Prashant Bhushan

  • SC grants bail to Bangalore blast accused Madani for treatment July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted bail to Kerala PDP Chairman and Bangalore blast accused Abdul Nasser Madani for treatment. Madani was arrested in 2010 in connection with the Bangalore blasts which killed one person and injured 20 others. He has been in jail since then. The Karnataka government opposed...
  • AAP rejects all resignations, says it's natural to have differences June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday rejected all the resignations tendered by its party members. The decision was taken on the second day of AAP's national executive meet. Top leaders including Prashant Bhushan, Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav, Manish Sisodia and Naveen Jaihind attended the national executive meet. The...
  • Is it the beginning of unraveling of the Aam Aadmi Party? June 7, 2014

    Amidst the ongoing tussle within the party, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday held a National Executive meet in the national capital. While AAP leaders admitted to differences within the party but also added that it was because every leader has the authority to voice their opinion. ...
  • AAP downplays rift within the party, says Yogendra Yadav not isolated June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing tussle within the party, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday held a National Executive meet in the national capital. While AAP leaders admitted to differences within the party but also added that it was because every leader has the authority to voice their...
  • Kejriwal meets wife of dead RTI activist, seeks speedy probe into alleged murder May 19, 2014

    AAP leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday met the wife of an RTI activist who was found dead in his burnt car here. Kejriwal was accompanied by senior party leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh. Chandra Mohan Sharma's charred body was found inside his car near Eldeco...
  • Defamation case: Court warns Kejriwal to appear on May 24 or face action April 19, 2014

    A Delhi court on Saturday warned Arvind Kejriwal and three other AAP leaders that it would initiate "coercive process" if they fail to appear before it on May 24 in a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's lawyer son Amit Sibal. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Sunil...
  • AAP leader Prashant Bhushan attacked by BJP workers during roadshow April 18, 2014

    Aam aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan was allegedly attacked by BJP workers on Friday during his poll campaign trail in Madhya Pardesh's Indore district. Bhushan was attacked while holding a roadshow for the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The party has fallen prey to similar attacks even in the past. Earlier on,...
  • SC declines to stay trial court proceedings against Kejriwal, AAP leaders April 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to stay the proceedings in the trial court in a defamation case filed by Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's son Amit against former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leaders Shazia Ilmi, Prashant Bhushan and Manish Sisodia. A bench comprising justices H L Dattu and S...
  • Atrocities on tribals by Congress, BJP led to rise in Maoism, claims Prashant Bhushan April 7, 2014

    Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan on Sunday held atrocities on tribals during the rule of both Congress and BJP governments responsible for the rise in Maoism in Chhattisgarh. "The parties looted natural resources of tribals. They (tribals) have suffered huge atrocities when they took stand for their rights. Even...
  • Delhi HC asks CBI to speed up anti-graft probe against Virbhadra April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered the CBI to speed up their investigation against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. A preliminary inquiry was registered after AAP leader Prashant Bhushan filed a complaint alleging that Virbhadra's wealth was much more than his earning. Bhushan also alleged that his income...
  • AAP demands action against BJP workers for violence March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: After clashes broke out between BJP and AAP workers over the detention of Arvind Kejriwal, his party on Wednesday demanded action against BJP workers involved in the violence. "You don't need any permission for non-violent protest. Protesting is a basic right and we were exercising our right and...
  • Former Kerala CM Achuthanandan rejects AAP's invitation to join party February 20, 2014

    CPI(M) stalwart VS Achuthanandan today rejected AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's invitation to him to join his party, saying it only betrayed the latter's ignorance of the long political struggles he had waged based on Marxism-Leninism. The nonagenarian leader was reacting to Kejriwal's statement during a television interview on Wednesday that he...
  • No point staying in power after Jan Lokpal setback, says Prashant Bhushan February 15, 2014

    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 why...
  • Himachal government orders probe into Prashant Bhushan's land deals February 10, 2014

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday ordered a probe into Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan's land deals in the state. The state government asked the Deputy Commissioner of Kangra to investigate the matter. Sources said that the government will take action in the case once the report comes out. A...
  • Never imagined I would get into politics: Kejriwal February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: He calls himself a "political revolutionary" now, but Arvind Kejriwal says that he had never imagined that he would plunge into politics, form a party and contest elections. "I had never imagined that I would get into politics," the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Chief Minister...
  • Jan Lokpal Bill will be tabled without Centre's nod: AAP February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Alleging that both the BJP and Congress have joined hands to stall the Jan Lokpal Bill, the Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday said its government would ensure passage of the proposed legislation in the Assembly's special session without prior approval of the Centre. "Without prior approval of the President...
  • AAP MLA's office ransacked allegedly by supporters of a BSP councillor February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Manoj Kumar's office was ransacked on Saturday afternoon. The AAP leader claimed that the supporters of a Bahujan Samaj Party councillor were behind the attack on his office. Kumar said that the volunteers present in his office suffered minor injuries during the incident. He...
  • Sexual assault: Tejpal applies for bail to Goa bench of Bombay HC February 8, 2014

    Panaji: Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal on Saturday applied for bail in the sexual assault case against him to the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court. The plea will be heard next week. It is expected that the Goa Police will file a charge sheet in the case before...
  • SC issues defamation notice to Kejriwal, three other AAP leaders February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a defamation notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia and Aam Aadmi Party leaders Prashant Bhushan and Shazia Ilmi. The notice has been issued on a petition by Union Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal's lawyer son Amit Sibal. They...
  • AAP leaders not providing info on party funding: Centre to Delhi HC January 29, 2014

    The Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that AAP leaders, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, have not provided the information sought by them on the funding received by the party. "We have asked for certain details from them regarding bank accounts and other information vide our letter dated November...
  • AAP in support of smaller states, rules out pre-poll alliances January 18, 2014

    Indicating that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is in favour of separate Telangana state, its senior leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday said the outfit supported smaller states as it believes in decentralisation of power. Bhushan also said the AAP was averse to having any pre-poll alliance with any political party. He, however,...
  • Raman Singh slams Prashant Bhushan's statement on Maoists January 13, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday slammed AAP leader Prashant Bhushan for his remarks on referendum on deployment of forces in Maoist-hit areas and said he should ask naxals to stop violence instead of making such statements. "Prashant Bhushan should ask Maoists to give up bullets and adopt the ballot,"...
  • Hindu Raksha Dal disrupts Bhushan's conference, calls him a CIA agent January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after Hindu Raksha Dal leader Pinky Choudhary was detained for the attack on Aam Aadmi Party office in Kaushambi, another leader of the outfit disrupted the press conference of AAP leader Prashant Bhushan. Vishnu Gupta disrupted the media conference and called Bhushan a CIA agent. Gupta had earlier...
  • Indian Army tries to control situation, not escalate it: Bikram Singh January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday refuted allegations that the Indian Army was not retaliating strongly during ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Speaking to media at the annual press conference, the General said that the endeavour of Indian Army was to control the situation at the border and...
  • Kejriwal's objection to security overruled, Ghaziabad police to give 'Z' security cover January 13, 2014

    Notwithstanding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's stand against taking any security cover, Ghaziabad police has decided to provide 'Z' category protection to him from Monday. As per the security plan outlined by the district police, 30 personnel would be deployed round-the-clock to provide security to Kejriwal. Kejriwal presently resides with his...
  • Objection overruled: Ghaziabad Police to give 'Z' security to Kejriwal January 12, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Notwithstanding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's stand against taking any security cover, Ghaziabad Police has decided to provide 'Z' category protection to him from Monday. As per the security plan outlined by the district police, 30 personnel would be deployed round-the-clock to provide security to Kejriwal. Kejriwal...
  • Digvijaya Singh corners BJP, RSS over attack on AAP office in Kaushambi January 9, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has alleged role of Sangh and BJP in the attack on Aam Aadmi Party office in Kaushambi while strongly condemning the vandalism. "I strongly condemn the attack on AAP office," Singh wrote on micro-blogging website Twitter on Wednesday night. Activists of a fringe right-wing group had on...
  • Plea in Delhi HC asks Kejriwal to accept security cover January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of an attack by a right wing Hindu outfit on the Aam Aadmi Party's headquarter in Kaushambhi, a plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday asking Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal not to refuse security cover. A group of 30 to...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 8, 2014

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  • Kashmir row: Hindu Rakshak Dal activists attack AAP office January 8, 2014

    At least 30 to 40 activists belonging to Hindu Raksha Dal vandalised the AAP office on Wednesday to protest party member Prashant Bhushan's comments on holding a referendum in Kashmir. ...