Delhi Elections

  • Kejriwal, other AAP MLAs meet Delhi L-G, demand fresh elections 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The race for government formation in Delhi has intensified. Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal along with other MLAs met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday. Kejriwal pressed his demand for re-elections in Delhi. After the meeting, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said, "We have told the L-G...
  • AAP should not fight Haryana, Maharashtra polls: Arvind Kejriwal June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the party should not contest assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, and underlined the need to focus in Delhi. In an interaction with party's Delhi volunteers on Google Hangout, Kejriwal said: "The Aam Aadmi Party should not fight Haryana and Maharashtra assembly...
  • Harsh Vardhan faces flak for saying sex education should be banned June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is facing severe criticism for his remark that sex education should be banned in schools. The Congress has said that such views by him show that he has a medieval mindset. "If India's Health Minister has such views, then it shows that he has no...
  • Ban sex education in schools, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a couple of days after the row over Health Minister Harsh Vadhan's remarks on fidelity over condoms to prevent AIDS, there is another controversy now surrounding his views on sex education. Vardhan stated on his website that sex education in schools should be banned. In his 'vision...
  • Build organisation from booth level: Kejriwal to AAP workers June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Delhi Assembly elections in mind, Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal addressed party workers in the Malviya Nagar constituency and laid emphasis on building organisation from the booth level. In the meeting held late Thursday evening, the AAP chief also asked the workers to intensify the...
  • Yogendra Yadav a dear friend, will work on issues raised by him, says Arvind Kejriwal June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after a bitter war of words broke out between Aam Aadmi Party leaders Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav, the party's national executive met in New Delhi on Saturday for the second day. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that Yadav is a 'good friend' and has raised...
  • Delhi BJP draws up 7-point questionnaire for greater connect June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP has come up with a seven-point questionnaire for residents of the national capital to enable the party to understand the problems being faced by Delhiites ahead of fresh Assembly polls. Drawn up as part of its efforts to connect with Delhiites, the BJP will distribute the questionnaire...
  • Opted for fresh election in Delhi as it was the only way out: Kejriwal May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal sought to clarify that he opted for fresh elections despite having requested the Delhi Lieutenant Governor not to dissolve the Assembly after Najeeb Jung told him that the government formation was not possible due to technical reasons. "I agree that I wrote to...
  • Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung calls on PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi's Lt Governor Najeeb Jung called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed his best wishes. Jung met the Prime Minister at South Block on Wednesday evening. "It was a courtesy meeting and Jung conveyed his best wishes to the Prime Minister," a government release said. Modi also...
  • Kejriwal spends two nights in jail, hearing in defamation case today May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal has already spent two nights in police custody and will be brought to court on Friday. This after Kejriwal refused to pay the bail bond in the defamation case filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. The BJP leader has alleged that...
  • AAP didn't ask for fresh elections in Delhi in our meet: Najeeb Jung May 22, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party has admitted that it is difficult to form a government in Delhi as the Congress has refused to lend its support. The party has now said that it is ready for fresh elections, but has not communicated it to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung yet. ...
  • Kejriwal in jail, AAP to launch door-to-door contact programme May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday decided to launch a door-to-door contact programme to apprise people about the circumstances leading to party chief Arvind Kejriwal's arrest in a criminal defamation case instead of holding protest against it. The decision was taken at a meeting a number of AAP...
  • Kejriwal won't pay bail bond, media portrayal unfair, says his wife May 22, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal remains in the Tihar Jail for another day. He was sent to a two-day judicial custody on Wednesday when he refused to pay a bail bond in a defamation case filed by Nitin Gadkari. ...
  • Madhu Kishwar targets wannabe Delhi CM Kiran Bedi May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi gears up for a regime change of epic proportions, two high-profile women - one an old upholder of 'Cause NaMo' and another a new convert - have crossed swords on Twitter. Madhu Kishwar, the academic and writer who has been rooting strongly for PM-designate Narendra Modi...
  • AAP to challenge Patiala House Court order on Arvind Kejriwal's arrest if the judge insists on a bail bond on May 23 May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party will challenge the Patiala House Court order on its convenor Arvind Kejriwal's arrest after refusing to pay the bail bond in the Nitin Gadkari defamation case if the judge still insists on the bail bond. The case is set to come up for hearing...
  • Kejriwal in Tihar, AAP questions court order; BJP says it's a 'stunt' May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal spent Wednesday night in the Tihar Jail after he was taken into custody when he refused to pay a bail bond in the Nitin Gadkari defamation case. The police have imposed prohibitory orders outside the Tihar Jail. There was high drama in...
  • Chances of coming to power again 'negligible': Arvind Kejriwal May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday appeared to have given up efforts to form a government in the national capital again with its chief Arvind Kejriwal saying chances of coming to power are "negligible" and apologised for quitting as Delhi Chief Minister within 49-days. Kejriwal, whose party received...
  • Won't say no to Delhi CM's post: Kiran Bedi May 21, 2014

    Kiran Bedi has said she is ready to join active politics and will consider the Delhi Chief Minister's post if she is asked. Speculation is rife that she'll be projected as the BJP's Delhi chief ministerial candidate if Dr Harsh Vardhan gets a Cabinet portfolio. ...
  • Full text: Kejriwal's statement on resignation as CM and Delhi polls May 21, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party national convenor and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has issued a statement apologising to the people for resigning as the CM. Kejriwal admitted that people were angry with the AAP for the decision. Following is the full text of Kejriwal's statement on May 21: "During...
  • Kejriwal apologises for quitting as CM, seeks fresh elections in Delhi May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Three months after quitting as the Chief Minister of Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal has apologised for his resignation. Kejriwal said that he has sensed the mood of the people in the state who feel that he had run away leaving the work mid-way. "People are upset...
  • Kejriwal, AAP MLAs in a huddle amidst government formation talks May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal is in a huddle with all party MLAs at his residence in Delhi. The meeting comes a day after he and Manish Sisodia met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and requested him not to dissolve the Delhi Assembly. A section of AAP MLAs...
  • Delhi: AAP MLA's suggest party to take Congress's support, BJP demands fresh polls May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP has demanded fresh assembly elections in Delhi even as sources say a few Aam Aadmi Party MLAs want the party to take the support of the Congress to form the government. The BJP has termed the efforts of the AAP and Congress to form government as immoral....
  • Watch: 77-year-old Chandni Chowk resident comes to vote on wheelchair April 10, 2014

    It's a three-way battle in Chandni Chowk with Congress' s Kapil Sibal, BJP's Harshvardhan and AAP's Ashutosh in the fray. ...
  • AAP's Ashutosh accuses Sibal of distributing money in Chandni Chowk April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a day before Lok Sabha elections in New Delhi, Chandni Chowk Aam Aadmi Party candidate Ashutosh has alleged distribution of money in his constituency by his opponent and Congress candidate Kapil Sibal. He has in fact demanded that Sibal's nomination be cancelled. While campaigning for the elections in...
  • AAP set for biggest battle after Delhi showing April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Having fielded some 450 candidates across India, the Aam Aadmi Party is hoping for the best in the Lok Sabha battle in Delhi, its original hub where it created history in December, and beyond. AAP strategists are aware that it will have to perform well in the capital's...
  • Delhi: Another attack on Arvind Kejriwal, man slaps him in Sultanpuri April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been yet another attack on Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal as he was slapped by an unidentified man on Tuesday. The incident took place while Kejriwal was campaigning in Sultanpuri. The attacker has been identified as Laali, an autorickshaw driver, and has now been taken into...
  • Does the Delhi voter still trust AAP? April 4, 2014

    Delhi looks like it is voting differently for the Lok Sabha elections, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has the projected lead, than for Vidhan Sabha, where voters still give the Aam Aadmi Party the edge. The 2013 Assembly elections in Delhi saw an AAP sweep, but things seem to...
  • One third candidates in Delhi poll fray are crorepatis: Report April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: One-third of the 150 candidates who are in the fray for seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital are crorepatis with Union minister Kapil Sibal being the richest of them with assets worth over Rs 114 crore, a report says. Ramanuj Patel, who is contesting from Samyak Parivartan...
  • Kejriwal asks Delhi L-G to hold early Assembly elections March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal met the Delhi Lieutenant Governor on Monday regarding holding early elections in the city. "After resigning from the Delhi government, we had recommended that elections be held as soon as possible, but the BJP and the Congress are running away from the elections,"...
  • President's Rule in Delhi: SC asks Congress, BJP to file affidavits March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress to file affidavits on the issue of President's Rule in Delhi. The Supreme Court gave the two parties two weeks' time to file their affidavits. The court adjourned the hearing in the case and will now hear...