AAP office-bearers in Kerala resign en masse to join Swaraj India

Swaraj India, the fledgling political party under the leadership of former AAP leaders such as Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, announced that a large chunk of AAP’s office bearers in Kerala have joined the party. These include 77 elected State Coordination Committee members and around 700 volunteers, according to a statement from the party. Among […]

AAP set to sweep Delhi with 59 seats – ABP-C-Voter survey

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party is all set to sweep the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, said the first opinion poll to be conducted ahead of the next month’s elections. The poll was commissioned by ABP News and conducted by Centre for Voting Opinion & Trends in Election Research (C-Voter), and indicated hardly any loss of […]

Jaitley not to withdraw defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is unlikely to withdraw the defamation case filed against Aam Aadmi Party Supremo Arvind Kejriwal, according to sources. Instead, the legal team of Arun Jaitley, himself a lawyer, will mention the matter before the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court today. Jaitley wants a legal settlement in which the allegations […]

Kejriwal govt ropes in Maruti Suzuki to help check corruption in license issue

Maruti Suzuki India Limited said it entered into an agreement with the Government of NCT of Delhi to set up Driving Test Centres in 12 locations in the city. In the first phase, these Automated Driving Test Centres will be set up at Hauz Khas, Shakur Basti, Raja Garden, Hari Nagar, Burari, Loni Road, Sarai […]

Kejriwal’s bet on Delhi schools is paying off – survey

A survey by industry association Assocham has found that the majority of people who send their children to government schools are “overwhelmingly satisfied” with the performance of the schools. Improving the performance of government schools has been a high priority for the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi, and the task was taken up by […]

Mayank Gandhi delivers scathing message to Arvind Kejriwal

Former compatriot and head of Aam Aadmi Party Maharashtra, Mayank Gandhi has assailed Arvind Kejriwal in an acerbic letter that traces the AAP leader’s rise and fall over the last five years. Gandhi, who left the organization after founder members like Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were “humiliated and expelled” three years ago, said Kejriwal […]

Delhi MCD Election Results Live: End of the road for AAP & Kejriwal

BJP 181 CONGRESS 31 AAP 46 OTHERS 12 The initial trends from the Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) elections indicate that the prediction of exit polls of a demise for the Aam Aadmi Party have turned out to be correct. The BJP is all set to come to power in the municipal corporation for the third […]

Bhushan & Yadav’s Swaraj India chooses ‘whistle’ symbol for MCD polls

Swaraj India, the political outfit floated by breakaway Aam Aadmi Party faction led by Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, will fight the upcoming election to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi on the ‘whistle’ symbol. The move follows successful registration of the whistle symbol by 95% of the party’s candidates for the poll scheduled to be […]

There’s no Lokpal because there’s no opposition leader, says govt

The Prime Minister’s office today said the government has not appointed a Lokpal at the center yet as there is no leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha. According to the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act passed in 2013, the center is supposed to appoint a Lokpal as an ombudsman for corruption related issues. “The […]

Arvind Kejriwal protests after Twitter cracks down on AAP accounts

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal took to his account to protest the deletion of several AAP accounts after the social media company changed its anti-abuse algorithm. Three days ago, Twitter had said that it was putting in more safeguards against abuse and manipulation on its platform — a very widespread complaint. “This week we’re […]

PM Modi’s official Twitter account gets ambushed by AAP

For long, the Bharatiya Janata Party held the upper hand on Twitter — which — along with comment boards on news websites — forms the ‘wild west’ of political online campaigning in India with large-scale manipulation, ‘fake’ accounts, bullying and targeted attacks. Not to be outdone, the Aam Aadmi Party — or some of its […]

Medha Patkar extends support to Yogendra Yadav

Activist Medha Patkar, who quit Aam Aadmi Party a few months ago over policies of Arvind Kejriwal, has come out in support of former AAP colleague Yogendra Yadav, who has been arrested by the central government for holding a protest without permission. “Narmada Bachao Andolan condemns the arbitrary arrest of Yogendra Yadav and other Saathis […]

Delhi Government ad glorifying Kejriwal goes viral on Facebook

An advertisement by the government of Delhi, seeking support for Arvind Kejriwal, “who is being attacked by the corrupt every day” is going viral on social media. However, as so often happens, many, if not most of the people sharing the “public interest” advertisement are sharing it for its entertainment value, rather than its intended […]

AAP volunteers divided in support for Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav

The ongoing fight over the future of Aam Aadmi Party has divided volunteers of the party — the key strength of AAP — into two camps – one that supports Arvind Kejriwal’s power to decide the future, and the other who question Kejriwal camp’s decision to sack others from the party. The official Facebook Group […]

Are Kejriwal Bhakts destroying the Aam Aadmi Party?

The controversy around the ‘anti-Kejriwal’ activities of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav has created unrest among the volunteers, with many, if not most of them, unhappy with the ‘humiliation’ of the leaders. “The way things are happening shows immaturity on your part,” said volunteer Sanjay Singh in a comment posted on the Aam Aadmi Party […]