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Delhi BJP faces protests over party tickets

The protesters were upset that Satish Upadhyay had been left out of the party's list of candidates. »
Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal and other partry leaders pass through Mandir Marg area during an election road show in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty Delhi Assembly polls 2015

Second EC show-cause notice to Kejriwal

AAP leader's statement amounts to “abetting and promoting electoral offence of bribery”, says the EC notice. »
Arvind Kejriwal requested Kiran Bedi to “unblock” him in on microblogging site Twitter. File photo: V. Sudershan Delhi Assembly polls

Kejriwal challenges Bedi to public debate

Responding to the challenge, BJP's CM candidate said she will debate "on the floor of the House". »
Delhi Assembly Election 2015

AAP promises free education till Class XII

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he would ensure free education in all government schools till Class XII and open 500 new schools if AAP was voted to power in the upcoming Assembly pol... »

Communal divide sets campaign tone

The cracks are still there in Trilokpuri, three months after communal violence spread through the narrow streets of the East Delhi resettlement colony.However, the division now lies in the c... »

BJP attempts to woo Jat community

The BJP on Saturday inducted former MP Anuradha Chaudhary into its fold in the presence of Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay and Union Minister Harsh Vardhan. The Jat leader’s entry is expected to wo... »
Abhinandan Pathak, or as he likes to call himself, Nandan Modi, is a staunch ‘bhakt’ (devotee) of PM Narendra Modi. File Photo

With Modi preoccupied with Obama, his lookalike campaigns in Delhi

Abhinandan Pathak had campaigned for Mr. Modi ahead of the April-May 2014 general election in Varanasi, Vadodara and Delhi and this is his second visit to the national capital. »
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BJP president Amit Shah addressing a rally in Patna on Friday. — PHOTO: RANJEET KUMAR

Amit Shah promises to make Bihar No. 1

BJP chief accuses Nitish Kumar of breaking ties with his party to pursue "personal ambition" of becoming Prime Minister. »
Ajay Maken

Maken slams Bedi, Kejriwal

"They were earlier in the garb of an NGO fighting corruption and now they want to meet their own political ambition" »
AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal offers prayers at Valmiki Temple during his election road show in New Delhi on Tuesday.

AAP replaces two candidates; protests erupt

Mehrauli and Mundka candidates were replaced following an inquiry by the party’s "internal Lokpal" »
Exercise your right:Chief Election Commissioner H. S. Brahma on Tuesday at Dilli Haat during an exhibition that showcase elections down the years.s— Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Focus of the entire world is on Delhi election, says CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) H.S. Brahma on Tuesday said that the Delhi election on February 7 is a crucial one as it is a standalone election and the focus of the entire world is on it. “Delh... »
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Lok Sabha 2014
Narendra Modi along with Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah performs the Ganga aarti in Varanasi on Saturday. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

Modi celebrates win with Ganga aarti

Narendra Modi received a rapturous welcome in Varanasi as he visited his constituency in a show of gratitude on Saturday, a day after the BJPs resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections.... »
The AAP office in Delhi wears a deserted look, a day after the announcement of Lok Sabha poll results on Saturday. Photo: Monica Tiwari

AAP took its home turf for granted, say partymen

The Aam Aadmi Party, which failed to bag even a single seat in Delhi in the parliamentary elections after putting up a spectacular show in the Assembly elections last winter, is being blamed by it... »

Assembly poll results show BJP slide: Nitish

Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s performance in Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir was not a reason for the saffron party to feel proud o... »
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Abhinandan Pathak, or as he likes to call himself, Nandan Modi, is a staunch ‘bhakt’ (devotee) of PM Narendra Modi. File Photo
New Delhi, January 25, 2015

With Modi preoccupied with Obama, his lookalike campaigns in Delhi

His striking resemblance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, augmented by a close-cropped grey beard, rimless spectacles and a trademark half-sleeved kurta and Nehru jacket, leaves many Delhiites bew... »
January 25, 2015

Speech, jokes, cheers and laughter

Although the speech was almost identical to other speeches he made this past week and though the jokes were the same — boys, old men, middle-aged men and women could be seen laughing at every pun a... »
AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal addressing a public meeting at Greater Kailash on Saturday.Photo: PTI
January 25, 2015

‘I will not let you down’

The Aam Aadmi Party’s convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday revealed that several members of the Bharatiya Janata Party were in regular touch with him to say they were not going to let the saffron p... »
New Delhi, January 25, 2015

No rift within party: AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday denied reports of rift between its chief Arvind Kejriwal and senior leader Prashant Bhushan over ticket distribution, saying the party’s internal lokpal had filtered... »
ongress leaders Rajkumar Chauhan, Arvinder Singh, Ajay Maken, A.K. Walia and Delhi Congress in-charge P.C. Chacko releasing the party manifesto on Friday.- Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
January 24, 2015

Congress manifesto for the Delhi Assembly election

Our Achievements and promises • 895 unauthorized colonies regularized. The remaining unauthorized colonies would also be regularized. • Orders for registration of properti... »
BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi during a road show in Krishna Nagar with senior leader Harsh Vardhan. File photo: Sandeep Saxena
NEW DELHI, January 24, 2015

Kiran Bedi ‘introduces’ herself to Krishna Nagar

Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi seems to have “realised” that the way to the Chief Minister’s chair is through the Legislature.Ever since her name was announced... »
January 24, 2015

Will ‘giant killer’ Rakhi strike again?

The Mangolpuri Assembly segment rose to fame during the last Assembly polls as a ‘giant killer’ emerged on the political horizon of the Capital. Aam Aadmi Party’s Rakhi Bidlan, one of the yo... »
January 24, 2015

My aim is to expose AAP: Vinod Kumar Binny

He was one of the first elected representatives to join the Aam Aadmi Party and also one of the first to be expelled by it. Former two-time Independent councillor from Laxmi Nagar, Vinod Kumar B... »
Congress leaders Rajkumar Chauhan, Arvinder Singh, Ajay Maken, A.K. Walia and Delhi Congress in-charge P.C. Chacko releasing the party manifesto on Friday.- Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
NEW DELHI, January 24, 2015

Congress manifesto banks on power, water

It seems the Congress has finally figured out reasons for their drubbing in the 2013 Assembly polls – power and water. The party manifesto, the first part of which was released on Friday, promised... »
BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi.
NEW DELHI, January 24, 2015

BJP dismisses ‘mole’ charge against Bedi

The BJP on Friday hit back at the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress for their charges against Kiran Bedi, the party’s chief ministerial candidate in Delhi.While the AAP alleged that Ms. Bedi... »

EC censures Kejriwal 

Video shows AAP leader 'planning liquor distribution'

It's final, 693 candidates in the fray

23 candidates ‘to fight themselves’

AAP candidates mired in controversies

Bedi’s 'Mann Ki Baat'

A game changer or a gamble?

BJP ad takes a dig at AAP’s dharna politics

Highlight Modi govt.'s achievements: Amit Shah

AAP mentor lauds BJP move

January 25, 2015

AAP leads in poll code violations

Over 120 FIRs have been registered against political parties for violating the model code of conduct that is in place ahead of the Delhi polls. Out of which, 55 are against the Aam Aadmi Party, 24... »
January 25, 2015

BJP attempts to woo Jat community

The BJP on Saturday inducted former MP Anuradha Chaudhary into its fold in the presence of Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay and Union Minister Harsh Vardhan. The Jat leader’s entry is expected to wo... »
January 25, 2015

Communal divide sets campaign tone

The cracks are still there in Trilokpuri, three months after communal violence spread through the narrow streets of the East Delhi resettlement colony.However, the division now lies in the c... »
NEW DELHI, January 25, 2015

AAP promises free education till Class XII

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he would ensure free education in all government schools till Class XII and open 500 new schools if AAP was voted to power in the upcoming Assembly pol... »
AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh during a press conference in Vjayawada. File photo: V. Raju
New Delhi, January 24, 2015

AAP ‘B Team’ of BJP: Digvijay

Aam Aadmi Party is the ‘B Team’ of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress had “chosen a lesser evil” by supporting Arvind Kejriwal in forming the government in Delhi in 2013, Congress leader... »  
Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party CM candidate Kiran Bedi riding bikes without wearing helmets during her nomination filing procession.
NEW DELHI, January 24, 2015

BJP to take padyatra route to woo voters

With exactly a fortnight left for the Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s election management committee on Friday made padyatras mandatory for each of its 70 candidates.So... »
January 24, 2015

‘Delhi BJP chief making attempt to save face’

In his response to an Election Commission notice served on him following Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay’s complaint, Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal has written that Mr. Upadhyay was... »
January 24, 2015

Congress' Power Point

The Congress wants to return to power as ‘it has unfinished business in the realm of development pioneered by it during its 15 years’ at the helm of governance in the Capital, the party leaders ass... »
In his speech, the AAP leader, however, added, “Don’t take liquor, as it is dangerous. It destroys families.” File Photo
New Delhi, January 24, 2015

Kejriwal repeats bribery remark

Unfazed by a fresh notice slapped on him by the Election Commission (EC) over his bribery remarks, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Friday suggested that voters accept money, if offered b... »
NEW DELHI, January 24, 2015

‘Congress manifesto, a confession of betrayal’

The Congress’s promise of bringing down power tariffs in its manifesto has been described as a “confession of betrayal to the people” by the Aam Aadmi Party, while the Bharatiya Janata Party said t... »

Amit Shah promises to make Bihar No. 1

We will win 25 seats: Suresh Kumar

Irregularities alleged against Kejriwal while filing papers

Congress gets new wheels, launches 45 campaign vans

‘South Delhi resident’ vs ‘local’ in Krishna Nagar

Sharad Yadav defends Kejriwal

Kejriwal gets time to respond to EC notice

Rain ruins rallies

AAP's dramatic seven-week run: A timeline

Congress warms to Anna Hazare