DELHI ELECTIONS

  • Election Commission holds review meeting on Delhi Assembly poll preparedness 2 days ago

    New Delhi The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday held a meeting to review poll preparedness of all agencies, including the police department, for smooth conduct of Assembly polls in Delhi. The meeting, held at the EC headquarters here, was chaired by Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi with the CEO and other...
  • BJP launches special bus in Mehrauli to woo voters December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim to woo voters ahead of the Delhi assembly polls, BJP has come out with a special bus in Mehrauli, installed with an LCD TV, which will screen a short film highlighting development works undertaken in the constituency and seek suggestion from voters. "Mission Mehrauli" bus will...
  • With Asaram nod, followers decide to contest Delhi Assembly elections November 5, 2014

    Jodhpur: Followers of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, lodged in jail on charges of sexual assault on a teenage girl, have decided to enter the electoral fray in the upcoming Delhi assembly elections. The Ojaswi Party, floated by Asaram's son Narayan Sai, who too is in jail on rape charges, will be...
  • 1984 Riots accused in Rahul team: Is this a self-goal? November 5, 2014

    Under fire for reportedly forming an election committee with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused as its members, the Congress backtracked and denied media reports claiming such a body had been constituted. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country. ...
  • Congress backtracks, denies forming Delhi election panel with 1984 riots accused as members November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for reportedly forming an election committee with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused as its members, the Congress backtracked and denied media reports claiming such a body had been constituted. Sources in the party told CNN-IBN that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had formed an Election Command Committee...
  • BJP, AAP to blame for situation in Delhi in last 8 months: Congress November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming BJP and Aam Aadmi Party, Congress on Tuesday claimed that both parties were responsible for the political uncertainty in Delhi in the last eight months since the Arvind Kejriwal-led government quit office. "Congress has been saying that we have nothing to do with BJP and AAP. Both these...
  • Modi, Amit Shah favoured stand to not form government in Delhi: BJP November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah's decision to reject the possibility of government formation in Delhi as the party does not have the requisite numbers and their city unit chief Satish Upadhyay was asked to convey the same to the Lt Governor. The decision...
  • Congress follows BJP's footsteps, demands fresh elections in Delhi November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is looking forward to improving its fortune in Delhi and has conveyed to the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung their desire for fresh elections in the national capital. Senior Congress leader Haroon Yusuf on Monday said that people in Delhi are suffering because of the absence of...
  • Congress wants repoll, dissolution of Delhi Assembly: Arvinder Singh Lovely November 3, 2014

    Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Arvinder Singh Lovely said that the CLP leaders Haroon Yusuf and others will meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung at 3 PM and make the party stand clear. Jung had called Congress to discuss on the government formation in the national capital. Lovely said, "Our stand...
  • Delhi L-G to meet AAP, BJP and Congress; discuss government formation November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court rapped Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for delay in government formation last week, the L-G has invited Aam Aadmi Party, Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress to discuss political scene in the national capital. L-G will hold separate meetings with the leaders of all the three...
  • BJP will form Delhi govt in 'fully democratic way': Ram Madhav September 14, 2014

    Varanasi: Brushing aside AAP's allegations of horsetrading, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said his party would form the government in Delhi in "fully democratic way". Asserting that his party was not in favour of forming the government through undemocratic means, Madhav said "had there been such things (horsetrading) then...
  • Delhi BJP chief hints no action against Dagar in AAP sting September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Friday said he was "satisfied" with the explanation provided by vicepresident Sher Singh Dagar in connection with the AAP sting case while dropping hints that no action will be taken against him. Upadhyay, however, issued another notice to Dagar asking him what legal...
  • Delhi under President's Rule till February, no decision on holding elections: Sources August 25, 2014

    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 AttorneyGeneral has been briefed about this and he is likely to submit this in the Supreme...
  • Kejriwal, other AAP MLAs meet Delhi LG, 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 reelections in Delhi. After the meeting, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said, "We have told the LG...
  • AAP should not fight Haryana, Maharashtra polls: Arvind Kejriwal June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the party should not contest assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, and underlined the need to focus in Delhi. In an interaction with party's Delhi volunteers on Google Hangout, Kejriwal said: "The Aam Aadmi Party should not fight Haryana and Maharashtra assembly...
  • 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 7point questionnaire for greater connect June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP has come up with a sevenpoint 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 May 29, 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...
  • 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 doortodoor contact programme May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday decided to launch a doortodoor 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 twoday 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 highprofile 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 PMdesignate Narendra Modi...
  • AAP to challenge Patiala House Court order on Arvind Kejriwal's arrest if the judge insists on a bail bond on May 23 May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party will challenge the Patiala House Court order on its convenor Arvind Kejriwal's arrest after refusing to pay the bail bond in the Nitin Gadkari defamation case if the judge still insists on the bail bond. The case is set to come up for hearing...
  • Kejriwal in Tihar, AAP questions court order; BJP says it's a 'stunt' May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal spent Wednesday night in the Tihar Jail after he was taken into custody when he refused to pay a bail bond in the Nitin Gadkari defamation case. The police have imposed prohibitory orders outside the Tihar Jail. There was high drama in...
  • Chances of coming to power again 'negligible': Arvind Kejriwal May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday appeared to have given up efforts to form a government in the national capital again with its chief Arvind Kejriwal saying chances of coming to power are "negligible" and apologised for quitting as Delhi Chief Minister within 49days. Kejriwal, whose party received...