facebook twitter linkidin rss

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

Visitors :

mod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_counter

Local Directory

Aap News

Why is BJP silent on actions of its MLAs and their relatives ?

Why is the BJP, which has assumed a new role of the self-styled spokesperson of the Delhi Police, is strangely silent on the involvement of its MLAs and their relatives in recent cases of corruption and serious crimes in the national capital ?    

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) challenges the BJP leadership to make its stand clear on the following issues and dares it to answer the following questions :

1)      Whether the BJP MLA from Rajinder Nagar, RP Singh beat up a junior engineer of the Delhi Jal Board in his office on July 14 ?

2)      Whether this official was beaten up for refusing to carry out illegal orders of the MLA to award a water pipes laying contract to his supporters ?

3)      Whether the DJB gave a written complaint against this MLA in the Rajinder Nagar Police Station on July 22 ?

4)      Is a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Indian Penal Code  not made out against this MLA ? Read More

AAP Report on crimes against women in UP

A status report on crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh prepared by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, Shefali Misra and Hema Badhwar Mehra (party’s Lok Sabha candidates from Sitapur and Badaun constituencies in UP, respectively), has been presented to the AAP national convenor, Arvind Kejriwal. Receiving the report, he condemned the increasing violence against women, calling the situation a “gross neglect of basic human rights.”  

Kejriwal asked for a serious review of women’s situation in the country, expressing that, “The mandate to stop violence is a responsibility each one of us now needs to take.” He further added that, “the state has failed in its endeavour to protect women’s rights. It is time that each citizen expresses anguish and anger and lets the law makers and implementers know that violence must stop.”

  Read More

Saharanpur Riots – UP Police failed to check violence

Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) leader and senior Supreme Court advocate, Mr HS Phoolka issued the following statement on Saharanpur riots on Saturday, July 26, 2014 :  

 

 

Bill against Communal Violence should be passed by the Parliament at earliest.

The Uttar Pradesh Police and the state government remained mute spectators and failed to save the life and property of innocent citizens in Saharanpur.

The reasons being given by the police for its inaction is that it was outnumbered by the rioters, and the force was not sufficient. This justification is not acceptable at all.  It is a common excuse, given by the police in every riot, to cover up their inaction.

  Read More

Evidence of police brutality on UPSC students

The Aam Aadmi Party is releasing the photographs of police brutality in the national capital on students who were peacefully protesting against the UPSC discrimination. One of the photograph shows a serious injury inflicted on a girl student by the Police in its lathicharge in the Mukherjee Nagar on Thursday night. 
 
These photographs have been provided by the students and have been taken from mobile phones. These photographs are in addition to the visuals already aired by TV channels and photos published in some newspapers today.
 

After onion, it's tomato and potato to follow: Where is government?

After onion, it's tomato and potato to follow: Where is government?
 
# Tomato prices touch 100 rupees per kg
# Potato prices also skyrocket
# Government steps wholly inadequate
 

Two months after assuming office, the Modi Government still seems to be groping in dark on how to tackle the rising prices of essential commodities. The way prices of essential commodities have gone up in recent past, it shows the government has completely lost control over the state apparatus and is still looking for a policy direction vis-a-vis price rise and inflation. Read More

Pages

Probe Police brutality on UPSC aspirants; postpone civil services prelim exam

The agitation of the aspirants for the Civil Services has been going on since a long time and the Modi government has been dilly dallying on the issue, without making any serious effort to resolve the problem.

There are some questions which the Narendra Modi-led BJP’s central government needs to answer :

1)  Is it not a fact that Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Mr Jitendra Singh on July 15 asked the protesting students to call off their indefinite fast and assured them that the government will address their concerns ? Read More

NDMC agrees to admit all students in its schools

No child residing within the limits of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in the capital will be denied admission in any school run by the council. This was agreed upon in a meeting between the NDMC chairperson and former Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, who represents the New Delhi constituency in the council. The matter was taken up by Kejriwal with Mr Jalaj Srivastava on Thursday following a large number of complaints by parents about the difficulties being faced by them in getting their children admitted in schools. Read More

LS Speaker should order a probe into Maharashtra Sadan incident

The Aam Aadmi Party demands that the Lok Sabha Speaker should immediately order a time-bound probe into the highly condemnable, shameful and inhuman act committed by Shiv Sena MPs inside Maharashtra Sadan.

The country is outraged at the shameful incident and is in a state of shock, and the Lok Sabha Speaker is duty-bound to prevent the institution of Parliament from being disgraced by such MPs who neither understand their responsibility as public representatives, nor do they have any respect for the right to religious freedom of citizens of the country.

There are precedents before the Speaker to set-up a special parliamentary committee and ask for a report within a definite time frame, following which exemplary action should be taken against these MPs. The Indian Express news story now stands corroborated by video evidence, which leaves no doubt that the Shiv Sena MPs, drunk with arrogance of power, resorted to inhuman behavior against a catering supervisor. Read More

Delhi Police must not yield to political pressure in NE youth murder case

News reports appearing in some newspapers suggest that one of the accused arrested in the case is a close relative of a prominent Delhi BJP leader and since the Delhi Police reports directly to union home ministry, therefore the apprehension of undue influence to dilute the case cannot be ruled out. What is more disturbing is that BJP leaders are already giving statements to show the gruesome incident as a case of road rage, which is completely uncalled for, since the case is at investigation stage. Read More

Pages

Complaint of money laundering of US $ 750 million by Anil Ambani group

Prashant Bhushan's Complaint of money laundering of US $ 750 million by Anil Ambani group

I am writing this complaint to the SIT on black money constituted pursuant to the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. This complaint is regarding the huge money laundering involving the Anil Ambani Group of Companies that the SIT ought to investigate and prosecute.

We all know that the CBI has filed chargsheet in the 2G spectrum scam case against Anil Ambani controlled Reliance companies and three senior Reliance executives for creating a benami company called Swan Telecom through a maze of companies. CBI has stated that Reliance created Swan by transferring money for the purchase of its equity shares and about 1000 crore worth of preference shares. Reliance was ineligible for applying for obtaining 2G spectrum, so it created its front company of Swan.

According to the CBI chargesheet, this Swan Telecom was later transferred to Shahid Balwa and Vinod Goenka in 2007, and was awarded telecom license and 2G spectrum in January 2008. Both Balwa and Goenka then transferred Rs 200 crores from their company DB Reality to the family of DMK President and their Kalignar tv channel.  A few relevant pages of the CBI chargesheet are annexed as Annexure A. The SIT can obtain the full copy of the chargesheet from CBI/ED to get the complete picture. Read More

Families of Indian workers in Iraq protest at Jantar Mantar

Atleast 3,000 Indians are still stranded in armed conflict hit Iraq and there is still no word on the plight of 39 workers abducted by the ISIS, who have now spent more than five weeks in custody. These families of stranded Indians (mainly from Punjab), are naturally worried for their safety and at least 40 such families have started a dharna at Jantar Mantar in the capital, demanding effective from the central government for their release.  Read More

Statement on appointment of judges

"Justice Katju's revelation in the TOI today about how a reputedly corrupt judge came to be appointed in the Chennai High Court, once again highlights the serious problems with the process of appointment of judges  to the higher judiciary. He has pointed out from firsthand insider knowledge that, despite full knowledge about the dubious reputation of the person concerned, he still came to be appointed by the Supreme Court collegium because he was a favourite of the DMK party, since he had granted bail to its Supremo Karunanidhi. Some of the judges involved in the collegium which participated in his appointment such as chief Justices Sabharwal and Balakrishnan have themselves have been at the centre of very serious allegations of corruption.
 

This entire episode shows that several dubious persons have come to reach top positions in the judiciary where they can appoint more such dubious persons to the judiciary. It also shows that judges in the collegium often succumb to undesirable pressure from the political executive even when the power of appointment of judges is essentially vested in the judiciary. But the most important lesson from this example, which is by no means the only such example, is the dangers of lack of transparency in the appointment of judges. Had the people of the country known that such a dubious person was proposed to be appointed, they would have raised their voices against it and the pressure of public opinion would have shamed the collegium and prevented them from recommending such a dubious appointment. Read More

BJP running away from Delhi elections; Congress is scared

During the hearing of the Aam Aadmi Party petition challenging the central government’s decision to keep the Delhi assembly in suspended animation instead of dissolving it, the Supreme Court had observed on April 17 that :“ Nothing should be done which facilitates Aaaya Ram, Gaya Ram (horsetrading brand of politics) in the Assembly.  Should not Aya Ram Gaya Ram be eliminated ? Nothing should be done so that Aya Ram becomes Gaya Ram and Gaya Ram becomes Aya Ram.”

It is beyond any reasonable understanding that if the BJP and Congress really want fresh elections in Delhi, so that the people can elect a new government of their choice, then why are they afraid of stating so officially and clearly in writing ? Read More

Pages

India must stop purchasing arms from Israel

The Aam Aadmi Party demands that both Houses of Parliament should immediately pass unanimous resolutions condemning the completely unjustified Israeli attacks on Gaza and should not allow the Narendra Modi government to reverse the decades-old stand of the country on this important issue. The AAP also demands that the Indian government must seek action against Israel's repeated and widespread violations of human rights. It must stop purchasing arms from Israel, since these revenues appear to be used to oppress the people of Palestine.  Read More

Why are BJP, Cong afraid of demanding assembly dissolution ?

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) challenges the BJP and the Congress to give it in writing to the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi that they want the state assembly to be dissolved and make a similar statement before the Supreme Court. The AAP finds the statements of state presidents of both, the BJP and the Congress, extremely amusing that they are ready for elections.

In case of BJP, if it is ready for elections, then the people of Delhi can get a chance to elect a new government of their choice within no time, since all that is required is that the BJP has to ask the union home ministry of its own party government to seek a report from the LG recommending dissolution of the assembly. If the home ministry directs the LG to send a report, it can be placed before the union cabinet soon and the President’s rule can be revoked in Delhi and assembly dissolved during the ongoing budget session of the Parliament itself. Therefore, if the BJP state President is serious in demanding fresh assembly elections, and is not hoodwinking the people, the stalemate can be resolved in no time. Read More

Why are BJP, Cong afraid of demanding assembly dissolution ?

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) challenges the BJP and the Congress to give it in writing to the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi that they want the state assembly to be dissolved and make a similar statement before the Supreme Court. The AAP finds the statements of state presidents of both, the BJP and the Congress, extremely amusing that they are ready for elections.

In case of BJP, if it is ready for elections, then the people of Delhi can get a chance to elect a new government of their choice within no time, since all that is required is that the BJP has to ask the union home ministry of its own party government to seek a report from the LG recommending dissolution of the assembly. If the home ministry directs the LG to send a report, it can be placed before the union cabinet soon and the President’s rule can be revoked in Delhi and assembly dissolved during the ongoing budget session of the Parliament itself. Therefore, if the BJP state President is serious in demanding fresh assembly elections, and is not hoodwinking the people, the stalemate can be resolved in no time. Read More

Delhi Budget - 2014

Today Arun Jaitley presented the Delhi budget in Loksabha and contradicted his own previous statement against subsidy by giving a huge subsidy on electricity ion Delhi. It is notable that yesterday only DERC has increased power tariffs by 8.32% after which AAP did a silent protest using human banners.  Read More

Gaza situation - Govt stand highly disturbing

External affairs minister Ms Sushma Swaraj’s refusal to debate the Gaza situation in Parliamenton Wednesday is highly disturbing. 

The government’s silence at this crucial juncture violates the well settled principles of Indian foreign policy. It raises serious questions about the dangerous direction in which the Narendra Modi government appears to be taking the country's foreign policy. The government’s silence on the atrocities being committed in Gaza have lowered India’s standing in the international community. Earlier the UPA and now the NDA government, both have shown a gradual tilt towards Israel, but the latest action of the UPA government has hit a new low.

  Read More

Pages

Arvind Kejriwal's message on BJP horsetrading in Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has released a recorded audio message of its national convenor and former Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, about the desperate BJP attempts to cobble up a majority in the state assembly through horse-trading, and about its failed attempts to engineer defections from other parties.

This recorded message is now being sent to the people, using different platforms available for disseminating audio information. Listen to Arvind's message Read More

AAP opposed TRAI amendment in Lok Sabha

Given below is the speech of the AAP parliamentary group leader Dr Dharam Vira Gandhi in the House on the issue :

“I would like to highlight two or three points regarding this Bill. The BJP and the NDA all along ten years of UPA rule had been opposing the Ordinance route of bringing out various amendments to the laws. But, the first thing that the BJP did, within three days of its coming to power, was to bring an Ordinance, an unconstitutional route, to appoint a person for the post of the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. We believe that it is their prerogative and we do not object it. What we object is the route. This route is undemocratic. Read More

Terminate RIL contract, it won't pay any penalty

The RIL has committed enough and glaring willful improprieties in the execution of its KG-D6 contract that the Narendra Modi government has sufficient grounds to terminate its contract and allow any other company or the government-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to produce gas from these fields.

The Reliance has created an artificial shortage of natural gas in this country by bringing down the production from KG-D6 fields to below 10%, with the sole aim of forcing the government to import it at a very high price. Infact this company has deliberately kept its production much below the target since 2010-11.  Read More

AAP statement on the Gaza situation

We urge upon the Indian government to publicly call for a ceasefire in Gaza, allow doctors, medicines and all essential goods to get access into Gaza. Israel must compensate and pay reparation to the Palestinians for the extensive loss of civilian life and property.

We also call upon the government of India to support the call for an independent Palestine. These demands, specially for an independent Palestine are hugely important and both the Government and civil society must rise to support the Palestinian people and their struggle for justice, peace and independence. Read More

Arvind Kejriwal meets protesting Delhi guest teachers

Arvind Kejriwal told the protesting teachers that the current administration should not have tampered with the February 6order issued by the Aaam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, which clearly stated that services of those employed as guest teachers will not be disturbed till these posts will be filled up on a permanent basis.

The Delhi administration has discontinued the services of guest teachers since the month of May, without filling up these posts on a permanent basis, for which these teachers were to be considered and given weight age. Read More

Pages