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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...

Kejriwal swears to end 'VIP culture'

Kejriwal swears to end 'VIP culture'

Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal has vowed to end Delhi's "VIP culture" as he was sworn in as the Indian capital's chief minister. The ceremony took place at an open ground, the Ramlila Maidan, in front of thousands of cheering supporters. Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 67 of 70 seats in the state assembly, trouncing both the mainstream parties. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won a landslide in last year's general election, was reduced to three seats. It was a major setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Congress, historically the biggest party in Delhi, was wiped out. "I knew the people of Delhi love me, but I didn't know they love me so much,"...

Delhi swears in anti-fraud activist Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi swears in anti-fraud activist Arvind Kejriwal

Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal has been sworn in as the Indian capital's chief minister. The ceremony took place at an open ground, the Ramlila Maidan, rather than at the assembly's offices. Thousands of supporters gathered to watch. Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 67 of 70 seats in the state assembly, trouncing both the mainstream...

Kejriwal gets cracking, to meet PM Modi today

Kejriwal gets cracking, to meet PM Modi today

A day after winning a historic verdict in Delhi assembly elections, chief minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal and his colleagues wasted no time in getting down to work. Kejriwal and his close aide, Manish Sisodia, raised the issue of full statehood for Delhi at their first meeting with Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday,...

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...

10 factors which led to AAP's victory

10 factors which led to AAP's victory

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party is all set to form the government in Delhi with the party winning 67 of the 70 assembly seats. Here are 10 factors which lead to an AAP wave in the capital, reports the Times of India. Early bird gets the worm: AAP and its chief Kejriwal had been preparing...

Delhi votes in test for Modi

Delhi votes in test for Modi

Polling stations have opened in Delhi for state elections billed as the first real test of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded former policewoman Kiran Bedi as its pick for chief minister. But polls suggest she is likely to lose to Arvind Kejriwal, an anti-corruption activist who heads...

'Tea with Arvind Kejriwal' at Rs 20,000

'Tea with Arvind Kejriwal' at Rs 20,000

AAP has organised a ‘Tea with Kejriwal’, following a lunch and dinner, to collect donations for the party ahead of the state assembly polls. The event has been organised by former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti to be held on December 27, Saturday. "This high tea is a fund-raising event to collect donations ahead of...

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...

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