Medha Patkar

  • Mulayam's rape shocker: Who said what? 10-04-2014 11:55 PM

    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...
  • Maharashtra: 495 candidates file nominations for last phase of polls 06-04-2014 09:38 AM

    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...
  • NCP MP Patil faces Patkar, BJP's Somaiya in Mumbai North East 20-03-2014 12:06 PM

    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...
  • AAP seeks to strike balance in candidate selection 16-03-2014 12:20 PM

    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,...
  • Kejriwal not declared as AAP's PM candidate: Patkar 10-03-2014 10:29 PM

    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 07-03-2014 05:19 PM

    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...
  • AAP challenges big guns in its first list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections 16-02-2014 09:06 PM

    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....
  • Social activist Medha Patkar to contest Lok Sabha elections 13-02-2014 04:10 PM

    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 19-01-2014 07:29 PM

    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 19-01-2014 05:32 PM

    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-led Narmada Bachao Andolan to support AAP 13-01-2014 03:26 PM

    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...
  • Medha Patkar will clear stand on joining AAP today 13-01-2014 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: Social activist Medha Patkar will on Monday afternoon announce if she is joining the Aam Aadmi Party or not. Speaking to CNN-IBN, 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 13-01-2014 09:00 AM

    New Delhi: Social activist Medha Patkar expressed hope to join Aam Aadmi Party after holding consultations with senior party leader Yogendra Yadav. The 59-year-old 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...
  • Narendra Modi baiter danseuse Mallika Sarabhai joins AAP 08-01-2014 06:33 PM

    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 non-violence ideology more relevant today: Medha Patkar 10-11-2013 05:44 PM

    Panaji: Noted social activist Medha Patkar on Sunday said Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of non-violence is more relevant in the present times, and suggested that there should be no capital punishment. "Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of non-violence is very much relevant today. There is no difference between violence whoever does it," Patkar...
  • Narendra Modi is spreading lies, says Medha Patkar 28-10-2013 07:23 PM

    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...
  • Medha Patkar, Anna Hazare on sugar co-operative save mission 03-10-2013 10:44 PM

    Mumbai:Protests would be held Oct 9 to save the co-operative 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 state-wide protests include Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana and its chief Raju Shetty, an MP besides...
  • Medha Patkar writes to Mamata for revocation of ban on cycling 11-09-2013 04:04 PM

    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...
  • Attack at Sabarmati Ashram was a conspiracy to kill me: Medha Patkar 05-09-2013 09:22 PM

    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 Ahmedabadafter the 2002 riots was a part of a "conspiracy" to kill her. Patkar on Thursday deposed before Metropolitan Magistrate A S Desai,...
  • Medha Patkar deposits Rs 9,000 in cross-cases of defamation 13-08-2013 06:31 PM

    Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday deposited in a Delhi court costs of Rs 9,000 which was imposed on her in cross-cases of defamation lodged against her and the head of an Ahmedabad-based NGO. Patkar's counsel handed over the cash amount of Rs 9,000 to the advocate of...
  • Maha irrigation scam: Ajit Pawar, Gadkari involved, says Medha Patkar 19-04-2013 10:50 AM

    Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar has claimed to have fresh evidence in the Maharashtra Irrigation Scam. She has alleged that Income Tax raids at the Mahalakshmi Infraprojects Limited uncovered proof of kickbacks being paid to the tune of Rs 44 crore. The Income tax assessment report cites documents showing unexplained...
  • Mumbai: Medha Patkar calls off her fast against slum demolition 13-04-2013 09:56 AM

    Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar, who was on a fast for nine days against demolition of a slum in Mumbai, called off her fast late Friday night after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan assured her that an inquiry into the demolition would be completed within eight days. "Ended the fast...
  • Mumbai: Medha Patkar's fast against demolition drive in slum continues 11-04-2013 08:20 PM

    Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar's hunger strike entered its ninth day on Thursday. She is protesting against the demolition of 43 houses in the Golibar slum area. She claims that the residents were promised they would not be evicted and their homes would not be demolished till an enquiry in...
  • Anna announces new team, says Jan Andolan is the new goal 10-11-2012 04:58 PM

    New Delhi: Launching his new team, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Saturday gave a call for Jan Andolan. "Our goal is not Jan Lokpal alone. There has to be a Jan Andolan, a mass movement. We will try and bring together many people's movements," said activist Medha Patkar, who along...
  • Anna meets his new group to discuss strategies 10-11-2012 01:46 PM

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare held the first meeting of his apolitical anti-corruption movement's Core Committee in New Delhi. Anna, who was in Guwahati to attend some events there and returned to the capital on Saturday afternoon, along with his close aides deliberated on future strategies at the meeting. "We are...
  • MP: Medha Patkar, 19 other activists get bail 08-11-2012 09:23 AM

    Bhopal: Activist Medha Patkar was released on bail from Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara Jail, along with 19 others on Wednesday. The activists had been arrested on Sunday night while attempting to join farmers protesting the diversion of water from Pench river for the Adani power project. They claim the project will...
  • Anna to form national level trust to run his movement 06-11-2012 08:01 PM

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare on Tuesday held a series of meetings with his supporters, including former Army Chief Gen VK Singh, to finetune the next course of action, and announced that he will soon form a national level trust to run his movement. He also joined a protest, the first...
  • Medha calls for 'overhauling' of Team Anna 28-10-2011 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: Another Team Anna member Medha Patkar said there was a need for "overhauling" the group as it was facing a number of allegations and many members of the Core Committee were being targeted, but denied any rift within. At the same, Patkar said she would not be attending...
  • Medha Patkar comes out in Kejriwal's support 24-10-2011 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: Activist Medha Patkar on Monday came out in support of Arvind Kejriwal, who is facing allegations of diverting donations for Team Anna to his trust, saying that the truth will come out once the audit is completed. "I don't go with allegations against Arvind Kejriwal. Swami Agnivesh himself...
  • There can be different opinions: Patkar 18-10-2011 06:55 PM

    New Delhi: Defending Team Anna's decision to campaign against Congress in Hisar by-poll, Social activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday said that the appeal was not made in anyone's favour. "Campaign in Hisar is not benefiting RSS or Sangh Parivar. The appeal was not made in favour of Kuldeep Bishnoi," she...