Instead of taking the outcome as a mandate on its own governance, AAP continues to insist the BJP’s victory is not a win for Modi but for faulty EVMs.
In a one-to-one personality contest, the opposition leaders are very weak vis-à-vis Narendra Modi. They need to define their own agendas.
As the MCD goes to the polls, The Wire explains what these bodies do and why the elections are important.
Despite the many challenges before it, what AAP has achieved in Delhi during its two years in power is commendable. When compared to the purely negative campaigns of other parties, the decision is clear.
While the AAP must take stock of the current political climate, the BJP needs to wade away anti-incumbency that appears to be brewing in the states it rules.
The Election Commission has defended its voting machines, insisting there is no credible evidence to back claims of tampering.
While Arvind Kejriwal sought a meeting with the chief election commissioner over the issue, the Congress has demanded that the by-elections in the state be conducted using ballot papers.
Ahead of the assembly election results, here’s a brief look at the electoral politics of UP, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa.
Not only were women’s day rallies cancelled so as to not disrupt the prime minister’s visit, anyone seen as a possible ‘protestor’ was detained by the police.
Ignored by political parties and threatened by the upper castes, the community feels compelled to let their votes go to waste.
A look at the various factors that may impact the Goa assembly elections.
Dalits have become a bargaining force in Punjab politics but they have failed as a credible political front. Jat Sikh dominance is unlikely to be impacted in the upcoming polls.
Manohar Parrikar has roped two Congressmen into the BJP whom he had accused of being corrupt in the past.
A not-so-important political figure in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu has tried every trick in the book in the last few months.
The Delhi chief minister said that Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab chief ministerial candidate will be a local MLA.
Najeeb Jung’s tenure as lieutenant governor of Delhi has been marked by repeated disputes with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on issues of jurisdiction.
Despite the hardships being faced by the working class due to the note ban, the rhetoric of fighting corruption and targeting the wealthy means they are bearing the pain in silence.
The BJP Delhi chief discusses the party’s strategy in the upcoming municipality elections, how the party plans to hold AAP accountable for its unmet election promises and more.
Punjab congress MLAs resigned en masse and Amarinder Singh quit as Lok Sabha MP after the court ruled that Punjab had no right to unilaterally terminate water-sharing agreements over the Satluj Yamuna Link Canal with neighbouring states.
The Delhi Chief minister’s allegations that there is a “widespread fear” that the phones of judges are being tapped, drew ire from the law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who denied the charges.
Congress and AAP aim to write off farm loans if they come to power in Punjab. But such measures will only be useful only if accompanied by policy reforms like a sustainable farming system and assured monthly income for farmers.
The onslaught launched by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on the AAP government is unprecedented.
Assure transparent and accountable politics; will contest MCD polls next year, but not Punjab assembly elections
The report has claimed that AAP workers are being paid high rent for hosting clinics on their property and the clinics do not have proper facilities.
Hazare said, “I felt that way, but I am very saddened to see what his colleagues are doing. Some are going to jail, some are indulging in fraud.”
The NCW chief described his article as “objectionable and obnoxious”, while the opposition has demanded his dismissal from the party.
But misdirected criticism helps BJP take the edge off the charge of undermining democracy.
“Congress would be completely wiped out from Goa and would not win even a single seat. The straight fight is between BJP and AAP,” Kejriwal said while appealing people not to “waste” their vote by supporting Congress.
The Aam Aadmi Party leader said that he would continue to respect Navjot Singh Sidhu irrespective of whether he chose to join the party or not.
The minimum wages for unskilled person will increase from Rs 9,568 to Rs 14,052; for semi-skilled and skilled persons will increase from Rs 10,582 to Rs 15,471 and from Rs 11,622 to 17,033 respectively.
The recent high court order vesting all decision-making powers with the lieutenant governor will interrupt the national capital’s progress on all fronts.
Narendra Modi should have spoken up against gau rakshaks immediately after the lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq in September 2015
The Delhi high court’s reasoning in its recent ruling on the division of powers between the elected Delhi government and the appointed lieutenant governor disregards certain norms and conventions of constitutional morality.
The government will announce the new wage structure on Independence Day, based on recommendations of a committee comprising trade unions, employers and industry representatives.
No less than 11 of the Aam Aadmi’s 67 MLAs in Delhi have been arrested on a wide variety of allegations
With rising social tensions in the state and a looming assembly poll, the BJP is hard-pressed to ensure it does not lose Gujarat. Changing the chief minister is a short-term damage-control measure at best.
“We are in politics because we feel there is a serious threat to the idea of India.”
Chauhan was arrested in connection with the suicide of a junior female AAP member. With 12 MLAs now in jail, the party has alleged foul play from the Modi government.
Even when protected by an Indian Penal Code exemption that allows a dead victim’s family to reveal her identity, the media prefers to err on the side of caution
New Delhi: In one of his sharpest attack to date on Narendra Modi, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that the prime minister may “get me killed” and questioned whether the country was safe in his hands. Speaking of the series of arrests of AAP MLAs and workers […]