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 conversation with Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, directors of political documentary ‘An Insignificant Man’.
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.
In the push ahead from a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ to an opposition-free India, the AAP in Delhi is proving to be an easy target for the BJP.
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.
While experts have raised doubts over the legality of such a demand, film-makers Khusboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla are determined to fight against the CBFC’s request to get permission from Modi and other senior politicians.
Even though the Lokpal Act was passed in 2014, the government has delayed the appointment of a Lokpal for three years by initiating an amendment that is still waiting to be passed by the parliament.
The union finance minister threatened to aggravate charges against Arvind Kejriwal and others named in the case if the word was used at their behest.
A large part of Ram Jethmalani’s cross examination of Jaitley focused on alleged misappropriation of funds during his time at the DDCA.
Kapil Mishra has charged Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP ministers with receiving funds through hawala companies and money laundering activities.
Kejriwal claims to have “irrefutable evidence” that the BJP attempted to effect a leadership change within the AAP and take over the Delhi government.
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.
Various AAP leaders as well as the chief minister’s wife lashed out at Mishra for dragging Surender Kumar Bansal, who passed away on Sunday, into the controversy.
“I saw Satyendra Jain giving Rs 2 crore in cash to Arvind Kejriwal with my own eyes. I asked him what it was and Kejriwal said there are some things that happen in politics.”
On the day of his removal as Delhi government water minister, Mishra said he had demanded that action be taken on the Delhi Jal Board tanker scam.
The changes come after Amanatullah Khans accused Kumar Vishwas of colluding with the BJP to split AAP.
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.
Bhushan claimed that despite the irregularities by the Delhi government in the transfer of government college land to an autonomous body came to light in October, the AAP government failed to take action.
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.
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.
The prime minister also urged states, local governments and NGOs to decide goals for 2022 and work towards achieving them.
The BJP is hoping to retain control of the civic bodies, while Congress is eyeing a comeback and AAP is keen to forget its recent assembly poll debacles.
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Bedi deleted her tweet after being criticised for seeking votes for the BJP.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani asked Arun Jaitley a number of tough questions in court, including why he was singling out Arvind Kejriwal.
With a Zumba dancer, mining activists and single parents as candidates, AAP is defying prejudices in the upcoming Goa elections.
Government instability, rampant corruption in the mining sector and tourism reforms are a few concerns that the AAP hopes to address if they come to power in Goa.
Manohar Parrikar has roped two Congressmen into the BJP whom he had accused of being corrupt in the past.
The homeless, especially women, have no place to go to during the winters in the capital.
The Delhi chief minister said that Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab chief ministerial candidate will be a local MLA.