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

Task for BJP mandal heads: Daily visits to Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s memorial

The programme was launched on Sunday, with the first visit being made by the mandal president and around 50 local leaders from West Patel Nagar.

East Delhi body speeds up regularisation of sanitation workers

East corporation commissioner Dilraj Kaur said, “It will be carried out in a phased manner.”

BJP leaders book shows for The Accidental Prime Minister, Uri

While BJP MP from East Delhi Maheish Girri booked a show at Delite Cinema on Asaf Ali Road, spokesperson and co-media head of Delhi BJP Praveen S Kapoor got tickets for party workers at the same movie hall on Sunday.

BJP eyes Purvanchali voters with Makar Sankranti celebrations

As part of the celebrations, to be held outside Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari’s North Avenue residence, the party has invited over 5,000 people from the Purvanchali community.

NDMC seals 14 illegal dairies in Karol Bagh

As many as 2,082 plots were allotted by the erstwhile unified MCD for dairy farmers in Ghogha, on the outskirts of Delhi.

Delhi: Leaders’ photos dot Ramlila Maidan ahead of BJP meet

More than 2,000 workers have been tasked with looking after the arrangements and logistics for the event. Party sources said that over 3,000 hotel rooms have been booked for leaders coming from different parts of the country.

BJP leader writes to Amit Shah on poor work by office bearers

Singh was instrumental in assembling cadres for a Delhi BJP booth-level meeting in December, attended by 12,000 workers at IGI stadium.

Delhi: Another collapse, another red flag ignored

As per the notice, the unit should have stopped functioning within 48 hours. It did not.

Makeshift PMO for 2 days at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan, BJP readies for national meet

The inaugural speech will be given by party chief Amit Shah, while PM Modi will conclude the event. Discussions on alliances and party strategies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections will be held.

Delhi: Civic bodies issue notice to colleges, malls over dues

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

Delhi: Potholes, waterlogging dot Rani Jhansi flyover

A report by the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) this month red-flagged these issues and sent them to the authorities concerned.

BJP plan: Zero in on scheme beneficiaries, head to their homes

BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari told The Indian Express that he will write to the ministries or departments concerned to make data of Delhi’s beneficiaries available to different morchas, who will then be assigned the task to visit homes.

Delhi: North corporation’s Town Hall meeting packs a punch

Angered by a speech by leader of opposition, AAP’s Anil Lakra, BJP councillor Surender Khrub allegedly threw a punch at him, only to miss and hit AAP leader Vikas Goel instead.

Amit Shah: Assembly proceedings rubbed salt on wounds of ’84 riot victims

Speaking to more than 12,000 BJP workers, Amit Shah said Sikh victims had been denied justice for so many years because “the perpetrators of the riots were also the protectors (of the accused)”.

Delhi: ‘Ghar wapsi’ for 40 who left BJP during MCD polls

The BJP had expelled 84 leaders during the MCD polls as they were engaged in “anti-party activities” after they or their spouses were denied tickets. Many of them had even fought the elections against BJP candidates but lost.

Delhi: North, South civic bodies pull out of DCPCR school survey

The East corporation has not raised any objections to the survey being conducted by the commission, which falls under the AAP-led Delhi government. The political wing of the North and South Corporations said they raised objections as the survey is being done with a “political motive” by the Delhi government.

Delhi: SDMC schools yet to get CCTVs, women guards

More than 5,000 students in 14 schools are forced to sit on floors, as there no desks and benches, and 44 schools do not have Jal Board water connections.

Diphtheria deaths: What makes children vulnerable to disease that can be prevented by vaccination

In the last four months, over 60 children have died of diphtheria in Delhi’s Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases Hospital. The Indian Express tracked down their families to understand what makes children vulnerable to a disease that can be prevented by vaccination.

Delhi: 14 BJP workshops to focus on social media etiquette

Sources in the party said the Delhi BJP also hopes to train its workers on what should be put in public domain and, more importantly, what shouldn’t be.

Action on cabs for not sharing ad money

Senior officials in the South and East civic bodies said the violations are rampant in their jurisdiction as well, and drives to curb them will be started soon.