Sandeep Dikshit

  • Assembly bypoll results a defeat of PM Modi, his agenda: Congress 1 week ago

    The Congress seemed to be on the road of revival after its performance in the Assembly bypolls. Party spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said, "This election has to be seen as much as a defeat of Narendra Modi and his agenda and what his government has done in three months as a...
  • Congress member Sandeep Dikshit slams Rahul Gandhi supporters September 14, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Congress member Sandeep Dikshit slams Rahul Gandhi supporters. "Young secretaries have reduced Rahul Gandhi to a factional leader. Groupism is harming the Congress party and criticising senior leaders not correct," said Dikshit. ...
  • Sandeep Dikshit lashes out at Rahul's 'group' for being critical of senior leaders September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The tension within the Congress post its Lok Sabha poll debacle does not seem to recede. Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit has lashed out at party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's 'group' for being critical of senior cadres. "This groupism is harming the party and they need not be right in...
  • Manmohan Singh was following the previous government's policies, says Sandeep Dikshit September 13, 2014

    Manmohan Singh was following the previous government's policies, said Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit regarding the allegations made against the former prime minister by former CAG Sandeep Dikshit. ...
  • MPs responsible for their defeat not Rahul: Delhi Congress Chief June 1, 2014

    New Delhi : Talking tough as he readies a revival strategy for the party in the national capital, Delhi Congress Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Sunday said senior leaders Kapil Sibal, Ajay Maken and Sandeep Dikshit as well as other MPs were themselves responsible for their humiliating defeat in the city...
  • Congress leader questions Raju's remark on Vadra, says MHA does review May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's soninlaw Robert Vadra's security privileges are now under government scanner. The Central government has said it will review the exemption from security checks granted to Robert Vadra at airports in the country. Senior party leader Sandeep Dikshit hit out at Civil Aviation Minister...
  • Many offsprings of political leaders get a thumbs down in elections May 18, 2014

    This year's Lok Sabha elections saw many of the sons and daughters of Congress leaders failing to retain their family strongholds as party's tally dipped to a historic low of 44 seats out of 543. Prominent among those who lost the elections are Sachin Pilot, Karti Chidambaram, Sandeep Dikshit, Milind Deora,...
  • Not the end of NehruGandhi dynasty: Sandeep Dikshit on Congress defeat May 17, 2014

    The Congress suffered its worst election defeat on Friday, winning only 44 of 543 Parliamentary seats in the Lok Sabha polls. The BJP got 282, ten more than required to form the government. ...
  • EC a toothless body, says Sandeep Dikshit April 9, 2014

    Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Wednesday referred to the Election Commission (EC) as a toothless body and said it does not act on complaints. "Election Commission only issued two-three toothless warnings and does nothing," Dikshit, contesting the Lok Sabha election from East Delhi, said. The commission only goes through appeals, he added. The...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Chandni Chowk, East Delhi April 3, 2014

    Out of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, the most keenly watched election will be the one for the Chandni Chowk constituency where Congress's Kapil Sibal, AAP's Ashutosh and BJP's Harsh Vardhan are contesting. Just days to go before 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Parikshit Luthra visits Chandni Chowk...
  • Congress stronghold Chandni Chowk now a three-legged battleground April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister and sitting Chandni Chowk MP Kapil Sibal has no time to rest; he won his last Lok Sabha elections against the BJP by over two lakh votes, but this time the stakes are higher. Sibal faces tough opposition from state BJP president Harshvardhan and former journalist...
  • MPs Rating: Sandeep Dikshit scores 5.49 on a scale of 10 March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Sandeep Dikshit is a two-term MP from East Delhi. He is the son of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. He scored 5.1 on the twin parameters of accessibility and trustworthiness in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Dikshit scored 5.7 on maintaining...
  • Rajmohan Gandhi, Sandeep Dikshit served notice for suspected paid news March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Election Commission has issued show cause notices to three prominent leaders in the poll fray from East Delhi constituency in connection with cases of "suspected" paid news. Sitting MP and Congress candidate Sandeep Dikhsit, AAP candidate Rajmohan Gandhi and BJP nominee Maheish Girri have been served show...
  • LS polls: Sandeep Dikshit files nomination papers March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress candidate and sitting MP Sandeep Dikshit on Friday filed his nomination papers from East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. Flanked by hundreds of Congress workers and amid slogan shouting, Dikshit, 49, submitted his nomination papers before the Returning officer at Deputy Commissioner's office in East Delhi. Exuding confidence of retaining...
  • Congress names 58 candidates in 3rd list, suspense over Varanasi continues March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday released its third list of 58 candidates for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While the party didn't give ticket to Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi, it remained silent on who will contest against Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi....
  • 'Wrong to say senior Congress leaders don't want to contest LS polls' March 16, 2014

    Even as the list of those who do not wish to contest on a Congress ticket is growing, party leader Sandeep Dikshit claimed that everything was fine in the party. "Wrong to say senior leaders don't want to contest," he stressed. ...
  • Sandeep Dikshit served notice by Election Commission March 7, 2014

    Congress MP from East Delhi Sandeep Dikshit was on Friday served a notice by Delhi Election Commission for alleged violation of model code of conduct which came to force since the day the Lok sabha election dates were announced. The notice has been issued by Returning Officer of East Delhi Niharika...
  • Sandeep Dikshit demands police action against Somnath Bharti January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit demanded police action against Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti over an incident relating to alleged drug and prostitution racket in a south Delhi locality. The AAP leader was identified by an Ugandan woman who alleged that he misbehaved with the girls during the midnight...
  • Is the Aam Aadmi Party in selfdestruct mode? January 17, 2014

    The AAP government in Delhi faced more embarassment after its rebel MLA Vinod Kumar Binny launched a scathing attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleging that the party has a secret deal with the Congress and it is acting on its dictates. "Arvind Kejriwal is close to Sandeep Dikshit for...
  • Congress questions AAP over Danish woman gangrape in Delhi January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday ridiculed AAP and its government over a host of issues ranging from the rape of a Danish woman to the controversy surrounding a minister. "They won't have any one (minister) left after twothree months," Congress spokesman Sandeep Dikshit told reporters when asked if Law Minister...
  • Announcing the PM candidate is a welcome step: Sandeep Dikshit January 6, 2014

    Echoing Finance Minister P Chidambaram's views on the announcement of the party's PM candidate before elections, Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit called it a welcome step. "All that Chidambaram has done is he that he has reiterated the statement that Sonia Gandhi made that perhaps this time we should announce our...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 30, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: AAP will deliver 670 litres water free from Jan 1, 2014 December 30, 2013

    Keeping up its prepoll promise, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Monday announced that 20,000 litres of free water will be supplied per month to all the domestic consumers with functional meter from January 1, 2014. Delhi Jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar said that 20,000 litre of water will...
  • Congress hits out at BJP for accusing Himachal CM of corruption December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Monday rebutted corruption charges levelled by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. "Allegations don't mean much, even previously during BJP rule lot of enquiries were set up against Virbhadra Singh, but nothing came out, allegations are allegations,"...
  • No rethinking on giving outside support to AAP: Sandeep Dikshit December 25, 2013

    After speculations surfaced that there was a divide within the Congress over giving outside support to AAP, the former on Wednesday made it clear that it would stick to its decision. Party leader Sandeep Dikshit candidly said, "There are a lot of illfeelings amongst the Congress workers. So there may...
  • Ordinance to shield convicted leaders is complete nonsense, tear it up: Rahul September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: In a surprise move Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi openly opposed the ordinance to protect convicted legislators which had been cleared just two days ago by the Union Cabinet. Making a sudden appearance at a Congress press conference in the Delhi press Club, Rahul Gandhi said, "The ordinance...
  • Congress counter attacks, moves privilege motion against TDP September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: A war of privilege motions is on in Parliament where the Congress has moved a privilege notice against the TDP MPs. This comes after the TDP MP Namo Nageshwar Rao moved a privilege motion against Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit on allegations of Dikshit having abused TDP MP N...
  • TDP MP moves motion against Sandeep Dikshit for 'rude' behaviour September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: TDP MP Namo Nageshwar Rao moved a privilege motion against Delhi CM's son and Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit on Tuesday. Rao said that Dikshit was rude to TDP MP Sivaprasad who was suspended from Parliament on Monday. Allegations were leveled against Dikshit and other Congress MPs on Monday for...
  • Faux pas by Treasury Bench on a Food Security Bill clause August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: It was a faux pas by Treasury Bench members when they voted against a clause in the Food Security Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday, thinking it was a division on an amendment moved by the Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj. Swaraj moved an amendment to Chapter...
  • Opposition should let Parliament function: Cong MP Sandeep Dikshit May 7, 2013

    Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said important bills such as Food Security Bill and Land Acquisition Bill needed to be passed in Parliament. ...