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28-Apr-2017 New Delhi

AAP open to take call on leadership change : Kumar Vishwas

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Friday said the party was open to take a call on change in the leadership because blaming the EVMs entirely for its poll defeats was wrong when "there is mistrust among people for us".Speaking to IndiaToday TV, Vishwas, considered...

28-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Mocking AAP on EVM issue is not right : Sanjay Singh

The AAP has said it was "not right" to make fun of the party whenever it raises questions on EVMs as other political parties also have been raising their concerns over the issue.Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh said the party has legitimate concerns...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

BJP win due to EVM tampering : Manish Sisodia

AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday alleged widespread tampering of EVMs to favour the BJP and said there was "no reason" for the people of Delhi to favour the BJP.Addressing the media after the BJP was set to sweep the...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Good people who left AAP will return : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he was confident that "good people" who left the AAP will return to its fold."I always regret when people leave," the Aam Aadmi Party leader told IANS."I have always said that I am always hopeful that good...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Larger coalition no answer to check Modi : Arvind Kejriwal

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...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

I fear tampering with EVMs in MCD polls too : Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday he fears "5 to 10 per cent" EVM tampering in Delhi's civic polls and urged people to vote heavily for the AAP to defeat this.In an interview, the Aam Aadmi Party leader also accused the Modi government of trying...

20-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal promises to clean up Delhi in one year

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday pledged to clean up the national capital in just one year if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won Sunday's municipal election.In a brief video message to voters, Kejriwal said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had failed...

20-Apr-2017 New Delhi

We will sweep municipal polls : Ashish Khetan

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claimed on Thursday that it was set to win 218 of the 272 municipal wards in Delhi in Sunday's election.AAP leader Ashish Khetan told the media that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has controlled the civic body for 10 years,...

19-Apr-2017 New Delhi

AAP promises clean Delhi, corruption-free civic body

The AAP on Wednesday pledged to make Delhi sparkling, end te house tax and banish corruption if it took control of the city's civic body in Sunday's election."It is a very important election. Delhi has been turned into a garbage dump by the BJP which controlled...

19-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Don't waste votes on Congress : Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged people in Delhi "not to waste their vote on the Congress" and said he had information that Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken may join the BJP after the civic polls.While releasing the Aam Aadmi Party's manifesto...

17-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Delhi MCDs have become den of corruption : Dilip Pandey

Aam Aadmi Party leader Dilip Pandey in a letter to BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said that the BJP-ruled municipal corporations in the city have become a den of corruption."I am writing this letter with deep anguish as your party had been spreading lies...

15-Apr-2017 New Delhi

MCD stands for Most Corrupt Department : Manish Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday released a report on corruption in the BJP-led Municipal Corporations of Delhi over the last 10 years, quipping MCD stood for "Most Corrupt Department".The report highlights the mis-governance of the civic...

14-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Can tell you 10 ways to tamper with EVMs : Arvind Kejriwal

Questioning the Election Commissions credibility over the issue of "rigged" EVMs, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday accused it of being biased towards BJP and hinted at possibility of the companies manufacturing EVMs being involved in their tampering.The...

14-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Bypoll result will not impact civic polls : Arvind Kejriwal

A day after the drubbing suffered by the AAP in the Rajouri Garden assembly seat bypoll in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the defeat will not impact his party's prospects in the April 23 MCD elections.He told the media here that his...

14-Apr-2017 New Delhi

SC/ST Commission will be formed in Delhi : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said a Commission will be formed here for the welfare of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes."Delhi government will form an SC/ST Commission for the welfare of the community," Kejriwal said.The Aam Aadmi...

13-Apr-2017 New Delhi

MLA Jarnail's resignation affected AAP in Delhi poll : Manish Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said that Delhi assembly's Rajouri Garden constituency voters were angry over AAP lawmaker Jarnail Singh's resignation to contest the Punjab assembly elections, which led to the party's poor show in the April...

12-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Withdraw EVMs sourced from Rajasthan : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged the State Election Commission (SEC) not to use Generation 1 EVMs brought in from Rajastan during the upcoming civic polls, claiming they were all "clearly" tampered with.Kejriwal demanded that the civic...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

AAP opposes use of Rajasthan EVMs in Delhi's civic polls

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday met the State Election Commissioner over the EVMs issue and said his Aam Aadmi Party will oppose the use of "faulty" EVMs from Rajasthan in the April 23 municipal elections here.An AAP delegation led by...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Alleging EVM fraud, Arvind Kejriwal says EC helping BJP win

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday blamed the Election Commission for "EVM-tampering" and said its only aim appeared to be to bring the BJP to power.The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also questioned the poll panel's decision to deploy EVMs produced...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Bringing BJP to power EC's only aim : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday blamed the Election Commission for "EVM-tampering fraud" and said the poll panel's only aim was to bring the BJP to power at any cost.Kejriwal said 18 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) had surfaced in Dholpur...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

BJP defaming AAP government ahead of civic polls : Manish Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday alleged the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) was trying to tarnish the image of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government ahead of the Delhi civic elections.His allegation came in the wake of contents of a file relating...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Snatching our office is injustice : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday described as "injustice" Lt Governor Anil Baijal's move to shut down the AAP's only office in the national capital.The Friday decision was an attempt to finish off the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) but this would never...

07-Apr-2017 New Delhi

L-G cancels allotment of bungalow for party office : Sanjay Singh

Accusing the BJP of playing dirty politics, the AAP on Friday said Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has cancelled the allotment of a bungalow at 206 Rouse Avenue, renamed Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, that houses the AAP headquarters.However, the Lt. Governor's Office...

05-Apr-2017 New Delhi

AAP seeks EVMs' micro-controllers, storage chips details

The AAP on Wednesday sought from the Election Commission the details of the manufacturer of micro-controllers and storage chips used in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Secretary Pankaj Gupta in a letter to Chief Election...

05-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal questions EC's insistence on EVMs

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday questioned the Election Commission's insistence on the use of EVMs and said the whole country wanted that paper ballots should be used in elections."All political parties (barring the BJP) and the people of...

04-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Defamation case in public matter, not private : Manish Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday defended the decision to pay lawyer Ram Jethmalani from the exchequer in a defamation suit filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying it was a public matter."There...

02-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Use VVPAT-fitted EVMs in coming Bengal polls : AAP

The AAP on Sunday demanded that voter-verified paper audit trail be fitted to electronic voting machines in all coming West Bengal elections where EVMs are used to prevent any tampering.Alleging "rampant tampering" of EVM machines to favour the Bharatiya...

02-Apr-2017 New Delhi

EC failed to protect integrity of electoral process : AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said the Election Commission had "completely failed in its duty" to protect the integrity of the electoral process vis-a-vis the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).The commission had thus failed in its "constitutional obligation"...

02-Apr-2017 New Delhi

AAP's Sanjay Singh attacked during road show

AAP leader Sanjay Singh was on Sunday attacked by a woman party worker during a road show here.Singh was campaigning for the upcoming civic polls along with several other party leaders and workers in Rajouri Garden area of west Delhi when the incident happened.The...

02-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Are EVMs tamper prone, asks Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday asked if the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) are prone to tampering, and said the incident in Madhya Pradesh pointed in that direction.The Election Commission of India (ECI) is set to replace over nine lakh EVMs...

02-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Now AAP offers free water, power subsidy to Delhi tenants

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said those living in rented houses will also get free water and subsidised electricity if the AAP comes to power in the civic corporations."Those staying in rented houses don't get benefit of low water and electricity...

01-Apr-2017 New Delhi

EDMC patting its back without doing anything for Delhi : Dilip Pandey

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday accused the BJP-ruled municipal corporations of "absolute financial and functional collapse" and slammed the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) for patting its back in a report card it issued on Thursday.Talking...

31-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Money recovery order conspiracy against AAP : Manish Sisodia

The order of a panel formed by the central government to recover Rs 97 crore from the AAP for splurging on ads is a conspiracy, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday.He told the media that the three-member panel did not have the mandate...

29-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Why different house tax rules for people, politicians : Manish Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday asked if the house tax of BJP leader Vijay Goel's mansion could be waived off, then why not for Delhi's commoners.Sisodia said the municipal corporations in August last year decided to exempt tax on Goel's...

28-Mar-2017 New Delhi

BJP, Congress misleading people on house tax : Dilip Pandey

The AAP on Tuesday said the BJP and the Congress are misleading people on the abolition of house tax by saying that it cannot be done.Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Delhi Convener Dilip Pandey said both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress were giving false...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Death threat to Kejriwal 'well-orchestrated' : Raghav Chadha

The AAP on Sunday alleged that the death threats to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other party leaders were issued as part of a "well-orchestrated" conspiracy and asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take action.In a letter to the Home Minister,...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Working to improve nightlife in Delhi : Kapil Mishra

In what may turn out to be a good news for the capital's dwellers, Minister of Culture and Tourism Kapil Mishra has said he believes in improving the city's nightlife and that attempts are underway in this direction."One thing missing in Delhi is a vibrant...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Kejriwal promises to abolish residential house tax, BJP criticises

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday promised to abolish residential house tax if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins the civic polls in the national capital, drawing criticism from Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.Kejriwal promised to abolish residential...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

BJP turned civic bodies into dens of corruption : Dilip Pandey

The AAP on Thursday accused the BJP of turning the three civic bodies in Delhi into "dens of corruption" and turning the national capital into a "garbage dump".The ruling Aam Aadmi Party also said that the north, south and east municipal corporations, in...

18-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Don't lose heart, keep fighting : Arvind Kejriwal tells AAP volunteers

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday asked AAP volunteers not to lose heart after the Punjab and Goa election results, and to be ready for the April 22 municipal corporation elections in the national capital.In a live social media interaction with...

18-Mar-2017 New Delhi

AAP seeks action against Delhi BJP chief

The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday sought action against Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari after a video of him insulting a woman teacher at a public function emerged on the social media.AAP's Delhi convener Dilip Pandey called Tiwari's behaviour "shameful and unfortunate",...

15-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal alleges EVM tampering in Punjab

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday alleged that EVMs may have been tampered with in Punjab, resulting in 20-25 per cent of AAP votes getting transferred to the SAD-BJP alliance and thus propping up the Congress to power.The Aam Aadmi Party leader...

14-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Conduct civic polls by paper ballot, not EVMs : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday asked the State Election Commission to conduct the upcoming civic polls through ballot paper instead of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).Kejriwal's demand comes amid allegations by some political leaders that...

13-Mar-2017 Panaji

EC should auction seats instead of holding polls : Goa AAP

The Goa Convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Elvis Gomes on Monday said the Election Commission (EC) should henceforth just "auction" every seat to the highest bidder instead of holding an election.Addressing the media here, Gomes also said that news reports...

11-Mar-2017 New Delhi

We are disappointed, will introspect : Ashutosh

The AAP on Saturday said it was disappointed over losing the Punjab election but added that becoming the main opposition in the border state was also an achievement.The Aam Aadmi Party, which was also drubbed in Goa, said its leadership will meet soon and...

11-Mar-2017 New Delhi

We are disappointed with Punjab : Ashutosh

The AAP said on Saturday it was disappointed it did not win the Punjab assembly election but added that even becoming the main opposition was an achievement."We were hoping to form a government in Punjab," Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh told IANS. "We are...

10-Mar-2017 New Delhi

CAG criticises Delhi's financing, Arvind Kejriwal cries foul

The CAG has pulled up the Delhi government for its over-budgeted estimates in 2015-16 and disproportionately higher expenditure in the last quarter of the year, calling it "a breach of financial propriety".The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) made the...

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