Final decision rests with President if council of ministers and LG have difference of opinion: Delhi High Court

If there is a difference of opinion between the council of ministers headed by the chief minister and the lieutenant governor, the final decision will rest with the President and will be binding on them, the Delhi High Court said on Thursday. The high court also said that the Lieutenant Governor (LG) would be expected … Read more

Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal targets BJP over anti-encroachment drive

Slamming the anti-encroachment drive being carried out in various parts of the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said if bulldozers raze shops and houses of 63 lakh people in Delhi, which are considered illegal, it will be the “biggest destruction” in independent India. At a meeting with Aam Aadmi Party MLAs on the … Read more

CBI probe against Delhi minister Satyendar Jain comes to naught after 4 years; case closed

Following a four-year-long investigation, the CBI has closed a case against Delhi PWD Minister Satyendar Jain and others related to alleged corruption in the hiring of a creative team for the department, officials said on Thursday. The agency has recently filed its closure report before a special court after failing to gather enough evidence to … 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

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

Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu targets Arvind Kejriwal over 2015 sacrilege issue

Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday targeted AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal over the 2015 sacrilege issue, asking who was stopping his party’s government in the state from taking action against those involved in the desecration of religious text. Sidhu, the former Punjab Congress chief, shared a video clip from last year in which … Read more

Let MCD polls take place: Kejriwal to PM Modi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to let MCD elections take place in the national capital, saying postponing polls weakens the democratic system. His remarks came after the Delhi State Election Commission sought the advice of legal experts on if it can still hold polls for the three municipal … Read more

BJP launches ‘referendum’ across Delhi against AAP govt’s new excise policy

The Delhi BJP on Friday launched its ‘referendum’ to collect opinion of 10 lakh city residents on the Kejriwal government’s new excise policy. The party is collecting public feedback at 1,120 places in each of the 280 civic wards by placing specially crafted boxes, said Delhi BJP media head Navin Kumar. “There could not be … Read more

Group of poets seeks Arvind Kejriwal’s apology

A group of poets Saturday demanded an apology from Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of insulting poets in his rebuttal to his former party colleague Kumar Vishwas‘ allegations that he had sympathies with pro-Khalistan elements. In an open letter, the poets said they were hurt at Kejriwal’s alleged attempt to ridicule them … Read more

Union Budget disappointing, nothing in it for common people: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday dubbed the Union Budget 2022-23 as “disappointing” and said it has nothing for the common people. In a tweet in Hindi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor noted that people had “high expectations” from the Union Budget during the corona period but there is nothing in it … Read more