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Thursday, December 12, 2019

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

SDMC schools await money for sweaters
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

The North and East civic bodies, which are financially weaker than SDMC, have meanwhile either transferred the money to students or initiated the process.

Delhi: Two years on, Walled City traders are yet to move to Narela hub
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

A senior DDA official said traders have flagged problems regarding water, electricity and streetlights to avoid taking possession in Narela.

Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: ‘MCD officials checked unit last week, was locked’
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

Several lapses in construction of the building and a total absence of any kind of fire safety, including a no-objection certificate, have also been pointed out by officials.

Delhi Assembly polls: BJP ally SAD wants 6 seats instead of 4 this time round
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

The SAD contested four seats in the 2013 and 2015 assembly polls — Hari Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Kalkaji and Shahadara. While the party won only the Rajouri Garden seat in 2013, it lost all seats in the 2015 polls.

BJP’s poll pitch: Better homes for slum residents
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which is the nodal agency for implementation of in-situ development of JJ clusters, has completed the demand survey of 32 JJ clusters and started a survey of 160 slums on DDA lands in various parts of the city.

Delhi: Civic body councillors not in MLA ticket race, says BJP’s Shyam Jaju
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

According to Jaju, the councillors were conveyed this by a senior leader in a recently held meeting, where they were asked to continue good work and not focus on getting a ticket.

By December-end, 100 residents of unauthorised colonies to get ownership deeds in Delhi
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

According to a DDA official, while a conveyance deed grants ownership rights to people and will be recorded with the body, registration of the property will mean they can take loan on it or sell it.

Hardeep Puri says will make Manoj Tiwari Delhi CM, clarifies later
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

Tiwari, who was present at the event, said: “As a state president, my duty is to ensure that we form a government in the state. The issue is not who will be CM; instead we should look at the AAP’s restlessness. This shows that they will not be able to sleep at night.”

BJP appoints vistaraks to bolster Delhi unit
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

The concept has been taken from pracharaks in the RSS, whose job entails promoting the Sangh’s policies.

‘No change in Delhi BJP unit before poll, Tiwari will lead’
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

A senior leader said the party does not want to make last-minute changes as it feels it has delivered a good performance in the corporation and Lok Sabha polls, which it had fought under Manoj Tiwari’s leadership.

Delhi: Four new parks to focus only on kids, entry fee Rs 20
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

For adults visiting the parks with their children, features such as benches, gazebos, walkways, rubberised pathways for exercise will also be included.

New BJP poll slogan for Delhi: Ek vote, teen sarkar
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

Senior leaders, as well as booth- and mandal-level workers are expected to take this message to people in the days ahead.

No conversion charge for 100 markets in city: DDA
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Sealing was carried out on the orders of the SC-appointed monitoring committee for properties that were residential on paper but being used as commercial premises and other violations.

Brainstorming over breakfast: As part of poll prep, Javadekar calls BJP leaders over
Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Party MPs and the state unit’s top functionaries are also asked to join the meeting if the day’s agenda needs their intervention or falls in their jurisdiction.

At Eid gathering in Old Delhi, leaders across parties reiterate call for peace
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Amid heavy police presence in the area in the wake of the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict a day earlier, most leaders stressed on Hindu-Muslim unity.

PM Modi enters Delhi poll mix, meets RWA heads, unauthorised colony residents
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

Regularisation of unauthorised colonies has remained a major poll issue in Delhi for decades. The BJP and the AAP have been vying to take credit for giving ownership rights to the people living in these settlements, ahead of Assembly polls next year.

Vijay Goel’s SUV protest not official party line: Manoj Tiwari
Wed, Nov 06, 2019

Sources in BJP said that the senior leadership was also divided on the method of protest.

BJP plans to take on AAP with new civic projects
Sun, Oct 27, 2019

All three civic bodies are ruled by the BJP and party leaders have inaugurated or announced a slew of new projects in the past two weeks — new classrooms in MCD schools; bonus to sanitation staff; and allocating money for ghats ahead of Chhath puja.

Ahead of Delhi polls, BJP to hold outreach drive on regularisation
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

Post Diwali, the BJP will launch Phase II of the outreach programme in the colonies in which senior leaders and morcha presidents will be given responsibility of a district each, said a senior leader.

Regularisation push: Delhi Development Authority to use images from ISRO
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

The key responsibility of implementing the Centre’s decision lies with the DDA, the city’s land-owning agency, which has set itself an ambitious deadline of three months to execute the project.