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Tag: Aap

Grand Alliance possible among some parties before polls: Naidu

New Delhi: There may be a Grand Alliance at the national level even before the Lok Sabha elections between parties like the Congress, TMC, AAP and TDP, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said here on Tuesday. He also said that other secular parties would join the alliance after the elections because of some […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Op-Ed: The key to any meaningful change is ‘intent’

Arvind Kejriwal hit the nail on the head on Thursday when he said there is no opposition in Odisha. There is a ruling party and two real or potential allies who have monopolized the entire political discourse among themselves for two decades leaving no scope for others to break in. But the big question is: […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 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
Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election: PDP, AAP & YSRCP to abstain from voting

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party(AAP), YSR Congress Party and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have decided to abstain from voting in the election to the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman. “The PDP has decided to abstain from voting… The decision was taken in view of dissolution of coalition with the BJP,” party Chief spokesman […]

  • Monday, 26 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
Arvind Kejriwal's nephew arrested in connection with Rs 6 crore scam

  New Delhi: The Anti-Corruption Branch on Thursday arrested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s nephew, Vinay Bansal, in an alleged scam totaling Rs 6 crore in the Public Works Department (PWD). Bansal was arrested from his residence in Pitampura in west Delhi in the morning, after he failed to give satisfactory replies on firm Mahadeo […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 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
Office of profit: Prez OKs disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind today accepted the Election Commission’s recommendation to disqualify 20 MLAs of Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party for holding offices of profit. A notification issued by the law ministry quoted the president as saying that in the light of the opinion expressed by the Election Commission (EC), the 20 members […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 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
AAP demands drought-prone district status for Bolangir

Bolangir: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) organised a rally here on Sunday to demand declaration of Bolangir as drought-prone district and solve issues of the farmers. Members of AAP from Delhi Alka Lamba and Naresh Yadav attended the rally. Later in the day, a meeting was organised at the town hall for discussion on issues […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Arvind Kejriwal
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
AAP leader joins BJP along with supporters

Pathankot: AAP leader Joginder Chinna, who had contested the Punjab assembly polls from Dinanagar seat, today joined the BJP, and accused the AAP’s Punjab unit chief Bhagwant Mann of converting the party into a “private company”. Jolting the AAP days ahead of the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bye-election, Chinna, along with his supporters, took the BJP’s […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 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
BJP, AAP oppose Delhi Metro fare hike

New Delhi: In a rare meeting of minds, the ruling Aam Admi Party and the opposition BJP today opposed the Delhi Metro’s fare hike which will take effect from October 10. Hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal directed his Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot to look into the matter, the president of city BJP unit, […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 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
AAP activists demand reopening of Deogaon sugar mill

Bolangir: Activists of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) staged a demonstration in front of the Bolangir district Collectorate today demanding restoration of Bijayananda Sugar Mill in Deogaon of the district. The activists along with the agitating sugarcane growers gheraoed the Collector office and burnt sugarcanes as a mark of protest. The party activists alleged that […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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
NITI Aayog
NITI Aayog to support AAP government's 4 infra projects

New Delhi: The NITI Aayog has chosen four infrastructure projects of the Delhi government and will help in their execution under its development support policy. Two of these projects are related to transit-oriented development – smart city at North Delhi’s Gulabi Bagh and ISBT Sarai Kale Khan in southeast Delhi. The other two are the […]

  • Monday, 28 June 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
Arvind Kejriwal
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
Satrughan sinha, sushil modi
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

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