Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan meets Anna Hazare over Jan Lokpal Bill

Former AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Thursday met social activist Anna Hazare to complain against what he said were shortcomings in the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill. The meeting took place at Hazare’s residence at Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra, Bhushan tweeted. Hazare and Bhushan along with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were part of the India Against Corruption forum in 2011 seeking an effective Jan Lokpal to counter corruption. “Met Anna:

Aam Aadmi Party not in race for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday claimed that the party is not in the race for 2019 elections and asked its members to not run after polls even as he indicated that the party could get a Delhi-like opportunity in Punjab. “We are not here for power politics. People ask if AAP is in race for 2019? We are not in any race. Delhi’s

AAP suspends Chicago-based NRI cell co-convener from party

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has suspended its Chicago-based co-convener of NRI cell Munish Raizada from the primary membership for indulging in “anti-party activities by putting internal affairs in public domain.” Raizada, who had been handling AAP’s overseas affairs, was associated with the party right from its formation and before that with India Against Corruption (IAC). AAP has alleged that Raizada was recently involved in “anti-party activities” by putting its internal

Yogendra Yadav arrested from farmers' protest site in Delhi, says he was beaten up, manhandled

Activist Yogendra Yadav was arrested by the Delhi Police late Monday night after he was detained from the farmers’ protest site in Jantar Mantar. A ‘tractor march’ for the cause of farmers’ rights organised by the Swaraj Abhiyan group led by Yadav and senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan will go on till Independence Day after the protesters were prevented from placing a “plough” in a symbol of protest outside the prime

Don't lie, we were thrown out of AAP by you: Yogendra Yadav to Arvind Kejriwal

Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are in no mood to relent even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he would be happy if the dissident AAP leaders return to the party. While lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Friday called Arvind Kejriwal a “hypocrite and shameless”, Yadav today said he and Bhushan were thrown out of AAP by the Delhi CM. “It does not befit such a leader to lie about facts,”

Yogendra Yadav says Arvind Kejriwal's actions immature, counter-productive

Terming CM-LG confrontation in Delhi as an “ego tussle” and “brinkmanship”, expelled AAP leader Yogendra Yadav Saturday hit out Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for handling a “genuine” issue in a “very immature” manner. Yadav, who floated a ‘political movement’ Swaraj Abhiyan after he was ousted from AAP less than two months ago following a bitter public spat with top leadership, also said they have decided not to form a political

Court grants exemption to Arvind Kejriwal in protest case

A court here on Saturday granted exemption to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from personal appearance in a case related to protest outside former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s residence in December 2012. Besides Kejriwal, other Aam Aadmi Paty (AAP) leaders have also been granted exemption from personal appearance. Metropolitan Magistrate Dheeraj Mittal allowed Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, noted advocate Prashant Bhushan and other AAP leaders’ plea seeking

Arvind Kejriwal has my best wishes, no new party plans: Yogendra Yadav

A day after he was expelled from the Aam Aadmi Party for anti-party activities, Yogendra Yadav on Tuesday said he is not planning to launch a new political party with Prashant Bhushan and that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will always have his best wishes. “The last thing that the country needs is another political party. Doodh ka jalaa chhachh bhi phoonk phoonk ke peeta hai (Once bitten, twice shy),”

AAP rebels hold Swaraj Samwad: Will Yadav, Bhushan announce new party?

Seeking support of people, dissident AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday held a meeting – Swaraj Samwad, a dialogue on present and future of alternative politics. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers reached the venue here from across the country to attend the meet. Ahead of the meeting, Yadav said that it was a “day for new beginning” and the meeting was a “dialogue on alternative politics”. “This

Yogendra Yadav to meet volunteers in Lucknow, Chandigarh

In the run up to the ‘open dialogue’ or ‘swaraj samvad’ — organised by AAP leaders backing ousted party leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan — a faction of the leaders is launching a publicity campaign on social media while others are expected to hold a slew of meetings in the capital and in other parts of the country to garner support. According to sources close to Bhushan and Yadav,

AAP may turn into a nightmare: Prashant Bhushan to Arvind Kejriwal

In another scathing attack on Arvind Kejriwal days after he and Yogendra Yadav were expelled from the party’s top decision-making fora, rebel Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan on Friday accused the Delhi Chief Minister of betraying trust of lakhs of supporters. Writing an open letter to Kejriwal, Bhushan said: “God and history will not forgive what you are doing to the party.” Notably, Bhushan as well as Yadav were expelled

AAP dissidents Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan set to float new political party?

With two senior AAP rebel members – Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan – calling a meeting of their supporters on April 14, speculations are getting rife about the duo floating a new party in the near future. The two senior AAP leaders, who have been ousted from party’s National Executive, are expected to invite former AAP internal Lokpal Admiral L Ramdas and noted social activist Medha Patkar to the meeting.