The Commission has convened the meeting of seven national and 48 state parties to discuss the reliability of EVMs after 16 parties urged it to revert to the ballot paper system claiming faith of people in the machines has eroded.
The main fight for the 40-member assembly, which went to polls on February 4 and recorded an impressive turnout of 83 percent, is between the BJP and the Congress.
Unfazed by combined opposition attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in and outside Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today ruled out roll back of demonetisation saying the government is firm on cleansing politics and economy of the country.
The session also witnessed an Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann being barred from attending the Lok Sabha after he filmed and uploaded a video of Parliament complex on social media, an episode which is being probed into by a Parliamentary Committee set up by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
The major announcements made by Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia includes allotment of Rs 10,690 crore for the education sector. With this, approximately one fourth of the Budget outlay has been reserved for the education sector.
The loud speakers have finally fallen silent in Delhi - the high voltage campaign has ended and voters will have their say this Saturday. Top leaders from all the political parties held rallies and road shows across the city. As it has been throughout this campaign, Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal took swipes at each other.
AAP has moved the Supreme Court against the Centre and the petroleum ministry to roll back CNG prices in Delhi. The CNG price had gone up by nearly 30% over the last one year.
Aam Aadmi Party can play a role in denting Congress‘s prospects in Maharashtra, but will have a limited impact nationally in 2014 Lok sabha elections, which will ride on Modi's popularity.
Speaking about the gains of Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Admi Party, Gupta said it spells deep trouble for the Congress in view of the 2014 elections. The magnetic pull of AAP, with its Leftist secular approach, will result in serious erosion of Congress vote bank.
Announcing Balakrishnan's exit on December 20 as member of the Board and from services of the Company, Infosys had said the resignation is effective December 31, 2013. Balakrishnan, who joined Infosys in 1991 and later became its chief financial officer, was said to be a top contender to the post of Chief Executive Officer.
"All the domestic consumers having metered connection will get 20 kilolitres of water free of cost from January 1. We will not even levy any existing charges such as water cess and sewerage charge," newly-appointed Delhi jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar told reporters
He also said that political parties are not giving adequate voice to the common man and vowed to aggressively work towards changing the situation in Congress.
"The old parties have a lot of money. I feel happy that in such a situation, AAP has emerged victorious and got 24 seats," Hazare told reporters when asked about AAP's performance. At the same time, he cautioned Kejriwal against allying with any other party.
All eyes will be on the fledgling Aam Admi Party (AAP) as Delhi votes on December 4 in the Assembly elections in which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking to stop Congress from clinching a record fourth win even as the entry of Arvind Kejriwal's AAP has changed the dimension of the fight.
"With elections around the corner, I am confident that the energy that students can bring to our campaign will help carry our message to more voters," Arvind Kejriwal, national convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said.
Despite strong protest by BJP and Aam Admi Party against rising power tariff, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission today hiked the rates by 1.5 percent to adjust the power purchase cost of the distribution companies.
CNBC-TV18‘s Aakansha Sethi, in this episode of special series Rewind 2012, traces the rise of bureaucrat-turned-social crusader Arvind Kejriwal who launched one expose after another against top political parties and top corporate entities.