Delhi Election result 2020: Over 50% newly-elected MLAs have serious criminal cases, at least one related to rape, says ADR analysis
Thirty-seven of the 70 newly-elected MLAs of Delhi have declared serious criminal cases against themselves which include attempt to murder, and at least one related to rape, according to a study.
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In fresh trouble for ruling Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, the Election Commission on Wednesday issued show cause notice to its 27 MLAs on a fresh petition seeking their disqualification for allegedly holding office of profit.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Rakhi Birla got a unique birthday gift on Friday when she was elected the Deputy Speaker of the Delhi assembly.
A delegation of AAP MLAs will visit the family of a 15-year-old Dalit boy, who allegedly died in police custody in Sonipat in Haryana, on Friday.
After being dropped out of the new Arvind Kejriwal-led cabinet, former AAP minister Somnath Bharti on Friday said he had willingly decided not to take any responsibility because he wants to focus on building his constituency as a model one.
Six women leaders have managed to secure a place in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, a meagre eight percent even as fairer sex accounts for almost 45 percent of the population in the national capital.
Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday promised to keep a check on the "bullying" attitude of owners of private schools and colleges who have been "misusing" their positions to "extort" money from parents.
An unidentified person on Tuesday threw eggs and a stone at AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal at a rally in Sultanpur Majra Assembly constituency in north west Delhi. Kejriwal was unhurt in the incident, but the attacker managed to escape.
While AAP must field credible candidates to win Delhi voters confidence, it also has to keep in mind the consequences of leaving out candidates who contested in the previous election.
The first list of nearly 30 candidates of Aam Aadmi Party for proposed Delhi assembly elections is likely to be out on Thursday, party sources on Wednesday said.
Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and four others were on Friday granted bail by a Delhi court in connection with a case relating to Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) agitation near North block in January this year.
It's now clear that the Delhi contest is between AAP and BJP, the Congress relegated to third position. And AAP seems hopeful because of its increased vote share in the LS polls and the thin margins of defeat in Delhi's seven seats.
Aam Aadmi Party candidate from North West Delhi Rakhi Birla has Rs 1.6 lakh as movable assets, according to the declaration made by her during filing of nomination today.
Singh, a social activist, had a number of criminal cases against him, an Aam Aadmi Party leader said.
Somnath Bharti's raid was not just racist -- there is a patent misogyny embedded in the AAP's politics. The party has assaulted women for political gains, denied the crime and then declared themselves protectors of their victims.
AAP always had an ambitious and radically different governance agenda.
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said Bharti has created serious problems for Africans staying in the capital.
A furious Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday sought to blame the Delhi Police for the recent gangrape of a 51-year old Danish national saying the force was highly compromised.
An official visited Birla's house in Mangolpuri on Thursday with a letter from the Delhi Police seeking to convince her to take security.