Over 70 per cent of the 2,516 candidates, including 40 of the AAP and 92 of the Congress party, lost their security deposit in the Delhi's closely-followed MCD elections. "As many as 1,790 candidates lost their deposit.
Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday April 27, 2017, Bengaluru
The Home of Hope in Bengaluru, which looks after hundreds of poor people, is facing its worst water crisis in 20 years. The Home's borewell, in the rocky area near Hennur Road, has run dry and water is being brought in tankers every day to meet the needs of its 700 inhabitants.
The Delhi State Election Commission on Wednesday asserted that the civic polls were held in a "transparent and impartial manner", even as a bruised AAP raised the spectre of an "EVM wave" across the national capital.
Hospitals cannot hold patients "hostage" to extract money for unpaid bills, the Delhi High Court today told a premier private city hospital for allegedly withholding custody of a patient over outstanding dues.
With hundreds of trucks dumping debris on a parcel of land adjoining the nearly 440-acre Varthur Lake in East Bengaluru, some residents of Thubbarhalli and members of Whitefield Rising recorded videos and handed them over to officials. The residents say they believe their vigil has prevented another lake in the city from being encroached.
As many as 38 of the 270 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates and 92 of the Congress forfeited their security deposits in the Delhi civic polls, State Election Commissioner (SEC) SK Srivastava disclosed on Wednesday.
Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India, which was formed six months ago, has failed to impress Delhi voters as the fledgling party has not won even a single ward in the city's municipal elections held on Sunday.
After failing to move out of its dismal number 3 spot in Delhi today, the Congress has reached out to other opposition and regional parties asking them to end what it called their "anti-Congress" stance and focus on the BJP, which has been unstoppable in recent elections.
Arvind Kejriwal did not do any press today. After his Aam Admi Party (AAP) lost big to the BJP in local elections in Delhi, Mr Kejriwal tweeted his congratulations to his political opponent and broke with his recent custom of blaming electronic voting machines or EVMs for the result.
In a poster war that seasoned the Delhi civic election, the BJP today scored a punch line after its huge victory. As soon as there were clear signs of Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) hurtling towards defeat, new posters came up in Delhi.
The BJP's standout strategy for the Delhi civic polls was the decision to drop almost all sitting councilors and field fresh faces. It did this to skirt an anti-incumbency sentiment amid allegations of corruption and non-performance in the three corporations, which it has dominated for years. The party's campaign stressed that it was bringing in fresh faces and fresh energy.
Edited by Nidhi Sethi | Wednesday April 26, 2017, New Delhi
In an apparent dig at the AAP, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said the BJP's impressive show in the MCD polls is a "lesson" for those crying foul over EVMs and asked them to respect people's mandate. Minister of State for Minority Affairs Naqvi, without naming any of the opposition parties, also added that the saffron party's victory is a "clean sweep" against politics of "anarchy and arrogance".
After it lost a significant election today in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) headed by Arvind Kejriwal blamed rigged voting machines, describing their alleged manipulation as "a bitter truth" being used to "dictate democracy."
The BJP's massive win in the Delhi civic elections today is the result of a strategy prepared with surgical precision and on the scale of a state election. The party needed to re-establish control in the national capital after winning only three seats in the Delhi assembly elections two years ago, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party sweeping the other 67. The loss to AAP had come only months after the BJP had won all seven parliament seats in Delhi in a Modi wave in the 2014 national election. For the MCD election this year the party went right back to a campaign built around the popularity of PM Modi. "It's a victory of PM's policies and Amit Shah's planning," said the BJP's Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari.