Sweta Dutta

Articles By Sweta Dutta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

War in AAP, Amanatullah Khan quits Political Affairs Committee

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

Kumar Vishwas outburst irks some AAP leaders

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

“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

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

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

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.