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Rahul Gandhi files fresh affidavit in Rafale contempt case, expresses ‘regret’

In the affidavit, the Congress leader said he has the “highest esteem” for the judiciary and urged the top court to dismiss Lekhi’s contempt petition and impose a fine on her for dragging the court into a political controversy.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has reiterated that he had no intention to bring the court into the political arena and did not have the slightest intention to insinuate anything regarding the SC proceedings.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has reiterated that he had no intention to bring the court into the political arena and did not have the slightest intention to insinuate anything regarding the SC proceedings.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 07:38 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: One of every two probables is no longer in contention

Delhiites will now have 164 candidates, of whom at least 44 are independents, to pick and choose from on May 12, when the national capital goes to vote on May 12.
At least one of every two candidates, who filed their nomination to contest the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, either saw their papers being rejected by the poll body after a scrutiny or withdrew their nominations on the last day.
At least one of every two candidates, who filed their nomination to contest the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, either saw their papers being rejected by the poll body after a scrutiny or withdrew their nominations on the last day.
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 05:10 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Meenakshi Lekhi dismisses AAP, Congress promise on sealing

Meenakshi Lekhi, the sitting MP from the seat, said a permanent solution to the sealing drive was fighting the case in court.
Meenakshi Lekhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate from the New Delhi parliamentary seat, on Wednesday said the promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress about stopping the sealing drive in the capital were “unrealistic”.
Meenakshi Lekhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate from the New Delhi parliamentary seat, on Wednesday said the promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress about stopping the sealing drive in the capital were “unrealistic”.
Published on Apr 25, 2019 04:48 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Candidates who file nominations but don’t have to contest

A substitute or a covering candidate is fielded by every major political party as a backup in case the candidature of the main nominee is rejected after scrutiny by the election officers or if the candidate dies.
Candidates choose family members, friends or party workers as their substitutes.
Candidates choose family members, friends or party workers as their substitutes.
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 09:08 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: AAP’s Goyal to connect with voters through yoga sessions

Goyal will be contesting against Congress heavyweight Ajay Maken and incumbent BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi in the elections.
Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate from New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, Brijesh Goyal, said on Tuesday that he will connect with people through early morning Yoga sessions at parks in his constituency.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate from New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, Brijesh Goyal, said on Tuesday that he will connect with people through early morning Yoga sessions at parks in his constituency.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 24, 2019 05:27 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Tough fight on cards for heart of capital

The BJP has fielded its sitting MP Meenakshi Lekhi, 51, while the Congress has pitched former union and Delhi cabinet minister Ajay Maken, 55. The Aam Aadmi Party has fielded a first timer, Brijesh Goyal, 43.
The BJP has fielded its sitting MP Meenakshi Lekhi while the Congress has pitched former union and Delhi cabinet minister Ajay Maken.(PTI)
The BJP has fielded its sitting MP Meenakshi Lekhi while the Congress has pitched former union and Delhi cabinet minister Ajay Maken.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 24, 2019 04:07 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul clarifies SC comments but keeps up Rafale attack on Modi

His reaction to the court order “unfortunately got juxtaposed and mingled with the political slogan – Chowkidar Chor Hai,” Gandhi stated in the affidavit filed before the court.
Gandhi filed an affidavit in response to a contempt petition filed against him by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Meenakshi Lekhi.(HT Photo)
Gandhi filed an affidavit in response to a contempt petition filed against him by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Meenakshi Lekhi.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2020 09:43 PM IST
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Ex-Cricketer Gautam Gambhir is BJP candidate from East Delhi, Meenakshi Lekhi to contest from New Delhi

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir is BJP candidate from East Delhi, sitting MP from New Delhi, Meenakshi Lekhi will again contest from the same seat.
BJP chief Amit Shah felicitates former cricketer Gautam Gambhir after he joined Bharatiya Janata Party, in New Delhi, Friday, March 22, 2019.(PTI file photo)
BJP chief Amit Shah felicitates former cricketer Gautam Gambhir after he joined Bharatiya Janata Party, in New Delhi, Friday, March 22, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2019 09:52 PM IST
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Rajasthan government removes its counsel who filed BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi’s case against Rahul Gandhi

The law department of the state issued an order on April 13 relieving Ruchi Kohli from her post with immediate effect.
Though the reason of her removal is not mentioned in the order, government sources here informed the move came immediately after the government came to know that she was the advocate on record in the petition against the Congress president.(AFP)
Though the reason of her removal is not mentioned in the order, government sources here informed the move came immediately after the government came to know that she was the advocate on record in the petition against the Congress president.(AFP)
Published on Apr 17, 2019 02:52 PM IST
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‘Manufacturing court order on Rafale’: Arun Jaitley jabs Rahul Gandhi

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi in her plea before the Supreme Court alleged that Rahul Gandhi has attributed his personal remarks to the top court and tried to create prejudice.
Jaitley addresses a press conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on April 2. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Jaitley addresses a press conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on April 2. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 01, 2020 12:57 AM IST
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Our issues not raised in Parliament, give us poll ticket, traders tell BJP

Upset over the alleged lack of attention to their concerns, especially the sealing of commercial units, the right-leaning traders’ associations want the BJP to field a trader from the Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha elections.
Traders say their demand for an ordinance to stop the sealing process in the capital fell on deaf ears.(PTI)
Traders say their demand for an ordinance to stop the sealing process in the capital fell on deaf ears.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 12:12 PM IST
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Meenakshi Lekhi did not use MP funds, says Gopal Rai

Lekhi countered that the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP was “misleading” people and instead demanded an account of funds spent by the 10 AAP MLAs under the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat.
Meenakshi Lekhi did not use MP funds, says Gopal RaiSonu-Mehta-HT-photo
Meenakshi Lekhi did not use MP funds, says Gopal RaiSonu-Mehta-HT-photo
Updated on Apr 13, 2019 10:28 AM IST
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‘Rahul Gandhi attributing words to Supreme Court in Rafale order’: BJP lawmaker moves court

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi filed contempt plea against Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on recent Supreme Court verdict in Rafale case.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear the plea on April 15.(PTI File)
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear the plea on April 15.(PTI File)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 11:38 AM IST
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Qutubgarh: Where bees help farmers grow

One of biggest village in a cluster of 49 and right at the edge of northwest Delhi bordering Haryana, Qutubgarh, according to its residents, has changed for the better since it has witnessed the “honey revolution”.
Besides honey, the bees also helped the village produce a bumper mustard crop due to cross pollination.(HT Photo)
Besides honey, the bees also helped the village produce a bumper mustard crop due to cross pollination.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2019 07:16 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Model village plan remains on paper, Delhi MPs say multiple issues

According to the Delhi MPs, the highly urbanised nature of the villages, the absence of gram panchayat system in the city and the lack of cooperation from the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government are the main reasons why Delhi can’t boast of having a model village.
Chilla is among the villages to be adopted.(Mohd Zakir/HT File PHOTO)
Chilla is among the villages to be adopted.(Mohd Zakir/HT File PHOTO)
Published on Apr 06, 2019 04:31 AM IST
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BJP warns Twitter of repercussions after its officials decline to appear before parliamentary panel

The parliamentary panel had summoned Twitter CEO and officials over the issue of safeguarding citizens’ rights on social media platforms.
BJP warns Twitter of repercussions after its officials decline to appear before parliamentary panel.(REUTERS)
BJP warns Twitter of repercussions after its officials decline to appear before parliamentary panel.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 09, 2019 06:43 PM IST
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IndiGo cancels flight to Delhi, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi among passengers stranded at Indore airport

The passengers claimed that the airline did not accept the request for providing food or hotel accommodations, alleging that the IndiGo staff was not at all cooperative.
BJP parliamentarian Meenakshi Lekhi and her co-passengers were stranded at the Indore airport after their flight to New Delhi was cancelled at the last minute.(PTI)
BJP parliamentarian Meenakshi Lekhi and her co-passengers were stranded at the Indore airport after their flight to New Delhi was cancelled at the last minute.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 09:40 AM IST
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People’s trust in CBI should continue: BJP

The central government will be putting forth its views on the matter, a BJP spokesperson said, adding that the party will speak on such a serious matter later.
(PTI)
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Published on Oct 22, 2018 08:48 PM IST
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Mob lynchings are a result of economic disparity: BJP leader

Giving instances of the killing of Bengal migrant worker Manik Roy and an adivasi youth Madhu in Kerala, Meenakshi Lekhi said these cases of lynchings were on account of economic issues.
A view of the Lok Sabha assembly on the first day of the Monsoon session.(PTI Photo)
A view of the Lok Sabha assembly on the first day of the Monsoon session.(PTI Photo)
Published on Jul 18, 2018 05:46 PM IST
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Sushma Swaraj has sorted out the issue of abusive trolling herself: BJP

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was at the receiving end of trolls on Twitter who had accused her of indulging in minority appeasement.
Meenakshi Lekhi said Sushma Swaraj is among those who give protection to others and does not need protection from likes of hers.(HT File Photo)
Meenakshi Lekhi said Sushma Swaraj is among those who give protection to others and does not need protection from likes of hers.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 09:13 PM IST
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Lekhi’s comments spark war of words with Congress over Kathua rape

Meenakshi Lekhi, a BJP spokesperson, said opposition parties were selectively highlighting crimes to target the saffron party, sparking a war of words with the Congress.
BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi was accused of being insensitive for her remarks(Sanchit Khanna/ HT File Photo)
BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi was accused of being insensitive for her remarks(Sanchit Khanna/ HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 13, 2018 10:50 PM IST
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