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AAP govt announces 50% cut in power tariff

AAP govt announces 50% cut in power tariff

Acting on its poll promises, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government today announced a reduction in power tariff. “Families using power till 400 units per month will get it on half the price,” Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced in a press conference. “Those families using more than 400 units per month will have to...

Aam Admi Party routs BJP

IN a spectacular and dramatic turn of events little known Aam Admi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal has trounced formidable Narendra Modi's BJP. In the 70-seat Delhi Assembly election, AAP secured 67 seats. BJP managed only 3 seats. Congress which had ruled Delhi for 15 years scored a duck. Delhi is a Union territory, with the status of a state. It has its own government. Kejriwal (46), a former Joint Commissioner of Taxes, formed the anti-corruption party in 2012.  Kejriwal...

Return of Aam Aadmi

THE astounding victory of Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly election has again brought to focus the importance of regional parties and their ability to focus on local issues. The usual sadak, bijli paani and corruption issues that AAP has successfully focused since its inception as a party did make a difference. The negative publicity that was given to his 49 days tenure as the chief minister of Delhi -- “running away” from responsibility by resigning from the...

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Rebirth of Aam Aadmi

Rebirth of Aam Aadmi

IT is, indeed, instructive to analyse why the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) was decimated at the polls in Delhi. But the more important point to know is how the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has emerged with a bang: 67 seats in a house of 70! The BJP is down to just three...

Editorial

Aam Aadmi Party takes Delhi

IN what can only be termed as nothing short of phenomenal, Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has stemmed the blitzkrieg of the ruling BJP's attempt at winning the New Delhi polls. That the results have shocked not only the ruling house but many political pundits is understandable. For barely a year ago, AAP was being seen as a spent force when Kejriwal had quit as chief minister having lost over a key anti-corruption bill against the then ruling...

Defamation Case

Kejriwal arrested

Kejriwal arrested

Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of an upstart outfit Aam Aadmi Party, was arrested yesterday and sent to jail till May 23 by a Delhi court when he refused to furnish bail bond in a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. "Take him into custody," Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha ordered after Kejriwal, former Delhi state Chief Minister, repeatedly refused to furnish a personal bail bond of Rs 10,000 and a surety of like amount. "In these circumstances as the accused has refused to furnish bail bond or even personal bond without surety, this court is constrained to take the accused into custody. "Let the accused be sent...

Kejriwal sent to jail

Kejriwal sent to jail

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to judicial custody for two days in connection with the defamation complaint filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Kejriwal will be kept in prison number 4, Tihar Central Jail PRO Sunil Gupta said. The action was taken after Kejriwal refused to pay the bail...

News Analysis

Nehru's India now Modi's Bharat

A sea change has just happened in India. Secular India has passed into the hands of the Hindu rightwing. Narendra Modi, with his Bharatiya Janata Party and its partners in the NDA, is now poised to take charge as India's new leader. The Congress, having ruled for much of the post-independence period, has been decimated, with many of its leading lights falling by the wayside as the country's political right has advanced. The Aam Aadmi Party, initially showing promise...

Modi faces Kejriwal in India polls

Modi faces Kejriwal in India polls

Voting has begun in the battleground of Varanasi as India votes in the final phase of its mammoth general election. The main opposition BJP's leader Narendra Modi remains a front-runner in the seat, but is being challenged by Arvind Kejriwal of the new anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Voting is due in 41 seats on...

Voting begins in India on big polling day

Voting begins in India on big polling day

Indians are voting in the sixth phase of a marathon general election in which the governing Congress party is fighting the main opposition BJP. More than 180 million voters are eligible to vote in 117 seats in 12 states and union territories, including Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. The nine-phase vote began on 7 April and...

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