Lokpal

  • I should have consulted people before quitting, says Arvind Kejriwal 16-04-2014 08:55 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he committed a "mistake" of not consulting people before resigning as chief minister of Delhi. "I think we made a mistake on (the issue of) resignation. Resignation in principle was (however) right," Kejriwal told NDTV in Varanasi. Kejriwal and his cabinet quit on...
  • Full text: Aam Aadmi Party's manifesto for LS polls 03-04-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Delhi on Thursday. It has also called for passing of Jan Lokpal Bill which covers "a peon to the Prime Minister". The manifesto talks about eligibility to fight polls to be lowered from...
  • Nagma clarifies her stance on slapping youth at election rally for molestation 02-04-2014 06:40 PM

    On reports that she slapped a youth during an election rally last week when he tried to come too close to her, Nagma said that she was just trying to push him. She also accused her opponents' for creating disturbances during her rallies and meetings. Asked if she is getting...
  • SC issues notice to Centre on PIL challenging Lokpal appointment rule 31-03-2014 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Central government over the issue of Lokpal's appointment. The court issued the notice after a PIL challenged the Lokpal appointment rule which favours appointment of secretaries to Government of India as members of Lokpal. The Supreme Court has...
  • Sanjay Singh confident about AAP winning 100 LS seats, says party is missing Hazare 20-03-2014 07:18 PM

    Noting they were "missing" anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Thursday said that had he been associated with the party it would have achieved its target easily. "The party is missing Hazare... Had he been with us, we would have easily achieved our target," Singh,...
  • UPA II not to appoint new Lokpal: Sources 18-03-2014 05:56 PM

    New Delhi: With just a month left for the UPA-II regime to end, sources say that the Central government will not appoint a new chief for anti-corruption body Lokpal. Sources say that the job of appointment of a new Lokpal will be left for the next government to take up....
  • No permanent enemy, friend in politics: SC 07-03-2014 07:28 PM

    New Delhi: The formation of Aam Aadmi Party government with the support of Congress which joined hands with BJP in opposing Arvind Kejriwal regime on Jan Lokpal Bill demonstrates that there is no permanent enemy or friend in politics, the Supreme Court observed on Friday. "In India the situation can...
  • UPA damaging institution of Lokpal: BJP 05-03-2014 03:54 PM

    Citing the refusal of an eminent jurist and a former Supreme Court judge to serve on the Search Committee for Lokpal, BJP on Wednesday accused UPA government of damaging the institution of Lokpal even before its creation. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley also referred to the...
  • Government expedites efforts to select members of Lokpal committee 04-03-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has expedited efforts to select seven members and chairperson of the Search Committee for Lokpal, official sources said. However, the government may not be able to select chairperson and members for the anti-graft body before Lok Sabha polls following refusal of...
  • BJP flays Congress after Justice KT Thomas quits Lokpal search panel 03-03-2014 06:19 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the Congress finds itself in a spot of bother over the Lokpal Committee search panel after Justice KT Thomas resigned as its head, the Bharatiya Janata Party came out strongly against its rival party over the controversy. Thomas's quitting is a big blow to the Congress...
  • After Fali Nariman snub, Lokpal search panel head Justice KT Thomas quits 03-03-2014 02:44 PM

    New Delhi: Head of the Lokpal Committee Search Panel Justice KT Thomas has now pulled out from the panel. He has written to the Prime Minister's Office expressing inability to be part of the panel. "I have decided to withdraw from the search committee after I studied the rules. The...
  • 2014: A year for change?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Election-2014 will be interesting, especially with the new entrants-AAP. Despite AAP made a mark in Delhi and there seems an increasing popularity across India because...

  • Nariman declines to be in selection process for Lokpal posts 27-02-2014 05:13 PM

    Eminent jurist Fali Nariman has refused to be part of the process to select the names for various posts of Lokpal, saying he fears that the multi- layered procedure could overlook the most competent, independent and courageous persons. In a letter to V Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Prime...
  • Fali Nariman refuses to join Lokpal search committee 27-02-2014 10:41 AM

    New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court advocate Fali Nariman on Thursday refused to join Lokpal search committee. In a letter to the Centre, Nariman has called the Lokpal selection process ludicrous and farcical. Headed by former SC judge KT Thomas, the search panel comprises of eight members. Earlier, the BJP had...
  • I have taken tough decisions as Home Minister: Shinde 23-02-2014 10:26 PM

    Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday asserted that he was not weak as portrayed by the opposition, and had proved his mettle by taking tough decisions. Addressing a rally of Youth Congress at Veronica High School ground here in his hometown, Shinde said the opposition had spread propaganda about...
  • Arvind Kejriwal's resignation: Was it a strategy or for a cause?

    The Magnifying Glass |  Priyanka Rathi
    Delhi, the national capital, the centre of all political activities was brought to a standstill by outgoing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The Aam Aadmi Party,...

  • Kejriwal lacks administrative efficiency: Narayanasamy 16-02-2014 08:50 PM

    Puducherry: Slamming Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who quit as Delhi Chief Minister, Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Sunday said Kejriwal was lacking in "political and administrative efficiency" and had been "playing a drama to cover up his incapability." "How can a Chief Minister stage agitation on a main...
  • Arvind Kejriwal quit as he was unable to fulfil promises: Shriprakash Jaiswal 16-02-2014 07:38 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal quit the post as he was unable to fulfil promises he made to people before assembly polls, Union Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal said on Sunday. Since the time Kejriwal took charge as Chief Minister, he had been trying to quit the post as he knew he...
  • TWTW: Kejriwal quits as Delhi CM in just 49 days 16-02-2014 12:58 PM

    After 49 days as Delhi Chief Minister filled with high drama, protests, controversies and delivering on some parts of the Aam Aadmi Party manifesto, Arvind Kejriwal quit on Friday along with his Cabinet. The trigger the Jan Lokpal Bill not even being allowed to be tabled in the Delhi Assembly....
  • Kejriwal says AAP members shouldn't have called L-G a Congress agent 16-02-2014 12:35 PM

    New Delhi: Outgoing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal admitted that the Aam Aadmi Party leaders should not have called Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung a Congress agent. Speaking to IBN18 Network Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Kejriwal said, "The words used against the Lieutenant Governor by some AAP partymen should not have been...
  • Why Aam Aadmi Party quit government 16-02-2014 10:30 AM

    Government for the Aam Aadmi Party has never had a meaning as a crown of king. The AAP has always taken it as a tool to serve the people. Since the freedom of this nation, country has been needing a serious anti-corruption law. The Jan Lokpal Bill was never a...
  • Parties with conflicting ideologies bad for growth: Assocham 15-02-2014 08:24 PM

    New Delhi: Industry body Assocham on Saturday said governments at the Centre and the states formed by parties with conflicting ideologies would hit the country's economic prospects. "If parties with sharp conflicting political and economic ideologies come together and form the government in the states and at the Centre, economic...
  • Kejriwal ran away from battlefield: Shiv Sena 15-02-2014 07:46 PM

    Slamming AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for resigning as the Delhi Chief Minister, Shiv Sena on Saturday called him a "deserter" who ran away from the battlefield. "Kejriwal ran away from the battlefield....he is a deserter. It is the betrayal of the people," Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said, talking to reporters...
  • Delhi L-G calls for President's rule, asks Assembly to be suspended 15-02-2014 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Arvind Kejriwal resigned as the Chief Minister of Delhi, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has recommended President's Rule in the national capital. The Lt Governor has also recommended that the Delhi Assembly be put under suspended animation. His recommendation comes after the BJP, the single largest...
  • Jaitley says the nightmare is over with AAP's resignation 15-02-2014 02:53 PM

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday slammed the Aam Aadmi government for taking an exit route rather than fulfilling their promises and said the party was without an agenda and was committed to populism and demagogue. He said, "Most of its MLAs were inexperienced. They lacked maturity....
  • No point staying in power after Jan Lokpal setback, says Prashant Bhushan 15-02-2014 01:43 PM

    Holding BJP and Congress responsible for the fall of Arvind Kejriwal government, AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday said the party was left with no option but to quit as implementing Jan Lokpal was their top priority. "From the beginning, Congress and BJP were against this bill and that is...
  • Watch: Arvind Kejriwal's full speech in Delhi Assembly 15-02-2014 12:11 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that Friday's session in the House would be his government's last in the Delhi Assembly after the tabling of Jan Lokpal Bill was rejected. ...
  • No longer CM, but Kejriwal continues to be people's hero 15-02-2014 11:31 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation has only raised his stock among the common people of Delhi, the 'aam admi', who form his core support base and who believe he will come back to power with a more emphatic majority and play a larger national role after the...
  • Arvind Kejriwal speaks on his exit as Delhi's Chief Minister 15-02-2014 10:41 AM

    New Delhi: 11:50 pm: Kejriwal says, "The Aam Aadmi of the country is fighting now, do not underestimate the common man." 11:49 pm: Kejriwal says, "I met Anna few days back. He is happy with me." 11:48 pm: Kejriwal says, "There is a lot of money with the Delhi government,...