Sandeep Dikshit

  • EC a toothless body, says Sandeep Dikshit 09-04-2014 06:25 PM

    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,...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Chandni Chowk, East Delhi 03-04-2014 11:47 PM

    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 03-04-2014 09:30 AM

    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 28-03-2014 09:26 AM

    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...
  • Rajmohan Gandhi, Sandeep Dikshit served notice for suspected paid news 26-03-2014 11:09 PM

    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 21-03-2014 04:44 PM

    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...
  • Congress names 58 candidates in 3rd list, suspense over Varanasi continues 18-03-2014 08:46 PM

    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....
  • Sandeep Dikshit served notice by Election Commission 07-03-2014 11:26 PM

    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...
  • Sandeep Dikshit demands police action against Somnath Bharti 22-01-2014 03:47 PM

    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 self-destruct mode? 16-01-2014 11:01 PM

    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 16-01-2014 08:03 AM

    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 two-three months," Congress spokesman Sandeep Dikshit told reporters when asked if Law Minister...
  • Announcing the PM candidate is a welcome step: Sandeep Dikshit 31-12-2013 03:35 PM

    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...
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  • News 360: AAP will deliver 670 litres water free from Jan 1, 2014 30-12-2013 08:52 PM

    Keeping up its pre-poll 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 30-12-2013 04:53 PM

    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...
  • No re-thinking on giving outside support to AAP: Sandeep Dikshit 25-12-2013 05:51 PM

    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 ill-feelings amongst the Congress workers. So there may...
  • Ordinance to shield convicted leaders is complete nonsense, tear it up: Rahul 27-09-2013 02:04 PM

    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 03-09-2013 02:49 PM

    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 03-09-2013 08:45 AM

    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...
  • Faux pas by Treasury Bench on a Food Security Bill clause 27-08-2013 07:54 AM

    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...
  • Opposition should let Parliament function: Cong MP Sandeep Dikshit 07-05-2013 07:25 PM

    Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said important bills such as Food Security Bill and Land Acquisition Bill needed to be passed in Parliament. ...
  • Delhi minor rape: Metro shuts Race Course station 21-04-2013 09:54 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro closed down its Race Course station near Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence for public Sunday evening anticipating protests against the rape of a five-year-old girl. The station was closed at 6:45 pm, hours after a group of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists tried to stage protest...
  • Live: Delhi minor rape accused sent to judicial custody till May 4 21-04-2013 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: 7:57 pm: Aam Aadmi Party workers gather at 7, Race Course Road, which is Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official residence. They deflate tyres of Delhi Police buses even as police presence is increased at 7 RCR. 6:16 pm: The accused in the Delhi minor rape case Manoj Kumar...
  • Sandeep Dikshit renews demand for Commissioner's removal 21-04-2013 06:59 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi MP Sandeep Dikshit on Sunday renewed his demand for the removal of Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar, echoing the views of people protesting the rape of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi. Dikshit, son of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, said when incidents like the rape of a...
  • Death penalty for child rapists should be considered: CPI(M) 21-04-2013 03:31 PM

    New Delhi: BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's demand for death penalty to child rapists on Sunday got the backing of CPI(M) which said it was open to the idea. "We are willing to discuss and consider this because what happened in this Delhi rape case is gruesome. There is something seriously...
  • Delhi minor rape: 5-year-old stable, needs several weeks to recover 21-04-2013 12:46 PM

    In a medical update of the five-year-old rape survivor, an AIIMS official says that the toddler is recovering well, her vital parameters are stable. The official says that she is out of danger at the moment. "The girl is alert, stable and speaking to her parents," says the official. ...
  • Delhi minor rape: We should have zero tolerance against even minor issues, says activist 21-04-2013 12:26 PM

    An AIIMS doctor said that the five-year-old rape survivor is showing gradual recovery and her vital parameters are stable. ...
  • Delhi rape: Police probing if second person is involved 21-04-2013 11:59 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police is investigating whether a second person was involved in the rape of a five-year-old girl, who is undergoing treatment in AIIMS. However, Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat issued a statement denying "rumours" of arresting a second accused or looking for him. A senior police official...
  • Delhi minor rape: Wave of revulsion anger across the nation 21-04-2013 11:12 AM

    The five-year-old Delhi rape survivor is still in hospital but stable and alert as the capital took to the streets once again to protest against rising rape cases with a wave of revulsion anger across the nation as well. ...
  • Delhi minor rape: Women's safety a matter of concern, says PM 21-04-2013 10:56 AM

    New Delhi: Condemning the rape of a 5-year-old girl in Delhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said safety, security and status of women in the country is a matter of concern. While addressing the Civil Services Day function in the national capital, Manmohan said the gruesome assault on a little child...