Delhi election highlights: BJP will get over 45 seats, says Amit Shah

Marked by the BJP aggressively raising the anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh as a poll issue, the AAP hardselling development and the Congress conspicuous by its near absence, the bitter, often divisive and vitriolic campaign for the Delhi elections ended on Thursday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed two rallies and hit out at anti-CAA protests, saying agitations like the one in Shaheen Bagh were not merely a "coincidence" but an "experiment" to damage national harmony.

In their final electioneering push, the three key parties made last ditch efforts to seek votes and slugged it out over issues ranging from the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, appeasement politics and unemployment.

The campaign that lasted for over three weeks ended at 6 pm on Thursday, just 38 hours before the start of voting for the high-stakes Delhi assembly election.

There are 672 candidates in fray for 70 Assembly seats. On the last day of the campaign, Home Minister Amit Shah took out three roadshow at Seelampur in northeast Delhi, and Hari Nagar and Madipur in west Delhi.

The elections for Delhi Assembly's 70 seats will be held on February 8. Results will be declared on February 11.


11:56 PM IST Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has held 35 rallies and nine road shows in the national capital in the last 13 days in an attempt to build support and draw votes for the saffron party candidates contesting the February 8 Assembly elections. The campaign for the Delhi Assembly elections came to an end at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The BJP's election campaign was mainly anchored by Shah and newly appointed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Jagat Prakash Nadda.

11:55 PM IST Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday alleged the anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh was a "joint venture" of the AAP and the Congress and claimed the "tukde-tukde gang" would get a "shock" when the election results are declared.   Addressing three roadshows, he asserted that the BJP would emerge victorious in the elections as people will vote for country's security, development and good governance. Read more...

11:38 PM IST As the campaign for the Delhi assembly polls ended on Thursday, BJP president J P Nadda said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been "exposed" for his "false" promises and expressed confidence that the saffron party will win over 45 seats in the 70-member legislature.   He also accused Kejriwal and the Congress of misleading Muslims, and fuelling violence under the garb of the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests. Read more...

11:36 PM IST Around 40,000 Delhi Police personnel, 190 coys (companies) of Central Armed Police Forces and 19,000 Home Guards have been deployed for smooth conduct of election in the national capital, officials said on Thursday.   While the Delhi Police personnel have been put on specific election duties, the coys of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) will ensure security of polling premises and movement of EVMs. In addition, 19,000 Home guards will assist local police in ensuring security for polling booths, the officials said. Read more...

11:22 PM IST More than 130 centenarian voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the February 8 election and they will be treated "as a VIP" on the polling day, officials said on Thursday.   Earlier, the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office had identified 150 centenarian voters but the number was revised after physical verification. Read more...

11:12 PM IST Anti-CAA protestors here on Thursday sought heightened security at Jamia Millia Islamia and Shaheen Bagh, following the recent firing incidents at these sites.   The protestors alleged that more such incidents might happen on the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections.   Three firing incidents have taken place in Jamia Nagar area in a week. Read more...

10:29 PM IST Looking to capture power after a gap of 22 years, the BJP mounted its one of the most aggressive campaigns in the Delhi Assembly polls so far, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah leading the saffron charge fuelled by its planks of Hindutva and nationalism, and its strident opposition to anti-CAA protest in Shaheen Bagh.   The BJP turned the heat on its rivals, primarily the Aam Aadmi Party, over the Shaheen Bagh protests, and its leaders are of the view that their strong stand against the protestors have put the party in reckoning for power in the national capital after it appeared to be "down and out" only months back. Read more...

10:17 PM IST "Elect us in all the 70 Delhi constituencies so that we can work with greater conviction in our next tenure," said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

10:17 PM IST Jamia Coordination Committee: It is only for the 7th and 8th of February and the protest shall continue at Gate no. 7, from 9th February onward. https://t.co/Gv3csNdFzI — ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2020

10:08 PM IST The Election Commission has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for violating the model code of conduct and gave him till February 7 to "explain" his position.   The EC said the UP Chief Minister has violated the code of conduct for "criticism of other parties or their workers based on unverified allegations or distortion". This move comes after after the EC received a report from the Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi, informing the commission about a speech Adityanath gave in Delhi's Karawal Nagar on February 1. 

10:00 PM IST Jamia Coordination Committee: Respecting the model code of conduct that prohibits canvassing by political parties within 100 meters of a polling station, we have decided to move our protest to Gate no. 4 of the university, even though we are not a political party. #DelhiElections — ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2020

9:37 PM IST Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress were scared as people would vote for the politics of work and end the politics of religion in the February 8 Delhi Assembly polls.   Addressing the media earlier in the day, he said that politics had undergone a transition. "I want to congratulate the people of Delhi for changing the basis of politics. You paved the way for honest politics by voting for a new party (AAP) in 67 out of the 70 Assembly seats. It's time to transform politics and establish the politics of work," he said.

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Amit Shah anchors BJP's campaign, holds 35 rallies in last 13 days

Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has held 35 rallies and nine road shows in the national capital in the last 13 days in an attempt to build support and draw votes for the saffron party candidates contesting the February 8 Assembly elections.

The campaign for the Delhi Assembly elections came to an end at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

The BJP's election campaign was mainly anchored by Shah and newly appointed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Jagat Prakash Nadda.

Shaheen Bagh joint-venture of AAP, Congress: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday alleged the anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh was a "joint venture" of the AAP and the Congress and claimed the "tukde-tukde gang" would get a "shock" when the election results are declared.
 
Addressing three roadshows, he asserted that the BJP would emerge victorious in the elections as people will vote for country's security, development and good governance. Read more...

Kejriwal 'exposed', BJP to win more than 45 seats in Delhi: Nadda

As the campaign for the Delhi assembly polls ended on Thursday, BJP president J P Nadda said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been "exposed" for his "false" promises and expressed confidence that the saffron party will win over 45 seats in the 70-member legislature.
 
He also accused Kejriwal and the Congress of misleading Muslims, and fuelling violence under the garb of the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests. Read more...

Around 40,000 Delhi Police personnel deployed for Delhi polls

Around 40,000 Delhi Police personnel, 190 coys (companies) of Central Armed Police Forces and 19,000 Home Guards have been deployed for smooth conduct of election in the national capital, officials said on Thursday.
 
While the Delhi Police personnel have been put on specific election duties, the coys of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) will ensure security of polling premises and movement of EVMs. In addition, 19,000 Home guards will assist local police in ensuring security for polling booths, the officials said. Read more...

Delhi polls: 132 centenarian voters, 110-year-woman oldest electorate

More than 130 centenarian voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the February 8 election and they will be treated "as a VIP" on the polling day, officials said on Thursday.
 
Earlier, the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office had identified 150 centenarian voters but the number was revised after physical verification. Read more...

Ahead of Delhi polls, anti-CAA protesters demand more security at protest sites

Anti-CAA protestors here on Thursday sought heightened security at Jamia Millia Islamia and Shaheen Bagh, following the recent firing incidents at these sites.
 
The protestors alleged that more such incidents might happen on the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections.
 
Three firing incidents have taken place in Jamia Nagar area in a week. Read more...

BJP mounts most aggressive campaign, turns heat on its rivals

Looking to capture power after a gap of 22 years, the BJP mounted its one of the most aggressive campaigns in the Delhi Assembly polls so far, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah leading the saffron charge fuelled by its planks of Hindutva and nationalism, and its strident opposition to anti-CAA protest in Shaheen Bagh.
 
The BJP turned the heat on its rivals, primarily the Aam Aadmi Party, over the Shaheen Bagh protests, and its leaders are of the view that their strong stand against the protestors have put the party in reckoning for power in the national capital after it appeared to be "down and out" only months back. Read more...

"Elect us in all the 70 Delhi constituencies so that we can work with greater conviction in our next tenure," said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath under EC lens

The Election Commission has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for violating the model code of conduct and gave him till February 7 to "explain" his position.
 

The EC said the UP Chief Minister has violated the code of conduct for "criticism of other parties or their workers based on unverified allegations or distortion". This move comes after after the EC received a report from the Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi, informing the commission about a speech Adityanath gave in Delhi's Karawal Nagar on February 1. 


People will vote for 'politics of work': Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress were scared as people would vote for the politics of work and end the politics of religion in the February 8 Delhi Assembly polls.
 

Addressing the media earlier in the day, he said that politics had undergone a transition. "I want to congratulate the people of Delhi for changing the basis of politics. You paved the way for honest politics by voting for a new party (AAP) in 67 out of the 70 Assembly seats. It's time to transform politics and establish the politics of work," he said.

EC appoints Vinod Zutshi as special general observer for Delhi polls

The Election Commission has appointed Vinod Zutshi, one of its former senior officials, as a special general observer for Delhi polls with immediate effect, officials said on Thursday.
 
The commission on Thursday held a special review meeting with Chief Secretary, Commissioner of Police, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer, and senior officers of the Delhi government to assess the status of poll preparedness, an EC spokesperson said. Read more...

EC issues show-cause notice to UP CM Yogi Adityanath

The Election Commission on Thursday issued a show-cause notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his alleged 'biryani for terrorist' remarks.
 
The poll panel has asked him to respond to the notice before 5 pm on Friday. Read more...

Shaheen Bagh is joint venture of AAP and Congress: Amit Shah

"Shaheen Bagh is the joint venture of the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress. Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi are worried that Shaheen Bagh should not be discussed. I want to ask them why the security of the country should not be an electoral issue? Why are the people sitting in Shaheen Bagh demanding 'Jinnah Wali Azadi' and why the tukde-tukde gang is supporting them?, said Amit Shah

EC appoints Vinod Zutshi as Special General Observer for Delhi polls

Delhi now just needs development: Amit Shah

"During the elections, I got a chance to communicate with the people of Delhi. Faced with false promises, appeasement and anarchy, Delhi now just needs development," said senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah

'Tukde-tukde gang' to get shock after poll results: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday alleged the anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh was a "joint venture" of the AAP and the Congress and claimed the "tukde-tukde gang" would get a "shock" when the election results are declared.
 
Addressing three roadshows, he asserted that the BJP would emerge victorious in the elections as people will vote for country's security, development and good governance. Read more...

Modi, Kejriwal turned Delhi into 'gas chamber': Congress

The Congress on Thursday accused the Central Government led by Narendra Modi and the Delhi government led by Arvind Kejriwal of turning Delhi into a 'gas chamber', saying they did not do anything in the last five years to reduce pollution in the national capital.

Addressing a press conference here, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wants "dangal" (fight) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants "danga" (riots), whereas the people of Delhi want "dil waalon ki sarkar" (government with a heart) that the Congress can provide).

BJP will get over 45 seats, says Amit Shah

Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday claimed that the saffron party will from the government in the national capital with more than 45 seats.

Just before the campaigning for the February 8 Delhi Assembly election was to come for a halt, Shah tweeted: "From the support we have seen for the BJP in Delhi, it is clear that on February 11, the BJP is going to form the government by winning more than 45 seats in Delhi."

EC serves notice to AAP's Sanjay Singh for 'distorted, unverified' allegations against BJP

The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh for allegedly "making distorted and unverified allegations" against the Bharatiya Janata Party.
 
"The Commission has received a complaint from the BJP wherein it has been alleged that you (Singh) have made distorted and unverified allegations against the BJP," said the ECI in a notice to Singh. Read more...

BSP candidate attacked in Delhi, suffers minor injuries

Delhi legislator and BSP candidate Narayan Dutt Sharma, who was earlier with the AAP, was allegedly attacked with batons by three unidentified people in the early hours of Thursday, police said. Sharma, who is the legislator from Badarpur and is seeking re-election to the Delhi assembly as a Bahujan Samaj Party candidate, suffered minor injuries.
 
"The attack on Narayan Dutt Sharma is condemnable and shameful," BSP chief Mayawati said on Twitter. Read more...

BJP 'fooling' people on issue of unauthorised colonies: Kejriwal

Accusing the BJP of "forgetting" unauthorised colonies just before the February 8 Delhi assembly elections, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said the saffron party is "fooling" people as the Congress did when it was in power.
 
In an interview to PTI, Chief Minister Kejriwal said BJP leaders these days are talking about Shaheen Bagh where an anti-CAA protest is going on for over a month, but not about Delhi's unauthorised colonies. Read more...

AAP launches web campaign to show Kejriwal's work to Shah

On the last day of election campaign, the Aam Aadmi Party has launched a satirical web campaign titled 'Amit Shah Ka Ulta Chashma', to "combat the lies" being spread by the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Union Home Minister and to show the work done by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The AAP has launched a website: 'amitshahkaultachashma.com' to convey pictorially, the reality of Delhi's governance before and after AAP came to power.

A party leader said it is done as a part of the final phase of the campaign for the Delhi assembly elections.

Delhi Metro services will begin at 4 am on February 8

My vote bank not religion or caste-based: Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his vote bank is not based on religion or caste, but are all those people who want good education, medical treatment, modern roads and 24-hour electricity. Kejriwal said these elections will establish a new kind of politics in the country which is the politics based on work.
 
"Earlier, it used to be said that votes are not cast based on work done by the government. If you want to get votes you need to establish your vote bank based on caste and religion," he said. Read more...

BJP president JP Nadda held road show in Mundka Assembly constituency

Delhi elections: Whom will you vote for? The mood of the capital ahead of February 8

Last year, 1.5 crore youths lost their jobs: Rahul

Last year 1.5 crore youths lost their jobs, PM was silent on it: Rahul Gandhi after PM's address in Parl

Shah holds roadshow in Delhi's Seemapuri ahead of Assembly polls

Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday held a roadshow in Seemapuri Assembly constituency ahead of Delhi Assembly elections slated to be held on February 8.
 
Shah was accompanied by LJP chief Chirag Paswan and Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari.
 
Standing atop on a red jeep, the Union Minister was seen greeting and waving at the people. The supporters hailing Shah were seen carrying the party's flag. BJP is holding a 'Janasampark Abhiyan' across the city in a bid to reach out to every household and request them to vote for it in the upcoming election. Read more...

Amit Shah holds a roadshow in Hari Nagar constituency

Manish Sisodia holds foot march on last day of campaigning, seeks votes 'for work'

With Delhi Assembly polls inching closer, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday begin his campaign in Patparganj assembly constituency with a foot march and urged the residents to vote for his party.
 
Asserting that the city has witnessed the transformation of its schools, hospitals and electricity bills changing in the last five years, Sisodia gave 'guarantee' to fulfil the trust of the citizens of Delhi.

No one in BJP worthy of becoming CM of Delhi: Kejriwal

No one in the BJP is worthy of becoming chief minister of Delhi, AAP supremo and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, the last day of campaigning before the February 8 assembly elections.
 
People want to know who will be the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate, Kejriwal told PTI in an interview, and asked what if the party chooses Sambit Patra or Anurag Thakur for the post.
 
He said the Bharatiya Janata Party had tried to polarise the assembly polls, and asserted that results will show if it succeeded or not.

BJP made all fake promises, common people not benefited: Baghel

While campaigning for the Congress's Kalkaji candidate Shivani Chopra, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by saying that the common people of the country have not benefitted by its policies.
 
"Common people have not been benefitted in the country. Farmers are still reeling under crisis, youths are not getting the job, inflation is an all-time high. BJP has made all fake promises with the people," he said while addressing a public rally in Delhi's Nangloi area on Wednesday.
 
He also cornered the party over the Citizenship Amendment Act and accused the party of not doing anything for the farmers.

AAP trying to hijack Delhi elections through violence: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday slammed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and said that it is trying to "hijack" the coming Delhi Assembly elections through violence and communal disharmony.
 
Naqvi's remark came a day after the Crime Branch of Delhi Police revealed that Kapil Gujjar, the man detained for opening fire at Shaheen Bagh on February 1, is associated with AAP based on photographs recovered from his phone, in which Gujjar and his father Gaje Singh are seen along with prominent leaders of the party such as Atishi and Sanjay Singh.

190 companies of CAPF, 19000 Home Guards, 42000 police personnel deployed

Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of Delhi Assembly polls with the deployment of 190 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). Also, 19,000 Home Guards and 42,000 Delhi Police personnel will be deployed at polling booths.
 
"We have been putting 190 companies of CAPF who are regularly patrolling to ensure peace and tranquility," said Praveer Ranjan, Special Commissioner (Intelligence), Delhi Police while talking to ANI.

BJP raises divisive slogans, cannot unite country: Priyanka

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said that BJP raises divisive slogans and cannot unite the country.
 
"Their slogans tell their story. Earlier, the leaders used to raise slogans like 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan', 'Aaram Haraam hai', 'Roti, Kapda, Makaan'. The BJP raises slogans like 'Goli maaro', 'Khoon se tilak karo', 'Boli nahi, Goli se baat karo'. They cannot unite the country," Priyanka said at a public meeting at Hauz Qazi area of the national capital. Read more...

Global investors being put off by atmosphere of hatred, violence: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday claimed that factories in China are being closed and the global investors are keen to invest in India, but they are being put off by environment of hatred and violence prevailing in the country.
 
"Everyone wants that someone should balance China. Investors had put their money in China but the virus (coronavirus) broke out there. The factories in China are being closed. The global investors are saying that we want to invest our money in India," said Gandhi addressing a rally at Hauz Qazi here ahead of Assembly polls in Delhi. Read more...

PM spent Rs 5,200 cr on ads for Delhi election: Priyanka

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spent Rs 5,200 crore on advertisements in the lead up to the election. AAP has spent Rs 611 crore on advertisements. They will not tell the public the real issues - why unemployment level has been rising, why BJP is on a privatising spree, how BJP has killed small and medium businesses with demonetisation and implementation of GST", said Priyanka Gandhi

Modi does not want employment for youth: Rahul

Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the PM does not want the youth to get employment as it works like oxygen for his politics.
 
Addressing a poll rally in Chandni Chowk in old Delhi, Gandhi said there was no need for the prime minister to give lessons on nationalism and he should explain why was he not able to provide employment to the youth. Read more...

Delhi elections 2020: EC again bans BJP MP Parvesh Verma from campaigning

The Election Commission on Wednesday imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on BJP MP Parvesh Verma for his "terrorist" remark against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
 
The ban on Verma, second in the last one week, came into force at 6 pm on Wednesday.

'Only funda' of Modi and Kejriwal is to divide people: Rahul

Training his guns at the BJP and the AAP, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the politics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal revolved around hate, and their only strategy was to divide people. Read more...

Modi won't be able to face youth over unemployment in next 6 months: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising unemployment, and claimed that the Prime Minister will not be able to step out from his house in the next six months due to his "false promises of employment".
 
"Narendra Modi, who is giving speeches, he will not be able to move out of his house in the next six months. The youth of India will lathi-charge him to make him understand that without employment, the country can never progress," Gandhi said while addressing a rally at Old Delhi's Hauz Qazi. Read more...

Bar Association president, other office bearers join AAP

Ahead of Assembly polls in the national capital, over dozens of office bearers of Delhi Bar Association joined the Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday in the presence of party's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh and national secretary Pankaj Gupta.
 
Singh extended a warm welcome to all of them and said: "Just as the lawyers remain committed to work for upholding the laws, their association with the party will not just strengthen the party on the ground but for party's legal challenges as well." Read more...

BJP goes to EC, accuses AAP of 'conspiring' to obstruct Delhi polls

Accusing the AAP of conspiring to cause a "riot-like" situation to obstruct the assembly polls here, the BJP urged the Election Commission on Wednesday to take legal action against the regional party leaders in the wake of recent incidents, including firing by an alleged AAP worker near Shaheen Bagh protest here.
 
A BJP delegation headed by Union minister Prakash Javadekar, who is his party's in-charge for the Delhi polls, sought action, including registration of an FIR, against AAP leaders during a meeting with the EC. Read more...

Amit Shah claims Feb 11 results will shock everyone

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday termed the February 8 assembly elections in Delhi a contest between two "ideologies" and said the poll results will be a shocker to everyone.
 
In an election meeting in East Delhi's Kondli, he continued his attack on the ruling AAP in Delhi and the Congress, saying they opposed the BJP on issues like Citizenship Amendment Act, Ram temple in Ayodhya, abrogation of provisions of Article 370 due to fear of their "vote bank".

Received status of electoral bonds from several political parties in sealed cover: EC to SC

The Election Commission has told the Supreme Court that it has received status of filing of electoral bonds from various political parties, including the BJP and the Congress, in a sealed cover.
 
The EC has filed an affidavit in the apex court in pursuance to the top court's April 12 last year direction asking the political parties to furnish all details of funds received through electoral bonds to the the poll panel in a sealed cover. Read more...

EC issues notice to Sambit Patra for violating Model Code of Conduct

Me reading Hanuman Chalisa is hurting BJP leaders: Kejriwal

Taking a dig at the BJP, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said his reading the Hanuman Chalisa has hurt leaders of the saffron party.
 
In a tweet in Hindi, the Delhi chief minister also said he wanted BJP leaders to also read the devotional hymn addressed to Lord Hanuman everyday.
 
They will find peace and their language will also improve, Kejriwal said, attacking his rival ahead of the February 8 Delhi polls. Read more...

Unemployment rate in India is at a 45 years high: Rahul

All five polling stations in Shaheen Bagh put under critical category

In view of the ongoing anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh, the Delhi poll body has put all five polling stations in the area under the "critical" category, its top official said on Wednesday, while asserting that confidence-building measures are being undertaken to reassure voters.
 
Addressing a press conference here, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh, said the area is under "tight vigil" and "their is no obstruction" in areas where poll activities will be conducted, and so voters would face no problems. Read more...

EC bans Pravesh Verma from campaigning for casting 'vitriolic aspersions' on Delhi CM

The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday barred BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma from holding any public meetings, public processions, public rallies, roadshows and interviews for 24 hours over his statement against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on a news channel.
 
Verma has been banned for a period of 24 hours starting from 6 pm on February 5, the EC said.
 
Replying to a notice served by the EC to seek clarification over his remarks, the BJP leader denied the allegations levelled against him and said that he had never cast "vitriolic aspersions" against Kejriwal. Read more...

Unemployment acts as oxygen for Modi's politics: Rahul

Unemployment acts as oxygen for Narendra Modi's politics: Rahul Gandhi at Delhi poll rally

PM Modi, Kejriwal only hungry for publicity: Priyanka

PM Narendra Modi and CM Arvind Kejriwal only hungry for publicity, said Priyanka Gandhi at a poll rally in Delhi

Their character can be defined by their slogans: Priyanka targets BJP leaders

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra targets BJP leaders, says their character can be defined by their slogans

Rahul Gandhi addresses public rally in Matia Mahal

AAP, BJP did not build any new roads in last 5 years: Priyanka Gandhi

Court asks police to file status report on complaints against Anurag Thakur, Pravesh Verma

A special court in Delhi on Wednesday asked the Delhi police to file a status report on a complaint filed against BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Pravesh Verma for their alleged hate speeches.
 
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja issued a notice to DCP, New Delhi district, and sought their response on not filing FIRs against BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma for allegedly delivering hate speeches in Delhi recently during the campaign for the upcoming Assembly polls. Read more...

There is no right time for good work: CM Kejriwal

With the Centre announcing formation of a trust for the construction of a Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya three days ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, AAP supremo and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said there was no right time for "good work".
 
Addressing a press conference at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office here, Kejriwal welcomed the Centre's decision and congratulated the people of the country, saying this was a good thing.

EC 'condemns' Kejriwal for promising mohalla clinics at city court

The Election Commission on Wednesday condemned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for promising mohalla clinics at all city courts.
 
It also warned the AAP national convener to be "more careful" and exercise caution while making such public utterances and statements.
 
"The Commission, hereby ... condemns the impugned statement," the poll panel said in an order. Read more...

EC condemns Kejriwal for his promise of mohalla clinics in court premises

EC 'condemns' Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for his promise of mohalla clinics in court premises, wants him to be more careful in future

EC imposes 24-hour ban on BJP MP Parvesh Verma

The Election Commission on Wednesday imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on BJP MP Parvesh Verma for his "terrorist" remark against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The ban on Verma, second in the last one week, came into force at 6 pm on Wednesday.

EC 'condemns' Kejriwal for promising mohalla clinics at city court

The Election Commission on Wednesday condemned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for promising mohalla clinics at all city courts. It also warned the AAP national convener to be "more careful" and exercise caution while making such public utterances and statements.

Real patriotism is to provide employment to the youth: Rahul

EC warns Kejriwal over violation of Model Code of Conduct

Politics of PM Modi, Kejriwal revolves around hatred: Rahul

"The politics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal revolves around hatred. The only funda (strategy) of Modi and Kejriwal is to divide people," Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said.
 

In the last 5 years the environment of India has deteriorated: Rahul

EC says its nod not required for govt to announce Ram temple trust

The Election Commission on Wednesday said its approval was "not required" for the government to announce the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra trust.
 
Responding to questions on whether the government required a clearance from the poll panel to announce the trust as the model code was in place in Delhi, a EC spokesperson said the nod was "not required".

Rahul tells PM to blame 'clueless' Sitharaman for economic slowdown

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'triggering economic slowdown', Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the former should put all blame on 'clueless' Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and sack her for the slowdown.
 
Cornering government over Budget 2020, Gandhi suggested the Prime Minister to use the "useless budget" presented by Sitharaman and "sack her and dump the entire blame on her". Read more...

'Only funda' of Modi and Kejriwal is to divide people: Rahul

'Only funda' of Modi and Kejriwal is to divide people, their politics revolve around hatred: Rahul Gandhi at Delhi poll rally

No takers for election merchandise in Sadar Bazaar

With just days left for the Delhi election, Sadar Bazaar -- the buzzing wholesale market in north Delhi -- desperately awaits customers as piles of election merchandise lie unsold in the many crammed pint-sized shops. Famous for selling all kinds of election paraphernalia, starting from slogan-bearing T-shirts, flags and scarves to the latest 'mobile stickers' and umbrella with party symbols embossed on it, business at Sadar Bazaar is at its lowest this election season, thanks to the abysmal sales.

Arvind Kejriwal invites Amit Shah for public debate

AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal invited Union Home Minister Amit Shah for a public debate on any issue on Wednesday, saying the people of the national capital wanted to know why should they vote for the BJP in the February 8 Assembly polls.
 
He also wondered why the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) did not clear the roads near Shaheen Bagh, where a public protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is going on for nearly two months, and said the saffron party was doing "dirty politics" over the issue to grab power in Delhi. Read more...

Seems like BJP is worried over Delhi polls, says Owaisi on Ram Temple trust announcement

Seems like BJP is worried over Delhi Assembly elections, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said on Wednesday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the formation of the Ram Temple trust.
 
"Session of Parliament will end on February 11, the announcement could have come after 8th February. Seems like BJP is worried over Delhi elections. It (formation of trust) was the decision of Supreme Court which is supreme," Owaisi said.
 
"After the judgement on Ram Temple case came, we said that the Supreme Court is supreme. The Supreme Court had said that placing idols in Masjid and demolition is a criminal act and a national shame. Today, the Prime Minister announced this. The court said that the trust will be formed... We can't forget Babri masjid demolition," he said.

Nadda asks Kejriwal if he would 'burn down' Delhi to defeat

Sustaining attack on AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal over the police claim that the Shaheen Bagh shooter was an AAP worker, BJP chief JP Nadda on Wednesday questioned him if he would "burn down" Delhi to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
 
"The situation would not have been this had you worked Kejriwal ji. Earlier you incited mob in Jamia and Seelampur, instigated arson and stone-pelting in New Friends Colony, Shaheen Bagh dharna and then firing by your worker. Would you burn down Delhi to defeat Modi and Shah," Nadda asked in a tweet in Hindi.
 
Kapil Baisala, who opened fired at Shaheen Bagh protest-site last week, was a member of the Aam Aadmi Party, police claimed on Tuesday. He and his father joined AAP in early 2019, they said.

Women fans of AAP's Raghav Chadha have more than 'vote' on their minds

The Aam Aadmi Party's Rajinder Nagar candidate Raghav Chadha has been getting a lot of attention of late, not just because of the imminent Assembly polls here.
The 31-year-old chartered accountant, a bachelor, seems to be so popular with women voters that he has been inundated with marriage proposals from many of them.
Chadha has received at least 12 marriage proposals on social media in the last 15 days, according to his social media team.
 
"Recently, a woman tagged him on Twitter, asking him to marry her. Chadha said the economy was not doing good so it was not the right time to get married," his social media manager said.

AAP trying to hijack Delhi elections through violence: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday slammed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and said that it is trying to "hijack" the coming Delhi Assembly elections through violence and communal disharmony.
 
Naqvi's remark came a day after the Crime Branch of Delhi Police revealed that Kapil Gujjar, the man detained for opening fire at Shaheen Bagh on February 1, is associated with AAP based on photographs recovered from his phone, in which Gujjar and his father Gaje Singh are seen along with prominent leaders of the party such as Atishi and Sanjay Singh.
 
 
"The situation is such that AAP is telling the thieves to steal and at the same time it tells the people to stay awake. It is extremely unfortunate how AAP is trying to hijack the elections through violence and communal disharmony. It is trying to put a curtain on its failures," Naqvi said.

BJP using Delhi Police, give strict punishment if he has AAP links: Kejriwal on Shaheen Bagh shooter

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the BJP is using Delhi Police against his party, a day after cops said that the Shaheen Bagh shooter has links with the AAP, and called for strict punishment to the accused.
 
"BJP has left with nothing. They have nothing to counter the workers done by the AAP government in Delhi. All parties came together to beat Kejriwal. Later, they started saying Kejriwal is terrorist, traitor and anti-worker. It all did not work. So they started using the Delhi Police. Do we have the power to do such a thing (shooting)? Do we do such type of work?" Kejriwal told ANI.
 
"Kapil's family has said they have nothing to do with AAP. Anyone can get their pictures clicked with someone. I say he should get strict punishment. If he has any link with AAP, then he should be given harshest punishment. Forty-eight hours before polling, Amit Shah is using police to do such petty conspiracies. The entire country knows they are doing a political stunt," he said.

Parvesh Verma sits in protest with placard attacking AAP over alleged links with Kapil Gujjar

BJP MP Parvesh Verma on Wednesday staged a protest against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for having its alleged links with Kapil Gujjar, the man who opened fire at Shaheen Bagh.
 
He was seen sitting in front of the Gandhi statue in Parliament holding a placard that read, "Shaheen Bagh shooter Kapil (Gujjar) is an AAP worker."

AAP conspiracy has been unmasked now: Prakash Javadekar

AAP has been unmasked now. The person who joined AAP last year was sent to Shaheen Bagh and asked to fire weapon to create tension in the area. This was the conspiracy by AAP, said Prakash Javadekar on Shaheen Bagh shooter links to AAP

Will leave it to people of Delhi: Kejriwal on Parvesh Varma calling him terrorist

Speaking to news agency ANI ,Kejriwal said I leave it on people of Delhi, if you think I am a terrorist then press 'Kamal' button on 8th February. And if you think I have worked for Delhi, the Country and the people then press 'Jhaadu' button.

Kejriwal denies link with Shaheen Bagh's shooter

"BJP is using Delhi Police. If Kapil has links with AAP, he must be given stringent punishment. It's their political stunt before polls," said Kejriwal to news agency ANI

NRIs fly in to campaign for AAP in Delhi

Close to 500 NRIs have flown into the national capital and are working on the ground, said AAP Convenor Overseas 

Will give Jobs, says Manmohan Singh

Congress will focus on increasing employment if party comes to power in Delhi, said Manmohan Singh in a rally on Tuesday 

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka ramp up Congress poll pitch

The two Congress leaders will address public rallies in Kondli and Hauz Khas 

Survey shows people impressed with Kejriwal, Sisodia

About 71 per cent of the respondents are happy with the performance of Arvind Kejriwal

Who offers what in Delhi Assembly election? A comparison of key promises

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) released its manifesto for the Delhi Assembly polls on Tuesday. The other two key contenders in the electoral battle, the BJP and the Congress, released their manifestos on Friday and Sunday, respectively.
 
Delhi goes to the polls on Saturday. A comparison of the key promises of the three parties:
AAP
 
Markets in some commercial areas to remain open 24X7 on a pilot basis
Doorstep delivery of ration
Amnesty for old VAT cases, no raid raj
Legal protection to street vendors and hawkers within six months
11,000 buses and 500-km metro network
Pucca houses for slum dwellers
Free travel for women in DTC to be extended to students
Patriotism curriculum, spoken English course in schools
 
BJP
 
Rs 2 per kg wheat flour to the poor
Scooty to college-going girl students, bicycles to girls of 9th standard
Rs 10,000 crore for Delhi’s infrastructure
Facilitate leasehold to freehold for traders
Job guarantee until the age of 58 to all contractual workers with Delhi govt-run establishments
10 new colleges, 200 schools
Rs 51,000 to wedding of daughters of poor widows
Rs 1 lakh bank deposit for girls from poor families when they turn 21
 
Congress
 
Free power up to 300 units (AAP govt gives 200 units)
Increase old age, widow pension from Rs 2,500 to Rs 5,000
Free education till doctorate to girl students
33% reservation to women in govt jobs
Rs 35,000 crore budget for unauthorised colonies
Rs 5,000 and Rs 7,500 monthly stipend to unemployed graduates and post-graduates
25% of the Budget spend to check pollution
15,000 e- buses

Meenakshi Lekhi slams AAP, says party's connection with Shaheen Bagh shooter is established

After photographs of Shaheen Bagh shooter Kapil Gujjar surfaced along with AAP leaders, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi hit out at the Arvind Kejriwal-led party saying that the connection of Gujjar with AAP is established.
 
Speaking to ANI, Lekhi said, "Kapil's connection with AAP is established. AAP leaders Atishi and Sanjay Singh made him join AAP. There was an attempt to disturb the atmosphere in Delhi because a leader of AAP had said that anything can happen in Delhi after February 2."

Delhi needs govt that will not resort to appeasement but supports CAA: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said Delhi needs a government that will not resort to appeasement but supports the CAA, abolition of Article 370 and issues related to national security.
 
Addressing an election rally ahead of the February 8 assembly elections, the prime minister touched on various issues, including the 2008 Batla House encounter, surgical strikes and his government's flagship Ayushman Bharat scheme, during a speech that lasted a little over an hour. Read more...

PM doesn't acknowledge job losses across 7 sectors: Priyanka

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said that according to a report, 3.5 crore jobs have reduced across seven sectors but the Prime Minister does not even acknowledge it.
 
"According to a report, 3.5 crore jobs have reduced across seven sectors. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn't even mention it. Could the prime minister say whether this reduction in jobs is a samyog (coincidence) or a prayog (experiment)?" Priyanka said at an election rally. Read more...

Congress fields top guns for campaigning in Delhi

Congress on Tuesday fielded its top guns, Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, for campaigning in Delhi, with the former party president saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could "sell the Taj Mahal", the way he was selling the PSUs.
 
While the former Congress president addressed two poll rallies in Jangpura and Sangam Vihar, his sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi joined him in his second rally where they launched scathing attacks on Modi and the BJP, besides Arvind Kejriwal and AAP, for "spreading hatred" and doing nothing to provide jobs. Read more...

Delhi CM will be chosen by people, not Amit Shah: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday dared the rival BJP to declare its chief ministerial candidate for the Delhi Assembly and said that it's the right of the Delhi's voters to choose their chief minister and not that of Union Home Minister Amit Shah who wants city voters to give him a "blank cheque".
 
He said that if the BJP does not declare its chief ministerial candidate, the votes given to the party will "go into a pit". Read more...

Priyanka slams PM over job losses, 'sanyog-prayog' remarks on Shaheen Bagh

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of job losses and took a dig at his "sanyog-prayog" remarks on Shaheen Bagh, asking whether the rise in unemployment was a coincidence or his experiment. Read more...

Not just state enterprises, PM Modi may even sell Taj Mahal: Rahul

Launching a scathing attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused him of selling state enterprises and alleged that he might even sell the Taj Mahal.
 
"Narendra Modi coined a good slogan of Make in India but not a single factory has been set up. He is selling everything - Indian Oil, Air India, Hindustan Petroleum, Railways and even Red Fort. He may sell even the Taj Mahal," said Gandhi addressing a rally here in Jangpura. Read more...

No talk about unemployment during FM's Budget speech: Rahul

Taking a jibe at the Central government over Budget 2020-21, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed FM Nirmala Sitharaman had not even mentioned once the issue of unemployment during her three-hour-long budget speech.
 
"During those three hours when the Budget was announced, the Finance Minister did not once mention about unemployment," said Gandhi at a rally here in Jangpura ahead of Assembly polls in Delhi.
 
Referring to Sithraman's recent interview, he said: "In an interview, Finance Minister was asked how many jobs were created? She said, "If I give you any number, Rahul Gandhi would go after me and say that I am lying". Read more...

Delhi needs govt to give direction, not play blame game: PM Modi

Attacking the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said Delhi needs a government that will not resort to appeasement but supports the CAA, abolition of Article 370 and issues of national security.
 
Addressing an election rally in Dwarka three days before the February 8 assembly elections, the prime minister said the national capital also needs a government that will give direction and not resort to blame games. Read more...

Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP and AAP of spreading hatred in the society

Rahul Gandhi for his part accused the BJP and AAP of spreading hatred in the society. He also accused the government of selling state enterprises such as IndianOil, Air India, Hindustan Petroleum and the railways as well as the Red Fort, and said, "He (Modi) may even sell the Taj Mahal".
 
Priyanka Gandhi attacked Modi over the issue of job losses and took a dig at his "sanyog-prayog" remarks on Shaheen Bagh, the epicentre of anti-CAA protests in Delhi, asking whether the rise in unemployment was a coincidence or his experiment. Read more...
 
Union Home Minister Amit Shah gestures during an election campaign roadshow ahead of the State Assembly polls, at Moti Nagar in New Delhi | Photo: PTI

'Coincidence or experiment'? Priyanka questions rising unemployment rate

Hitting the campaign trail for the Delhi Assembly polls, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday slammed the Narendra Modi-led Central government over the rising unemployment rate in the country, which is the highest in the last 45 years, and asked if it is a "co-incidence or an experiment".

She also did not spare the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and targeted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for doing nothing for the national capital despite being in power for the past five years. 

People of India and Delhi saw the dirty face of AAP: JP Nadda

People of the country and Delhi today saw the dirty face of AAP, said BJP chief JP Nadda on Shaheen Bagh shooter being identified as AAP member.

PM always talks about dividing the country, says Rahul

Unemployment sky high, is this 'sanyog' or PM's 'prayog': Priyanka

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of job losses and took a dig at his "sanyog-prayog" remarks on Shaheen Bagh, asking whether the rise in unemployment was a coincidence or his experiment.
 
At a poll rally on Monday, Prime Minister Modi said the protests against the new citizenship law in Shaheen Bagh and other areas here are not a coincidence but an "experiment" ("sanyog nahi prayog") and a political conspiracy to destroy the country's harmony. Read more...

BJP, AAP spreading hatred in society: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP and AAP on Tuesday of spreading hatred in the society and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were not interested in providing jobs to youngsters, but were keen on making one Indian fight another for staying in power.
 
Addressing his first rally in the national capital in the run-up to the February 8 Delhi Assembly polls, he said the current environment in the country, the hatred, the violence and the attacks on women were harming India and people were not benefitting from it. Read more...
There was no mention of employment in president's address to joint sitting of Parliament, said Rahul Gandhi

Modi and Kejriwal can only think about power: Rahul

Modi and Kejriwal can only think about power; they can announce anything in two minutes to stay in power, said Congress leader Rahul

Delhi people demanding BJP to reveal their CM candidate: Kejriwal

Uttar Pradesh has highest number of murder cases: Priyanka

PM invests crores in publicity, Kejriwal not far behind: Priyanka

PM invests crores in publicity, Kejriwal not far behind; what is the need for publicity if work is doing the talking, said Priyanka Gandhi

AAP claiming credit for work done by Congress CM Sheila Dikshit: Priyanka

AAP claiming credit for work done by Congress CM Sheila Dikshit: Priyanka Gandhi at poll rally in Delhi
BJP says it wants to make Delhi like UP where there is crime, anarchy and no sign of development, said general secretary of the All India Congress Committee Priyanka Gandhi at poll rally

Unemployment at all-time high, is it coincidence or PM's experiment: Priyanka

Unemployment at all-time high, is it coincidence or PM's experiment: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi takes dig at Modi at poll rally
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during an election campaign rally ahead of the State Assembly polls, at Dwarka in New Delhi. The national capital goes to the polls on Feb. 8 and the results will be declared on Feb. 11

Not just state enterprises, PM Modi may even sell Taj Mahal: Rahul

Launching a scathing attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused him of selling state enterprises and alleged that he might even sell the Taj Mahal.
 
"Narendra Modi coined a good slogan of Make in India but not a single factory has been set up. He is selling everything - Indian Oil, Air India, Hindustan Petroleum, Railways and even Red Fort. He may sell even the Taj Mahal," said Gandhi addressing a rally here in Jangpura. Read more...

Those who cry for Batla House terrorists can't develop Delhi: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday again raised the issue of Batla House encounter ahead of the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections. Addressing a public meeting in Dwarka here, he said that Delhi needs a leadership hich will support the country's decisions on national security issues including CAA and Article 370.

"These people can cry for the terrorists of Batla House and put security forces in the dock to support them but cannot develop Delhi," Modi said. On Monday too, he had raised the Batla House encounter during a public meeting in Karkardooma.

Delhi needs govt that can keep pace with the Centre: PM Modi

Stressing that the pace of development work in Delhi should be at par with that being done by the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday presented a rough comparative analysis of the beneficiaries of various programmes started by his government in the past five years.
 
"The BJP-NDA government at the Centre is doing developmental work at an unprecedented pace in the country. Never before since the time of Independence has work been done at such pace," Modi said at an election rally in Dwarka. Read more...

AAP to allow markets to stay open 24 hours if voted back to power

Aiming at transforming the national capital into a "bustling, 24x7 hospitable city", the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday promised that it would allow markets to remain open round the clock on a pilot basis if it is voted back to power in Delhi.
 
Talking to reporters after the release of the party's manifesto for the February 8 Assembly election, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the experiment will be done in key commercial areas in the first phase. Read more...

Delhi poll results will impact country's overall development, says PM Modi

Addressing a rally in Delhi ahead of the Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the people to vote for the BJP, saying that the Delhi election's outcome will have a bearing on the country's overall development.
 
"The upcoming Delhi election is the first election of this decade. This decade will belong to India. India's development will depend on the decisions taken today," Modi said while addressing a huge public gathering at Dwarka. Read more...

Modi, Kejriwal not interested in jobs for youngsters: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, saying they were not interested in jobs for youngsters, but were keen on making one Indian fight another for staying in power.
 
Training his guns at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), he said both had an aim to spread hatred in the society, something the Congress could never do. Read more...

Delhi needs govt that will not resort to appeasement but supports CAA: PM

Attacking the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday said Delhi needs a government that will not resort to appeasement but supports the CAA, abolition of Article 370 and issues of national security. Addressing an election rally in Dwarka three days before the February 8 assembly elections, the prime minister said the national capital also needs a government that will give direction and not resort to blame games. Read more...

BJP asks 240 MPs to campaign in Delhi colonies

BJP has drafted its 240 MPs in its push to capture power in the national capital and asked them to campaign for the party in colonies populated mostly by poor voters. BJP president J P Nadda made the announcement at its parliamentary party meeting. These MPs will be spending their days till the campaign ends in the settlements, including jhuggis, populated mostly by poor voters, Nadda said, expressing confidence that the BJP will win the polls. Read more...

Atmosphere of hate, violence and atrocities not benefiting India: Rahul

Modi coined good slogan of Make in India but not a single factory has been set up: Rahul

Be it BJP or AAP, there is no real work done but only marketing: Rahul

Delhi needs govt that won't resort to appeasement but supports CAA: PM Modi

Delhi needs govt that won't resort to appeasement but supports CAA, abolition of Article 370 and issues of national security, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Graduating students scared of not getting jobs: Rahul Gandhi

Those graduating from universities, colleges scared whether they will get jobs or not; it is fault of your PM and CM, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Hatred is not in our history, ours is a country of love: Rahul Gandhi

Hatred is not in our history, ours is a country of love; they (BJP) talk of religion, but no religion talks of violence, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Opposition spreading lies and rumours about CAA: PM Modi

Opposition spreading lies and rumours about Citizenship Amendment Act, but people of Delhi understand this: Modi

Congress, AAP instigate people but can't develop Delhi: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi attacks AAP and Congress, says they cry for Batla House terrorists, put security forces in dock and instigate people but can't develop Delhi

Delhi needs govt that will give direction, not play blame game: PM

Attacking the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said Delhi needs a government that will give direction and not resort to blame games. Addressing an election rally in Dwarka three days before the February 8 assembly elections, the prime minister accused the AAP dispensation of not implementing the Ayushman Bharat scheme in the national capital. Read more...

FM is not ready to speak about job creation: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul accuses PM Modi of selling state enterprises

Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Narendra Modi of selling state enterprises, says he can even sell Taj Mahal

Central govt is of Adani and Ambani: Rahul Gandhi

Central govt is of Adani and Ambani; govt only for benefitting 15 people, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

FM Sitharaman not ready to say how many youngsters got employment: Rahul Gandhi

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman not ready to say how many youngsters got employment: Rahul at poll rally

You must punish those who insult armed forces: PM Modi

You must punish those who insult armed forces, you should vent anger through your vote: Modi at Delhi poll rally

Delhi doesn't need govt which gives opportunity to enemies to attack us: PM

Delhi does not need govt which gives opportunity to enemies to attack us: PM Modi in poll rally

What did Kejriwal do to tackle unemployment: Rahul

PM Modi said he will provide 2 crore jobs. What did he do for it, what did Kejriwal do to tackle unemployment: Rahul

Show one BJP leader who raised 'Hindustan Zindabad' slogan in Pakistan: Rahul

Show one BJP leader who raised 'Hindustan Zindabad' slogan in Pakistan, Congress' Jangpura candidate did that: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi addresses public in Jangpura

Delhi people saw how AAP govt practises politics of hate: PM Modi

PM Modi says people of Delhi have seen how AAP govt practises politics of hate

PM Modi attacks AAP for not implementing Ayushman Bharat scheme

Modi attacks AAP for not implementing Ayushman Bharat scheme, asks if 'mohalla clinics' will work if Delhi residents fall sick outside city

Kejriwal challenges BJP to declare CM face with '1pm deadline'

With just three days left for the Delhi assembly elections, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal dared the BJP to announce its chief ministerial candidate by 1 pm Wednesday and said he was ready for a public debate with the saffron party's CM face.
 
After releasing the manifesto at the party's office, Kejriwal said if the BJP doesn't do so by then, he will meet the press to announce his next course of action. Read more...
Many Central govt schemes in last five years opposed even before implementation: PM Modi at Delhi poll rally

Delhi needs govt that will give direction: PM Modi

Delhi needs govt that will give direction and not resort to blame game: PM Narendra Modi at poll rally

India's development will depend on the decisions taken today: PM Modi

AAP a one-man party, says Union minister Javadekar

The BJP on Tuesday claimed that the AAP is a one-man party and its leader Arvind Kejriwal has "failed" to live up to his words.
 
Union minister Prakash Javadekar said when Kejriwal joined politics, people thought a revolutionary has arrived as he refused to accept 
perks that come with a government post.
 

PM Narendra Modi arrives at Dwarka to address a public rally shortly

Rahul, Priyanka to address joint rally in Delhi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi will be joining Rahul Gandhi to address her first rally in Delhi for the party candidate at Sangam Vihar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. She is debuting the Delhi Campaign while Rahul Gandhi will be addressing the second rally jointly with Priyanka. Rahul Gandhi will also address two rallies on Tuesday - one in Jangpura at 3 p.m. in support of Tarvinder Singh Marwah and the second in Sangam Vihar at 5 p.m. in support of Poonam Azad who is contesting from this Constituency. 
 

Giriraj Singh accuses Kejriwal of doing appeasement politics in Delhi

Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Tuesday accused the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of playing the appeasement politics, saying Kejriwal has enough money to spend on the Imams and not pujaris in temples. Giriraj Singh also said that the protesters in Shaheen Bagh are not against CAA but instead are doing Khilafat Andolan. Read more...
 

Senior IPS officer Rajendra Prasad Meena appointed Delhi's Southeast DCP

Senior police officer Rajendra Prasad Meena has been appointed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) by the Election Commission, officials said on Tuesday. Rajendra Prasad Meena, currently serving as the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast), has been given charge of the southeast district. Read more...

Last date to register for pick-and-drop facility for elderly Delhi voters extended

The Delhi CEO Office has extended the last date to register for availing pick-and-drop facility for senior citizens till February 5. The last date for registration earlier was January 31. However, it was extended after the poll body got a tepid response to the registration for the facility. Read more...

Nearly 150 centenarian voters identified in Delhi: CEO office

Ahead of the February 8 elections in Delhi, nearly 150 centenarian voters have been identified by poll authorities. According to sources, these 150 centenarians have been identified and verified, and figures will be updated once the entire verification process is over.Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh said these voters will be extended all the facilities they enjoyed in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Read more...

BJP leader seeks urgent hearing for removal of Shaheen Bagh protestors

The Supreme Court asked a Delhi BJP leader on Tuesday to approach its mentioning officer to get an early date of hearing on his plea seeking removal of anti-citizenship law protestors from Delhi's Shaheen Bagh.
 
BJP leader Nand Kishore Garg had urged the court for an urgent hearing, considering the difficulty faced by residents due to the nearly-two-month-long protest on a road connecting Delhi and Noida.
 
"You go to the mentioning officer," the SC bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said.

Senior IPS officer Rajendra Prasad Meena appointed Delhi's Southeast DCP by EC

Senior police officer Rajendra Prasad Meena has been appointed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) by the Election Commission, officials said on Tuesday.
 
Rajendra Prasad Meena, currently serving as the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast), has been given charge of the southeast district.
 
"The commission has decided that Rajendra Pradesh Meena, IPS (AGMUT:2010), shall be posted as DCP (Southeast) and shall be directed to assume charge immediately," an official order stated.

AAP manifesto was drafted by Atishi, Ajoy Kumar, Jasmine Shah

 
The AAP had formed a three-member committee for drafting its manifesto with its Kalkaji candidate Atishi as the chairperson and party leaders Ajoy Kumar and Jasmine Shah as the members.
 
While Atishi is an Oxford-educated and had played an important role in the government's reforms in the education sector, Ajoy Kumar was a former Congress Lok Sabha MP and also a former IPS officer.
 
Jasmine Shah, an alumnus of the Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and also a Nehru Fulbright Scholar, had a decade of experience in working on the urban governance and policy issues.

Education is once again the top priority for AAP: Sisodia

Enumerating the focus of AAP in this manifesto, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia says that education is once again the top priority for the party. Cleanliness of the city and Yamuna river, women safety, electricity are among other promises of the AAP.
Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Admi Party (AAP) has released its poll manifesto days ahead of Delhi Assembly Election. Kejriwal, Gopal Rai, Manish Sisodia ,Sanjay Singh, Jasmine Shah and Dr Ajoy Kumar are at the press briefing for the manifesto release. "AAP's vision is to enable every common man to live with dignity and prosperity," says Sisodia, adding that the manifesto has a 'preamble'  that captures the vision.

BJP MP Anant Kumar Hegde on his statement against Mahatma Gandhi

BJP MP Anant Kumar Hegde on his statement against Mahatma Gandhi: All related media reports are false, I never said what is being debated over. It is an unnecessary controversy.

RLD extends support to Arvind Kejriwal

Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) has extended support to Arvind Kejriwal for the upcoming Delhi assembly elections. The party has sent a letter to Arvind Kejriwal saying RLD will support Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on all 70 seats in Delhi elections.

Everybody knows for whose benefit people are protesting at Shaheen Bagh: AAP jabs BJP

Taking a veiled jibe at the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said that everybody knows for whose benefit people are on a sit-in protest at Shaheen Bagh, adding the ruling party at the Centre has designed their entire Delhi poll campaign around the agitation.
 
"Narendra Modi himself said that Muslim women are his fans as he abolished triple talaq. If his fan following is sitting on protests then they should have removed them from there after talking to them," AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj told ANI.
 
"The police should have taken the action by now. If the police is not taking action and it is being made a poll issue. Now, everybody understands who directed them to sit there and for whose benefit they are sitting there," he added.
 
Bhardwaj, who is contesting Delhi polls from Greater Kailash Assembly seat, continued: "Who wants to take poll benefit out of this? It is BJP. Their whole campaign is based on Shaheen Bagh. BJP has made an issue out of Shaheen Bagh. Is it possible for someone to block a road?"

240 BJP MPs spend several days in slums to reach out to voters

Over 240 BJP MPs are spending several days in the poor colonies of the national capital to reach out to voters.
BJP President J P Nadda, union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Kiren Rijiju to interact with media on "BJP's Vision Plan for Delhi" at 12 pm.

Kejriwal mastered the art of deceit and lies: Captain Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday slammed his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, over his "tall claims" on providing affordable power to Delhiites, saying that the latter was a "shifty character" who had "mastered the art of deceit and lies to mislead the people".
 
The Chief Minister also accused the BJP of converting the entire country into Shaheen Bagh and using it to polarise elections in Delhi and destroying India's foundations.
 
Taking on Kejriwal, Captain Amarinder said that the AAP leader had done nothing exceptional by providing cheap power and setting up mohalla clinics, as all Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states were doing so.

Rahul, Manmohan to hit campaign trail in Delhi on Tuesday

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hit the campaign trail in Delhi on Tuesday, just two days ahead of the campaigning ends on February 6. He will address a rally in Rajouri Garden, the constituency dominated by Sikhs, to seek votes for the Congress.
 
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will also address two rallies on Tuesday - one in Jangpura at 4 p.m. in support of Tarvinder Singh Marwah and the second in Sangam Vihar at 6 p.m. in support of Poonam Azad who is contesting from this Constituency.
 
The maiden rally to be addressed by party president Sonia Gandhi at Delhi's Shastri Park is likely to be postponed as she is undergoing treatment in Delhi's Gangaram hospital, however, there is no official word if she is still in the hospital.
 
The Congress has been late to campaign as February 6 is the last date of campaigning in Delhi for February 8 polling. The party's top leadership is campaigning in the slog overs to get the party back on track.

BJP Parliamentary party meeting underway in presence on Modi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary party meeting is underway in the Parliament.
 
The meeting is being held in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president JP Nadda, and Union Ministers like Nitin Gadkari, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Ramesh Pokhriya, and Nirmala Sitharaman among others.

Arvind Kejriwal is a terrorist: Prakash Javadekar

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday called Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a terrorist.
 
His remarks come a few days after the Election Commission issued a show-cause notice to BJP MP Parvesh Verma for allegedly calling Kejriwal a "terrorist".
 
Addressing a press conference here, Javadekar raked up the issue of Kejriwal "staying a night at the Moga residence of Khalistan Commando Force chief Gurinder Singh during the Punjab Assembly polls".
 
"Kejriwal is now asking with a sad face, 'am I a terrorist?' You are a terrorist and there is a lot of evidence to prove that. You yourself had said you are an anarchist. There is not much of a difference between an anarchist and a terrorist," the senior BJP leader said.
 
Flanked by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and Union minister Anurag Thakur, Javadekar said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was supporting Shaheen Bagh protests.

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka to address public rallies in Jangpura and Sangam Vihar

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi will address public rallies in Jangpura and Sangam Vihar

Manmohan Singh to address a public rally in Rajouri Garden today

Former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh to address a public rally in Rajouri Garden today

Delhi polls: PM Modi will hold an election rally in Dwarka today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold an election rally in Dwarka area today ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections.
 
Pradyumna Rajput is the BJP candidate from the Dwarka Assembly constituency.

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