Navjot Kaur Sidhu threatens to go on hunger strike

The stalemate between Sidhus and Badals has once again strained BJP and Akali Dal ties. Politician turned comedian Navjot Singh Sidhu’s Chief Parliamentary Secretary (MLA) wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu has threatened to observe hunger strike if Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal did not release Rs 10 crore grant for development in her constituency (Amritsar). Navjot Kaur Sidhu has said that she is determined to resort to a strike if

Delhi L-G Jung gives nod to prosecute Somnath Bharti in molestation case

Ignoring the AAP government’s view, Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has given his nod to prosecute former Delhi Law minister and party MLA Somnath Bharti in connection with alleged misbehavior with women during a midnight raid in South Delhi in January last year. “LG has given the police sanction to prosecute Bharti. However, Home Minister Satyendra Jain recently suggested that prosecution sanction should not be given against Bharti,” LG office

Chaos in Delhi assembly, marshals throw out BJP MLA

The Delhi assembly on Tuesday witnessed chaotic scenes during day one of special two-day session called by AAP government to discuss Home Ministry (MHA)notification that allegedly curbs Delhi government’s various powers. Trouble started in the house after AAP MLA Alka Lamba made a direct attack on L Najeeb Jung and his past association with a corporate group. BJP members in the house made a strong objection to it and demanded

Eggs thrown but Arvind Kejriwal takes the omlette on whirlwind day

AAM Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal was attacked with eggs and stones during a public meeting in Sultanpur Majra on Tuesday evening. “The eggs and stones missed him and fell beside the podium. The man escaped before he could be identified,” a volunteer from the constituency said. This is not the first time Kejriwal has been attacked in the area. Last year, while campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls,

AAP MLA Rajesh Garg criticises Kejriwal over internal party democracy

In another sign of simmering tensions within the Aam Aadmi Party, an MLA Rajesh garg has questioned Arvind Kejriwal about the internal party democracy and also on whether the former Delhi Chief Minister should have consulted people on conducting fresh polls in Delhi. Rajesh Garg, AAP MLA from Rohini, has also batted for not conducting fresh polls in national capital as it would mean a loss of Rs 1,000 crore

Arvind Kejriwal wants to know: rally for Delhi elections today

Aam Aadmi Party will hold a rally in the national capital on Sunday in support of their demand of dissolution of the Legislative Assembly and hold fresh elections. The main focus of the rally would be on “Why is the BJP running away from Delhi assembly elections? Why are the people of Delhi being denied the right to elect a government of their choice?” said a party spokesperson. The Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal vacates govt residence in Delhi

Over five months after he resigned as chief minister of Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal vacated the government flat allotted to him in Delhi and shifted back to Kaushambi in nearby Ghaziabad. Kejriwal was under pressure to vacate C II/23, Tilak Lane residence but had got his stay extended citing his daughter’s education. He had also informed the authorities that he would vacate the house by July end

Three AAP activists sent to judicial custody till Aug 2

A Delhi court Saturday remanded three Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists to judicial custody till August 2 for allegedly instigating people and putting up posters with proactive message against Congress MLAs in their area. Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi unit secretary Dilip Pandey, Ram Kumar Jha and Javed Ahmed were produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Sheetal Chaudhary who sent them to 14-day judicial custody. “I find enough material on record which could

Arvind Kejriwal seeks appointment from Delhi LG

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal sought an appointment with Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Thursday, a day after the BJP indicated that it could form a government in Delhi. Kejriwal tweeted: “I have sought an appointment from LG for all AAP MLAs to meet him today. Waiting for his response.” Satish Upadhyay, the new president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi, told the media Wednesday that his party could

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

Apprised President of how BJP was indulging in horse trading: Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal and his team met President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday over possibilities of forming the government in Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party also “apprised the President on how the BJP was trying to cobble up a majority through horse trading.” At the same time AAP demanded immediate dissolution of the Delhi Assembly in the memorandum that it submitted to Pranab Mukherjee. Kejriwal told reporters after the

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