“We have unanimously decided that our candidate will be a local leader from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha segment. There will be no parachute candidate,” Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab unit chief Bhagwant Mann said, adding the names of five to six probable candidates were discussed during the meeting.
AAP candidate Ram Chander got 59,886 votes (45.38%) while BJP’s Ved Prakash, who had won the 2015 assembly polls on an AAP ticket, received 35,834 votes (27.15%). Congress candidate, Surender Kumar, the legislator from 1998 to 2013, trailed with 31,919 votes (24.19%).
For AAP, the challenge had always been the 26 villages of the reserved constituency. The BJP attempted to woo the Jat-dominated area by ensuring that Parvesh Singh Verma, son of former Delhi Chief Minister Sahib Singh Verma, campaigned as a ‘star candidate’.
The AAP today welcomed the Delhi High Court’s order of setting aside the Lt Governor order of cancelling the allotment of a bungalow to the party, and said this should serve as a “laxman rekha” for the BJP. AAP leader Raghav Chadha said the decision by Lt Governor Anil Baijal to cancel the allotment of […]
AAP received a communication informing it that the LG has cancelled the allotment of the bungalow. AAP claimed it was being singled out for such action as other parties are enjoying accommodation allotted to them in the heart of the national capital.
In his complaint, the Malviya Nagar MLA alleged that he was threatened by a group of 10-15 men, who claimed to be supporters of former BJP councilor Shailender Singh Monty, in Safdarjung Enclave area on August 11.
Party leader Ashutosh said the names of several actors, politicians, kin of an industrialist, “close” to the ruling party, have cropped up in the papers, but the Centre has failed to take any action against them.
The new team will have two secretaries, seven vice-presidents and 14 district presidents, Labour minister and AAP’s Delhi unit convenor Gopal Rai said. Presidents for 70 assembly constituencies, wards will also be appointed.
In her complaint, lodged at Dabri Police Station of West Delhi, the complainant has said that she was watching the show with her daughter who asked her if she would also become an “object” after marriage and that if women were mere “objects”.
Speaker Goel ordered that Mishra be marshalled out of the Assembly after the former AAP minister referred to him as ‘Dhritarashtra’ – a character from Mahabharata – for not taking any action on his letter
The Ministry of Home Affairs had directed the Delhi government to ensure a shut down on ‘illegal’ private buses in the city. Following the LG’s order, the transport department’s enforcement team last week impounded 10 buses by Gurgaon-based Shuttl for alleged permit violations.
Last week, citing unauthorised occupation of the party office at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, PWD imposed a fine of Rs 27 lakh on AAP
The posters called for eviction of Vishwas from the party and also thanked Pandey for ‘revealing the truth about him’.
A team from Gujarat will provide feedback to the Aam Aadmi Party following which it will be decided if the party will contest assembly elections in Gujarat or not.
EVM challenge: While seven national parties and 49 state parties had been invited to the challenge, only NCP and CPI-M have applied to participate. While each party is allowed three representatives, they will be given four machines and four hours to hack into it.