The visit to Jain’s house, which AAP has termed a ‘raid’, took place in pursuance of a preliminary enquiry registered by the CBI in April.
The CBI had started a preliminary enquiry on the basis of a complaint filed by the vigilance department of the Delhi government which had found irregularities in the process of hiring an advertising agency to promote the programme.
In the sixty-ninth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about a growing culture of intolerance against political opposition and the status of the “Accessible India Campaign”.
A three-member committee, formed by former Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to examine files pertaining to decisions taken by the AAP government, had pointed out “irregularities” in allotting the office.
A dozen officers who were approached refused to serve in the Delhi chief minister’s office, afraid that they will be targeted by the CBI.
AAP stays away but sends another letter, Congress abstains while the BJP, CPI and RJD prefer to be observers.
Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyer Ram Jethmalani contended that he had acted with his client’s consent, prompting the finance minister to file a separate defamation case.
Several parties have raised concerns about the vulnerability and security of Electronic Voting Machines
Kapil Mishra has charged Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP ministers with receiving funds through hawala companies and money laundering activities.
However, the machines that will be offered for the hackathon will be limited to those used in past elections.
Mishra wants the party to make the foreign travel records of five senior leaders public, alleging that these records would reveal a lot about corruption within AAP.
Among the issues on the agenda for the May 12 meeting are proposals to make bribery a cognisable offence and to allow disqualification of candidates even before conviction in serious offences.
AAP MLA and computer engineer Saurabh Bhardwaj carried out the demonstration, insisting that the BJP has been gaining due to EVM rigging, EC dismisses show.
‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’: Beheading of Indian Soldiers and Taking Stock of the Aam Aadmi Party, Episode 45
In episode 45 of ‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’, Vinod Dua talks about the barbaric killing of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani army and takes stock of the Aam Aadmi Party.
The chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader has finally stopped blaming EVMs for his party’s loss in the polls and begun looking inwards.
Despite its legendary non-performance, the BJP has zoomed ahead in the MCD polls by turning it into a popularity contest between Kejriwal and Modi.
Scientists and engineers taking up the Election Commission’s EVM challenge have said to understand what kind of tampering is possible, it is important to perform actions that insiders or criminals may attempt.
Activists have said that the government’s rehabilitation efforts in Bawana are inadequate and that precautionary measures weren’t taken after a very similar fire four years ago.
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.
The Krantikari Mazdoor Morcha, which has been working for the well-being of workers, will field candidates from three areas in Delhi.
MCD elections need candidates and issues with a hyperlocal touch.
The party has also promised to work towards a Delhi “as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
Faced with BJP’s aggression and a dwindling support base, and bereft of its plank of moral politics and good governance, AAP’s political fortunes look bleak.
The party has also accused the BJP of “filth and corruption” and the Aam Aadmi party of “betraying the people”.
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.
While AAP has lost nearly 44,000 votes in the constituency, Congress managed to increase its vote share from 12% to 33%, a trend the party hopes to carry into the municipal elections.
Vote counting for ten assembly constituencies in eight states – Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Madhya Pradesh – is currently underway.
The commission shared the results of its investigation into claims that EVMs were giving out BJP slips regardless of which button was pressed during a demonstration in Bhind, MP
The Election Commission has defended its voting machines, insisting there is no credible evidence to back claims of tampering.
The party’s campaign was run by enthusiastic volunteers but in the end was no match for the experienced and familiar Amarinder Singh.
Meanwhile, the BJP’s incumbent chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and five of its ministers lost their seats.
In Punjab’s first triangular contest, AAP ate into the traditional Akali vote, while the Congress was given a new lease of life.
Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to voice his opinions on the election results and said parties should move beyond criticising Modi and actually offer voters an alternative agenda.
Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar is trailing Congress’s Dayanand Sopte in Mandrem constituency.
Prakash Karat, Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Dangwimsai Pul and activists from the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information held a public rally to protest against the Centre’s systematic weakening of anti-corruption efforts.
Punjab is the only state in which a BJP loss has been unanimously predicted.
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.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the AAP government was committed for the betterment of people living in slums.
The Wire takes you through Punjab’s political landscape and its history of power shifts.