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.
Once confined to specific corners of the world and largely ignored, the 21st century has seen a revival of populism in politics. But where is it headed?
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.
Manish Sisodia, Kejriwal’s deputy in Delhi addressed a rally in Mohali where he urged voters to vote with the assumption that Kejriwal will the chief minister
Income tax investigators also comprehensively refuted the company’s theory that a ‘disgruntled employee’ was behind incriminating diary entries recording payments to politicians.
An email sent to the BJP president and to the Prime Minister’s Office suggests Shishir Gupta was serving as the eyes and ears of the ruling party in its war of attrition with Delhi’s AAP government.
Despite the uncertainty about the political impact of note ban, the party holds an advantage for several reasons, including its strong track record of capitalising on crises within regional parties.
Three BJP-led municipal corporations in Delhi are either not maintaining or refusing to share data on the 25% reservation for economically weaker sections in school admissions.
Though still important as a vote-bank, the politically fractured Patel-community may no longer be central to deciding who wins Gujarat.
The party has accused the AAP of only being interested in firing salvos and then running away from debating them.
The reason behind Jung’s surprise decision is not immediately known.
Despite the work of the the Delhi Commission for Women showing results for the first time in years, its autonomy is being compromised, its head says.
The apex court said today, it would hear arguments from both parties and listed the final hearing the matter for January 18, 2017.
Former bureaucrat E.A.S. Sarma is deeply critical of ministers, who by celebrating lavish weddings, are failing to set an example for the people at a time when money is hard to come by.
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.
The court directed the Delhi police force to file a status report within three days.
A report suggests that BJP functionaries made transactions worth crores on behalf of the party, in Bihar, till just before demonetisation was announced.
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 government’s changing stance on some of the concerns of the military, like the implementation of OROP, has fuelled opposition against the saffron party.
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.
Installing an air filter in public is more like avoiding the problem and diverting attention away than solving it. Emissions should always be controlled at the source.
The documentary dives into the inner workings of AAP but doesn’t lose sight of the human drama