Abhinav Rajput

Abhinav Rajput is a principal correspondent with The Indian Express. He covers Delhi civic bodies, city’s politics. He is an alumnus of Asian College of Journalism. He tweets at @abhinavrt

Articles By Abhinav Rajput

Haryana elections: Modi destroying the economy, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul said, “Factories are getting closed, farmers are committing suicide.... I was recently in Gujarat, where diamond and cloth merchants met me and said that Narendra Modi has destroyed them (their livelihood).”

Delhi: Ahead of PM Modi’s visit, how SC dome became Akshardham at Ramlila

The organisers confirmed that the Supreme Court theme was up for nine days before it was changed Monday. The idea, an organiser said, was to send out a message that “people want the court to rule in favour of a temple in Ayodhya”.

Krishna Nagar market tries going vehicle-free, some concerns remain

Assistant commissioner Aman Rajput said they had the traders’ support, and that the project will be implemented on a permanent basis from November 15. “The trial is to see the hiccups being faced and what modifications can be done,” he said.

Centre files plea to disband SC-appointed sealing panel, says it ‘outlived its purpose’

This comes at a time when sealing ordered by the committee has been criticised by political parties in Delhi, and the Centre coming under attack from the opposition for failing to protect traders from action.

Delhi: Ancient epic gets modern tweaks in Ramlila featuring Manoj Tiwari

This is the fourth time Tiwari has acted in the Ramlila — previously, he has twice played Angad and once played Kewat. Asked how he made time when Assembly polls are drawing close, he said: “This is far more important than any election in the country."

Sort differences, stop leaks: BJP diktat to leaders in Delhi

The reasons for clashes among BJP workers and councillors included issues like a particular leader not being given enough prominence at an event to whose face was bigger on a poster.

Purvanchal politics heats up as BJP takes aim at Delhi CM over hospital remark

At Sunday event, Kejriwal had spoken about people from outside the capital availing healthcare services here

As PM Narendra Modi arrives in capital today, Delhi BJP rolls out red carpet

Delhi BJP vice-president Abhay Verma, who is part of the team organising the event, said they expect the crowd, which will include BJP leaders and workers, to touch 50,000 people.

Delhi assembly elections: AAP got autos, BJP targets e-rickshaws for campaign

Last week, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and Kapil Mishra, who left AAP for BJP, met a faction of e-rickshaw owners at Jantar Mantar, who pressed that at least 200 out of the 236 roads where the vehicles are barred from entry be opened to them.

Inform people about historic J&K decision: J P Nadda to BJP workers

“When it happened, Pakistan raised a hue and cry over it but the entire world stood with Modi ji. Within a day, we got support from 10 countries, and 100 diplomats also said it is India’s internal matter,” he said.

Violence by leaders will end BJP ticket dreams for Delhi polls, says Manoj Tiwari

On Sunday, councillors and party leaders aspiring for tickets clashed in the presence of senior partymen in Kirari and Gokulpuri during the party’s outreach programme for unauthorised colonies.

Delhi: BJP leader’s image on school bags, South MCD issues showcause notice

A South MCD official said former standing committee chairperson Shailendar Singh Monty distributed bags, featuring his photo alongside a photo of BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi and the BJP's Lotus symbol, to children at a civic body school in Hauz Rani.

RFID project in Delhi: 35,000 vehicles slip past toll collectors daily, says South MCD

Implemented at the toll plazas on July 17, the RFID technology allows for automatic toll deduction. Commercial vehicles entering Delhi have to pay a green cess between Rs 700 and Rs 1,400, and toll between Rs 100 and Rs 2,000, depending on the vehicles’ size and category.

Campaigning time over in DU — but not for Delhi BJP chief

Tiwari visited Vivek Vihar near Vivekananda College Wednesday where he asked students to vote for ABVP. He also visited several hostels, including Aparna Hostel.

Hardlook: Space programme

Choked markets, neighbourhoods on edge — the capital’s parking crisis extracts a heavy toll on residents. With the Supreme Court putting authorities on a deadline, the next few months will be crucial.

Delhi: In meetings with BJP leaders, workers push for GST cut

Other suggestions include regularisation of unauthorised colonies, land pooling.

Delhi: Councillors vs commissioner as tensions rise in North MCD

Former mayor of the North civic body Preeti Agarwal, who was also present in the meeting, told The Indian Express, “Some of the work done by her is good, but it is also true that confrontation between the deliberative and executive wings is at its peak in the North MCD.

Delhi BJP readies for organisational polls

The party constitution also allows a leader to serve two consecutive terms. “Since party constitution allows it, Tiwari should be able to sail through,” said a senior leader.

Don’t oppose AAP subsidy policies: Prakash Javadekar to senior leaders of Delhi BJP

Javadekar, who was made in-charge of Delhi last month, has till now met with Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, state general secretary organisation Siddharthan and MPs from the state.

Delhi: No water in school, paying for tankers myself, says Tughlakabad councillor

Bhati, however, said, “DJB supply in our area is weak; it comes every three-four days. Will the children be thirsty till then?”