Bhagwant Mann govt ‘fiercely honest’, several steps taken to rein-in corruption, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday described the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government in Punjab as “fiercely honest” which has not hesitated to take “hard decisions”, including steps to rein-in corruption, during its three month tenure so far. The Aam Aadmi Party national convener launched a scathing attack on previous regimes, saying various kinds of … Read more

Gujarat: Not joining BJP on Monday, says Hardik Patel

Former Congress leader Hardik Patel denied speculation that he will join the BJP on Monday, and took to Twitter to attack the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the killing of popular Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala. “I am not joining BJP tomorrow…will let you know if something like this happens,” Patel told PTI on Sunday. Patel, … Read more

AAP launches village-level recruitment drive in Haryana

Buoyed by the decisive victory in the Punjab assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has initiated a village-level recruitment drive in neighbouring Haryana and is gearing up for a massive rally of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal next month. The electoral win in Punjab has had a ripple effect in Haryana as AAP is … Read more

Sunil Jakhar takes jibe at Cong leadership, says those with conscience will be punished

Ahead of the Congress disciplinary committee meet to decide on action to be taken against him, former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday said those who still have a conscience will be punished. The Congress disciplinary committee had on April 11 given a show-cause notice to Jakhar for alleged anti-party activities and sought a … Read more

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to visit Delhi to study AAP initiatives

After studying the free electricity model in Delhi, the newly-elected Aam Aadmi Party government in Punjab will now examine the national capital’s initiatives in education and healthcare sectors to introduce similar reforms in the border state. Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann will be on a two-day visit to Delhi with health minister Vijay Singla and … Read more

Sunil Jakhar not replying to notice ‘gross indiscipline’, strong action likely: Congress sources

Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar not replying to party’s show-cause notice is being considered an act of “gross indiscipline” and “strong action” is likely to be taken against him when the Congress’ disciplinary committee meets before the end of this week, sources said on Wednesday. The Congress Disciplinary Committee had on April 11 given … Read more

Prashant Kishor wants to join Congress, briefs top brass on strategy for 2024

With the Congress reeling from a string of defeats, poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Saturday gave a detailed presentation to its top brass at Sonia Gandhi‘s residence on the way forward for 2024 general elections, while expressing readiness to join the party. AICC general secretary K C Venugopal said a decision on Kishor’s suggestions, including … Read more

Arvind Kejriwal meets Punjab officials without CM Bhagwant Mann

The newly-elected Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab is courting its first political controversy over Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal convening a meeting of the state’s officers in the absence of Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday. The Opposition parties alleged that the Punjab government was being ‘remote controlled’ by the AAP chief … Read more

AAP claims internal survey gives it 58 seats in upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls

The Aam Aadmi Party has claimed its internal survey has found it could win around 58 seats in the Gujarat Assembly polls, likely to be held in December this year. State AAP in charge Dr Sandeep Pathak on Monday said the survey was done in a scientific manner through the party’s own agency. As per … Read more

Gujarat Congress trying to woo Khodaldham Trust Chief Naresh Patel

With Gujarat polls slated for the yearend, Congress is trying to woo Shree Khodaldham Trust chairman Naresh Patel to lead the party. Patel, an industrialist and an important figure in the Patidar community, heads the trust that built the Khodiyar Mata temple at Kagwad in Saurashtra. Khodiyar Mata is the reigning deity of the Leuva … Read more