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Kejriwal arrested

Defamation Case

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...

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...

Impulsive quit as Delhi CM a mistake: Kejriwal

Impulsive quit as Delhi CM a mistake: Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal Kejriwal admitted that his quit as Delhi Chief Minister was a wrong decision that results in widening communication gap with the people. At an interview with The Economic Times, a daily of India, Kejriwal said he mistimed the decision to resign, and that mistake meant AAP suffers a...

Lokpal Bill Impasse

Kejriwal quits as Delhi CM

Kejriwal quits as Delhi CM

Arvind Kejriwal, the firebrand Chief Minister of Delhi, quit last night bringing to an end a tumultuous tenure of one and half months in office on top of an anti-graft civil society movement. Kejriwal took the decision to step down at a meeting of his cabinet here, soon after Delhi legislature, where his Aam...

Kejriwal ends sit-in protest

Kejriwal ends sit-in protest

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called off a sit-in protest in the city centre which was sparked by a row over who controls Delhi's police force. Kejriwal had spent the night in the open and conducted business with cabinet members from the street. His administration had accused the police of failing to deal with an alleged drugs and prostitution ring - something they denied.

Kejriwal launches anti-corruption helpline

Kejriwal launches anti-corruption helpline

The government in the Indian capital, Delhi, has launched a helpline to assist people deal with demands for bribes by government workers. The anti-corruption helpline is an initiative of the new Aam Aadmi (Common Man's) Party (AAP) which governs Delhi with support from the Congress party. The AAP was born out of a strong anti-corruption movement across India.

Aam Aadmi HQ near Kejriwal's home vandalised

Aam Aadmi HQ near Kejriwal's home vandalised

The Aam Aadmi Party headquarters near Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's home in Ghaziabad of India was vandalised by a mob this morning. Around 50 to 60 people who also raised slogans against AAP leaders including Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan took part in the vandalism 11:00am, reports NDTV from Kaushambi, Ghaziabad. "They threw bricks at us, attacked us with lathis (sticks) and misbehaved with women," a party worker present at the party office in Kaushambi, nearly a kilometre away from the chief minister's home, said. He said the attackers were carrying flags of a group calling itself the "Hindu Raksha Dal."

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