Sheila Dikshit

  • BJP promises probe into alleged scams during Sheila Dikshit rule July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid stepped up political activity in the city, newly-appointed Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Sunday said all major cases of alleged corruption and financial bunglings during Congress rule, including in Commonwealth Games projects, will be thoroughly probed if his party comes to power in the national capital. Asserting...
  • Ready to resign but not under pressure: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit July 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala governor Sheila Dikshit has clarified her stand that she will not resign from her post under any pressure. She added that she is not desperate to keep her job. Sheila has been under pressure to resign ever since the Narendra Modi government took charge at the Centre. She had...
  • No hint from Centre to quit Kerala Governor post: Sheila Dikshit July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday denied receiving any hint from the Centre to quit and said she was not aware of any move to transfer her out of Thiruvananthapuram Rajbhavan. "No", she said when asked whether she was sounded by anyone in the Central government to put in...
  • Governor can't be tried in criminal case: Sheila Dikshit to Delhi HC July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought quashing of the trial court order to lodge FIR against her in a graft case, contending in the Delhi High Court that such proceedings cannot be continued against a Governor. Advocate M Pracha, appearing for Dikshit, said as per Article...
  • Delhi: AAP demands action against former CM Sheila Dikshit July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Upping its ante against former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the AAP on Monday demanded strict action against her in connection with the Rs 3,000 crore unauthorised colonies scam. "The latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), now with the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, corroborates the findings...
  • Sheila Dikshit could not send out the right message, says Mahabal Mishra July 5, 2014

    The embarrassing poll defeat has left the Congress shaken from top to bottom. The loss forced the Congress president Sonia Gandhi to constitute a a committee under former defence minister AK Antony. Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders complained of massive infighting and complete absence of organisational support, say sources. Mahabal Mishra...
  • Congress leaders want radical changes in the party after poll loss July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: After the party's worst ever debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, split within the Congress seems to be out in the open. Congress leaders across the country are demanding radical changes in the party. Party workers have slammed several top central leaders for being arrogant and inaccessible. According...
  • Rumours about governors' resignation an insult: K Sankaranarayanan June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: As speculations grow over the Narendra Modi government asking UPA appointed governors to step down, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has said that such rumours are insulting to the Constitutional post. "No one has a permanent post in Democracy. The rumours around governor's post is an insult to the constitutional...
  • Uttar Pradesh governor BL Joshi resigns June 17, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi resigned on Tuesday after a nudge from the Centre to some Governors appointed by the previous UPA government to quit. His resignation has been received, Home Ministry sources said. The tenure of Joshi had expired a few months ago and he was sworn in again for another...
  • Modi government mulls changing Governors in five states including UP June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is now mulling replacing Governors who were appointed by the UPA-II government. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the government is likely to change the Governors of Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Punjab. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh is BL Joshi, Kerala -...
  • Delhi bureaucrats to take lessons from Gujarat on power, Yamuna issues June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government is interested in learning from Gujarat model of development to address the issues of power and Yamuna cleaning in the national capital. A team of Delhi government officials will be going to Gujarat on Thursday to study the state's solar model of power and the Sabarmati...
  • Kerala: Mahatma Gandhi University VC sacked over qualification row May 12, 2014

    Mahatma Gandhi University vice-chancellor AV George was sacked on Monday after the Kerala governor as the chancellor of the university signed the order. "The order has been inked," said a Raj Bhavan source who did not wish to be identified. George assumed the office of the Kottayam-based Mahatma Gandhi University's vice-chancellor in...
  • 7 RCR prepares to bid farewell to PM, 3 Motilal ready to host May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: There is a flurry of activity at two of the VIP bungalows in the Lutyen's Zone of the national capital, with one preparing to bid farewell to its special guest of 10 years while the other is being decked up to welcome its new resident. A sprawling bungalow at...
  • Kejriwal Slams Cong, BJP for Pre-Poll Understanding April 29, 2014

    Raking up the snoopgate scandal and Robert Vadra controversy, Arvind Kejriwal on Tuedsday accused both the Congress and BJP of having a pre-poll understanding and not taking any action against each other on the two issues. He also asked why Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi...
  • Campaign ends in Delhi, polls on April 10 April 8, 2014

    The high-voltage campaigning for the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital that saw newbie Aam Aadmi Party foraying into parliamentary contest to be held on April 10 came to an end on Tuesday. On the last day of campaign, all the top players, BJP, Congress and AAP held scores...
  • Congress's Ajay Maken eyeing hat-trick from New Delhi seat April 8, 2014

    A microcosm of capital's urban elite and who's who in the political space, the prestigious New Delhi constituency has been the centre of a high-octane campaign where incumbent Ajay Maken is facing BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi and Ashish Khaitan of AAP. Earlier represented by the likes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK...
  • Kejriwal dumping issues half-way: BJP March 27, 2014

    BJP on Thursday stepped up its attack on AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal accusing him of dumping issues half-way and running away from answering questions, and said it did not need his advise on the kind of language to be used. Charging Kejriwal with indulging in "hypocrisy" and "politics of convenience", it...
  • Ram Mandir is not an election issue: RSS to BJP March 11, 2014

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday told BJP that Ram Mandir is no longer a major election issue for them. It has asked the party to focus on other national affairs. This comes after the RSS held a four day strategy meeting. ...
  • Sheila Dikshit sworn-in as Kerala Governor March 11, 2014

    Veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was sworn in as Kerala Governor at the Raj Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. Kerala High Court Chief Justice Manjula Chellur administered the oath of office. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his cabinet colleagues were also present on the occasion. 75-year...
  • Sheila Dikshit to be sworn in as Kerala Governor today March 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will be sworn in as Kerala Governor on Tuesday. She was accorded a reception on her arrival at the airport on Monday. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, his wife Mariyamma Oommen, Speaker G Karthikeyan, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and senior government officials welcomed her. She succeeds...
  • Sheila Dikshit to take oath as Kerala Governor on March 11 March 10, 2014

    Sheila Dikshit, the former three- time Congress Chief Minister of Delhi, will take over as Kerala Governor on Tuesday at a function in Trivandrum. The 75-year-old Dikshit would be administered the oath by Kerala High Court Chief Justice Dr Manjula Chellur. She is expected to leave for Trivandrum tomorrow, said her...
  • Kejriwal fumes as Congress appoints Sheila Dikshit as Kerala Governor March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has hit out at the Congress for appointing former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit as the Kerala Governor. He has called it an attempt to shield the former CM who is facing an inquiry in the Commonwealth Games corruption cases. "Sheila Dikshit's...
  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit appointed Kerala's new Governor March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has been appointed as the new Governor of Kerala, sources said on Tuesday. The senior Congress leader served as CM from 1998 to 2013 in Delhi. Highly placed sources said that the decision has been conveyed to 75-year-old Dikshit, who will succeed Nikhil...
  • Delhi's women helpline to be disconnected, Sheila attacks Kejriwal March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A women's safety helpline set up by former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit following the brutal gangrape of a young medical student in December 2012, is now being disconnected. Dikshit said she was disappointed to see the way this helpline was being handled. "I'm extremely pained and disappointed. This...
  • Sheila Dikshit moves HC to oppose plea of AAP in graft case February 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court to oppose the plea of the then AAP government to withdraw the appeal filed by her dispensation against a lower court order to register an FIR against her in a corruption case. "Permit applicant Sheila Dikshit to...
  • AAP moves SC against President's rule in Delhi February 20, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision to impose President's rule in Delhi on the recommendation of the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung alleging it was done to protect Congress leaders and former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit from corruption charges. The party contended the February 16 order...
  • FIR against Sheila, Delhi HC to hear Kejriwal government's plea on Feb 26 February 17, 2014

    The Delhi High Court on Monday fixed for February 26 the hearing on Kejriwal government's plea to withdraw the appeal of previous Congress dispensation against a lower court order to register an FIR against former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in a corruption case. A bench of Justice V P Vaish, which...
  • AAP is an opportunistic party: Sheila Dikshit February 15, 2014

    After Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet resigned the Congress slammed the former saying it was an opportunistic party. "There is a system in place and the Constitution must be followed," said Sheila Dikshit. ...
  • AAP failed as it went beyond Constitution, says Sheila Dikshit February 15, 2014

    Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government failed because it started to go "beyond the Constitution". "Though AAP tried to tackle Delhi's problem, but I don't think they succeeded because they started going beyond the Constitution... and that is when they really failed,"...
  • Kejriwal ignoring people's problems: BJP February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Tuesday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of garnering political mileage through controversies and of ignoring the problems of people by putting up a "facade" of honesty. "It is clear that Kejriwal is trying to divert attention of the people from the issues of governance as he...