Nitish Kumar to take a call on Tejashwi Yadav after Presidential Election 2017

The political crisis in Bihar is deepening over continuation of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s younger son and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav in the Nitish Kumar cabinet after an FIR was lodged against him in a corruption case. The high voltage drama is likely to end on July 18 when Nitish is expected to take a final call on whether Tejashwi will continue in his cabinet or will he have to

Ashok Chavan Can Be Prosecuted In Adarash Scam, Maharashtra Governor Tells CBI

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday permitted the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing scam. Mr Chavan was the Chief Minister when reports of the Mumbai swindle erupted in 2010. He was forced to step down a few months later. In 2013, then Governor K Sankaranarayan had refused to let Mr Chavan be prosecuted due to lack of sufficient

Did not receive any money as DDCA Chief: Arun Jaitley tells court

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday told a Delhi court that he had not received any money from anybody during his tenure as DDCA President and charged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with deflecting attention from CBI probe “against a particular person” working with him. Jaitley alleged that Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders – Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai – had falsely stated that as

DDCA probe panel chief Gopal Subramanium seeks officers from NSA Doval

DDCA probe panel chief Gopal Subramanium has written to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, asking him for a team of officers. In his letter to NSA Ajit Doval, Subramanium has asked for CBI officers, IB officers and police personnel to form a Special Investigation Team to inquire into allegations of financial irregularities in DDCA. In his letter to Doval, Subramanium wrote, “I, therefore, request you to knidly shortlist and send,

Kirti Azad escalates DDCA fight, raises more charges against Arun Jaitley

Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party MP Kirti Azad, Monday, continued to raise more serious charges against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who once headed the DDCA body. While addressing a press conference on the alleged DDCA scam, Azad said: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley must take moral responsibilities for irregularities in DDCA occurred during his regime. I presented my points in Parliament only after Speaker allowed me to do so. I did not raise

BJP demands 'public appology' from Arvind Kejriwal over DDCA row, Delhi CM hits back

Hours after a three member report on the alleged DDCA scam did not mention Union Minister’s name, coming down heavily on Arvind Kejriwal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Sunday that the Delhi chief minister should “publicly apologise” to Jaitely for defaming him. Addressing a press conference here, senior BJP leader MJ Akbar said, “You (Arvind Kejriwal) have done your inquiry from all angles. Delhi Government appointed committee has

Arvind Kejriwal faces fresh court case for calling PM Modi coward and psychopath

A private criminal complaint has been filed against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a Delhi court for using “defamatory” words against Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the recent CBI raid at the office of his Principal Secretary. The complainant, an advocate, has sought Kejriwal’s prosecution under sections 124A (sedition) and 500 (defamation) of the IPC. The plea was filed at Tis Hazari Courts and it would come up for hearing on

Congress hardens stand on Arun Jaitley, demands SIT probe

The Congress on Monday kicked up a ruckus in both Houses of Parliament to press for Arun Jaitley’s resignation and a Supreme Court-monitored probe into alleged corruption in Delhi’s cricket association when the finance minister headed the DDCA. The party demanded that a CBI special investigation team, supervised by the top court, probe the alleged scam, as it toughened its stand following a strategy meeting Monday morning. Party chief Sonia Gandhi was

DDCA gave money to fraud companies without verification: Kirti Azad

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirti Azad on Sunday alleged that lots of companies were given crores of rupees by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and contracts were given out to fraud companies without any verification. “Lots of companies were given crores of rupees by the DDCA and their nature of work was never told. Contracts were given out to fraud companies, payments were made, without any verification,”

Congress wants BJP MP Kirti Azad to head Joint Parliamentary Committee

Amidst the party’s attack on Union Minister Arun Jaitley over an alleged scam within DDCA, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Thursday said that a JPC should go into the matter and former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad should head the panel. “If you want to discuss the role of Arun Jaitley in DDCA then ask Kirti Azad as to how many scams there were in DDCA,” Singh said outside

Arvind Kejriwal now claims CBI has been told to target Opposition

The confrontation between Delhi’s ruling AAP and the Centre today intensified with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal making fresh allegations that CBI has been asked to “target” the opposition and “finish those who don’t fall in line”. Kejriwal’s latest salvo came a day after he demanded that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley be removed from the Cabinet for alleged corruption in Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) which he had headed for

In Defence Of Arun Jaitley, BJP's Strong Counter-Attack On Arvind Kejriwal

The ruling BJP has launched a strong counter-attack against Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party dismissing as “malicious” its allegation that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presided over massive corruption in Delhi’s cricket body, the DDCA, as its president. The party and Mr Jaitley accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of attempting to whip up “political hysteria” to divert attention from corruption in his office. In a post on Facebook, Mr Jaitley