Delhi Assembly

  • Delhi under President's Rule till February, no decision on holding elections: Sources 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The government is undecided on holding elections in Delhi and President's Rule is likely to stay valid in the capital city till February 2015, sources said on Monday. The sources said that the Attorney-General has been briefed about this and he is likely to submit this in the Supreme...
  • SC directs Centre to end Delhi government deadlock August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move to end the ongoing deadlock over government formation in Delhi, the Supreme Court directed the Centre to resolve the matter. The apex court has asked the Centre over what steps has it taken to facilitate the formation of a government in Delhi. Directing the Central...
  • AAP holds rally at Jantar Mantar, demands dissolution of Delhi Assembly August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Hoping to put behind its disappointing performance in Lok Sabha polls, AAP on Sunday virtually kickstarted its campaign to regain lost ground with a rally in the city where the party threatened to launch a door-to-door campaign if the assembly was not dissolved within a week to pave...
  • HC to frame issues against Kejriwal and Bharti on poll expenses July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday kept two separate election pleas of BJP leaders against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and ex-law minister Somnath Bharti for framing of issues for allegedly exceeding poll expenses limit. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Vijender Gupta and Arti Mehra, who lost the election...
  • Kejriwal, other AAP MLAs meet Delhi L-G, demand fresh elections July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The race for government formation in Delhi has intensified. Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal along with other MLAs met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday. Kejriwal pressed his demand for re-elections in Delhi. After the meeting, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said, "We have told the L-G...
  • Ready for fresh polls in Delhi, says state BJP President July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that they are ready for fresh elections in Delhi. "If there is a decision of election in Delhi, then we are ready to go ahead for the election. If we were told to form government, then we will go ahead with the...
  • Delhi: No question of MLAs supporting BJP, AAP, says Congress July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst reports that some Congress MLAs are willing to support BJP if it comes forward to form the government in Delhi, the party on Saturday presented all its eight legislators before the media in a bid to put up a united front. "All our eight MLAs are united. Congress...
  • Jaitley presents Delhi's Budget for Rs 36,776 cr, no new taxes proposed July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday presented Delhi's Budget for Rs 36,776 crore in the Lok Sabha. No new taxes have been proposed by the Finance Minister in the budget. Rs 260 crore has been provided for power subsidy in Delhi. Jaitley said that Rs 0.80-1.20 per unit...
  • BJP looks at forming government in Delhi, denies horse trading of MLAs July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Efforts to form a government are underway in Delhi. The BJP has said that they will stake claim to form the government if they are called by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. However, they denied reports of horse trading and possibility of formation of government by weaning away a...
  • Congress hints at government formation in Delhi, efforts underway July 17, 2014

    Congress leader Barkha Shukla has said that government should be formed in the national capital. "It does not matter who forms but there should be a government. What if elections do take place but the same situation arises again," she asks. ...
  • Decision on government formation in capital soon: Delhi BJP chief July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Tasked to strengthen the party, newly-appointed Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay on Sunday said a final decision on whether to attempt a shot at government formation or seek fresh mandate in the capital will be taken "soon" after eliciting the opinion of MLAs, MPs and senior leaders. 52-year-old...
  • Satish Upadhyay appointed Delhi BJP chief July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Satish Upadhyay, the Standing Committee chairman of South Delhi Municipal Corporation, was on Tuesday night appointed as the president of the Delhi BJP unit. BJP president Rajnath Singh announced Upadhyay's appointment and said the appointment will come into effect immediately. Upadhyay succeeded Harsh Vardhan, who had resigned from the...
  • AAP MLAs meet President, demand fresh polls in Delhi July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by its National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday met President Pranab Mukherjee and demanded dissolution of Delhi Legislative assembly and fresh polls in the national capital. The party, in a memorandum to the President, has alleged that BJP has approached...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to meet President to demand fresh polls in Delhi July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal along with his party legislators will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday over the alleged "horse trading" by the BJP in Delhi, and will demand fresh assembly elections in the capital. "All AAP MLAs meeting the President tomorrow at 6.30 pm to request him to...
  • Harsh Vardhan faces flak for saying sex education should be banned June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is facing severe criticism for his remark that sex education should be banned in schools. The Congress has said that such views by him show that he has a medieval mindset. "If India's Health Minister has such views, then it shows that he has no...
  • Ban sex education in schools, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a couple of days after the row over Health Minister Harsh Vadhan's remarks on fidelity over condoms to prevent AIDS, there is another controversy now surrounding his views on sex education. Vardhan stated on his website that sex education in schools should be banned. In his 'vision...
  • Build organisation from booth level: Kejriwal to AAP workers June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Delhi Assembly elections in mind, Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal addressed party workers in the Malviya Nagar constituency and laid emphasis on building organisation from the booth level. In the meeting held late Thursday evening, the AAP chief also asked the workers to intensify the...
  • Yogendra Yadav a dear friend, will work on issues raised by him, says Arvind Kejriwal June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after a bitter war of words broke out between Aam Aadmi Party leaders Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav, the party's national executive met in New Delhi on Saturday for the second day. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that Yadav is a 'good friend' and has raised...
  • Delhi BJP draws up 7-point questionnaire for greater connect June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP has come up with a seven-point questionnaire for residents of the national capital to enable the party to understand the problems being faced by Delhiites ahead of fresh Assembly polls. Drawn up as part of its efforts to connect with Delhiites, the BJP will distribute the questionnaire...
  • Opted for fresh election in Delhi as it was the only way out: Kejriwal May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal sought to clarify that he opted for fresh elections despite having requested the Delhi Lieutenant Governor not to dissolve the Assembly after Najeeb Jung told him that the government formation was not possible due to technical reasons. "I agree that I wrote to...
  • Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung calls on PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi's Lt Governor Najeeb Jung called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed his best wishes. Jung met the Prime Minister at South Block on Wednesday evening. "It was a courtesy meeting and Jung conveyed his best wishes to the Prime Minister," a government release said. Modi also...
  • Full statehood for Delhi is first demand from new PM: Harsh Vardhan May 25, 2014

    Delhi BJP president Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said the first issue he will take up for the city with the new Prime Minister would be grant of full statehood to the national capital as it would help overcoming the problem of multiplicity of authorities. Vardhan, who was BJP's Chief Ministerial nominee...
  • AAP myth will be broken in next Assembly polls: Udit Raj May 25, 2014

    On a high after winning a Lok Sabha seat in the just-concluded polls, BJP leader and the Dalit face of the party, Udit Raj, is all for the Assembly elections in Delhi to be held as early as possible. The MP from the North-West Delhi constituency believes that AAP's "illusion" that...
  • AAP plans mass drive against Kejriwal's arrest but dissent grows too May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Dissent within Aam Aadmi Party came to the fore as the party's foot-soldiers questioned the leadership over the debacle in the Lok Sabha election and demanded dissolution of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), even as party leaders tried to pacify them. At a meeting organised to discuss...
  • Kejriwal spends two nights in jail, hearing in defamation case today May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal has already spent two nights in police custody and will be brought to court on Friday. This after Kejriwal refused to pay the bail bond in the defamation case filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. The BJP leader has alleged that...
  • AAP didn't ask for fresh elections in Delhi in our meet: Najeeb Jung May 22, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party has admitted that it is difficult to form a government in Delhi as the Congress has refused to lend its support. The party has now said that it is ready for fresh elections, but has not communicated it to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung yet. ...
  • Kejriwal in jail, AAP to launch door-to-door contact programme May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday decided to launch a door-to-door contact programme to apprise people about the circumstances leading to party chief Arvind Kejriwal's arrest in a criminal defamation case instead of holding protest against it. The decision was taken at a meeting a number of AAP...
  • Kejriwal won't pay bail bond, media portrayal unfair, says his wife May 22, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal remains in the Tihar Jail for another day. He was sent to a two-day judicial custody on Wednesday when he refused to pay a bail bond in a defamation case filed by Nitin Gadkari. ...
  • Madhu Kishwar targets wannabe Delhi CM Kiran Bedi May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi gears up for a regime change of epic proportions, two high-profile women - one an old upholder of 'Cause NaMo' and another a new convert - have crossed swords on Twitter. Madhu Kishwar, the academic and writer who has been rooting strongly for PM-designate Narendra Modi...
  • Ready to be BJP's Delhi CM candidate: Kiran Bedi May 22, 2014

    Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi has said that she is no longer averse to politics and that if an offer to be the chief ministerial candidate for the BJP comes along, she will be up for it. ...