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Tag: Aap

AAP will challenge Naveen govt in 2 years: Asutosh

Bhubaneswar: The Aam Admi Party (AAP) will become powerful in the state and pose a tough challenge to Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in Odisha in next two years, said national spokesperson of the party Asutosh here today. Briefing mediapersons he said, “The AAP will soon emerge a strong power in Odisha. It will give a […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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BJP bags Rajouri Garden Assembly seat, AAP loses deposit

New Delhi: The BJP registered a huge victory in the Rajouri Garden Assembly bypoll in the national capital today handing a humiliating defeat to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, which finished a distant third and even lost deposit. BJP-SAD joint candidate Manjinder Singh Sirsa bagged 40,602 seats, over 50 per cent of the total votes […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Three ex-MLAs join BJP

Bhubaneswar: Three former MLAs and more than 50 leaders joined BJP at the party headquarters here today. Former Janata Dal MLA of Dharmasala (Jajpur) Guru Charan Tikayat, former BJD MLA of Gunupur (Nabarangpur) Ramamurty Mutika and former Janata Dal MLA of Bhatli (Bargarh) Kumarbar Behera formally joined the saffron party. Besides, BJD leader and Khurda […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
30 activists detained prior to CM visit to Rayagada

Rayagada: Around 30 activists of various political parties were detained by police this morning prior to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s visit to Rayagada district today. While nine Congress activists were detained at Kashipur, eight BJP activists, seven from the Congress and two from the Aam Admi Party (AAP) were detained at Rayagada. Police have seized […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
AAP sets eyes on Odisha

Cuttack: Unfazed by the recent controversy surrounding its chief Arvind Kejriwal in a corruption related FIR in New Delhi and the suspension of its minister Sandeep Kumar on rape charges, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday revealed its ambitious plan to form government in Odisha in 2019. Addressing the party’s maiden workers’ meet here, […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Political parties in race to tap social media

With barely a week left for the general elections in Odisha, political parties here are increasingly embracing social media to reach out to voters. They have taken it as a game changer in the ensuing polls, as the number of social media savvy young voters is quite noticeable in the state

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
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AAP Odisha targets to enroll 1 lakh members

Bhubaneswar: Buoyed by its spectacular performance in the recent Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Odisha chapter has set a target to enroll more than three lakh members in the state during its membership drive. The Main bhi aam aadmi campaign, which was kicked off nationally in Delhi today by AAP leader and […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Kejriwal seeks probe into Pakistan's role in polls

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday raised questions over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and sought a probe into the role of Pakistan in helping the party for winning the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Sharing a news article, which says “Pakistan PM Imran Khan sees better chance of peace talks […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
EVM's untrustworthy, need to be replaced with ballot papers: AAP

Lucknow: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday demanded that in view of the latest charges against the electronic voting machines (EVMs) by a hacker in London, the old, tried and tested ballot papers should be used again in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. The party has also exhorted all opposition parties to boycott the […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
No tie up with Congress in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana: AAP

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party, which has been giving mixed signals on the chances of an alliance with the Congress, on Friday finally ruled out any such possibility in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab, saying the Congress is not thinking for the nation. Speaking to the media, AAP leader Gopal Rai said the party at […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sacks Minister Asim Ahmed Khan Over Corruption Charges
AAP demands special Parliament session over upper caste reservation

New Delhi: Calling the upper caste quota an election stunt by the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday demanded a special session of the Parliament to bring constitutional amendment for the implementation of the decision. “For the economically backward upper castes, the Narendra Modi government has given a welcoming ‘jumla’. Such similar decisions […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
BJP, Congress skip Delhi Assembly silver jubilee celebration

New Delhi: The silver jubilee celebration of the Delhi Assembly on Saturday remained an all-AAP MLA event, with both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress boycotting the event. In his address at the function to mark the 25th anniversary of the Delhi Assembly’s first sitting on December 14, 1993, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel hit out […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
BJP creating an environment of terror among Purvanchalis: Aam Aadmi Party

New Delhi: Delhi’s ruling AAP on Monday flayed the BJP for creating an “environment of terror” after a group of purvanchalis, preparing for Chhath pooja, was attacked by another “faction” of BJP workers. “BJP’s Chandan Chaudhary, along with some purvanchali people, was preparing for the Chhath pooja on Sunday when another group of BJP supporters […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
AAP announces five candidates for Lok Sabha polls in Punjab

Chandigarh:Taking a lead over other parties in the state, the Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday announced the names of five candidates for the Lok Sabha elections likely to be held in April-May next year. The AAP has retained two outgoing MPs, Bhagwant Mann (Sangrur) and Sadhu Singh (Faridkot). The names […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Ashutosh quits AAP

New Delhi: Senior leader Ashutosh on Wednesday quit the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), citing personal reasons. “Every journey has an end. My association with AAP which was beautiful/revolutionary has also an end. I have resigned from the party (and) requested (it) to accept the same,” he tweeted. “It is purely from a very very personal […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Centre to take up Delhi situation with LG: AAP MP

New Delhi: AAP leader Sanjay Singh met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday and said the Centre has agreed to take up the current situation in Delhi with the Lt. Governor and find a solution to the row over governance. “I narrated to him the entire situation in Delhi and how IAS officers have […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Kejriwal is an actor, who himself writes script, directs and acts in lead role: Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi: Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari on Thursday described Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as an actor, who scripts a play and does the lead role and accused him of acting as a “pawn for anti-national elements”. “Kejriwal is a big actor. He writes the script, directs the play and himself plays the lead role,” […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
1.46 lakh CCTVs to be installed in Delhi schools in six months

New Delhi: As many as 1.46 lakh CCTVs will be installed in over 1,000 Delhi government schools in six months at an estimated cost of Rs 597.51 crore, Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Satyendar Jain said here on Wednesday. The CCTVs will be installed in classrooms and open areas, except bathrooms. Jain said that a tender […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
AAP to 'gherao' PM's residence over Unnao, Kathua rape

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will ‘gherao’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence here on Sunday over what it said on Friday was his silence on the rapes in Unnao and Kathua. Addressing the media, senior party leader Gopal Rai said the party would also launch a country-wide campaign after Sunday on rising attacks […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Delhi High Court sets aside disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

New Delhi: In a major relief to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the High Court on Friday set aside the Election Commission recommendation disqualifying 20 ruling party MLAs in an office-of-profit case. The court asked the Election Commission to hear the case afresh because the MLAs were not given proper hearing before the poll panel […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Kejriwal blames Modi government for Nirav Modi's flight

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday accused the Modi government of helping the prime accused in the Rs 11,515 crore PNB fraud, Nirav Modi, to flee from India. “Is it possible to believe that he or Vijay Mallya left the country without active connivance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (government)?” the Aam […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
BJP walked out of discussion on sealing drive: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the BJP delegation that called on him to talk about the ongoing sealing drive, walked out from the discussion. “All our MLAs and councillors had gathered for the meeting with the BJP delegation (led by Delhi BJP unit chief Manoj Tiwari). They refused to have […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Poll Commission wants 20 AAP MLAs disqualified

New Delhi: The Election Commission is understood to have recommended disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs on grounds of holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries. The Election Commission gave its opinion to the President on a complaint by the Congress in June 2016, seeking disqualification of the AAP MLAs. Under the Constitution, […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Sushil Gupta will help accomplish mission Haryana: AAP

New Delhi: Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday said that businessman Sushil Gupta, one of its Rajya Sabha candidates, will help the party expand and accomplish its “Mission Haryana”. AAP Delhi convenor Gopal Rai took up to Facebook Live to justify the party’s decision of electing the two outsiders — Narain Dass Gupta and […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Kumar Vishwas denied RS ticket

New Delhi: After he was denied a Rajya Sabha nomination, disgruntled AAP leader Kumar Vishwas said he has been “punished” for speaking the truth. “For the last one-and-a-half years, be it the PAC (Political Affairs Committee) or my elder brother Arvind Kejriwal’s decision on issues like surgical strike, taking a soft stand on terrorists, his […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
NOTA gets 2.5 times more votes than AAP in Gujarat

New Delhi: NOTA (None of the Above) option got 2.5 times more votes than the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the 29 seats that the party contested in Gujarat, according to an election result analysis by IANS. The NOTA is an option in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and by registering a vote under NOTA, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
AAP gets Rs 30-cr tax notice

New Delhi: The Income Tax Department has served a Rs 30.67 crore tax notice to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), an official said on Monday. The IT official who spoke on the condition of anonymity told IANS: “The notice was served to the party after completing all assessment of its tax records.” The notice cited […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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Blue WagonR car used by Arvind Kejriwal stolen

New Delhi: A car which Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier used to use extensively was stolen here on Thursday, police said. The blue colour WagonR car, registered in the name of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), was being used by media coordinator Vandana Singh and was stolen from outside the Delhi Secretariat Gate No […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
AAP begins Gujarat campaign, terms BJP 'arrogant and corrupt'

Ahmedabad: The AAP on Monday launched its election campaign in Gujarat with a roadshow in the city, even as its senior leader Gopal Rai mounted a scathing attack on the ruling BJP calling it “arrogant, corrupt and murderer”. Rai, a minister in the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Delhi government, told reporters before the roadshow that […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Kolkata Metro cheaper than Delhi Metro: AAP

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday said despite both being metropolitan cities, the Metro train fare in Kolkata is cheaper in comparison to Delhi. Addressing media persons here, AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj also said that former Delhi Chief Secretary K.K. Sharma was part of the Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) and he had […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
PWD issues notice to AAP on bungalow allotment

New Delhi: Delhi’s Public Works Department (PWD) has issued a show-cause notice to AAP, asking why their Delhi office should not be got vacated and the party penalised for “illegally” occupying a central Delhi bungalow for the purpose, an official said on Thursday. The senior PWD official told IANS that they were following orders of […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Kejriwal invites Kamal to joint active politics

Chennai: With Tamil Nadu politics undergoing a churning, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met actor Kamal Haasan here for over an hour and invited him to join active politics to fight corruption and communalism. After the luncheon meeting at the actor’s Eldams Road residence, Kejriwal, with Kamal Haasan by his side, told the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Link fuel prices to international market: AAP

New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday urged Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to direct oil companies to link petrol and diesel prices to the international market and pass on the “huge profits” being made by them to the public. The Delhi Minister Gopal Rai said in a memorandum to Pradhan that “the mandate of […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Kapil Mishra
Kapil Mishra claims Rs 300 crore scam in medicine purchase

New Delhi: Sacked Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain of misappropriating health funds and claimed three health scams, including one involving Rs 300 crore. Mishra said three big scams were perpetrated in the health sector by the Aam Aadmi Party government, including one of […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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ACB raids residence of Arvind Kejriwal's kin in PWD scam

New Delhi: Delhi’s Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) on Tuesday said it has raided Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s deceased brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal’s residence in the alleged Rs 10 crore PWD scam. The raids were carried out on Monday evening at the Bansal residence and in two other offices of promoters under the agency’s scanner, a […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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BJP's Shatrughan Sinha, Sushil Modi in twitter war

New Delhi/Patna: A Twitter war erupted between actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha and his BJP party colleague Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday when the former tweeted in favour of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying “enough of negative politics and mudslinging”. Modi, responding to Sinha’s tweet, demanded that the “enemies of the […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Kapil Mishra
Kapil Mishra starts 'Let's clean AAP' campaign

New Delhi: Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra on Sunday launched the “Let’s clean AAP” campaign to rid the ruling Aam Aadmi Party of the “few people who are corrupt”. Mishra, who was first sacked as Water Minister and then suspended from the party, urged AAP workers to come together and not to leave the party, […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
AAP refutes Mishra's allegations, calls it a BJP conspiracy

New Delhi: Refuting allegations of irregularities in political donations levelled against it by sacked Minister Kapil Mishra, the AAP on Sunday said that it followed all prescribed norms and rules and the allegations were part of a conspiracy hatched by the BJP to crush it. Addressing a press conference here, Aam Adami Party (AAP) leader […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Police detains AAP MLA ahead of protest fast outside Mishra's residence

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday detained AAP MLA Sanjeev Jha for trying to “break public peace” after he tried to hold a counter hunger strike outside the house of sacked minister Kapil Mishra, who is sitting on indefinite fast to protest corruption in the ruling AAP. “We have detained Sanjeev Jha, as he attempted […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Arvind Kejriwal
Larger coalition no answer to check Narendra Modi, says Kejriwal

New Delhi: Merely forming a larger coalition of opposition parties cannot help check Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday. The Aam Aadmi Party leader said in an interview that issues affecting people were more important than the simple coming together of political forces during elections. “The country’s problems need to […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021

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