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Morning brief: Conspiracy to force me to quit as CM, says Kejriwal; Jayant Sinha replies to BJP notice, more news

May 23, 2024 09:20 AM IST

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, amidst a grueling campaign trail, discusses the INDIA bloc's potential victory in an interview with HT. He emphasizes the election's focus on local issues like inflation and unemployment rather than the Modi factor. Kejriwal criticizes BJP's governance, pointing out rising household expenses despite free ration schemes. Regarding his pending legal issues, he alleges political vendetta and vows to investigate electoral bond scams if INDIA wins. He dismisses BJP's accusations of dynastic politics and addresses concerns about his wife's political involvement. Kejriwal also questions the fairness of the Election Commission and predicts internal strife within BJP. Dig deeper

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses the 'Nukkad Sabhas' in support of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from New Delhi, Somnath Bharti ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha Polls, at Indira Market, RK Puram sec 7, in New Delhi on Wednesday. ((ANI Photo/Jitender Gupta))
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses the 'Nukkad Sabhas' in support of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from New Delhi, Somnath Bharti ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha Polls, at Indira Market, RK Puram sec 7, in New Delhi on Wednesday. ((ANI Photo/Jitender Gupta))

Lok Sabha MP Jayant Sinha clashed with the BJP's Jharkhand unit after receiving a show-cause notice for allegedly distancing himself from the party's campaign and not voting in ongoing elections. Sinha refuted the claims, explaining he voted via postal ballot while abroad. He stated he was not invited to participate in the election campaign and reiterated his decision to step back from electoral duties to focus on global climate change. Despite supporting Manish Jaiswal's candidature, Sinha said no party officials contacted him. His father, Yashwant Sinha, left the BJP in 2014 and joined the Trinamool Congress. Dig deeper

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Karthik's second stint with RCB ended with 4,842 runs in 257 matches, playing for six franchises over 17 years. Despite never winning the IPL trophy, he gave fans hope and delivered memorable performances. Happy retirement, DK! Dig deeper

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