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EXPRESS 5: Delhi baton passed to President, Kejriwal may take on Modi

Express News Service | Posted: February 16, 2014 8:49 am | Updated: February 16, 2014 8:52 am

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Busy enjoying your weekend? Take a look at five Indian Express stories you must read before starting your Sunday.

CENTRAL RULE: Ignoring the Aam Aadmi Party government’s demand for fresh polls in Delhi, the Union Cabinet Saturday approved the imposition of President’s rule as recommended by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung and kept the capital’s legislative Assembly in suspended animation.

NO POLLS FOR SHEILA: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Saturday that she would not contest any more elections. Speaking to The Sunday Express, she said she would not be a candidate if Delhi goes to polls again, and also ruled out contesting the coming Lok Sabha elections.

RAJE ON WHEELS: A CM, her 11 ministers, their 19 secretaries, on the move for 11 days, through one of the state’s most backward districts, ahead of Lok Sabha elections. Out of the total 944 gram panchayats under the division, till late February 14 evening, 343 had been covered by the 11 ministers, with each of them hearing approximately 2,000 cases at the public hearings.

AT HEART HYDERABAD: The ugly scenes in Parliament last week involving MPs of Andhra Pradesh over the Telangana Bill boil down to the issue of Hyderabad. It was one of the most dramatic days even the most disruptive Parliament session in India’s history had seen. Sreenivas Janyala explains why.

KEJRIWAL vs MODI: Arvind Kejriwal, who resigned as Delhi’s Chief Minister Friday, may contest the Lok Sabha elections against the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi if Modi chooses a constituency outside Gujarat to enter Parliament, sources in his Aam Aadmi Party said.

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