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Police-farmer faceoff (HT Photo)

‘Farmers are not criminals or terrorists’: AAP on Delhi Police’s request to set temporary jails

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:54 AM IST
After a violent face-off with the protesting farmers, the Delhi Police has sought permission from the Delhi government to convert nine stadiums into temporary prisons.
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Addressing a press conference, AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj on Wednesday alleged corruption in the construction of a hospital by the SDMC, a claim denied by the BJP, which rules the civic bodies(Twitter)
Addressing a press conference, AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj on Wednesday alleged corruption in the construction of a hospital by the SDMC, a claim denied by the BJP, which rules the civic bodies(Twitter)

AAP alleges corruption in hospital, BJP hits back

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 06:50 AM IST
AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said an “extra payment” was made to the contractor by the civic authorities. Responding to the allegations, Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said no extra payment had been made to contractor.
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The parks that have for decades served as venues for larger than life themed pandals housing ornately decked Durga idols for five days every year are deserted.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The parks that have for decades served as venues for larger than life themed pandals housing ornately decked Durga idols for five days every year are deserted.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 on mind, Durga Puja celebrations low key sans idols, pandals, bhog

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 03:04 PM IST
While individuals will be allowed to attend rituals physically, for those not keen to come to the pandal, especially the elderly and other vulnerable communities, celebrations will be telecast online on the committee website and its social media handles.
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A pandal in Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi, during Durga Puja in 2018. The AAP MLA said that most of the population of CR Park and members of puja committees are senior citizens and it is important that they remain indoors and avoid contact with unknown people in pandals.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Archive)
A pandal in Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi, during Durga Puja in 2018. The AAP MLA said that most of the population of CR Park and members of puja committees are senior citizens and it is important that they remain indoors and avoid contact with unknown people in pandals.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Archive)

Durga Puja: No pandals this year at CR Park, other areas in south Delhi

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 02:14 PM IST
To ensure citizens do not crowd outside the temple, police will also place barricades
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A photo of 18-year-old Rahul Rajput. Rahul was allegedly beaten to death over his friendship with a woman in Adarsh Nagar, New Delhi. (HT Photo)
A photo of 18-year-old Rahul Rajput. Rahul was allegedly beaten to death over his friendship with a woman in Adarsh Nagar, New Delhi. (HT Photo)

AAP, BJP spar over Adarsh Nagar murder

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 03:11 AM IST
AAP chief spokesperson and MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj said Delhi Police, which comes under the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled central government, was completely silent when the girl reached out for help.
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While the AAP controls the Delhi government, the BJP rules all three municipal corporations in Delhi. The next municipal elections are likely to be scheduled in 2022.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
While the AAP controls the Delhi government, the BJP rules all three municipal corporations in Delhi. The next municipal elections are likely to be scheduled in 2022.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

‘Citizens had to bend their heads in shame’: AAP, BJP spar over Delhi’s cleanliness rankings

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 12:36 AM IST
Kejriwal on Friday asked officials of the BJP-ruled MCDs to work hard and improve the ranking. “Work hard. Sad to see the latest ranking of Delhi’s three municipal corporations in the cleanliness survey,” he told reporters.
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AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj wants a Hanuman statue constructed at the Ram Temple premises.(Courtesy-Twitter- @Saurabh_MLAgk)
AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj wants a Hanuman statue constructed at the Ram Temple premises.(Courtesy-Twitter- @Saurabh_MLAgk)

Build Hanuman statue at Ram Temple premises: AAP MLA

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 07:01 PM IST
Two days ago, Bharadwaj, as promised, organised the recitation of ‘Sundar Kand’ at a Hanuman temple in south Delhi’s Chirag Dilli area, which falls under his constituency of Greater Kailash.
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AAP’s Saurabh Bharadwaj reacting to Exit Poll Live Results on Saturday night.(ANI Photo)
AAP’s Saurabh Bharadwaj reacting to Exit Poll Live Results on Saturday night.(ANI Photo)

AAP leader says Delhi exit polls mean two things, second is imp for Manoj Tiwari

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 09:55 PM IST
Five exit polls have projected a comfortable majority for Aam Aadmi Party which fought a fierce election campaign battle with the BJP while banking on Kejriwal government’s achievements during the past five years to take it through.
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Kumar Vishwas in Mumbai addressing the public.(HT File)
Kumar Vishwas in Mumbai addressing the public.(HT File)

Tweet over wait at poll office sets up Kumar Vishvas vs Kejriwal sideshow

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 06:59 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal, who had landed at the Delhi election office on Shahjahan Road early on Tuesday, found that there were 40-plus candidates waiting to file their nomination papers from the prestigious seat.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Returning Officer’s chamber to file his nomination papers for Delhi polls.(ANI Photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Returning Officer’s chamber to file his nomination papers for Delhi polls.(ANI Photo)

Arvind Kejriwal in queue to file nomination, tweets Token No. 45; AAP sees BJP hand

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 07:07 PM IST
Kejriwal is at the Returning Officer’s (RO) office, waiting to file his nomination. Tuesday is the last day to file nomination.
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The move is aimed at keeping the Yamuna river clean as well as at helping reduce traffic chaos, as puja committees would need not go anywhere to immerse the idols.(Ajay Aggarwal/ ht archive)
The move is aimed at keeping the Yamuna river clean as well as at helping reduce traffic chaos, as puja committees would need not go anywhere to immerse the idols.(Ajay Aggarwal/ ht archive)

Government proposes artificial ponds at Durga puja pandal sites

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 04:53 AM IST
The move is not only aimed at keeping the Yamuna river clean, as was observed after the Ganesh Puja, but is also expected to help reduce traffic chaos as the puja committees would need not go anywhere to immerse the idols.
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba on Sunday said that she will not contest the next assembly elections as an AAP candidate.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba on Sunday said that she will not contest the next assembly elections as an AAP candidate.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Alka Lamba says she won’t contest polls as AAP candidate, yet to resign from party

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 10:21 PM IST
Referring to rumours about her joining the Congress, Alka Lamba said she is most likely to contest the next assembly elections as an independent candidate.
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Citing the same reason, Bijwasan MLA Sehrwat, sought four weeks to furnish his reply over the charge of joining the BJP.(HT Photo)
Citing the same reason, Bijwasan MLA Sehrwat, sought four weeks to furnish his reply over the charge of joining the BJP.(HT Photo)

Rebel AAP MLAs request Speaker to defer disqualification hearings

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 05:01 AM IST
Bajpai and Sehrawat had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the Lok Sabha polls after which AAP MLA and party spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj had filed two petitions before the Assembly secretariat seeking disqualification of the two legislators.
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Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal pronounced Dinesh Kumar guilty and observed that he has not denied that he was the PA of MLA Manoj Kumar.(HT Photo)
Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal pronounced Dinesh Kumar guilty and observed that he has not denied that he was the PA of MLA Manoj Kumar.(HT Photo)

Man who claimed to be AAP MLA’s personal assistant convicted

By Namita Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 05:46 AM IST
The salesman informed police that he paid the money from April till August 2015 and remained silent “because of the fear of losing his employment”.
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A view of a central verge on Alaknanda road in South Delhi which has been on hold since July 2015 following a stay order by Supreme Court at Greater Kailash 2 in New Delhi(Biplov Bhuyan / Hindustan Times)
A view of a central verge on Alaknanda road in South Delhi which has been on hold since July 2015 following a stay order by Supreme Court at Greater Kailash 2 in New Delhi(Biplov Bhuyan / Hindustan Times)

NGT approval sought to repair GK-II median

By Ashish Mishra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 05:41 AM IST
The Delhi government now plans to ask the NGT for permission to allow multiple exits on the stretch, as demanded by the residents and schools to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday termed the first poll rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Ramlila Ground as a “jumla-filled speech”.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday termed the first poll rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Ramlila Ground as a “jumla-filled speech”.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019| PM gave jumla filled speech, he created hurdles for schemes: AAP

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 04:12 AM IST
The party said that the PM could not name even five development works that his seven MPs did in the city.
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Aadmi Party’s MLA from Chandni Chowk Alka Lamba on Thursday said that she would not be campaigning for the party during the Lok Sabha elections for being “shunned” by the top leadership.(Hindustan Times)
Aadmi Party’s MLA from Chandni Chowk Alka Lamba on Thursday said that she would not be campaigning for the party during the Lok Sabha elections for being “shunned” by the top leadership.(Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Alka Lamba ‘shunned by AAP’, says she won’t campaign for party

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 12:45 PM IST
Alka Lamba said, she was not invited for any MLA meetings of the party in the last four months.
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Alka Lamba claimed that she had been asked to resign from the party for the fourth time.(HT Photo)
Alka Lamba claimed that she had been asked to resign from the party for the fourth time.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Alka Lamba asks voters if she should quit AAP or continue

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 08:23 AM IST
AAP’s Delhi unit convener Gopal Rai said the matter is between the two leaders. When asked if the party would take action against Lamba for talking openly about joining Congress, he said, “The party is keeping an eye on all developments. Whatever is decided will be conveyed at the appropriate time.”
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Union minister and BJP leader Vijay Goel sparked a controversy on Saturday by calling Delhi’s municipal corporations corrupt. (PHOTO: AMAL KS /HINDUSTAN TIMES)(HT Photo)
Union minister and BJP leader Vijay Goel sparked a controversy on Saturday by calling Delhi’s municipal corporations corrupt. (PHOTO: AMAL KS /HINDUSTAN TIMES)(HT Photo)

Vijay Goel calls BJP-ruled civic bodies ‘corrupt’

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2019 12:50 AM IST
His comments gave the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), that forms the government in Delhi, ammunition to attack the BJP. Its spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj tweeted a video clip of Goel’s event and said that senior BJP leaders have now admitted to corruption in civic bodies.
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are again at loggerheads, this time over the procurement of 1,000 low-flow electric buses. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are again at loggerheads, this time over the procurement of 1,000 low-flow electric buses. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

BJP, AAP locked in spat over e-bus procurement

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2019 12:17 AM IST
The BJP on Monday alleged that the government had taken the decision to procure 1,000 electric buses in “haste, without any concrete planning” for its infrastructure.
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The Delhi Assembly has passed a resolution to conduct a door-to-door survey to verify names of lakhs of voters which were deleted from the electoral rolls in February 2015.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi Assembly has passed a resolution to conduct a door-to-door survey to verify names of lakhs of voters which were deleted from the electoral rolls in February 2015.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Assembly resolution asks poll panel to verify voters list

By Gulam Jeelani | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2018 12:48 PM IST
The resolution also asked the Delhi government to initiate a probe into the names of genuine voters that were allegedly struck off from the electoral rolls, fix the responsibility of the errant officials and submit a report before the House within three months.
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Delhi police personnel search a man during his visit to the Janta Darbar at Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in New Delhi, India on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Delhi police personnel search a man during his visit to the Janta Darbar at Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in New Delhi, India on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

AAP claims another attempt on Delhi CM Kejriwal’s life, says Centre behind attacks

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2018 12:38 PM IST
Mohammad Imran, a 39-year-old caretaker of a mosque, was arrested after a bullet was found from his purse during frisking at the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Monday.
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The skywalk at ITO in central Delhi, that will be opened on October 15, 2018 by Union minister Hardeep Puri, has become mired in controversy with Delhi’s AAP government and the Centre trading charges over its inauguration.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
The skywalk at ITO in central Delhi, that will be opened on October 15, 2018 by Union minister Hardeep Puri, has become mired in controversy with Delhi’s AAP government and the Centre trading charges over its inauguration.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

AAP, Centre trade barbs over skywalk at Delhi’s ITO ahead of its inauguration

By Gulam Jeelani | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 03:42 PM IST
No representative from the Delhi government has been invited for the launch of the project on October 15. The skywalk has been funded by the Centre and designed and constructed by Delhi government’s PWD department.
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The sealing drive, being carried out by the municipal corporations on the directions of the Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee, has become a political issue as the 2019 Lok Sabha polls draw nearer.(HT PHOTO)
The sealing drive, being carried out by the municipal corporations on the directions of the Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee, has become a political issue as the 2019 Lok Sabha polls draw nearer.(HT PHOTO)

AAP dares Manoj Tiwari for open debate on sealing issue

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2018 01:38 AM IST
The sealing drive, being carried out by the municipal corporations on the directions of the Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee, has become a political issue as the 2019 Lok Sabha polls draw nearer.
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had earlier warned authorities of “disciplinary action” over the deletion of names.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had earlier warned authorities of “disciplinary action” over the deletion of names.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

AAP, BJP spar over ration card deletions in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 06:40 AM IST
BJP leader Vijender Gupta accused the AAP government of “corruption” in ration distribution and said CM Arvind Kejriwal is backing fake card holders. AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj said the BJP is “hand in glove” with the ration mafia.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with his deputy Manish Sisodia in New Delhi last month.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with his deputy Manish Sisodia in New Delhi last month.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

Chief secy attack: AAP wants police restrained from leaking chargesheet to media

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 03:10 AM IST
Delhi Police has booked Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and 11 other AAP members for allegedly hatching a conspiracy and assaulting Anshu Prakash six months ago.
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AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj (pictured) said the opposition had deliberately created a wrong impression that since Delhi is a Union Territory, it cannot create nor have its own public service commission.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File)
AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj (pictured) said the opposition had deliberately created a wrong impression that since Delhi is a Union Territory, it cannot create nor have its own public service commission.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File)

Delhi can have its own public service commission, says AAP

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2018 03:55 AM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday shot down the opposition’s contention that Delhi cannot have its separate public service commission. The party said the legislative assembly had the powers to enact law on any matter in the state list except land, public order and police.
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Aam Admi Party Spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj tweeted that the Modi Govt lied to the Parliament today while answering to the Question on Delhi Statehood demand.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File Photo)
Aam Admi Party Spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj tweeted that the Modi Govt lied to the Parliament today while answering to the Question on Delhi Statehood demand.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File Photo)

Union minister says no statehood demand for Delhi yet, AAP hits back

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 10:02 AM IST
Union minister Hansraj Ahir’s answer in Parliament came two months after the Delhi Assembly adopted a resolution on “full statehood” during a special session.
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal speaks during Aam Admi Party's mega protest to get Delhi status of “Poorn Rajya” at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, July 1, 2018.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal speaks during Aam Admi Party's mega protest to get Delhi status of “Poorn Rajya” at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, July 1, 2018.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Campaign seeking full statehood for Delhi will continue despite SC ruling, says AAP

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 11:21 AM IST
AAP started a door-to-door signature campaign seeking full statehood for Delhi on July 3 and it will continue for at least 25 days.
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses a rally in Haryana.(PTI FILE)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses a rally in Haryana.(PTI FILE)

Election Commission is biased, says AAP in fresh attack

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 10:20 AM IST
Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP alleged that the Election Commission was “biased” and “conspiring with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to destabilise” the elected government in Delhi.
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