DELHI ASSEMBLY

  • Ramdas questions AAP claim that his tenure as Lokpal had ended April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after the AAP appointed a new Lokpal panel replacing him, former Navy chief Ramdas has questioned the decision, claiming his term was to end in November 2016. Ramdas, a recipient of 2004 Ramon Magsaysay award for peace, said he was "stunned", "bemused" and "befuddled" by AAP's decision,...
  • Live: Bouncers were present inside AAP's National Council meet, alleges Yogendra Yadav March 28, 2015

    After the crisis in the Aam Aami Party escalated to a point of no-return the AAP National Council which met in New Delhi is removed senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party's national executive. ...
  • DERC Chairman summoned by Delhi Assembly March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Assembly Speaker on Wednesday summoned Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) Chairman after MLAs alleged irregularity in power supply and bills in the House. AAP MLAs raised a number of issues with regard to power sector, including irregularity in supply, tampered meters and inflated bills. "During summer season, there is...
  • New body proposed to address Delhi's development issues March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Government on Tuesday proposed to set up Metropolitan Planning Body for comprehensive development of the city. At present, the state government has no direct role in the city planning made by DDA and purchases land from it at a very high rate for various projects. ...
  • Two-day Delhi Assembly from Tuesday March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: A two-day Delhi Assembly session will be convened on Tuesday for tabling the vote on account for the first three months of the next financial year even as the "full budget" will be presented in the month of June. According to a government official, funds for power and water...
  • Liquor seizure surged during Delhi Assembly elections, but cash haul saw decline March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Liquor seizures by Delhi Police went up during the recent Delhi Assembly polls as compared to the previous election that was held merely 14 months earlier even though the amount of cash seized saw a steep fall. As per the information revealed in an RTI query filed by...
  • Delhi Court issues bailable warrant against Delhi Assembly Speaker March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: A local court on Saturday issued a bailable warrant against Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel after he failed to appear before it in an alleged rioting case of 2008. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Sunil Kumar Sharma issued the warrant against Goel after he did not appear onm Saturday even...
  • AAP slams BJP after reports of school forcing staff to enroll March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday slammed the BJP after reports emerged that Ryan International School was allegedly forcing its staff to enroll with the political outfit, saying these attempts is a reflection of the saffron party's restlessness after the drubbing in the Delhi Assembly polls. The party has also demanded...
  • Won't be a rubber stamp: Prashant Bhushan in 2014 emails to PAC March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing rumbling within the Aam Aadmi Party, emails sent by Prashant Bhushan to party's Political Affairs Committee in 2014 have surfaced in which he had expressed unhappiness over the process of candidate selection saying he would not be a "rubber stamp" in the party's top decision-making...
  • AAP's Sanjay Singh offered cabinet positions to 6 Congress MLAs in 2014, claims Congress's Muhammad Khan March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: As infighting in the Aam Aadmi Party gets ugly and allegations of luring rivals MLAs surface, another video of alleged horse-trading has surfaced. Former Congress MLA Asif Muhammad Khan has now claimed that AAP leader Sanjay Singh offered cabinet positions to Congress MLAs if six of them, 4...
  • AAP national executive meet discusses strategy, expansion plans February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP held its first national executive meeting following its landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls in which party leaders discussed its future course of action and expansion plans. However, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is AAP national convener, and his deputy Manish Sisodia did not attend...
  • Ghar vapasi to continue till conversions are banned:Adityanath February 24, 2015

    Rohtak: Firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has stoked a fresh controversy saying VHP's 'Ghar Vapasi' programme will continue unless conversions are banned and claimed India's problem was "vote bank politics fuelled by jehadi fervour". "Conversions spoil communal amity in the country. It should be banned. If conversions continue, I feel...
  • Different languages spice up Delhi assembly oath-taking February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The swearing-in ceremony of the Delhi assembly on Monday witnessed a colourful mix of languages including Punjabi, Maithli, Urdu, English and even Sanskrit much to the liking of those present in the house. While the majority of the 67 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members took oath in Hindi, some...
  • Ram Niwas Goel elected Speaker of Delhi Assembly February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP MLA Ram Niwas Goel on Monday was unanimously elected Speaker of the Delhi Assembly on the first day of the two-day session of the House. Another ruling party legislator, Bandana Kumari, was elected Deputy Speaker of the House where the main and only opposition, BJP, has a negligible...
  • First session of new Delhi Assembly begins, MLAs take oath February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The first session of the new Delhi Assembly began on Monday with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other MLAs taking oath. 46-year-old Kejriwal was first to take oath followed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and other Ministers. Pro-tem Speaker Fateh Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy...
  • 2-day Delhi Assembly session to begin today, LoP post for BJP under contention February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The newly sworn-in Aam Aadmi Party government is looking to initiate discussions on its poll promises, including women's safety and cheaper electricity, in the brief two-day session of the Delhi Assembly which begins on Monday. The session will also see the newly elected legislators being administered oath while the...
  • Second day Delhi Assembly session set to begin on Monday February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The newly sworn-in AAP government is looking to initiate discussions on its poll promises, including women's safety and cheaper electricity, in the brief two-day session of the Delhi Assembly which begins on Monday. The session will also see the newly elected legislators being administered oath while the new Speaker,...
  • From flashy leader to religious tolerance: PM Narendra Modi's new image after Delhi poll rout February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: It's out with the flashy suit, in with religious tolerance for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking to soften his image after an electoral pounding in New Delhi and grumblings in his party about his top-down leadership style. Abruptly ending a string of national and regional election victories,...
  • AAP's national executive meet on February 26 February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP's national executive meet, first after its spectacular victory in the Delhi assembly polls, will be held next week and the party leaders are expected to discuss its future strategies to expand its base across India. Leaders across the country are expected to participate in the meeting scheduled...
  • AAP slams Haryana government over land compensation rates February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday slammed the Haryana government over slashing the compensation rate under the new land acquisition policy by half. In a letter to Haryana CM ML Khattar, AAP leader and party's state in-charge Yogendra Yadav has said the party will oppose the new land...
  • BJP reworking strategy in Uttar Pradesh post Delhi debacle: Kalraj Mishra February 19, 2015

    Bareilly: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra has said that BJP is reworking its strategy in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of its debacle in the recent Delhi polls but denied that he had attributed the loss to entry of "parachute leaders". Mishra, Minister for Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises, said the...
  • AAP demands apology from BJP after Delhi HC's clean chit on foreign funds February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Delhi High Court gave a clean chit to the Aam Aadmi Party on its foreign funds, the party has demanded an apology from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre on the issue. The development took place after the Centre told the high court...
  • Aam Aadmi Party's Political Affairs Committee to meet soon February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: After AAP's landslide victory in the Delhi assembly polls, the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) will meet this week to take a call on the party's future course of action. Although Delhi chief minister and AAP's National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal has made his stand clear that his party would focus...
  • Centre takes a U-turn in Delhi HC, gives clean chit to Aam Aadmi Party's foreign funding February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In a clear U-turn, the Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that nothing objectionable was detected in the foreign funding of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress had tried to corner AAP over...
  • 5 points of friction between Delhi and Centre as AAP gets ready to implement its poll promises February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is firmly in the saddle in Delhi and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has started to implement its election promises. Even though the Delhi government does not have many powers which are enjoyed by other state governments and is dependent on the Centre to...
  • RSS attacks Kiran Bedi for BJP's dismal show in Delhi polls, questions her CM candidature February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi for party's dismal performance in the Assembly elections. Sangh in its mouthpiece 'Panchjanya' questioned whether Bedi's appointment as CM candidate was correct. Sangh also asked whether the results would have been different under Union Minister...
  • AAP's poll promise of free WiFi in Delhi with 'terms and conditions' February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: One of the big promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party during the Delhi Assembly elections is providing free WiFi, but when it comes down to implementing the agenda finer details are different from expectations. According to the plan only public websites and websites that deal with governance...
  • Relieved my parents were not alive to hear the foul words hurled at me, writes Kiran Bedi in open letter February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In her first detailed response after BJP's humiliating defeat in the Delhi Assembly polls, Kiran Bedi on Monday said that she "failed" the test of electoral politics" despite giving it all her energy and experience. The former IPS officer, whom the party had made its chief ministerial candidate, made...
  • Decision to bring in Kiran Bedi to counter Kejriwal in Delhi polls was taken too late: RSS February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has pulled up the Bharatiya Janata Party and its Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi over its dismal performance in the recently concluded Assembly elections. RSS mouthpiece 'The Organiser', called BJP's Delhi campaign defensive. The RSS said the decision to bring in Kiran Bedi...
  • Do pray for me, says Arvind Kejriwal on first day as Delhi Chief Minister February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: All set for the first day in office, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday tweeted that his health is better and urged people to pray for him. Kejriwal was down with fever since the last five days and was even running a temperature when he took the...