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Corruptio Allegations in AAP

Ajay Maken, the Chief of Delhi Congress, has asked Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister (CM) of Delhi and head of Aam Admi Party (AAP) to step down from his post. This has come following the charges of corruption leveled at Kejriwal by Kapil Mishra, who was recently sacked from his post as the Water Minister of Delhi. Maken has gone so far as to state that now the party cannot cling on to its anti-corruption [...]

Delhi Municipal Elections

Dark clouds ahead for Aam Aadmi Party? If media is to be believed, BJP is retaining its hold over all the three Municipal Corporations. They are likely to improve their presence in all the three and as per Exit Polls, it may be 10% or less which will be split between AAP & Congress and, that also in equal number. If these Exit Polls are believed then it will be fair to say that there [...]

Yogendra Yadav: Swaraj India

  In a normal situation, municipal or local body elections don’t excite public, or for that matter, catch the media attention. But when Delhi goes to witness its municipal elections (April 23), all national mainstream or sidestream news/blog outlets are busy reporting each and every activity of political parties and their representatives, as if they were parliamentary or assembly elections. Primarily, there are two key reasons for generating public and media interests in the municipal [...]

Punjab-Election-Opinion-Poll-2017

  Punjab Opinion Poll 2017   2017 Assembly Elections – Setting The Trend 2017 is an important year for those interested in Indian political developments. This year shall witness the state assembly elections of a number of 7 states in the country – Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Of these, the assembly elections of Gujarat, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh are important since they shall be indicative of the trends that [...]

One Year of Arvind Kejriwal’s Government

  With the Odd-Even Car Scheme lined up for the New Year, the Kejriwal Government is seemingly leaving no-stone-unturned to keep Delhi’s air pollution under control. The Delhi CM, who was sworn into office on 14 February 2015, has even sought PM Modi’s cooperation for successful implementation of the Odd-Even Car Scheme. Here is a heads up on the year-long efforts of the CM and his Aam Aadmi Party. What’s happening now? 14 February 2016 [...]

Aap Government In Delhi Performance

In a recent survey conducted by News24 and ISOMES, approximately 5000 people were asked as to how they feel about Kejriwal’s rule and compared it with how Narendra Modi had fared. Incidentally, the people in question came from different sections of the society. The first question that was put to them was whether they were satisfied with the AAP’s rule. 55.5% people stated in the affirmative and the rest stated that they were not happy [...]

War between Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party government and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung

Confrontation is the new norm for Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party and the latest trigger for the current tussle between AAP and the Lieutenant Governor is the recent appointment of Swati Maliwal as the new Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). She replaced Barkha Singh, who happens to be a member of the Congress party. While AAP government believes it has the jurisdiction and authority to appoint the Chairperson of DCW, the Lieutenant [...]

Key Highlights of Delhi Budget 2015-16

On 25 June 2015, Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, presented the 2015-16 Annual Budget for Delhi, terming it as India’s first ‘Swaraj’ budget. For a government that has been facing a lot of criticism for not getting its act together, the budget came as a pleasant surprise to many for its focussed thrust on sectors that are both popular and necessary for the common man of Delhi. Most state budgets spread themselves thin trying to [...]

Delhi Development Under Arvind Kejriwal

As Arvind Kejriwal completes his 100 days in office, Delhi would like to look back and see whether the Chief Minister has vindicated people’s faith in him, after they voted overwhelmingly in his party’s support at a time when the general perception gave little chance to AAP. In all fairness, 100 days is too early to judge a Chief Minister and his Cabinet’s performance but then CM Kejriwal has thrown the gauntlet by opening his [...]

AAP splits, AAP Crisis

Just over a month has elapsed since the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) routed all opposition and secured an absolute majority (67 of the 70 seats) in the Delhi Legislative Assembly elections. While one might think that any party,which has been given a precious second chance at governing the national capital, would utilise the early months to consolidate its position and show quick and smart administrative changes to win the hearts of the electorate, AAP seems [...]