BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra claimed at a press conference in Delhi that Sharjeel Imam had made the speech, where he called for stepping up the protests in Assam through road blocks to force the Centre to listen, at Shaheen Bagh on January 24.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led the charge against Shah at a press conference during the day. The thrust of Kejriwal’s speech at a rally in the Greater Kailash constituency, where sitting MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj is pitted against BJP’s Shikha Rai, later in the evening was also along similar lines.
The rally was held in the courtyard of a market in Rohini’s Sector 9, a constituency that had bucked the AAP wave in 2015. AAP candidate C L Gupta was defeated by BJP leader Vijender Gupta by around 5,000 votes.
Bijli-paani or CAA, small improvements or big-ticket announcements — the upcoming polls will be a test for three parties with barely any promise in common. What is common, though, is a realisation that mega rallies need to give way for a more personal, door-to-door outreach. The Indian Express reports on the AAP, BJP and Congress campaigns
In his town hall meetings, Kejriwal has promised to clean the Yamuna in the next five years, make water supply available round the clock, spruce up the city, boost last-mile connectivity through minibuses and redesign the roads, among others.
As reported by The Indian Express Monday, the groups kept buzzing in the hours leading up to the violence, and some messages came in even as the masked men were on the loose, entering hostel rooms, beating up students and damaging furniture.
Speaking at the JNU’s north gate, Manish Jangid, secretary of the ABVP’s JNU wing, claimed Left leaders, including the JNU students’ union president and the general secretary of the All India Students’ Association, attacked students inside the campus and in hostels while leading the mobs.
Beaming from billboards, steering clear of personal attacks, focused on development, and refusing to be drawn into national debates, it’s a new Arvind Kejriwal to the forefront. The Indian Express tracks the careful transition of the perpetual protester to the affable family man, in AAP’s preparation for Delhi polls
The protest by the residents of Shaheen Bagh — several of them are women accompanied by their children — began on December 15 when residents came out to protest the Delhi Police action on Jamia Millia Islamia campus.
The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) runs 221 night shelters — 78 in permanent buildings, 115 out of porta cabins and 28 in tents — with a sanctioned capacity to shelter 17,960 people. On December 29, the night time occupancy was 9,793.
While protests at other places such as Mandi House and Jantar Mantar have come and gone in waves, the women of Shaheen Bagh have been unrelenting, having vowed not to withdraw their agitation until CAA is “rolled back” or the Centre “promises not to implement NRC”.
A quick rollout of 5,000 e-autos and getting online commerce companies to press more battery-operated bikes into service are the immediate objectives that the Delhi government seeks to achieve through its electric vehicle policy, which was cleared Monday.