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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

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  • Bypoll Results | BJP’s juggernaut continues. Warning bells for Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, AAP Jun 27, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    Bypoll Results | BJP’s juggernaut continues. Warning bells for Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, AAP

    By winning five of the 10 seats that went to the bypolls, the BJP will be more confident of the upcoming polls

  • Punjab FM Harpal Singh Cheema presents AAP govt's first budget for FY 2022-23; budgetary provisions for 300 units of free power Jun 27, 2022 11:55 AM IST

    Punjab FM Harpal Singh Cheema presents AAP govt's first budget for FY 2022-23; budgetary provisions for 300 units of free power

    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.

  • Sangrur bypoll results: Blow to AAP as SAD (Amritsar) candidate Simranjit Mann wins seat vacated by Bhagwant Mann Jun 26, 2022 05:55 PM IST

    Sangrur bypoll results: Blow to AAP as SAD (Amritsar) candidate Simranjit Mann wins seat vacated by Bhagwant Mann

    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.

  • Rajinder Nagar bypoll: AAP's lead over BJP in fifth round of counting reduces to over 1,000 votes Jun 26, 2022 11:38 AM IST

    Rajinder Nagar bypoll: AAP's lead over BJP in fifth round of counting reduces to over 1,000 votes

    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.

  • Assam CM's wife files Rs 100-crore defamation suit against Manish Sisodia over corruption allegations Jun 21, 2022 09:44 PM IST

    Assam CM's wife files Rs 100-crore defamation suit against Manish Sisodia over corruption allegations

    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.

  • BJP filing false complaints to stall work being done by AAP in various sectors: Sisodia Jun 21, 2022 03:35 PM IST

    BJP filing false complaints to stall work being done by AAP in various sectors: Sisodia

    Sisodia urged Lt Governor V K Saxena to not go by BJP's complaints and ask for complaints of corruption from the general public.

  • Delhi minister Satyendar Jain admitted to LNJP Hospital after dip in oxygen level: Sources Jun 20, 2022 10:35 PM IST

    Delhi minister Satyendar Jain admitted to LNJP Hospital after dip in oxygen level: Sources

    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.

  • Vote for AAP if you want peace, development; BJP can only quarrel: Arvind Kejriwal Jun 20, 2022 06:28 AM IST

    Vote for AAP if you want peace, development; BJP can only quarrel: Arvind Kejriwal

    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.

  • AAP may split opposition votes in Gujarat Assembly elections: Political experts Jun 12, 2022 12:17 PM IST

    AAP may split opposition votes in Gujarat Assembly elections: Political experts

    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.

  • In Gautam Gambhir’s pic with Harbhajan Singh, caption takes the cake Jun 09, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    In Gautam Gambhir’s pic with Harbhajan Singh, caption takes the cake

    Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir on Thursday shared a photo with former India teammate Harbhajan Singh.

  • Probe agency's photo of cash seized from Satyendar Jain and others catches Twitter’s attention. Here’s why Jun 08, 2022 10:13 AM IST

    Probe agency's photo of cash seized from Satyendar Jain and others catches Twitter’s attention. Here’s why

    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.

  • Gujarat looking for change; AAP only medicine to cure BJP: Arvind Kejriwal Jun 07, 2022 07:48 AM IST

    Gujarat looking for change; AAP only medicine to cure BJP: Arvind Kejriwal

    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".

  • Rahul Gandhi likely to meet Moosewala's family in Punjab on Tuesday Jun 06, 2022 03:26 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi likely to meet Moosewala's family in Punjab on Tuesday

    Gandhi was abroad when the killing took place on May 29. He returned this weekend.

  • Centre will soon arrest Manish Sisodia in 'fake' case to hinder Delhi's progress, says Arvind Kejriwal Jun 02, 2022 04:34 PM IST

    Centre will soon arrest Manish Sisodia in 'fake' case to hinder Delhi's progress, says Arvind Kejriwal

    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 CM Bhagwant Mann meets Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi Jun 02, 2022 03:55 PM IST

    Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann meets Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi

    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.

  • AAP writes to Delhi LG, alleges scam in toll tax collection Jun 01, 2022 10:22 PM IST

    AAP writes to Delhi LG, alleges scam in toll tax collection

    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.

  • Delhi minister Satyendar Jain sent to ED custody till June 9 in 'money laundering' case May 31, 2022 03:58 PM IST

    Delhi minister Satyendar Jain sent to ED custody till June 9 in 'money laundering' case

    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.

  • ED arrests Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain in 'hawala transactions' case May 30, 2022 07:25 PM IST

    ED arrests Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain in 'hawala transactions' case

    The alleged hawala transactions were linked to a "Kolkata-based company", the investigating officials were reported as saying.

  • Villagers protest outside Mansa civil hospital over Sidhu Moosewala's killing May 30, 2022 11:24 AM IST

    Villagers protest outside Mansa civil hospital over Sidhu Moosewala's killing

    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.

  • Arvind Kejriwal vows free pilgrimage if AAP voted to power in Gujarat; claims 6,000 govt schools for poor shut in state May 12, 2022 07:18 AM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal vows free pilgrimage if AAP voted to power in Gujarat; claims 6,000 govt schools for poor shut in state

    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.

  • No vendetta, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga arrested for stoking communal tension, inciting violence in Punjab, claims AAP May 06, 2022 05:23 PM IST

    No vendetta, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga arrested for stoking communal tension, inciting violence in Punjab, claims AAP

    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.

  • RSS doesn’t have a patent over shakhas, nationalism, says AAP leader Sanjay Singh May 02, 2022 03:44 PM IST

    RSS doesn’t have a patent over shakhas, nationalism, says AAP leader Sanjay Singh

    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

  • High Court stays arrest of former AAP leader Kumar Vishwas in inflammatory statements case May 02, 2022 11:40 AM IST

    High Court stays arrest of former AAP leader Kumar Vishwas in inflammatory statements case

    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

  • Amit Shah, BJP want to disrupt peace: AAP MLA questions NDMC's anti-encroachment drive timing Apr 20, 2022 09:14 AM IST

    Amit Shah, BJP want to disrupt peace: AAP MLA questions NDMC's anti-encroachment drive timing

    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.

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in Bengaluru on April 21, as AAP prepares for 2023 assembly polls Apr 18, 2022 05:32 PM IST

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in Bengaluru on April 21, as AAP prepares for 2023 assembly polls

    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.

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