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Kejriwal arrested

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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...

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...

2 Hindu leaders to campaign against Modi

Two key Hindu religious leaders have announced they will campaign against Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the temple town of Varanasi from where he is contesting the parliamentary election. Puri Shankaracharya Swami Adhokshjanand Devtirath blamed Modi for the 2002 Gujarat riots and Dwarka Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati has also been his critic since long. "I will go to Varanasi and expose Modi," Swami Adhokshjanand told the media on Thursday, adding those who divide people to come to...

Stones thrown at Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal faced a barrage of stones and brickbats thrown at him by over a dozen youth shouting "Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi" slogans near the Banaras Hindu University campus on Thursday evening, police and eyewitnesses said. One unidentified youth was arrested. Kejriwal was on his door-to-door campaign when the attack took place while he was at the famous Keshav Paan shop at Lanka around 8:00pm. Keshav Chaurasia, the owner of the paan shop, has been...

Kejriwal slapped again

Kejriwal slapped again

In the second attack on him in the last four days, Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by an auto-rickshaw driver while campaigning for parliamentary polls in Sultanpuri area of New Delhi yesterday. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader directed his anger at BJP after the attack. Kejriwal, a former income tax inspector, was travelling in an...

Kejriwal slapped again

Kejriwal slapped again

Arvind Kejriwal, the chief of the Aam Aadmi Party or AAP, was slapped today by an auto-rickshaw driver while campaigning in Sultanpuri, north-west Delhi. He was later seen praying at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial Rajghat with a swollen left eye, reports ndtv. Kejriwal was in an open jeep when a man in a blue shirt...

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Kejriwal takes on demagogue Modi

A AM Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal recently did something no politician has done. He made an “inspection tour” of Gujarat, polled ordinary people on the state's hyped-up “development,” and confronted BJP prime-ministerial nominee Narendra Modi with numerous questions ranging from corruption, to closure of small-scale industries and 800 farmers' suicides. Mr. Kejriwal punctured Mr. Modi's bloated image, and exposed him as corrupt and venal -- “a property dealer” who grabs land from poor farmers and gives it away to...

Kejriwal to fight Modi in Varansi

Kejriwal to fight Modi in Varansi

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal today said he was ready to contest the Lok Sabha polls against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, but would take a decision at his party's rally in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on March 23. "The party wants me to contest against Modi, but the people of Varanasi will...

Whole Indian media is sold

Whole Indian media is sold

Accusing the “whole” media of being “sold out”, Arvind Kejriwal has threatened to send media people to jail after an inquiry into the issue if AAP comes to power. “The whole media is sold out this time, it is a big conspiracy, and it is a huge political controversy," he said. If his party came to power it would set up an inquiry into this. Kicking off a fresh controversy, Kejriwal alleged that “heavy amounts” have been paid to promote BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. But he later denied having made the accusations against the media after his remarks came under attack from Congress, BJP and CPI. “Since the last one year,...

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