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Sweta Dutta


Hopes to gain from rift in Congress, anti-incumbency: Despite Punjab, Goa routs, AAP looks at Rajasthan 2018
Wed, May 24, 2017

Following its rout in Punjab and Goa, and a ‘below expectation’ performance in the Delhi municipal polls, the AAP had decided to focus its attention on governance in the Capital.

AAP hacks EVM prototype, EC says machine not ours
Wed, May 10, 2017

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal intervened to ask him to “clarify (to the House) that the code is candidate-specific and not for a party”.

AAP crisis: Kapil Mishra presses on for a probe, party suspends him
Tue, May 09, 2017

Crisis in AAP: The decision to suspend Mishra was taken late on Monday during a meeting of the AAP’s Political Affairs Committee at Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.

Before bitter fight, Kapil Mishra was CM Arvind Kejriwal’s man for making free water a reality
Tue, May 09, 2017

One of main poll planks for the AAP, when it contested the 2015 Assembly polls, was to provide free water, a promise that Arvind Kejriwal kept and has flaunted since.

Kapil Mishra often took on PM Modi, won praise for Twitter skills
Mon, May 08, 2017

Mishra’s grievance redressal of complaints received on social media, especially Twitter, won him much praise from the party leadership.

At the centre of storm, AAP tries to steady ship
Mon, May 08, 2017

Even Vishwas backers change line as party tries to put up united front

Tanker scam, proximity to Vishwas cited as reasons: Water Minister Kapil Mishra out of Kejriwal’s cabinet
Sun, May 07, 2017

Another reason being cited for Mishra’s removal was complaints from MLAs about dirty water and erratic water supply during the MCD polls, which may have hurt the party's prospects.

AAP crisis: Not the first time Kumar Vishwas has tried to assert himself
Thu, May 04, 2017

Since formation of the AAP government, as the party leadership became more well-defined, Vishwas increasingly found himself left out of a central role

AAP crisis: As Kumar Vishwas fumes, Arvind Kejriwal pays late-night visit to salve wounds
Wed, May 03, 2017

While their meeting was only minutes-long, Kejriwal soon emerged with Vishwas in tow.

War in AAP, Amanatullah Khan quits Political Affairs Committee
Tue, May 02, 2017

Political Affairs Committee (PAC) member Amanatullah Khan had criticised Kumar Vishwas, calling him agent of BJP

Kumar Vishwas outburst irks some AAP leaders
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

On Saturday, several top leaders expressed exasperation at Kumar Vishwas' out-of-turn comments and said he should have raised his concerns within “closed doors”.

MCD poll aftermath: Arvind Kejriwal should focus on governance, let Kumar Vishwas lead expansion, says AAP chorus
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

There has been increasing clamour within the party for a larger role for Vishwas, who has remained distant from AAP over the past year.

MCD poll results: AAP on course correction, to focus on home turf
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The party is headed for a course correction, focusing on its home turf Delhi and deferring its expansion plans in other states.

MCD election results: Behind EVM din, calls for introspection in AAP
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Setbacks in key constituencies, many leaders offer to resign; Kejriwal says will work with MCDs.

MCD polls: EVMs dominate talks during AAP huddle at Arvind Kejriwal house
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Around 155 AAP members oversaw the polling process on Sunday and got back to Kejriwal Monday with feedback from the ground.

On polling day, AAP keeps up ‘faulty’ EVM attack, slams election body
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

‘We feel voters backed us, feedback has been positive... but that EVMs were faulty is an undeniable truth’

Affluent to working class, AAP manifesto targets all
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

“We will institute a single, unified public grievance helpline for the Delhi government and the MCD with a turnaround time of 48 hours,” Kejriwal announced

Meet AAP candidate Anita Ujjainwal who took on its chief Arvind Kejriwal in 2013 elections
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Today Ujjainwal wears an AAP cap, and shares space with Kejriwal on posters and pamphlets.

Key to 50 seats on AAP radar: voters from Uttarakhand
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

With over 12 lakh voters dominating at least 50 municipal wards, the party is trying its best to reach out to the community since late last year.

In constituency where stone was hurled at him, Kejriwal finds bijli-paani gratitude
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Sticking to the script, Kejriwal ran over the achievements of his two-year government, listing out the difference in power tariff between Delhi and other state capitals.

Delhi MCD polls: Arjuna awardee to doctors, parties roll out the big guns
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

The Indian Express speaks to a few candidates who have dedicated themselves to politics

AAP loses Rajouri Garden, its candidate’s deposit and some face
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Arvind Kejriwal remained silent.

Rajouri Garden bypoll: Amid dissent, Jarnail Singh says it was party’s call to send him to Punjab
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Singh — a former journalist who catapulted to public attention in 2009 after he hurled a shoe at former Union Minister.

From hearse driver to filmmaker, the women leading MCD charge
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

While each party must give 136 seats to women, the BJP has fielded 138 women, the AAP 142 and the Congress 144.

MCD Polls: Confident of ‘aam aadmi’ votes, AAP woos migrants, those with property
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

In the run-up to the municipal polls, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal’s two major promises — waiving house tax and power and water subsidies for tenants.