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AAP Ki Mahila Shakti completes first target of Vidhan Sabha level committees

The Aam Aadmi Party’s women wing AAP Ki Mahila Shakti has completed its first target of setting up units in all the 70 assembly segments of Delhi.

It has now been decided to set-up the units of AAP Ki Mahila Shakti at every booth of Delhi to achieve the objective of increasing the participation of women in politics. To achieve this target, membership drive will be launched at all levels in the national capital.

In the meeting conducted by the Delhi unit president Bandana Kumari and general secretary Richa Pandey Mishra, it was decided to organise a AAP Ki Mahila Shakti Sammelan in Delhi in the month of September. The meeting was also attended by the AAP’s Delhi state unit leadership. Read More

AAP challenges Harsh Vardhan to prove his CVC claim on Sanjeev Chaturvedi

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) challenges union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to prove his claims made over the last two days that the Central Vigilance Commission had rejected or opposed the appointment of whistleblower officer Saneev Chaturvedi as the Chief Vigilance Officer of AIIMS. 

The health minister is changing his stand everyday and is making false statements in a desperate bid to wriggle out of his unjustified and untenable decision to compromise with corruption by having shunted out a honest officer on the instructions of BJP leadership. The health minister had tweeted on Friday (August 22) that Chaturvedi had been twice rejected by the CVC and that his continuation as CVO of AIIMS was “irregular and indefensible”.   

The minister on Saturday changed his stand from rejection to opposition by the CVC in 2012 and 2013. The AAP dares the health minister to put in public domain any document which has support his claim.

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TV Sting exposing plan to attack Arvind - Delhi Police must investigate

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Delhi state unit convenor, Ashutosh on Saturday, August 23, met the Special Commissioner of Delhi Police, Mr Deepak Mishra, and handed over a copy of the CD of the sting operation telecast by a TV news channel on Friday night, exposing a conspiracy allegedly involving a Delhi BJP cMLA to attack and cause serious physical injuries to Arvind Kejriwal in the coming days, particularly on Sunday.
 

Delhi Police must probe the BJP conspiracy against Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Delhi state unit convenor, Ashutosh on Saturday, August 23, met the Special Commissioner of Delhi Police, Mr Deepak Mishra, and handed over a copy of the CD of the sting operation telecast by a TV news channel on Friday night, exposing a conspiracy allegedly involving a Delhi BJP MLA to attack and cause serious physical injuries to Arvind Kejriwal in the coming days, particularly on SundayLink of the video clips along with the transcript have been provided below. These are also available on You Tube also Read More

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Is BJP really committed to removing corruption?

Prime Minister should intervene and get Sanjeev reinstated

AIIMS is riddled with corruption, especially by its seniormost officials. Two years back, an honest and very pro-active officer, Sanjeev Chaturvedi, was posted as Chief Vigilance Officer. Now, it became difficult for these seniors to indulge in corruption. Sanjeev started acting swiftly against corruption. Very powerful people involved. These powerful people, through their political connections, made several attempts to get him removed. But all these attempts proved unsuccessful, till BJP came to power.

After coming to power, the first action that BJP took on corruption front was to remove this anti-corruption crusader from this post. Interestingly, BJP came to power because people were fed up of scam tainted UPA government. BJP repeatedly promised that it would remove corruption. This action of BJP government is completely contrary to what they promised. Read More

AIIMS Sanjiv Chaturvedi issue : sack Harshvardhan if he does not resign

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) demands the immediate resignation of union health minister Dr Harshvardhan failing which the Prime Minister should sack him for his illegal action of having approved the shunting out of whistleblower officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi from the post of Chief Vigilance Officer of AIIMS.

It is shameful that the health minister is defending his shocking action to save his skin, but either he is ill-informed or is deliberately trying to mislead the nation for his blatant compromise with corruption.

AS the CVO of AIIMS, Chaturvedi had recommended CBI probes in scams involving top officials of AIIMS and the AAP is making public nine of these important cases.

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Delhi Wants Elections campaign goes online - people sending their videos

The  Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has introduced yet another innovation in citizens connect in Indian politics through its digital platforms. Adding a new dimension to its ongoing - Delhi Wants Elections - signature campaign, the party has now initiated an online campaign, inviting people to shoot their own “We want elections” appeal via video and submit these videos to the AAP via email, WhatsApp or through the AAP website.

These Videos are being published without any editing on as it is basis on the AAP website and are being promoted via AAP’s social media channels so that the larger population can view these submissions. Read More

BJP's shameful compromise with corruption

The BJP-controlled Delhi administration’s stand before the High Court on Tuesday to curtail the powers of the Anti Corruption Branch flies is the most blatant example of the ruling party’s direct and shameful compromise with corruption.

The BJP’s central government, as part of its deliberate strategy to reduce the Delhi ACB into a meaningless body, has taken a series of completely unjustified steps which prove its highly suspect motive of bailing out the Reliance Industries Limited and former ministers of the UPA government, despite their direct involvement in the Rs 54,000 crore natural gas pricing scam. Read More

CBI Communication on Black Money

In a second major intervention with the Finance Ministry this month, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha has written to the Secretaries of Revenue and Banking to caution that big corporate houses are using front companies abroad to illegally re-route huge sums of money. Read More

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Signature campaign in Delhi reaches Metro stations

A new dimension was added to the Aam Aadmi Party's ongoing signature campaign on Monday, for fresh assembly elections in Delhi, when party volunteers put up hoardings outside Metro stations and invited the public to sign on them.
 
Please find enclosed the photographs sent by volunteers from different parts of the city, outside Metro stations.
 

Dangerous RSS politics

Statement made by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva can assimilate other religions into it, is a dangerous indication of things to come. BJP's endorsement of the statement made by Mohan Bhagwat is even more dangerous. It is sad that the BJP and the RSS are dividing the society on communal lines to get political mileage in upcoming assembly elections, but the damage that they are inflicting to the secular fabric of Indian society will remain forever.
 
The common man of the country feels cheated as the government so far has completely failed to fulfill the promises it had made in pre-election campaign. Instead of addressing the issues of immediate concern, like inflation, the government is now trying to shift the line of discourse.

DERC law needs changes to make it accountable to the people

The Aam Aadmi Party demands that the central law governing the functioning of the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission should be amended to make it accountable to the people, given the DERC’s extreme reluctance to fix the accountability for power cuts in Delhi and to check its arbitrariness in hiking electricity tarrifs. It has been more than two months that the DERC had itself announced its decision to probe within a week the reasons for long power cuts in the national capital during the scorching heat in the months of May and June, but strangely it is still silent over the issue. Read More

AAP to move EC for BJP MLA's disqualification on fake SC certificate

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will move the Election Commission next week to seek  disqualification of a BJP MLA in Delhi, Mr Ranjit Singh for having cheated the election authorities and the people by having produced a fake Scheduled Caste certificate to contest the polls. Mr Singh used a fake SC certificate to contest the 2013 Delhi assembly election from Gokulpur (reserved) constituency in North East Delhi.

The party has decided to move the EC under the relevant provisions of the Representation of the People Act, after having perused the relevant documents, from which a clear case of disqualification is made out. According to the AAP, it is not only a clear and proven case of concealment of facts before the election authorities, but a case of forgery and cheating is also made out against this MLA. Read More

Attack on AAP Volunteer in TamilNadu for exposing Corruption

AAP volunteer and RTI activist Mr.Tamilarasan (22), of Nagal (Vellore District, K.V.Kuppam Taluk), TamailNadu was attacked in his village on 1/8/2014 by the henchmen of Panchayat President Mrs.Jeyanthi and her husband Balaseth. Strongly condemning this attack, Aam Aadmi Party presented a petition to the Vellore District Collector on 05/08/2014. 
  • To withdraw the false and foisted cases on Tamilarasan, his relatives and other Nagal panchayat youth;
  • To thoroughly investigate and take action on the various scams exposed by Tamilarasan in Nagal panchayat
  • To dismiss the Panchayat President
  • To register an FIR on Sub-Inspector Purushottaman who attacked Tamilarasan

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AAP launches signature campaign for fresh elections in Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday, August 12, launched its signature campaign, demanding fresh assembly elections in Delhi. The campaign was launched in the Patparganj assembly constituency by former Delhi education minister, Manish Sisodia, who also represents this constituency.
 
The campaign will cover all 70 assembly segments of Delhi, and it will continue for at least a fortnight. The party will take a call on the progress of this campaign after 15 days.
 

Delhi wants Elections campaign begins on Wednesday

The Aam Aadmi Party will begin its signature campaign demanding fresh election in Delhi, on Wednesday, August 13.

The campaign will be launched from the Patparganj assembly constituency. AAP leader and former Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia will launch the campaign in presence of AAP Delhi convenor Ashutosh and state unit secretary Dilip Pandey. The venue of the launch programme is E-Block, West Vinod Nagar near Mangalam - Patparganj. (Nearest Metro station is Mayur Vihar Phase-I).  The programme will begin at 11 AM

BJP govt reduces Delhi ACB to a useless body

The Aam Aadmi Party demands that the BJP-led central government should immediately withdraw the union home ministry’s completely unjustified notification which severely curtails the jurisdiction of the Anti Corruption Branch of Delhi government.

The July 23 notification of the home ministry, reported by the Hindustan Times today (Monday), renders the very existence of the Delhi ACB as futile. It is extremely shocking that the Narendra Modi government which came to power on the promise of eradicating corruption, is doing completely the opposite of that. The amendment to the original notification of 1993, now states :“ This notification shall apply to the officers and employees of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.”  Read More

UPSC row - What are the students protesting for?

Myth: The agitation opposes aptitude test, which is being used all over the world.

Truth: The movement has opposed CSAT but not the idea of an aptitude test. The older pattern of examination too had some questions that tested linguistic and quantitative skills (included in General Studies then). This was never objected to. The objection now is that CSAT is not the right kind of aptitude test. Specifically, the objection is that: 1) CSAT has more weightage and higher cut-off than is appropriate; 2) Items on quantitative skills have disproportionate weight as compared to analytical and decision making skills; 3) Section on language comprehension skills is systematically biased against non-English students. In other words, the objection is that the current CSAT is neither language-neutral nor discipline neutral. That is why they have demanded scrapping of CSAT. The students have proposed more than one model of how an aptitude test appropriate for Civil Service may be designed.  Read More

Centre's u-turn on e-rickshaws is a betrayal with poor people

The government’s law officers told the High Court on Friday that it will take two months to frame guidelines for regulating e-rickshaws in the national capital. This is completely opposite to what the union transport minister Mr Nitin Gadkari had stated at a rally at Ramlila Maidan on June 16.

Mr Gadkari had promised that e-rickshaws below 650 Watt motors will not be treated as motorized vehicles and can ply freely – this was a false promise for which he should apologise to the e-rickshaw drivers for having fooled them. Mr Gadkari had promised that if the need arose the Centre would even promulgate an ordinance for the regularization of e-rickshaws, but the real situation is that his government is even unable to move an amendment in Parliament. Read More

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AAP Ki Mahila Shakti

In remembrance of our dear friend and Martyr Santosh Koli, RTI and Swaraj Activist, AAP would be laying ground for its women's wing on 7th August at 3 PM in Ramlila Maidan - Sundar Nagri. This is our way of paying tribute to Santosh who was taken away from us on this day, last year. While her absence has left a deep void in our hearts, her energy and vision will continue to inspire us. Santosh's work demonstarted the power of women in public life. The Aam Aadmi Party Women's wing aims to bring women like Santosh to the forefront of Indian politics to create a better future for the country. Read More

UPSC row : Centre must announce emergency relief measures to restore normalcy

The Aam Aadmi Party demands that the BJP’s central government must not sit on its ego and admit that its proposal to the students protesting against the UPSC discrimination in the Civil Services preliminary examination does not solve any purpose.

With the time running out and students career at stake, the Aam Aadmi Party appeals to the central government to announce some emergency measures for immediate relief to the students, keeping the current situation in mind.

The central government must ask the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services preliminary examination scheduled to begin from August 24 by atleast a fortnight, to begin with.

 

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E-rickshaws : Centre's delay in framing rules is snatching away the livelihood of poor

E-rickshaws have emerged as an energy efficient, non-polluting, slow moving, economical and easily maneuverable mode of public transport, due to their small size and provide excellent last-mile connectivity for metro and bus users.

They are more humane than traditional cycle rickshaws and environment-friendly. More than 3.5 lakh families through the operation of over two lakh e-rickshaws in multiple shifts are dependent on them for their livelihood.

 

Despite the many positive aspects and its necessity for lakhs of families in Delhi, successive governments have switched their stand on e-rickshaws and have failed to frame a clear policy guideline, creating havoc in the lives of the common man in Delhi.

 

The AAP stands by the e-rickshaw drivers and their families and pledges to ensure that their interests and rights are protected.  Read More

Reply to Law Minister on Judicial Appointments Commission

Please find enclosed the three-page response of the Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal to the letter of the union law minister Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, seeking the party's views on setting the Judicial Appointments Commission.

The AAP has highlighted : 
  • India needs a full time broadbased Constitutional body for appointment of judges to High Courts and Supreme Court in a completely transparent manner.
  • The Judicial Appointments Commission of the UK provides a model to be followed.
  • The Judicial Commission bill introduced in the Rajya Sabha by the UPA government last year is a bad example to follow.
  • The bill drafted by the Committee on Judicial Accountability (a voluntary body of senior Lawyers and retired judges) for setting-up a full time and independent Judicial Appointments commission is the way forward.

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Why is BJP govt Shielding Sheila Dikshit ? Why is she not being removed ?

The attempts by the BJP’s central government to ignore the indictment of the Kerala governor Mrs Sheila Dikshit and the erstwhile ministers of her Delhi cabinet by the CAG in the Rs 3,000 crore unauthorized colonies scam, clearly indicates a deal between the BJP and Congress to protect the corrupt leaders of each other.

It is nothing less than a joke, that the Delhi unit of BJP, whose party is running the central government, is demanding Mrs Dikshit’s resignation giving an impression that some other party is in power at the Centre.

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