In April last year, Kejriwal had launched the ‘Greening Delhi’ initiative aimed at tackling dust, a major source of air pollution in the national capital. He had set October, 2016 as the deadline but the work never really took off.
In his communication, Kejriwal has pointed out that “one of the reasons” for traffic snarls in several parts of Delhi were “bottleneck of roads”, which could be due to “encroachments, poor traffic management, bad road design, enforcement”, among others.
At another level, any voice raised against the ruling dispensation in Delhi has to now deal with not only the BJP, RSS and several of their other social-cultural affiliates but also government agencies such as Income-Tax authorities, the ED and the CBI.
In the two years as Delhi Chief Minister, the AAP chief has attended the weddings of four of his MLAs, the last one being that of Burari MLA Sanjeev Jha the previous weekend.
Applications were invited for seven schemes (five Centrally sponsored and two state-sponsored) between July and November 2016, and “a total of 66,882 applications received”, says the DDC report.
On Friday, Saurabh Bhardwaj, chairman of the Committee of Petitions, had presented a report recommending that the Delhi government Chief Secretary “conduct a detailed inquiry… to fix responsibility for false claims” of desilting of drains
In a letter written to all resident welfare associations in his New Delhi Assembly constituency, Kejriwal said a large number of residents had complained of deteriorating law and order situation and that he had sought an appointment with the LG to discuss the issue.
The party’s New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, MLA O P Sharma and many other partymen, including leaders of the Delhi BJP, participated in the protest. The protesters, who were trying to reach the Assembly premises, were detained by the police, but later released.
Kejriwal also said that till such a body is in place, authorities should coordinate efforts to prevent problems including of waterlogging during the monsoon season
Mishra, who held the post of water minister in the AAP government, was sacked earlier this year after he levelled corruption charges against Kejriwal. He alleged the AAP convener interfered in the water tanker scam — which previously plagued the Congress government under Sheila Dikshit.
“We collected money from various persons for use in campaigning thinking it will be used for welfare of Punjab and AAP but its details and receipts were never provided,” Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab vice-president Vinod Thapar said.
The 2017 presidential election will not be without a contest. And it will see a Dalit versus Dalit. 17 Opposition parties announced that former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will be their joint candidate against the ruling NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.
Urban Development Minister Naidu had said at an event in Mumbai today that seeking loan waivers had become a “fashion” now but it was not the final solution and should be considered in extreme situations.
Dressed in white shirts and an array of pyjamas, salwars and shorts, people sat on red mats — provided by the New Delhi Municipal Council — across the six radials of CP. From yoga groups in colonies to school children and families — a variety of people turned up for the event.
Kumar was charged by the CBI with criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery under the Indian Penal Code, besides provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, along with eight others and Endeavour Systems Private Limited (ESPL).