for "overhaul" of the system, reach out to people who have grievances and oversee work of all ministers and MLAs. Kejriwal has already made it clear that "for five years...
  • BJP made mistake not going for Delhi poll after Lok Sabha poll: Venkaiah Naidu February 14, 2015

    Kolkata: On a day when AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the eighth chief minister of Delhi, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the saffron party had made a tactical mistake of not going in for the Assembly poll in Delhi immediately after the Lok...
  • New CM Kejriwal holds meetings at Secretariat February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Soon after taking oath as chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal on February 14 reached the Delhi Secretariat where he met senior officials and held discussions with his ministerial colleagues. Ministers Manish Sisodia, Asim Ahmed Khan, Sandeep Kumar, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai and Jitender Singh Tomar also accompanied him. Kejriwal had a...
  • Gopal Rai: A fiery orator who helped build AAP's base February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Known as a fiery orator, Gopal Rai was a former student leader who came into limelight during Anna Hazare's anti-graft movement and later played a key role in building Aam Aadmi party at the grassroot level after its launch in November 2012. Rai, who has been associated with...
  • 'AAP' Ki Sarkar: 'Giant killer' Sandeep Kumar gets ministerial berth February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: A lawyer by profession, Sandeep Kumar won by one of the biggest margins in the Delhi elections and has been rewarded with a ministerial berth for working to help the party expand its base at the grass-root level. 34-year-old Kumar had defeated four-time MLA from Sultanpur Majra, Jai Kishen,...