Medha Patkar

  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Maharashtra irrigation scam: Medha names Ajit Pawar, Gadkari April 20, 2013

    Social activist Medha Patkar is alleging fresh evidence in the Maharashtra Irrigation Scam. She has alleged Income Tax raids at the Mahalakshmi Infraprojects Limited uncovered proof of kickbacks being paid to the tune of Rs 44 crore. ...
  • I am yet to decide my future plans: Anna Hazare September 18, 2012

    At a meeting with Medha Patkar and other prominent activists of the country in Pune, Anna Hazare said that he would never join politics. ...
  • Go slow on Land Acquisition Bill: Medha Patkar September 5, 2011

    The Government should not come up with this Bill to Parliament within two days of Cabinet clearance, said Patkar. ...
  • It is part betrayal: Medha Patkar August 27, 2011

    The social activist said the civil society was expecting Parliament would vote under Rule 184. ...
  • Government buying time: Santosh Hegde August 25, 2011

    CNN-IBN spoke to social activist Medha Patkar and Justice Santosh Hegde after the House appealed Anna Hazare to end his fast. ...
  • We are ready for Lokpal debate: Team Anna August 21, 2011

    As Anna Hazare's fast enters day six, cities across India continue to witness strong protests. ...
  • Police action on Ramdev camp brutal: Medha Patkar June 5, 2011

    Medha Patkar says though she had differences on Baba's modus operandi but what that govt did is much more condemnable. ...
  • Ramdev's fast has turned political: Medha Patkar June 4, 2011

    Social activist Medha Patkar says with groups like RSS and ABVP joining Ramdev, the movement has turned political. ...
  • Are NGOs behaving in an anti-democratic manner? April 14, 2011

    On Taking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Are NGOs behaving in an anti-democratic manner?' ...
  • Are opponents of Government pro-Naxal? July 14, 2010

    Should someone like Arundhati Roy be called a Naxalite? Is anyone who criticises the Government's Naxal policy also a Naxal and should they be viewed with suspicion? The Chhattisgarh Police say a journalism student Lingaram Kodopi is a Naxal mastermind who is in touch with Medha Patkar, Arundhati Roy and...
  • Singur agitation: Political support growing for Mamata August 25, 2008

    Singur, WB: Firebrand Trinamool Congress (TC) leader Mamata Banerjee is on an indefinite dharna near the Tata plant in Singur. She has been joined by the Samajwadi party's (SP) Amar Singh, activists Medha Patkar and Arundhati Roy among others. The mood in Singur is upbeat. A few kilometres away at...
  • Lookahead Wipes: Big news from across India April 30, 2008

    New Delhi: The competition commission of India has called the Indian Steel Alliance for a meeting to discuss the steel prices. The Supreme Court will continue hearings in the Ramar Setu case. And, SHRC issues notice to Raj Thackeray on Medha Patkar's petition. ...
  • The voices of rising India July 31, 2007

    New Delhi: Here is what some well-known faces from various fields have to say of India in its 60th year of Independence. ...