Harsh Vardhan

Kiran Bedi booked for describing NE people immigrants

An FIR was registered in Assam on Thursday against Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, for describing people from the northeast as immigrants in the Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP) vision document. Besides Bedi, the FIR names party’s Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor and the party’s state in-charge Prabhat Jha. BJP’s vision document for the Delhi assembly polls, which was released on Tuesday,

Kiran Bedi: Called Anna Hazare several times, could not talk

Kiran Bedi, who recently joined BJP, on Monday said she had tried several times to talk to Anna Hazare over the phone but was not able to do so as the anti- corruption crusader was either “sleeping or taking rest”. Bedi, a former IPS officer and member of Hazare’s core team when he was leading his anti-corruption campaign, was reacting to reports that the latter was unhappy over her failure

Former Team Anna member Kiran Bedi joins BJP; will contest Delhi polls

Former Team Anna member Kiran Bedi on Thursday joined BJP and will contest the February 7 Delhi Assembly polls, a move seen as the party’s effort to contain Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital. The 65-year old former IPS officer was inducted into the party fold in the presence of BJP President Amit Shah and Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Harsh Vardhan, triggering speculation that she may be in

Dr Harsh Vardhan to be Delhi BJP's face again?

Ahead of crucial Delhi Assembly Elections, Dr Harsh Vardhan is likely to be Bhrataiya Janata Party’s chief ministerial candidate once again. One of the biggest surprises of the Cabinet expansion and reshuffle was the replacement of Dr Harsh Vardhan by Jagat Prakash Nadda at the Health Ministry. But reports suggest that the BJP is planning to send the current Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences back to state politics in the

Delhi Bypoll - Will BJP be able to retain all three seats, questions Arvind Kejriwal

As the bypolls in Delhi’s three Assembly constituencies inch closer, political parties seem to be gearing up to prove their mettle. With battle quite apparent between BJP and AAP, the latter’s convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday raised doubts on the possibility of former regaining the three seats. Kejriwal took to Twitter today and said that the big question is whether BJP will be able to retain the three seats. In the Delhi Assembly elections held last

Arvind Kejriwal urges President Pranab not to invite BJP

The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday sought President Pranab Mukherjee’s intervention in not allowing Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to invite BJP to form a government in Delhi and demanded immediate dissolution of the assembly. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, along with the 22 party MLAs, called on the the President and submitted to him a memorandum in which the party alleged inviting BJP to form government will be “murder of democracy”. “We met the President and told him that our party (AAP) wants elections. We are not

Doctors should find ways to cut death rate: Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Sunday said though the county faces shortfall of medical experts, they can still serve patients in a better way. He urged doctors to find ways to decrease the death rate. He said India is constantly keeping pace with the medical advancement but it faces a deficit of medical experts. “The deficit of specialist medical practitioners has resulted in patients remaining deprived of treatment,” Vardhan said at

No need to panic about Ebola: Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Friday assured that there is no need to panic about the Ebola Virus which has become an epidemic in many African nations. Concerns over the spread of this disease escalated when reports of three Indians being detained New Delhi came to light. The trio had flown in from Ghana with an Ebola infected person on board. “It is a normal precautionary measure to

BJP paying Rs. 20 crore for each new MLA, claims Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal has accused the BJP of trying to “buy MLAs” and engaging in horse-trading even as reports claim that the later is looking to form the government in Delhi. “BJP is resorting to dishonest and highly unethical methods of trying to form the government by offering Rs 20 crore each to many MLAs. Is this democracy? It is completely wrong. “If the BJP forms

Beware of money offers, could be sting: Arvind Kejriwal to MLAs

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal addresses a meeting of AAP MLAs and members at Constitutional Club on Wednesday. A day after five AAP MLAs alleged that representatives from the BJP were trying to lure them away from the party with offers of money and ministerial posts, legislators of the AAP were warned by the party brass that there may be an attempt to conduct a sting operation on them in an

BJP may field Kiran Bedi as Delhi chief minister

Former IPS officer and Team Anna member Kiran Bedi, who has been heaping praise on Narendra Modi in the past couple of months, may be projected as Bharatiya Janata Party’s Delhi Chief Ministerial candidate, reports said on Wednesday. According to sources, former Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari has assured Bedi that she will be projected as the party’s Delhi Chief Ministerial candidate if Dr Harsh Vardhan gets a cabinet

Is Arvind Kejriwal planning a return in Delhi?

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung amid demand by a section of AAP MLAs to explore the possibility of formation of government again by the party. Kejriwal was accompanied by senior party leader Manish Sisodia in the nearly half-an-hour meeting with Jung. The AAP leader did not speak to the media after the meeting. Sources said the issue of formation of a government