Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was founded in November 2012 following differences between civil-servant turned activist Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare regarding whether or not to politicise popular India Against Corruption movement initiated by the latter in response to exposure of unprecedented financial scams and corruption by erstwhile UPA government. Hazare preferred that the movement should remain politically unaligned, while Kejriwal felt the failure of the agitation route necessitated direct political involvement. The party's name reflects the phrase Aam Aadmi (common man), whose interests Kejriwal proposed to represent. The party made its electoral debut in the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election and emerged as the second largest party after BJP. AAP made a coalition with Indian National Congress to form a short-lived government which only lasted 49 days and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned after Jan Lokpal Bill couldn't be introduced in the assembly. In the following elections in 2015, AAP won 67 of the 70 seats in the assembly, limiting BJP to just three and pushing Congress completely out of the assembly. AAP again swept the 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly election with 62 seats; it had lost all 7 constituencies in Delhi to BJP in national elections in 2019. More
By winning five of the 10 seats that went to the bypolls, the BJP will be more confident of the upcoming polls
Presenting the Bhagwant Mann government's first budget after AAP came to power in March this year, Cheema said the budgetary provisions have been made for giving 300 units of free electricity each month for every household in the state from July 1.
The AAP’s failure to retain the seat, considered as its pocket borough as Bhagwant Mann had won it twice, comes just three months after it registered a resounding victory in the state assembly polls.
At the beginning of the counting Pathak was leading with over 1,500 votes but the the lead margin reduced to 1,153 by the end of fifth round as counting of votes began on Sunday morning.
Sisodia, citing media reports, had claimed that Assam government procured PPE kits for Rs 600 a piece from other companies, but gave urgent supply orders to the firms of his wife and son’s business partners for Rs 990 a piece.
Sisodia urged Lt Governor V K Saxena to not go by BJP's complaints and ask for complaints of corruption from the general public.
Satyendar Jain, a Delhi minister who is now in judicial custody in a money laundering case being investigated by the ED, was rushed to the LNJP Hospital here on Monday after his oxygen level dropped, according to sources.
Addressing the people, the Delhi Chief Minister said voting for the BJP candidate in the upcoming by-election would turn out to be useless as the saffron party leaders do nothing but quarrel.
The Congress also claimed that the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP was the ”B-team” of the BJP in Gujarat. Elections to the 182-member in Gujarat, which has been ruled by the BJP for over two decades, are due in December this year.
Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir on Thursday shared a photo with former India teammate Harbhajan Singh.
ED said that it had conducted raids “at the premises of Satyendar Kumar Jain and others” during which “various incriminating documents, digital records, cash" and gold coins were seized.
Addressing AAP's "Tiranga Yatra" cum roadshow in Mehsana city atop an open vehicle, Kejriwal said the BJP is scared only of his party because it is "honest and patriotic".
Gandhi was abroad when the killing took place on May 29. He returned this weekend.
Referring to Manish Sisodia as the pioneer of India’s education revolution and perhaps the best education minister of independent India, the chief minister said he is a ray of hope for not just Delhi, but for the children of the entire country.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann met his party chief Arvind Kejriwal at his residence on Thursday, as the state government faces opposition attack following the murder of singer-politician Sidhu Moosewala.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has written to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena accusing the BJP-led MCD of a toll tax collection scheme and demanding an investigation.
Jain was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on May 30, over a month after Rs 4.81 crore-worth of assets linked to him were seized by the agency.
The alleged hawala transactions were linked to a "Kolkata-based company", the investigating officials were reported as saying.
The protesters, who were mostly villagers of the area, also raised slogans against the AAP government in the state for curtailing his security cover. Several markets in Mansa remained shut on Monday.
Addressing a rally in Rajkot city, Kejriwal accused the BJP of "failing" on education, health and employment fronts in Gujarat during its long rule in the state.
Though AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj referred to the clashes in Patiala on April 29, the Punjab Police said it arrested the Delhi BJP spokesperson from his residence in the national capital in connection with a case registered in Mohali on April 1.
AAP is floating 'Tiranga Shakhas' (literally Tricolour Branches) in Uttar Pradesh on the lines of the RSS shakhas to counter what it calls the BJP’s “politics of hatred.” In an interview, AAP’s Sanjay Singh explained the decision
Kumar Vishwas, a poet and former AAP leader, had moved the high court to quash the FIR lodged against for his alleged “inflammatory statements” against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
In a video message on Twitter, the Okhla MLA said demolition of the houses of a particular community just to harass them in the holy month of Ramadan on the pretext of an anti-encroachment drive will further spoil the atmosphere in the area.
Arvind Kejriwal will also be sharing insights on how common people can create a "revolution" that was created through AAP in Delhi and Punjab, and how it can be replicated in Karnataka, and about starting a "new age politics" of common people, Prithvi Reddy said, adding that several inductions into the party is likely to take place on the occasion.