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04-May-2019 Chandigarh

Infighting-ridden AAP now a sinking ship in Punjab

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had emerged as a dark horse in Punjab in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, winning four parliamentary seats while its performance in the remaining nine  seats left its rivals stumped, but it is a different story this time round.The...

25-Apr-2019 Chandigarh

Couple entry for Badals in Punjab amid "match-fixing" allegations

The Shiromani Akali Dal's first couple party President Sukhbir Singh Badal and his Union Minister wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal, are making a couple entry in the Lok Sabha elections in Punjab this time.While Sukhbir Badal, who is a sitting legislator from the...

16-Apr-2019 Chandigarh

In Chautala vs Chautala, AAP shows a bias

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has been accused of showing a political bias in the ongoing feud in the Chautala family in Haryana.The Kejriwal government has allowed Ajay Chautala to come out of Tihar...

29-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Congress needed in Haryana, not in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his party needed to ally with the Congress in Haryana, not in Delhi, for the Lok Sabha elections in order to defeat the BJP.Asserting that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was "undoubtedly strong",...

29-Mar-2019 New Delhi

AAP launches central 'war room' ahead of polls

Gearing up for the Lok Sabha polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday launched its central 'War Room' comprising a 20-member team here.Inaugurating the set-up packed with a dozen laptops and printers, and maps of the city and the constituencies on its walls,...

23-Mar-2019 New Delhi

BJP used cops to get AAP meet nixed : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, here on Saturday, accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of getting his public rally cancelled by misusing the police.However, the DCP Outer Delhi said the venue was unfit and an alternate site, 150-meter away, was approved...

23-Mar-2019 New Delhi

AAP takes out rally, starts poll campaign in Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched its Lok Sabha election campaign by taking out a rally, here on Saturday.The rally, spearheaded by AAP leader Gopal Rai, passed through 10 Assembly constituencies in West Delhi, including Dwarka, Nawada, Uttam Nagar and...

12-May-2014 New Delhi

Don't write off Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP!

As the nation waits with bated breath for the results of the just concluded mammoth nine-stage election, one clear winner is already on display. And that is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its radically fresh and welcome electoral strategy. It is of little...

12-May-2014 New Delhi

AAP protests against Modi television appeal

The AAP Monday urged the Election Commission to take strict action against TV channels for telecasting a message from BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in violation of electoral laws.The Aam Aadmi Party said it was a violation of the Model...

11-May-2014 New Delhi

Poll panel issues notice to Kejriwal over anti-Congress remarks

A notice has been issued to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks against the Congress during a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, the Election Commission said Sunday."In a rally in Amethi dated May 2, Kejriwal had said 'it would be betraying the country...

09-May-2014 Varanasi

Kejriwal attacks Modi during Varanasi roadshow

Surrounded by thousands of supporters, AAP candidate Arvind Kejriwal put up a show of strength here Friday, attacking his rival and BJP's prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi.Dubbing Modi's display of strength a day earlier as a "drama", Kejriwal claimed that...

09-May-2014 Varanasi

AAP supporters attacked in Varanasi

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members, including TV artist Raghu Raman, were allegedly attacked by some unidentified assailants here Friday, police said.The incident happened at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus when the AAP supporters were taking out a...

08-May-2014 Varanasi

Why politicise Ganga aarti, Kejriwal asks Modi

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal Thursday accused BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of politicising the issue of the 'Ganga aarti', saying no permission was needed to perform it.Showing a letter from the Election Commission giving Modi permission...

08-May-2014 Varanasi

Why politicise Ganga aarti issue, Kejriwal asks Modi

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal Thursday asked BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi why was he politicising the issue of prayer rituals at the Ganga when the Election Commission has given him the permission for Ganga aarti.Showing a letter from the...

06-May-2014 New Delhi

Jamaat backs Kejriwal against Modi

The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Tuesday announced its support to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi, where he is contesting against BJP's Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha election.The Jamaat said the decision, taken by its Uttar Pradesh unit, had won the backing...

04-May-2014 New Delhi

Nitish approved decision to support Kejriwal: Tyagi

The JD-U decision to campaign for AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi was approved by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and party chief Sharad Yadav, party spokesperson K.C. Tyagi said Sunday."Nitish himself told me that I should go and campaign for Kejriwal...

04-May-2014

Arvind Kejriwal: A politics of articulated angst

He may be a toddler in Indian politics but Arvind Kejriwal is also its "sole symbol of hope, a true aberration to the existing structures, an outsider who has challenged established parties and ideas of the past". The Congress and the BJP may speak about...

03-May-2014 Patna

JD-U divided over support to Kejriwal in Varanasi

Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) is pided over lending support to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in his electoral battle against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi.Senior JD-U leader and spokesperson K.C. Tyagi had Thursday announced...

02-May-2014 New Delhi

No lapse in granting registration to AAP: EC

The EC Friday told the Delhi High Court there was "no lapse" in granting registration to the AAP and it was given after the requirements were met.The counsel appearing for the Election Commission (EC) submitted before a pision bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini...

01-May-2014 Varanasi

AAP promises 'holy city' status to Varanasi

The AAP Thursday released its Varanasi manifesto, promising a "holy city" status to the city besides setting up new medical centres, cleaning the Ganges and curbing the mafia.In the seven-page manifesto, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused the Bharatiya Janata...

01-May-2014 New Delhi

JD-U backs Kejriwal against Modi

The Janata Dal-United Thursday announced its support to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's electoral battle against the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi.JD-U leader K.C. Tyagi told IANS that the party decided to support the Aam Aadmi...

28-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Qazmi quits AAP, alleges party-corporate nexus

Adding to the heat and dust of general elections, Maqsood ul Hasan Qazmi resigned Monday as a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s national council, expressing his displeasure over the alleged nexus between the party and certain corporate groups.At a press...

27-Apr-2014 Varanasi

Varanasi battle to save the country: Arvind Kejriwal

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that his fight against BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi is not a "battle of prestige" but one to save the country from corrupt forces.Kejriwal said the party's electoral win in Varanasi and Amethi would be "enough...

25-Apr-2014 New Delhi

AAP writes to EC demanding security in Varanasi

The AAP has written to the Election Commission demanding deployment of central security forces and senior central observers in Varanasi to ensure party candidate Arvind Kejriwal's Lok Sabha election campaign is not marred by violence.The Aam Aadmi Party...

25-Apr-2014 New York

App to protect your credit card from hacking

Bad news for credit card hackers. Here comes a 'remote control' app that can help you turn your credit cards on and off with the click of a button, and control when, where, and how they are used.Run by two Indian American entrepreneurs, a San Jose-based...

25-Apr-2014 Chandigarh

In Punjab, AAP makes inroads in hinterland

Till a month back, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was not much of a political entity in Punjab. But that is no longer the story. Thanks to some of its candidates, the party is covering ground -- even in Punjab's rural areas.While the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya...

25-Apr-2014 Kolkata

AAP fails to make a mark in West Bengal

Despite creating such a buzz, particularly among the young and those looking for alternative politics in much of the country, the Aam Admi Party (AAP) seems to have failed to create even a ripple in West Bengal.Plagued by defections and allegations of corruption,...

25-Apr-2014 Agra

Agra's betting bazaar places AAP at third place

After months of high voltage election campaign, peace has descended here and the talk in the betting bazaar hints at the Aam Aadmi Party emerging a close third, denting the poll prospects of strong contenders. Candidates have now returned to their homes with...

23-Apr-2014 Varanasi

Kejriwal's resignation dented party's chances: Manish Sisodia

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's resignation as the chief minister of Delhi has dented the prospects of the party in the Lok Sabha poll, senior party leader and close aide Manish Sisodia said.However, Sisodia said the move is bound to prove "propitious" for...

23-Apr-2014 Varanasi

Kejriwal files nomination from Varanasi

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday filed his nomination papers to fight the Lok Sabha election here to take on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.Kejriwal filed his papers at the district magistrate's office after a roadshow through parts...

23-Apr-2014 Varanasi

Kejriwal attacks Modi, Rahul

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and wondered from where the money was coming for their advertisements.The former Delhi chief minister held a roadshow here...

19-Apr-2014 Bangalore

Ex-Infosys honcho to campaign for Kejriwal

V. Balakrishnan, the former Infosys honcho and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) contestant from the Bangalore Central Lok Sabha seat, will campaign for the party's national convener Arvind Kejriwal, who is contesting from Varanasi."I am definitely going to Varanasi...

19-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Court warns Kejriwal for skipping hearing

A court here Saturday warned former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and three AAP leaders that "coercive process" would be initiated against them if they fail to appear on the next date of hearing in a defamation case.Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil...

18-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Hold election in Delhi, Prashant Bhushan urges Jung

AAP leader Prashant Bhushan Friday urged Delhi's Lt.Governor Najeeb Jung to re-consider his decision of not recommending, to the central government, holding of early elections in the city which is under president's rule.The three-page letter comes a day...

18-Apr-2014 Varanasi

Kejriwal target of stones in Varanasi

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal faced a barrage of stones and brickbats thrown at him by over a dozen youth shouting "Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi" slogans near the Banaras Hindu University campus Thursday evening, police and eyewitnesses said.One...

17-Apr-2014 Varanasi

Admitting Delhi 'mistake', Kejriwal has dialogue with voters

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who admitted he should have consulted the people before he decided to quit as Delhi chief minister and resign his government, has launched a major dialogue with voters here while calling for the defeat of BJP icon Narendra Modi.The...

16-Apr-2014 New Delhi

AAP alleges irregularity in awarding hydrocarbon fields

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Wednesday alleged that the UPA government was going ahead on the award of hydrocarbon fields in the country’s western offshore to the Essar group despite no contract having been signed by the two parties, which can potentially cause...

16-Apr-2014 Varanasi

I should have consulted people before quitting: Kejriwal

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday said he committed a "mistake" of not consulting people before resigning as chief minister of Delhi."I think we made a mistake on (the issue of) resignation. Resignation in principle was (however)...

15-Apr-2014 Varanasi

Kejriwal begins campaigning in Varanasi

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday plunged into campaigning for the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, where he will face BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.Arriving here after a overnight train ride from Delhi, Kejriwal met a Muslim leader and...

15-Apr-2014 Amethi

Kumar Vishwas files nomination from Amethi

AAP candidate Kumar Vishwas Tuesday filed his nomination here to fight the Lok Sabha election in the constituency held by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.Ahead of filing his nomination, the poet-turned-politician led a march...

15-Apr-2014 Bangalore

AAP's low-cost, high-impact campaign in Karnataka

The AAP, which shot to national fame after an impressive showing in the Delhi assembly elections, is racing against time to woo voters with a "low-cost but high-impact campaign" for the Lok Sabha election in Karnataka where polling is due Thursday.Getting...

14-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Kejriwal gets maximum TV news time: Study

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal got the highest TV coverage during prime time news followed by BJP's Narendra Modi and Congress's Rahul Gandhi, a study said here Monday.An analysis of five news channels by CMS Media Lab showed that while the Aam Aadmi Party chief...

14-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Kejriwal leaves for Varanasi to take on Modi

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal left Monday evening by train for Varanasi to contest against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, with hundreds of supporters wishing him the best.Kejriwal boarded the Shiv Ganga Express along with his parents and select...

14-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Kejriwal pays tribute to Ambedkar

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and members of the Delhi Assembly Monday paid tributes to B.R. Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary.Kejriwal and former Delhi Assembly speaker M.S. Dhir paid floral tributes at Ambedkar's statue at the assembly complex in the...

14-Apr-2014 New Delhi

We expect real attacks after election: Kejriwal

In remarks clearly directed at the BJP, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said Monday that he expected "real attacks" on his party after the Lok Sabha election.Speaking at a book release function, Kejriwal said he and some of his associates have till now been...

14-Apr-2014 Patna

AAP candidate in Nalanda attacked

The AAP Monday demanded the transfer of the superintendent of police in Bihar's Nalanda district after its candidate, Pranav Prakash, was attacked and injured by unidentified men.Prakash was assaulted Sunday evening in Utarthu village when he was on his...

12-Apr-2014 Panaji

AAP demands repoll in North Goa

AAP Saturday demanded a repoll in the North Goa constituency claiming that the Samajwadi Janata Party's (SJP) 'battery torch' symbol on the EVMs was similar to the AAP's broom and has ended up confusing its voters.Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office bearer Valmiki...

11-Apr-2014 Gurgaon

Yogendra Yadav to face action for 'paid news offence'

AAP's Gurgaon candidate Yogendra Yadav has been found guilty of violating the model poll code by distributing a newspaper, which has been categorised as "paid news", and hence its cost will be added to his election expenditure, an official said Friday.

11-Apr-2014 Gurgaon

Yogendra Yadav to face action for 'paid news offence'

AAP's Gurgaon candidate Yogendra Yadav has been found guilty of violating the model poll code by distributing a newspaper, which has been categorised as "paid news", and hence its cost will be added to his election expenditure, an official said Friday.

11-Apr-2014 Amritsar

Kejriwal on three-day Punjab road show

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal started his three-day political road show in Punjab from this Sikh holy city Friday.Kejriwal offered prayers at `Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as the Golden Temple, before starting...

11-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Book on rise of AAP, Arvind Kejriwal

A book for the first time has analysed the rise of the AAP and its leader Arvind Kejriwal and the highs and lows of the party that made a stunning debut in last December's Delhi assembly election.The book "The Disrupter: Arvind...

10-Apr-2014 Gurgaon

AAP alleges large-scale rigging in Gurgaon

The AAP alleged Thursday large-scale rigging in Nuh and other parts of Mewat in Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency where party leader Yogendra Yadav is a candidate.“People from weaker section of the society were not even allowed to enter a few polling stations,”...

09-Apr-2014 Lucknow

Shastri's grandson is AAP cover for Javed Jaaferi

AAP leader Adarsh Shastri, grandson of late prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Wednesday filed his nomination papers for the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat as a cover candidate for Bollywood actor Javed Jaaferi.Shastri is the party's official candidate from Allahabad.The...

09-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Get to masterminds of attacks, Kejriwal tells police

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday told Delhi Police to track down those masterminding attacks on him, and reiterated his refusal to accept the security cover he is entitled to."Get to the masterminds and these attacks will stop," the former chief minister...

09-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Kejriwal to meet his attackers

AAP leader and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will Wednesday meet two of his attackers who slapped and punched him during campaigning for the Lok Sabha election here, party officials said.Kejriwal would first head to Kirari to meet 38-year-old...

08-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Attacks on Kejriwal a 'concern', says AAP

The recurring attacks on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is a matter of "concern", a senior Aam Aadmi Party leader said Tuesday.Party leaders are taking the issue seriously since Kejriwal is set to leave for Varanasi to take on the BJP's prime ministerial candidate...

08-Apr-2014 Chandigarh

Savita Bhatti floats 'Nota Party'

Having withdrawn from the contest for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat as the AAP candidate, actress Savita Bhatti Tuesday floated the Nota Party with a wad of currency notes being its election symbol.Bhatti, the widow of comedian Jaspal Bhatti, said that the...

08-Apr-2014 New Delhi

I face threat to life, says Kejriwal

AAP leader and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday said the recurring attacks on him were "scripted" and there was a threat to his life.But he insisted that he will not accept any security. "These attacks are scripted. When they (attackers)...

08-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Kejriwal slapped during Delhi campaign

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was Tuesday slapped by a man while he was campaigning here, making it the fifth attack on him in recent days.The attack, which took place in Sultanpuri, left Kejriwal with a swollen left eye. The attacker, an autorickshaw driver,...

08-Apr-2014 New Delhi

AAP fields builder against Modi in Vadodara

The AAP Tuesday announced it was fielding builder Sunil Digambar Kulkarni against BJP star Narendra Modi from Gujarat's Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency.According to an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, a decision was taken to field Kulkarni as he has worked...

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