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.
With a Zumba dancer, mining activists and single parents as candidates, AAP is defying prejudices in the upcoming Goa elections.
The charge was refuted and dubbed as a ploy to defame the civic bodies that are controlled by the BJP.
Manohar Parrikar has roped two Congressmen into the BJP whom he had accused of being corrupt in the past.
In conversation with prominent AAP leader, and likely chief ministerial candidate, Harvinder Singh Phoolka.
A reporter’s account of what transpired in Hyderabad Central University when Dalit students tried to commemorate Rohith Vemula’s death anniversary.
The move by the CIC can likely revive the BJP-AAP spat over the prime minister’s educational qualifications.
The National Book Trust has refused to allow a discussion on Avijit Ghosh’s book, Up Campus Down Campus, at the New Delhi World Book Fair, raising suspicions of the government acting preemptively to prevent dissent.
Najeeb Jung’s tenure as lieutenant governor of Delhi has been marked by repeated disputes with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on issues of jurisdiction.
The party has accused the AAP of only being interested in firing salvos and then running away from debating them.
The apex court said today, it would hear arguments from both parties and listed the final hearing the matter for January 18, 2017.
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 documentary dives into the inner workings of AAP but doesn’t lose sight of the human drama
India has the largest number of polluted cities among the fifty most polluted cities across the world.