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%).
“Kejriwal is a big dhokhebaaz and a tyrant. For two years, nothing happened in the area and the responsibility lies with Kejriwal. But who has to pay the price? The MLA,” Ved Prakash said.
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’.
AAP leaders say bypoll win a turning point for party hit by a spate of defeats; Chief Minister admits party and volunteers need to do more to take its message — and work — to the people
Kejriwal said, by reposing faith on the AAP, voters of Bawana have sent out the message that BJP’s politics of “breaking away MLAs from other parties using the lure of money” has come a cropper in Delhi.
Jaitley said a person accused of malicious falsehood and defamation cannot claim any dilution in his guilt on the ground that other offenders have been spared
In Goa, BJP came out with flying colors as Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was elected to the Legislative Assembly from Panaji, while health minister Vishwajit Rane retained Valpoi seat.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the appeals filed by Kejriwal and AAP leader Ashutosh against the July 26 decision of a single judge was “misconceived” and “devoid of merit”
AAP candidate, Ram Chander won the by-poll defeating his nearest BJP rival Ved Prakash. Congress’s Surender Kumar finished third.
Bawana, located in northwest Delhi, is a big constituency with ample share of both rural and urban voters. There are a large number of migrant labourers staying in numerous JJ clusters. In 2015, it was one of the 67 seats won by the AAP in a landslide victory.
The Delhi High Court Friday pulled up Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leader Ashutosh for filing a plea to set aside an order of a single judge, which had directed that the trial in the Rs 10-crore defamation suit filed by Union minister Arun Jaitley be conducted expeditiously.
In its statement, the court said it is duty-bound to conduct trial in an expeditious manner.
Kejriwal, in a reply, denied giving any instructions. But Jethmalani subsequently gave interviews saying that during a conversation, Kejriwal had used even more objectionable words against Jaitley.
Arun Jatiley sought action against Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly submitting a false affidavit in which the AAP chief claimed he had not instructed his the then counsel Ram Jethmalani to use abusive words against the union minister.
“In Delhi, AAP runs the government. So the work has to be done by the AAP government. The BJP can’t get it done, the Congress can’t get it done. They can fight with us but they can’t do your work. Only we can get your work done,” said Arvind Kejriwal.