Medha Patkar

  • AAP against raising height of Narmada dam June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Demanding a recall of the decision to increase the height of Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, Aam Aadmi Party today asked that all stakeholders be taken in to confidence in the matter. "Narendra Modiled NDA government should have taken into confidence all the parties and stakeholders, before pushing...
  • Decision to raise height of Narmada dam gives locals' sleepless nights June 13, 2014

    Locals OF Dharmpur village in Madhya Pradesh feel they have not received the promised rehabilitation package and they fear the height of the Narmada dam will further be raised. ...
  • Narmada Dam height to be raised by 17 metres, 2.5 lakh people to be affected June 12, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Narmada Dam authorities allow the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam to be raised by 17 metres. According to the Narmada Bachao Andolan, there are about 2,50,000 people residing in the submergence area. They have their homes, markets, agriculture and horticulture, trees and places of worship, all of...
  • Narmada valley inclusive development to be a challenge for Centre: Medha Patkar May 28, 2014

    Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar on Wednesday said ensuring "inclusive development" in the Narmada valley would be a major challenge before the new government at the Centre. "The new government has to ensure the rehabilitation of thousands of families with cultivable land and alternative livelihood and guarantee compliance on various...
  • AAP alleges vote rigging in Mumbai, files complaint with EC May 16, 2014

    Mumbai: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made allegations of voterigging in Mumbai. AAP leader Medha Patkar has filed a complaint with the Returning Officer in North East Mumbai, alleging that the serial number of the paper seals used to seal the control units for EVMs have not been recorded...
  • PIL seeks ban on plastic in platforms, trains: HC asks Central Railway to reply May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked Central Railway to file a reply to a PIL seeking a direction to reimpose the ban on plastic bags of food items at platforms on suburban network and in local and longdistance trains. A bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka also asked the Railway...
  • Watch: Mumbaikars expectations from politicians in 'Young India Debates' April 20, 2014

    In 'Young India Debates' first episode IBN18 Network Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to the younsters of Mumbai that what they want from the politicians. The show also had panelists from Congress, BJP and AAP. Congress leader Milind Deora, BJP leader Poonam Mahajan and AAP leader Medha Patkar spoke about the...
  • Mulayam's rape shocker: Who said what? April 11, 2014

    In a highly insensitive and controversial statement at the time when security of women is a major issue, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav sparked off a controversy by opposing death penalty to rape convicts. "Boys do commit mistakes but giving death penalty is wrong," SP chief said. Addressing a rally...
  • Show Me The Money: Medha Patkar's total assets valued at Rs 2.09 lakh April 9, 2014

    Social activist and AAP member Medha Patkar from Mumbai North-East has just Rs 3,950 in cash. Her investments are valued at Rs 1.32 lakh. Patkar has no jewellery, no vehicle and does not own any property. ...
  • Maharashtra: 495 candidates file nominations for last phase of polls April 6, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 495 candidates have filed nominations for 19 constituencies in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, which goes to poll in the third phase on April 24. The highest number of 45 candidates filed papers in Aurangabad, while the lowest number of 14 nominations were received in Nandurbar. The 19 constituencies include...
  • Open Mike: Should NGOs stay away from electoral politics? April 2, 2014

    As a part of the special series 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with social activist and AAP leader Medha Patkar, how the NGOs and the electoral politics have come together and whether people lose their credibility by entering into politics. ...
  • NCP MP Patil faces Patkar, BJP's Somaiya in Mumbai North East March 20, 2014

    A three-cornered fight is on the cards in the North-East Mumbai Lok Sabha constituency as sitting NCP MP Sanjay Dina Patil is facing a tough challenge from BJP's Kirit Somaiya and Aam Aadmi Party's Medha Patkar to retain the seat. The constituency has by and large remained loyal to Congress since...
  • AAP seeks to strike balance in candidate selection March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has sought to strike a balance by giving tickets to people from diverse fields like media, corporate world, films and academics besides social activists, former defence personnel and retired bureaucrats for the Lok Sabha elections. Former CEO and Chairperson of RBS India Meera Sanyal, social...
  • Kejriwal not declared as AAP's PM candidate: Patkar March 10, 2014

    Social activist and AAP candidate from Mumbai North-East seat, Medha Patkar on Monday said that although Arvind Kejriwal is the "best person" to become the prime minister, AAP has not declared him for the top post as doing so before the Lok Sabha polls is "unconstitutional". "Kejriwal is the best...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: The oddballs in the fray March 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Like in the all previous elections, the odd balls are adding some colour to the Lok Sabha elections this time too. Infosys co-founder and former IT Czar from Bangalore Nandan Nilekani to banker Meera Sanyal in Mumbai, film actress Moon Moon Sen in Kolkata to Kannada heroine Ramya...
  • Lok Sabha polls: AAP fields its candidates against political bigwigs February 16, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party released its first list of Lok Sabha candidates on Sunday. It has challenged many senior leaders including Rahul Gandhi, Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid by placing its prominent faces against them. ...
  • AAP challenges big guns in its first list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Having tasted power in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party is now ready to take on the political bigwigs by contesting the Lok Sabha elections. The AAP, it appears is trying to sweep away all the big names of Indian politics from their respective constituencies in the upcoming polls. On Sunday,...
  • Social activist Medha Patkar to contest Lok Sabha elections February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Activist Medha Patkar has declared that she will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Though her constituency has not been finalised as yet, she is likely to contest from some part of Maharashtra. It is also not clear if she will contest as an independent or as a...
  • Option to contest LS polls on AAP ticket is open: Medha Patkar January 19, 2014

    Social activist Medha Patkar, who announced "active support" to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) recently, on Sunday said the option to contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls on AAP ticket was open to her while indicating that some leaders of her National Alliance of People's Movement (NAPM) may also take the political...
  • Medha Patkar indicates contesting Lok Sabha polls on AAP ticket January 19, 2014

    Social activist Medha Patkar, who announced "active support" to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) recently, on Sunday said the option to contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls on AAP ticket was open to her while indicating that some leaders of her National Alliance of People's Movement (NAPM) may also take the political...
  • Medha Patkarled Narmada Bachao Andolan to support AAP January 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar on Monday announced that the Narmada Bachao Andolan will back Aam Aadmi Party. She, however, refrained from clarifying whether she would contest elections for the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Speaking about the new brand of politics introduced by Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, Patkar said...
  • Medha Patkar will clear stand on joining AAP today January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Social activist Medha Patkar will on Monday afternoon announce if she is joining the Aam Aadmi Party or not. Speaking to CNNIBN, the activist best known for Narmada Bachao Andolan said that consultations were on and an announcement could be expected by Monday afternoon as NBA activists from...
  • Social activist Medha Patkar likely to join AAP January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Social activist Medha Patkar expressed hope to join Aam Aadmi Party after holding consultations with senior party leader Yogendra Yadav. The 59yearold Narmada Bachao Andolan activist said there would be some clarity by January 15 on whether she would be joining AAP or not. "Deliberations are on within the...
  • Narendra Modi baiter danseuse Mallika Sarabhai joins AAP January 8, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a significant development famous dancer Mallika Sarabhai has joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Mallika Sarabhai has been a vocal critic of Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi. She has been in the forefront of attack on Modi. She had unsuccessfully contested against BJP leader...
  • Gandhi's nonviolence ideology more relevant today: Medha Patkar November 10, 2013

    Panaji: Noted social activist Medha Patkar on Sunday said Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of nonviolence is more relevant in the present times, and suggested that there should be no capital punishment. "Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of nonviolence is very much relevant today. There is no difference between violence whoever does it," Patkar said...
  • Narendra Modi is spreading lies, says Medha Patkar October 28, 2013

    Noted social activist Medha Patkar on Monday termed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's model of development as a "corporate model" where poor people have lost their land to big corporate houses. "If its Modi model of Gujarat, then its corporate model. The people are fighting in every district of Gujarat where...
  • Medha Patkar, Anna Hazare on sugar cooperative save mission October 3, 2013

    Mumbai:Protests would be held Oct 9 to save the cooperative sugar factories in Maharashtra from falling into the hands of politicians, Medha Patkar said in Mumbai on Thursday. The social groups to take part in the statewide protests include Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana and its chief Raju Shetty, an MP besides anticorruption...
  • Medha Patkar writes to Mamata for revocation of ban on cycling September 11, 2013

    Social activist Medha Patkar has appealed to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to revoke the blanket ban on cycling in Kolkata, saying this will work against poor and working class people who are dependent on this "inexpensive" mode of transport to earn a living. In a letter written to Mamata,...
  • Attack at Sabarmati Ashram was a conspiracy to kill me: Medha Patkar September 5, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Social activist and Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar on Thursday told a local court that the attack during a public meeting at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad after the 2002 riots was a part of a "conspiracy" to kill her. Patkar on Thursday deposed before Metropolitan Magistrate A S Desai, in...
  • Medha Patkar deposits Rs 9,000 in crosscases of defamation August 13, 2013

    Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday deposited in a Delhi court costs of Rs 9,000 which was imposed on her in crosscases of defamation lodged against her and the head of an Ahmedabadbased NGO. Patkar's counsel handed over the cash amount of Rs 9,000 to the advocate of V...