Sheila Dikshit

  • Campaign ends in Delhi, polls on April 10 08-04-2014 05:51 PM

    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...
  • Congress's Ajay Maken eyeing hat-trick from New Delhi seat 08-04-2014 05:23 PM

    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...
  • Kejriwal dumping issues half-way: BJP 27-03-2014 10:23 PM

    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",...
  • Sheila Dikshit sworn-in as Kerala Governor 11-03-2014 02:37 PM

    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....
  • Sheila Dikshit to be sworn in as Kerala Governor today 11-03-2014 09:44 AM

    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....
  • Sheila Dikshit to take oath as Kerala Governor on March 11 10-03-2014 12:16 AM

    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...
  • Kejriwal fumes as Congress appoints Sheila Dikshit as Kerala Governor 05-03-2014 01:53 PM

    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 04-03-2014 10:35 PM

    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...
  • Delhi's women helpline to be disconnected, Sheila attacks Kejriwal 04-03-2014 03:52 PM

    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....
  • Sheila Dikshit moves HC to oppose plea of AAP in graft case 25-02-2014 11:53 PM

    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...
  • AAP moves SC against President's rule in Delhi 20-02-2014 08:33 PM

    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...
  • FIR against Sheila, Delhi HC to hear Kejriwal government's plea on Feb 26 17-02-2014 01:01 PM

    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,...
  • AAP failed as it went beyond Constitution, says Sheila Dikshit 15-02-2014 03:07 PM

    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...
  • Kejriwal ignoring people's problems: BJP 11-02-2014 09:32 PM

    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...
  • Delhi: BRT should be scrapped, says Kejriwal 10-02-2014 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: The capital's controversial BRT corridor for buses should be scrapped in its present form, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said. He has asked Transport Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj to go into the matter, Kejriwal said. Introduced some six years ago in South Delhi, Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) corridor...
  • Jan Lokpal Bill: Kejriwal threatens to 'go to any extent' 08-02-2014 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday threatened to "go to any extent" over his pet anti-graft legislation, the Jan Lokpal Bill, which is opposed both by the Congress, whose continued support is essential for the survival of his government, as well as the BJP. "Corruption is extremely...
  • Delhi government orders ACB probe into another CWG project 07-02-2014 10:23 PM

    New Delhi: Pointing at yet another purported scam under the Sheila Dikshit regime, Delhi government on Friday asked its Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to probe alleged irregularities worth Rs 184 crore in the construction of the Ring Road bypass ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. On the basis of Delhi government's...
  • Kejriwal takes on Congress, files FIR in CWG scam 06-02-2014 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken on the Congress with a fresh FIR in the Commonwealth Games scam case. The FIR has been filed in connection with alleged corruption in the purchase of street lights. The FIR, though, does not name former chief minister Sheila Dikshit directly....
  • CWG scam: Dikshit not named in FIR, Delhi government note mentions her 06-02-2014 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: An FIR has been filed in connection with alleged corruption in the purchase of street lights during the Commonwealth Games 2010. The FIR, however, does not name former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit directly. CNN-IBN has accessed a top secret note of the Delhi government which does mention...
  • Delhi government orders probe into CWG scam, Sheila Dikshit in trouble 06-02-2014 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Ex-Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is feeling the heat. The Delhi government on Thursday gave the first case to its anti-corruption unit. And the case is none other than the Commonwealth Games street-lighting scam, in which a private company was allegedly favoured by the Delhi government, leading to...
  • AAP seeks probe against Sheila Dikshit in unauthorised colony scam 03-02-2014 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday wrote a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee asking for a probe against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit for issuing fake provisional certificates to unauthorised colonies. On the report submitted by the Lokayukta on the issue, the President had asked for the chief minister's...
  • Sheila Dikshit skips court, deposits Rs 5,000 for defamation case 27-01-2014 06:58 PM

    Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday deposited in a Delhi court Rs 5,000 as costs imposed on her for non-appearance in a defamation case lodged by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta. Dikshit, who was earlier directed by the court to remain present before it without any excuse,...
  • CWG scam: BJP to submit proof against Sheila Dikshit to Lt Governor 23-01-2014 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to submit proof against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the Commonwealth Games scam to the Lieutenant Governor on Thursday. The party is expected to ask Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to direct Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to...
  • Maintain dignity of CM post, adopt constitutional means: Digvijaya Singh on Kejriwal's protest 21-01-2014 03:33 PM

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for taking the "agitation route" and said he should maintain the dignity of the office he holds by adopting constitutional means to resolve his stand-off with the Centre. Kejriwal along with his ministers, AAP MLAs and supporters...
  • Sheila Dikshit has performed her responsibilities with honesty: Congress 18-01-2014 08:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying former chief minister Sheila Dikshit had performed her responsibilities with honesty and she didn't do anything wrong. "We are not scared of Kejriwal, Let him do whatever he wants. Sheila Dikshit had performed her responsibilities...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to reopen Commonwealth Games scam files 05-01-2014 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may not be contesting forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, but he is making sure that the path is not going easy for the Congress. Kejriwal has said that he would be investigating the 2010 Commonwealth Games scam, which is one amongst the many scams...
  • Omar Abdullah asks Kejriwal to focus on delivery of election promises 04-01-2014 10:18 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday advised his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal to focus on the delivery of election promises rather than on the "fluff" surrounding the controversy over taking five-bedroom duplex government flats. "I don't think anyone voted against Sheila Dikshit (former Delhi CM) because of...
  • D-Day for Kejriwal, AAP faces vote of confidence in Delhi Assembly 02-01-2014 07:23 AM

    New Delhi: It's D-Day for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he faces the vote of confidence in the Assembly on Thursday which the Aam Aadmi Party government is likely to sail through with the support of eight Congress MLAs and the lone Janata Dal United legislator. The Delhi Assembly...
  • AAP vows to go hard against corrupt politicians 29-12-2013 10:55 AM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader and senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan expressed his happiness as Arvind Kejriwal and other party leaders took oath to be a part of the Delhi government and reiterated the party's stand that it will go hard against the corrupt politicians. "We are committed to Jan...
  • Rakhi Birla, the youngest minister in Kejriwal's Cabinet 28-12-2013 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: At an age when most youngsters struggle to find their feet, 26-year-old Rakhi Birla is not just the youngest minister in Arvind Kejriwal's Cabinet, but also its only woman face. Birla had emerged as a giant killer after thumping four-time MLA and PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan in...