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Betraying AAP is like betraying God: Kejriwal to councillors
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 27 Apr 2017,Thursday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday made AAP's newly-elected councillors swear an oath to never ditch the "pure" political party. "BJP will make all efforts for you to defect. Keep your phones always on record. If any of you betrays our andolan (movement) then you'll be betraying god. This andolan and the people associated with it are pure," Kejriwal said.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 08:05 pm on 27 Apr
BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls with 181 wards out of 270
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 26 Apr 2017,Wednesday
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday swept the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, winning 181 out of the total 270 wards of the civic body. While the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) finished second by managing to win 48 wards, the Congress ended up gaining victory in 30 wards. The remaining 11 wards were won by others, including independent candidates.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 03:56 pm on 26 Apr
Yogendra Yadav's party fails to win a seat in MCD polls
short by Shubhodeep Datta / on 26 Apr 2017,Wednesday
Former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India, which contested its maiden polls, failed to open its account in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections. Swaraj India had fielded 211 candidates in the elections, of which 111 were women. Earlier, Yadav had said that he had "zero expectations" from an infant party and anything above it would be a "bonus".
short by Shubhodeep Datta / 10:05 pm on 26 Apr
BJP will punish perpetrators of Sukma encounter: Amit Shah
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 26 Apr 2017,Wednesday
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah on Wednesday said that a strong action will be taken against the guilty in the CRPF encounter with the Naxals of Chhattisgarh's Sukma District. While asserting that violence can be stopped only through development, he vowed to punish the ones who are disrupting peace in this process.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 03:52 pm on 26 Apr
Gurudas Kamat resigns from all Congress posts
short by Tarun Khanna / on 26 Apr 2017,Wednesday
All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Gurudas Kamat on Wednesday resigned from all posts in the party. "I had met Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi last week and discussed to be relieved from all responsibilities," he said. Earlier in the day, Congress leader Ashok Gehlot was appointed as party’s General Secretary in Gujarat, a position held by Kamat till now.
short by Tarun Khanna / 03:55 pm on 26 Apr
Kejriwal’s stand on surgical strikes was wrong: Vishwas
short by Tarun Khanna / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, in an interview, has said party’s Convenor Arvind Kejriwal's stand on surgical strike was wrong and he shouldn't have attacked the Prime Minister. "Blaming EVMs isn't good. That can be a factor but we failed to reach out to the voters and volunteers," he said. Ticket distribution during Punjab election was wrongly done, he added.
short by Tarun Khanna / 03:16 pm on 28 Apr
AAP Delhi Convenor resigns after party's loss in MCD polls
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 27 Apr 2017,Thursday
AAP Delhi Convenor Dilip K Pandey on Wednesday resigned from the post after the party's loss in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections. "I have resigned frm d post of AAP Delhi Convenor, conveyed to National Convenor @ArvindKejriwal to give this responsibility to someone else," tweeted Pandey. BJP swept the elections winning 181 out of the total 270 wards.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 09:30 am on 27 Apr
AAP's candidate lost Chhatarpur seat to BJP rival by 2 votes
short by Tarun Khanna / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
In the recently held MCD polls, Aam Aadmi Party's candidate Pinki Tyagi was defeated by BJP candidate Anita Tanwar by a margin of two votes. While Tanwar managed to get 8,415 of the total votes polled in the ward, Tyagi got 8,413. The BJP has won over 180 seats in 272-ward MCD and AAP won over 40 seats.
short by Tarun Khanna / 01:48 pm on 28 Apr
Maharashtra Minister calls for ban on chewing tobacco
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 26 Apr 2017,Wednesday
Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant has termed chewing tobacco as 'poison' and said, "We shouldn't sell this poison to people. We are making efforts to bring in a ban on chewing tobacco in Mumbai and Maharashtra." "We are working on a concept of 'cancer warrior', wherein government health workers will be trained to detect oral and breast cancers," he added.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 04:25 pm on 26 Apr
I will skin you alive: BJP MP to UP police officer
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Claiming that a policeman misbehaved with her, Uttar Pradesh BJP MP Priyanka Singh Rawat on Thursday threatened the officer saying, "I will get all the malai out, khaal bhi khichwa lungi (I will skin you alive)". "They have reaped enough under the previous government. Khaal utaar denge if they do not work properly," she added.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:33 pm on 28 Apr
AAP's Punjab in-charge Sanjay Singh resigns from post
short by Ankur Vyas / on 27 Apr 2017,Thursday
Following AAP's defeat in Delhi's MCD elections and the recently held Punjab Assembly polls, the party's Punjab in-charge Sanjay Singh and his deputy Durgesh Pathak resigned on Thursday. This comes after AAP's Delhi unit Convenor resigned on Wednesday following the announcement of the results of the MCD polls. Notably, BJP won 181 of the 270 wards in the MCD polls.
short by Ankur Vyas / 04:00 pm on 27 Apr
Give up PM ambitions: Ex-AAP leader urges Kejriwal
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 26 Apr 2017,Wednesday
Former AAP leader Mayank Gandhi urged Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in an open letter to forget his ambitions of becoming Prime Minister and focus on governing the national capital instead. "You took complete power by becoming convener as well as CM of Delhi. How much more power do you want before you start delivering alternative politics?" he added.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 08:42 pm on 26 Apr
My finances had nothing to do with Robert's: Priyanka Gandhi
short by Tarun Khanna / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has said her finances had nothing to do with those of her husband Robert Vadra's or his company Skylight Hospitality which is under Haryana government's scanner. Earlier, a query was made to Robert asking whether a portion of the money he had received from the DLF was used by Priyanka to buy properties in Faridabad.
short by Tarun Khanna / 10:35 am on 28 Apr
Need action, not excuses: Kejriwal after defeat in MCD polls
short by Tarun Khanna / on 29 Apr 2017,Saturday
After facing defeat in the recently held MCD polls, AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accepted his party made mistakes and said the "need is action and not excuses". "It's time to get back to work. And even if we slip from time to time, the key is to find the reserves to hold and pull ourselves up," he tweeted.
short by Tarun Khanna / 10:42 am on 29 Apr
BJP MLA thrashed bank manager, held him hostage: Reports
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Nawabganj BJP MLA Kesar Singh allegedly thrashed and held a bank manager hostage at an undisclosed location on Thursday, according to reports. Singh allegedly freed Baroda Gramin Bank Manager Harish Singh only after being given written assurance for a payment related to a farmer's bank account. Singh denied the allegations, claiming he was inquiring about the bank's staff after complaints.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:19 pm on 28 Apr
Opp'n should stop bayanbaazi, BJP will win big in 2019: Shah
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 27 Apr 2017,Thursday
BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday said, "The Opposition should also start working instead of doing 'bayanbaazi'. The BJP will return to power with a bigger mandate in 2019." He added, "We are working together with PM Modi who is working tirelessly for the people... The BJP is working on an expansion mode and we believe that we can win."
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 03:46 pm on 27 Apr
Immature Kejriwal's blame-game irked people: Bhushan
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 27 Apr 2017,Thursday
Advocate Prashant Bhushan, who co-founded the AAP, on Thursday said that Delhi people rejected 'immature' CM Arvind Kejriwal because his blame-game irked them. "It is very unfortunate that a party which was formed on a promise of alternative politics, on the promise of practicing transparency, accountability, internal democracy and not resorting to power politics broke all promises," he added.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 01:31 pm on 27 Apr
Mamata's dream to turn India into Pak won't come true: BJP
short by Tarun Khanna / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
BJP MP Giriraj Singh on Friday said that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's dream to turn India into Pakistan will not come true. His remark came after the Trinamool Congress chief vowed to "capture Delhi". "Why are you scared of Trinamool? That's because you know Trinamool will capture Delhi in the coming days," Mamata told BJP.
short by Tarun Khanna / 03:18 pm on 28 Apr
Number of seats won by BJP unbelievable: Sisodia
short by Ankur Vyas / on 26 Apr 2017,Wednesday
Calling the number of seats won by BJP in the MCD polls as "unbelievable", AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said AAP will analyse the reason behind its defeat. "The BJP...has done nothing but spread corruption, Dengue, Chikungunya and pollution," he added. Sisodia further claimed that without EVM tampering, there was no way BJP could have won these many seats.
short by Ankur Vyas / 04:29 pm on 26 Apr
23 of 25 Itanagar councillors from Congress join BJP
short by Ankur Vyas / on 27 Apr 2017,Thursday
Out of the 25 Congress councillors of the Itanagar Municipal Council in Arunachal Pradesh, 23 joined the BJP on Wednesday. They expressed confidence in the BJP government led by CM Pema Khandu. "Now on you are BJP members and we will work as a team for welfare and development of not only Itanagar but the entire state," the BJP said.
short by Ankur Vyas / 02:02 pm on 27 Apr
BJP slams Nitish Kumar for 'disrespecting' Sukma martyrs
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 27 Apr 2017,Thursday
BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday criticised Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for allegedly disrespecting state's six CRPF jawans who were killed in Sukma encounter. This comes after the truck carrying the martyrs' bodies was reportedly stopped en route Patna airport as Kumar's cavalcade was passing through that route. "Nitish should apologise to the families of the martyrs," said Modi.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 09:17 am on 27 Apr
No one can attack others in the name of Gau Raksha: Naidu
short by Tarun Khanna / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu has said no individual has the right to kill people in the name of Gau Raksha. He also said the actions of organisations like Hindu Mahasabha and Hindu Yuva Vahini have nothing to do with BJP. If someone is hurting or slaughtering a cow, it must be reported to the nearest law enforcement agency, he added.
short by Tarun Khanna / 01:03 pm on 28 Apr
BJP MP, leaders responsible for Saharanpur clash: Akhilesh
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 26 Apr 2017,Wednesday
Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday alleged that the Saharanpur BJP MP and party leaders were responsible for the clash between two communities in the district. "There should be a judicial probe into the incident...and all accused should be arrested. It will a test of the BJP government as to when it will arrest its politicians," he added.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 11:35 pm on 26 Apr
14 Opp'n members suspended from Raj Assembly for 1 year
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 27 Apr 2017,Thursday
As many as 14 Opposition members were suspended on Wednesday from the Rajasthan Assembly for a year on grounds of indiscipline. The suspended members include 12 Congress MLAs, one BSP legislator, and an independent. Opposition members had earlier disrupted proceedings and rushed to the Well of the House protesting against a decision by the Speaker.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 09:07 am on 27 Apr
Let AAP, Cong explain how they won earlier with EVMs: Shah
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 27 Apr 2017,Thursday
BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after AAP blamed EVMs for their loss in the MCD polls. "Let Kejriwal first tell the public how he won in Delhi in 2015 with these same EVMs..." Shah said. "UPA one and two had also won elections with the same EVMs," the BJP leader added.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 09:24 am on 27 Apr
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