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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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

Elections over, BJP’s Delhi unit told to tone down aggression
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

A party leader said that while they will continue pressing their demands, such as money from the Delhi government to the MCDs and implementation of central schemes in Delhi, the approach will now be less combative.

Delhi: Residents evacuated after building in Munirka tilts
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

According to a senior official of the South MCD, the building, which is opposite the JNU campus, violates civic body rules as no house above 15 metres is allowed to be constructed.

Building in Delhi’s Munirka tilts: ‘Heard shouts at 4 am and rushed outside’
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

On the pavement next to the main gate of the JNU campus Thursday, several families who were evacuated from the six-storey building across the road, which had tilted, looked distressed on not being able to take their belongings.

At meet, Gautam Gambhir raises slow pace of work at Ghazipur landfill
Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Sources said Gautam Gambhir highlighted that government agencies and MCDs were not taking substantial steps to remove the residue left after the tromelling process.

Diminishing returns in states for BJP’s hard ideological push
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Internally, BJP was confident the script was working — its own surveys suggested the shrill campaign would help get fence-sitters switch to its side and just days before voting, Shah himself said the party would cross 45 seats.

Firebrand or popular face: BJP’s Delhi overhaul could see change in leadership
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

The party’s next line of leaders who could hold a chance at becoming the state president are MPs Parvesh Sahib Singh and Gautam Gambhir, former MP Maheish Girri, and senior leader Ashish Sood.

Delhi elections: Until Feb 11, candidates have a window to catch their breath
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

After weeks of relentless campaigning, candidates of AAP, BJP and Congress have a window to catch their breath — until February 11, when results are announced

Delhi Elections: Face-off, masks off for AAP, BJP
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

Much more than 70 seats are at stake in the Delhi Assembly polls that just ended. For AAP, the Feb 11 results will show if its gambit of seeking a mandate on its performance has paid off; for BJP, if Modi name, Hindutva agenda prove stronger than CAA anger.

Amit Shah’s prediction: BJP on way to forming govt with over 45 seats
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

A senior BJP leader said that Shah held meetings on most days at the party’s state office, where the day’s schedule was discussed, the poll pitch for the next day was decided, and leaders were picked to send out specific messages.

Prakash Javadekar interview: ‘Our politics is of empowerment, AAP’s of entitlement’
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister and BJP's Delhi election in-charge, speaks to The Indian Express on barbs at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Centre’s approach towards Shaheen Bagh, and how his party hopes to counter AAP on subsidies.

In Delhi rally, PM Modi says opponents cry for terrorists, question airstrike
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

Targeting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, he said: “A person who feels the pain of the poor, will he keep them away from government schemes?”

Behind Shaheen Bagh, Jamia protests, design to divide India, says PM Modi
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

On Monday, Modi said that the anti-CAA protests were causing inconvenience to people travelling between Delhi and Noida.

On Day 1 in Delhi, Yogi talks bullets, biryani & protests
Sun, Feb 02, 2020

Referring to protests against the CAA and proposed NRC, Adityanath said people tried to take to the streets in Uttar Pradesh too. “But I recovered money from them by making videos (of protesters allegedly damaging public property). I told them that we won’t serve you biryani like Kejriwal,” he said.

Shah spells it out, again: Elections a contest between Modi and Shaheen Bagh supporters
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Shah also credited the PM with finding solutions to issues like the Ram temple and Article 370, and accused the Opposition of opposing the BJP as they feared a backlash from their vote bank.

Last lap, BJP mines Shaheen Bagh while AAP works to steer clear
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

According to a senior BJP leader, until 10 days ago, the party’s main poll pitch was residents of unauthorised colonies being granted ownership rights and the AAP government refusing to roll out Ayushman Bharat in the capital.

Delhi polls 2020: Will Shah get fence sitters on party’s side? BJP hopes so
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

In the last three days, the BJP has organised over 1,000 small public meetings.

BJP MP says Shaheen Bagh protesters will enter homes, rape sisters, EC takes note
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

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.

Shaheen Bagh protesters can enter homes and rape our sisters and daughters: BJP MP Pravesh Verma
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

The BJP MP also said that he will remove all mosques built on government land in his Lok Sabha constituency of West Delhi. "If our government is formed, then give me just one month after February. I will remove all the mosques built on government land in my constituency."

Minister Anurag Thakur chants desh ke gaddaron ko, poll rally crowd completes goli maaro…
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Speaking to The Indian Express later, Thakur said he merely asked people what should be done with traitors of the country. “I just wanted people to say what is to be done with traitors of the country.

Vote for us to rid Delhi of Shaheen Bagh: Amit Shah
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Shah told BJP workers: Want a Delhi that is without pollution, slums and traffic jams.