It is this reputation of Bharti’s — of being a people’s person who gets work done — that is likely to be the biggest challenge for both BJP’s Shailender Singh Monty and Congress’ Neetu Verma Soin, contesting from the Malviya Nagar assembly constituency.
With BJP MPs putting out videos to show where Delhi government schools fall short and AAP rebutting the party’s claims, The Indian Express visited six schools at the centre of the political tussle.
As per guidelines notified in May 2014 by the Delhi Transport department, vehicle owners have to get approval from the municipal body before displaying any political advertisement.
Addressing an election rally in Kondli, he said no one’s citizenship rights will be taken away under the CAA. Singh added that not a single person will be able to raise questions over the identity of Indian Muslims.
In the last three days, the BJP has organised over 1,000 small public meetings.
The party’s social media team also pushed the trend #KejriwalvsEntireBJP, with all AAP leaders putting out tweets with the same hashtag.
The Election Commission (EC) is expected to send a notice to Singh on Wednesday for his remarks to ANI. This comes after Delhi’s Chief Election Officer flagged Singh’s interview to the EC.
Even a month ago, not many would have guessed that a mohalla in Okhla would come to dominate discourse around Delhi Assembly elections. As BJP top guns make Shaheen Bagh a poll plank, we find out what the voters here aspire for.
Delhi Congress approached the Election Commission, urging it to ban Thakur and Verma for making "provocative statements to incite communal violence" ahead of polls in the national capital.
The move by Centre to regularise unauthorised colonies is being seen as BJP's bid to woo over 40 lakh residents of 1,731 these colonies ahead of the Assembly elections in Delhi. The voting pattern of these colonies will have a bearing in at least 34 of the 70 constituencies.
Speaking of mohalla clinics, which he claimed are always “shut”, Singh said he once tried get medicines from one such clinic at 3 pm, but in vain. “That’s not how healthcare facilities should be in the national capital. We deserve better,” he said.
Showing minor injuries he sustained on the face, back and leg, Harjit Singh, who screamed “CAA waapas lo” in the middle of Shah’s address, said he did not anticipate such an aggressive response from the crowd.
On Saturday, Mishra had been banned from campaigning for 48 hours by the Election Commission for tweets comparing the upcoming election to an India-Pakistan contest and calling Shaheen Bagh “mini-Pakistan”.
Over the next half-an-hour, comfortably seated in a chair, he gives an overview of his government’s accomplishments in the areas of education, health, infrastructure, unauthorised colonies, women empowerment, water and electricity.
“When (Deputy CM) Manish Sisodia declared his support (for Shaheen Bagh), he was trying to consolidate Muslim votes. When (CM) Arvind Kejriwal said we (BJP) are backing Pakistan by granting Hindus citizenship, he was terming half of Delhi as Pakistanis,” Anil Jain said.
People living in wards D and E of Sangam Vihar said piped water is being supplied in most areas after the lines were laid last year. However, the infrastructure does not appear to be complete in some pockets.
He has, in the past, been Minister for Urban Development & Revenue, Education, Transport, Tourism, Languages, Local Bodies & Gurdwara Administration in the Sheila Dikshit government. He contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from East Delhi, and finished second to BJP’s Gautam Gambhir.
"Kejriwal ji, do you support the decision to catch Sharjeel? Please tell the people of Delhi. Are you with those in Shaheen Bagh? You talk to me on Twitter every day, please answer this as well,” Shah said.
He made the remarks while responding to a question after the launch of an AAP campaign ahead of the February 8 Assembly polls.
The student raised slogans against the amended citizenship act when Shah was talking about the CAA at the poll meeting in Babarpur constituency on Sunday evening.