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Feb 15, 2014
23:45 (IST)
Union Cabinet recommends President's Rule in Delhi
The Union Cabinet today recommended President's Rule in Delhi and suspended animation of the Assembly.
Feb 15, 2014
23:17 (IST)
AAP begins 'Jhaadu Chalao Yatra' across 24 states
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday launched a nationwide anti-corruption drive and will hold a string of rallies under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal, who quit as Delhi chief minister, party leaders said.
Feb 15, 2014
22:53 (IST)
Kejriwal says he will continue in present house till daughter's exam
Arvind Kejriwal, who resigned as Delhi's Chief Minister yesterday, today said he may continue to stay in his official accommodation at least for the next three months.
Feb 15, 2014
20:02 (IST)

Union Cabinet recommends President's rule in Delhi

Feb 15, 2014
19:51 (IST)
Union Cabinet meets to discuss Lieutenant Governor's report on Delhi government
In his report, Najeeb Jung today refused to dissolve the Delhi Assembly, thereby rejecting Arvind Kejriwal's recommendation in his resignation letter last evening.
Feb 15, 2014
19:24 (IST)
Union Cabinet meeting begins, Delhi Lieutenant Governor's report could be discussed

Feb 15, 2014
18:24 (IST)

Feb 15, 2014
18:22 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal to NDTV:

  • We will fight elections again
  • I am not disappointed
  • I am ready to lose the Chief Minister's chair for the Country
  • Nowhere in the Constitution that the Delhi government has to take Centre's permission to present a Bill. Why should we send the Bill then
  • Our inside information was that they will create a ruckus, but allow the Bill to pass. However, after our move against Mukesh Ambani, we got info that they would not pass the Lokpal Bill
  • They were afraid of what I would do next, They wanted me to resign at any cost                
  • People brought  these complaints to us
  • Both Congress and BJP spent sleepless nights after we filed an FIR against Mukesh Ambani
  • This government had given some wells to Mukesh Ambani, the expense of extracting gas from the well is $1 but government gives him $4 and it will be soon revised to $8
  • When this happens, electricity rates will increase, fertilizer rates will increase, food will become expensive
  • I will write to Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi asking them what rate they will offer Mukesh Ambani when they come to power
  • The wells belong to India and its people. If we have given them the wells and asked them supply gas, why will they charge international market price
  • I am ready to face anything for this country. We have put everything at stake
  • (On governance) Sheila Dikshit kept saying for five years CAG audit cannot be done, we did it in five days
  • They couldn't curb corruption, but we managed to reduced it
  • Government hospitals did not have medicine supplies, the situation has changed now
  • (On resigning) We had already said we won't compromise on corruption. I am not here for power but I am here to eradicate corruption
  • We have left it in the hands of people, if they want us back in power, they will have vote us into power
  • If there are no assembly elections, then I will focus of Lok sabha elections
  • (On contesting against Modi) I have no desire to become a hero by fighting against Modi
  • Two motives: not to allow dynast, communal, corrupt into power
  • (On not being in power being disadvantageous) We don't see advantage and disadvantage, politcal power is not an issue
  • If corruption decreases, people will have education, food
  • The elections will be fought under my leadership, but I haven't decided if I will fight or not
  • I have no house right now. I will stay here until my daughter's exams are over.







Feb 15, 2014
14:16 (IST)
Yogendra Yadav:
  • AAP's political affair's committee met and congratulated Arvind Kejriwal govt
  • It has set a precedent of a government which is willing to give up power
  • Since BJP and Congress MLAs were screaming we are 40, they should now step forward and form the government in Delhi 
  • We urge them to pursue the cases we have lodged...These are important not only for Delhi but also for India
  • AAP will not take it campaign all over India
  • It will begin with a rally in Haryana on February 23
  • Second rally is on March 2 in Uttar Pradesh 
  • Both these rallies will launch AAP's national campaign 
  • Arvind Kejriwal has submitted his resignation letter to Lieutenant General addressing it to the President. Resignation has been accepted
  • AAP's political affairs committee will meet again and discuss the future strategy (On Kejriwal fighting Lok Sabha elections)
  • Congress and UPA have become politically irrelevant in these elections 
  • Congress and BJP have joined hands to save Mukesh Ambani ('Super sarkar'Ambani)

Feb 15, 2014
14:16 (IST)
Manish Sisodia:
  • BJP-Congress coalition must now form the government
  • BJP and Congress' collaboration has now been exposed
  • Delhi government had registered six major FIRs which we would like to be followed up
  • There are two FIRs in the CWG scam, five in the Jal Board scam...we hope these probes won't be stalled by the future government
  • The biggest FIR is against Ambani, Moily... let that probe continue
  • I have seen for myself how streetlights worth Rs 5000 are sold for Rs 27000
  • Yesterday in the Assembly, Congress and BJP MLAs were shouting we are 40 to oppose the Janlokpal bill - it's clear that they are together
Feb 15, 2014
14:07 (IST)
Aam Aadmi Party presser:
  • AAP is the only party which is fighting against corruption
  • Jan Lokpal Bill was part of our manifesto, we couldn't make a law against corruption
  • But BJP and Congress joined force to save corrupt Ambani
  • We will not be in government if we can't bring in anti-corruption law
  • AAP is strongly behind Kejriwal in his fight against corruption
  • On February 23, we will launch our anti-graft movement from Haryana
  • We will agitate against people like Kalmadi, Bangaru Laxman and Babulal Bokaria
  • 'Jhadu chalao bhemano ko harao' is the campaign that we will be running


Feb 15, 2014
11:19 (IST)
Reporters ask Yogendra Yadav if it was a mistake to form government with Congress' support. He says, "It was a 'chakravyuh' to start with. But we came out of it and we did the best we could in the little time we had."
Feb 15, 2014
11:15 (IST)
AAP leader Yogendra Yadav was asked if Arvind Kejriwal will fight Lok Sabha election against BJP's Narendra Modi. Here's what he said:

"This will be discussed at the party's meeting. Arvind (Kejriwal) may or may not contest Lok Sabha election, but the party will fight the polls under his leadership."

Feb 15, 2014
11:11 (IST)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders hold meeting at Arvind Kejriwal home to decide future course of action
Feb 15, 2014
09:47 (IST)
"I am not the chief minister anymore, but will try and do what I can" - Arvind Kejriwal greets people waiting outside his residence, a day after he resigned
Feb 15, 2014
08:46 (IST)
Somnath Bharti a day after AAP's anti-graft bill was stalled in Delhi legislature: 
Feb 15, 2014
01:23 (IST)
AAP to continue as caretaker government for 5-6 days: Manish Sisodia
Despite the blistering resignation speech, Arvind Kejriwal will have to run a caretaker government in Delhi for a few days. This message was delivered to Mr Kejriwal after he met with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to submit his resignation. Delhi being a Union Territory-state, Mr Jung is not bound to go by the advice of the outgoing chief minister and his council. The L-G will need to apprise President Pranab Mukherjee about the development. Meanwhile, the AAP will continue to be a caretaker government which cannot take any policy decisions.
Feb 15, 2014
01:18 (IST)

Feb 14, 2014
23:45 (IST)
Last picture of the Delhi Cabinet taken after Arvind Kejriwal's resignation
Feb 14, 2014
23:37 (IST)

Feb 14, 2014
23:14 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal was looking for excuse to run: Congress
Congress spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit has accused Arvind Kejriwal, who resigned this evening as Delhi Chief Minister, of being a "negative person, a glib-talker and a smooth liar who was looking for an excuse to run away".
Feb 14, 2014
23:11 (IST)
Top five controversies by AAP during Arvind Kejriwal's term as Chief Minister
Arvind Kejriwal today resigned as Chief Minister after his anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill was blocked in the Delhi Assembly by MLAs of the BJP and the Congress. Though Mr Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) government was only in power for 49 days, it was a tenure riddled with controversies.
Feb 14, 2014
22:23 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal hands over resignation to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.
Feb 14, 2014
22:00 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal reaches Lieutenant Governor's house to hand in resignation.
Feb 14, 2014
20:22 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal to supporters:
  • We had sworn to not accept BJP, Congress' support
  • We asked the people and they asked us to accept support aand work for them
  • Out biggest promise was to pass Janlokpal bill and to pass laws against corruption
  • Congress gave it to us in writing and said they would support it
  • They didn't even let us introduce the Bill
  • They joined hands with BJP
  • BJP and Congress meet every day behind a curtain. Their true face was face revealed today
  • Ambani said 'Congress meri dukaan hae, can buy whenever I want'
  • Ambani has been running the UPA for the last 10 years
  • The moment we laid hands on Ambani, BJP and Congress joined hands
  • For the last on year, Ambani is behind Modi too. Where is Modi getting so much money from
  • I am against those who rule the government out of fear for Mukesh Ambani
  • After FIR, Mukesh Ambani said AAP government is a thorn in my side 
  • They fear that more than half of them will go to jail if bill gets passed
  • So far, we have only attacked Ambani and Moily. So they decided to join hands against us
  • I haven't come here for power. Today we resigned
  • I am willing to let go off my seat 100 times for  Janlokpal bill
  • Hold elections immediately in Delhi 
  • I will go to the Lieutenant Governor next and recommend dissolution of the assembly and fresh elections
  • Our cabinet has taken this decision
  • We have been working day and night since we formed government
  • We have spent sleepless nights and worked sincerely
  • Forgive us for mistakes, if any
  • We are humans
  • They say we don't know how to govern
  • They would have reduced power tariff in 5 years. We managed it in 5 days
  • If we would have accepted bribes and offered some to BJP, Congress, then they would've appreciated us
  • They broke mikes and tore papers yesterday
  • Gave bangles to one of our ministers. Does BJP respect women?
  • Centre sees itself as the British goverment. Delhi's Lieutenant General sees himself as the viceroy









Feb 14, 2014
20:20 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal reaches party headquarters
Feb 14, 2014
20:09 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal resigns as Delhi Chief Minister: PTI
Feb 14, 2014
20:04 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal leaves Secretariat for party office at Hanuman Road
Feb 14, 2014
19:43 (IST)

Arvind Kejriwal holds cabinet meet at the Delhi secretariat

Feb 14, 2014
19:32 (IST)
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the secretariat writing his resignation letter to the Lieutenant Governor: sources
Feb 14, 2014
19:14 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal to address party workers at 8:00 pm.
Feb 14, 2014
18:41 (IST)
Assembly concludes
Feb 14, 2014
18:18 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal:
  • We came here with no experience
  • We were hoping to learn from the senior and more experienced members here 
  • Disappointed with everything I have seen so far
  • Mikes were broken, papers were torn
  • (on interruptions) I have listened to you without interrupting, now please give me a chance to speak
  • I read the Constitution, but I didn't find anywhere that it is alright to rip papers, and break mikes in Assembly 
  • It is being said that we have done something unconstitutional. The Constitution does not mention anywhere that the Centre's permission is needed.
  • Mukesh Ambani gives donation to Congress and BJP
  • If we hadn't gone against Ambani, this scene would not have been created in the Assembly
  • BJP and Congress have together looted the residents of Delhi
  • I will make 1000 sacrifices to fight corruption
  • We will fight on the streets
  • We are not here to save our government, but to save the nation from corruption 
  • This seems like our last session


Feb 14, 2014
17:47 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal's anti-graft Jan Lokpal Bill 'not tabled', says Speaker, after majority votes against it
The Aam Aadmi Party government's victory was short-lived, as opposition fury forced Speaker MS Dhir to take a vote in which the tabling of the bill was struck down.
Feb 14, 2014
17:46 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal to expected to leave for party office at Hanuman Road after leaving Assembly.
Feb 14, 2014
17:39 (IST)
Yogendra Yadav: We can't rule out resignation. We will decide after Arvind Kejriwal comes to party office. We will weigh all options. Arvind Kejriwal has made party position clear. 

Feb 14, 2014
17:19 (IST)
AAP sends out  SMSes asking volunteers to reach Hanuman Road office as soon as possible. 
Feb 14, 2014
17:09 (IST)
Appropriation bill passed.
Feb 14, 2014
17:04 (IST)
Jan Lokpal Bill struck down in Delhi Assembly: 42 vote against; 27 in favour
Feb 14, 2014
16:59 (IST)
Delhi High Court is hearing a petition challenging the rule which says Lieutenant Governor's  sanction is needed for tabling any bill in Assembly. 
Feb 14, 2014
16:57 (IST)
Speaker says Bill cannot be introduced because majority not in favour. 

Feb 14, 2014
16:56 (IST)
AAP MLAs stand up to show support for the Jan Lokpal Bill.
Feb 14, 2014
16:44 (IST)
If you do not follow the constitution, we will get a new speaker, says BJP's Harsh Vardhan.
Feb 14, 2014
16:36 (IST)
Delhi Assembly resumes
Feb 14, 2014
16:31 (IST)
For us, tabling of the Jan Lokpal Bill is null and void: Congress' Arvinder Lovely
Feb 14, 2014
16:10 (IST)
The Jan Lokpal Bill has been tabled, Opposition should stop sulking and join the debate: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti.
Feb 14, 2014
15:56 (IST)
Speaker gives nod to present the Jan Lokpal Bill for debate
Feb 14, 2014
15:51 (IST)
Delhi Assembly adjourned for 30 minutes.
Feb 14, 2014
15:50 (IST)
"This is not an AAP dharna that you will do what you want," says Congress' Arvinder Singh Lovely
Feb 14, 2014
15:46 (IST)
Lieutenant Governor's letter on Jan Lokpal bill:

Feb 14, 2014
15:44 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal introduces Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly amidst shouting and chaos, says House should decide whether they want voting or discussion on this
Feb 14, 2014
15:30 (IST)
Manish Sisodia says House should discuss the bill before voting ; BJP Congress wants vote first
Feb 14, 2014
15:27 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal moves to table Jan Lokpal bill; Congress and BJP ask for vote on Lieutenant Governor's letter.



Feb 14, 2014
15:22 (IST)
Speaker reads out Lieutenant Governor's letter in the Assembly


Feb 14, 2014
15:20 (IST)
Assembly reconvenes after all-party meet.
Feb 14, 2014
14:51 (IST)
Delhi Assembly adjourned for 20 minutes after uproar over Jan Lokpal Bill. All-party meeting called in Speaker's chamber. 
Feb 14, 2014
14:51 (IST)
Harsh Vardhan has asks Speaker MS Dhir to read LG's letter in the House. Speaker says he will read it as per his convenience.
Feb 14, 2014
14:38 (IST)
Congress' Haroon Yusuf:
  • Place the letter from the Lieutenant Governor, let the house discuss that first
Feb 14, 2014
14:28 (IST)
BJP's Harsh Vardhan:
  • Arvind Kejriwal can't digest his food till he blames someone everyday
  • Don't spread lies about BJP being against Jan Lokpal and corruption. We are committed to it
  • We have given a censure motion against the Law Minister. If you are trying to make history, ask the speaker to allow it. 
Feb 14, 2014
14:27 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia listen to BJP and Congress' arguments in Assembly: 

Feb 14, 2014
14:23 (IST)
Harsh Vardhan lists out reasons why Jan Lokpal Bill should not be introduced today:

  • It's an insult to the assembly that Ravidass jayanti has been disrespected in this way
  • Friday is also a private member bill day, so no government bills should be issued on this day
  • Issue of Law Minister Somnath Bharti is serious and should be addressed first


Feb 14, 2014
14:19 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal's son:

Feb 14, 2014
14:13 (IST)
BJP moved a motion to cancel session on account of Ravidas Jainty, but the Speaker has over ruled it. 
Feb 14, 2014
14:10 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal's family watches as Congress, BJP launch attack
Arvind Kejriwal's mother, wife and son watched today as he was attacked in the Delhi legislature by leaders from other parties.


Feb 14, 2014
14:07 (IST)
Uproar in Delhi Assembly


Feb 14, 2014
13:59 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reaches Assembly. His mother, wife and son also accompanying him.


Feb 14, 2014
13:31 (IST)
Congress'Arvinder Singh Lovely:
  • Stubborn attitude, bill is being bulldozed
  • Lieutenant General has already said Bill can't be presented
  • I believe this is unconstitutional
  • We have written to the Chief Minister and said that support was given based on 18 points
  • Congress' support continues. There is no doubt about that
  • One of the 18 points was Jan Lokpal Bill. We support the bill
  • We are repeatedly telling Kejriwal that no one is above the constitution
  • I was disturbed to hear that Kejriwal said Congress is against Jan Lokpal Bill. I request him not to spread rumours
  • Kejriwal also said BJP,Congress have come together - We don't need his certificate. Congress, BJP can never come together. There is an ideological difference.
  • The AAP government will be listed in Guinness book of world records for lying
  • We will support Jan Lokpal bill if it is brought in by constitutional means
  • We will see what happens in the assembly

Feb 14, 2014
12:47 (IST)
AAP government to go ahead with tabling of Jan Lokpal Bill despite Lieutenant Governor's advice to Delhi Assembly Speaker: Sources.
Feb 14, 2014
11:58 (IST)
In more trouble for Aam Aadmi Party's Jan Lokpal Bill, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has written to Delhi Speaker MS Dhir reminding that the Bill cannot be tabled without his approval. (Read more)
Feb 14, 2014
11:56 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party government has threatened to resign if their anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill is not introduced and passed in the Delhi assembly.
Feb 14, 2014
11:55 (IST)
More than a month after coming to power, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi is in the middle of a controversy over its Jan Lokpal Bill.
Jan 31, 2014
17:18 (IST)
After stunning debut, AAP scrambles to dispel doubts
Anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal has shaken up India's political landscape with promises to change a rotten system: Now he is scrambling to dispel fears that his populism and rabble rousing could be a liability for Asia's third-largest economy.
Jan 31, 2014
17:17 (IST)
AAP invites public to stadium to discuss anti-corruption bill
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the Delhi assembly will meet in a special session from the 13th to 16th of this month to debate and vote on the anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill.
Jan 31, 2014
17:16 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal alleges blackmail as power firm warns of huge blackouts
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today accused the companies that supply power to Delhi of "blackmail" after they warned of power cuts starting tomorrow that could last 8-10 hours in Central and East Delhi.
Jan 31, 2014
12:02 (IST)

Jan 31, 2014
11:53 (IST)
Aam Aadmi Party's day 2 of executive meet: highlights
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is holding the day 2 of its national executive meet. They discuss their plans for the Lok Sabha elections.
Jan 31, 2014
01:02 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal says ban on khap panchayats not needed
He said he does not see the need for banning khap panchayats or unelected all-male village councils that often endorse harsh treatment of women because they serve a "cultural purpose."
Jan 31, 2014
01:01 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal's AAP to field more than 350 candidates in 2014 Lok Sabha polls
Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party that stormed to power in Delhi last month plans to field 350 candidates in Lok Sabha elections due by May.
Jan 30, 2014
16:14 (IST)

Jan 30, 2014
16:13 (IST)
Congress MLA disrupts Arvind Kejriwal's press conference, calls AAP 'Radio Jhootistan'
A Congress lawmaker today disrupted Arvind Kejriwal's one-month anniversary press conference deriding his Aam Aadmi Party government as "radio Jhootistan (liars)."
Jan 30, 2014
13:50 (IST)
JUST IN:
Congress MLA Asif Mohammad Khan interrupts presser, calls AAP govt 'Radio Jhootistan'

The MLA from Okhla wants his party to withdraw support from the AAP government. He said, "Today they refused to take any action on the Batla House  encounter. Why make promises when you will not take any action? In your (AAP's) manifesto - the Batla House encounter was a point."
 



Jan 30, 2014
13:49 (IST)
Highlights of Mr Kejriwal's media interaction:
  • Our VIPs should live like the aam aadmi.
  • We gave up on luxuries that we were entitled to
  • 'Fast' power metres in Delhi will be checked by a third party.
  • We are bringing in honest, "saadgi bhari" government
  • Corruption is very important for us. 'If anyone bribes you, please do inform us': this scheme is working.
  • I have visited offices and people are saying now their work I getting done without bribing
  • Corruption, bribes have reduced across many departments. We will have have to follow this up to see a bigger impact.
  • Sikh community has been demanding an investigation into the 1984 riots. We have spoken to the Lt Governor and he will take action. An investigation committee needs to probe the 1984 riots.
  • Water tankers were a big mafia. Their schedule has been put on the website.
  • Nursery helpline is getting a positive feedback. Schools would demand donations. But this helpline is trying to help that situation.
  • All government schools have been mapped to check what infrastructure is needed. Every school has been given Rs. 1 lakh for administrative purposes
  • 58 night shelters (rain-basera) made. We know we have to do much more.
  • 5500 NCR permits for auto-rickshaws; will help people commute from satellite towns like Ghaziabad and Noida.
  • Contractual employees will be made permanent. But we need to follow procedures.
  • If the striking employees don't come back to work, we will not consider them for regularisation. We can't afford to have 600 DTC buses off the roads.
  • I have met some teachers on dharna - when is the last time a chief minister met protesters personally and listened to what they had to say? 
  • 150 seats in Delhi University governing bodies were reserved for the Delhi government. Congress leaders have occupied all of them.
  • The recent dharna was for women's security in Delhi. Wrong or right, everyone has their own view on it.
  • We have made a committee that will work on women security comprehensively. Retired home guards, army personnel to form part of this committee. It is not a parallel police force. They will be at your beck and call.
  • Fast track trial courts need to be set up.
Jan 29, 2014
16:07 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal demands special investigation team probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riots
Arvind Kejriwal has demanded an investigation by the Special Investigation Team into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that followed the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.
Jan 28, 2014
13:54 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party completes one month in government: Rate its performance
Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today completes a month in power in Delhi and the review is mixed. What is your take?
Jan 28, 2014
13:53 (IST)
One month of Arvind Kejriwal's government: Five hits and five misses
Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today completes a month in power in Delhi and the review is mixed. The one-year-old party's unconventional style of governance has captured the imagination of many Indians, but the inexperience that seemed refreshing at first threatens to become the party's worst enemy.
Jan 28, 2014
13:53 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal's election should be cancelled, says BJP; court seeks explanation
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Law Minister Somnath Bharti have been asked to explain whether they spent more on their recent election to the Delhi legislature than legally permitted. Both leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party or AAP have to respond by February 25 to the Delhi High Court.
Jan 27, 2014
13:25 (IST)
Blog: Arvind Kejriwal's convoluted logic about dharna rings hollow
Arvind Kejriwal has said that he has read the constitution and it does not say anywhere that the Chief Minister cannot stage a protest. (Read constitution, dharna by Chief Minister not unconstitutional, says Arvind Kejriwal)
 
This thought then crossed my mind - by the same convoluted logic, can the Prime Minister join the mob and blockade the Metro or state secretariat if there are perceived injustices or misdemeanors by Kejriwal's government? After all, the constitution does not say the PM can not do a 'dharna' and hold the Delhi State hostage? (read more...)
Jan 27, 2014
13:21 (IST)
Dharna? we can do one too: BJP lawmakers take on Arvind Kejriwal
The tables were turned today as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal faced a protest on his turf by BJP lawmakers who demanded his controversial Law Minister Somnath Bharti's resignation.
Jan 27, 2014
13:17 (IST)
Mr President, if AAP actions anarchy, are 1984, 2002 riots agitation? asks Somnath Bharti
Arvind Kejriwal's Law Minister Somnath Bharti hit back at President Pranab Mukherjee's comments against "populist anarchy".
Jan 24, 2014
09:38 (IST)
'What Sushil Kumar Shinde meant when he called Arvind Kejriwal mad': Congress offers defense
A day after Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde hoisted a blue-chip controversy by declaring Arvind Kejriwal "mad," his party, the Congress, furnished a defense.
Jan 24, 2014
09:37 (IST)

Jan 24, 2014
09:23 (IST)
Jan 24, 2014
09:23 (IST)
Somnath Bharti won't resign as Delhi's Law Minister: AAP
The Aam Aadmi Party said there was no evidence to suggest that he made racist comments or misbehaved with African women during a controversial midnight raid that he led at a south Delhi locality last week.
Jan 22, 2014
10:25 (IST)
Avind Kejriwal, who staged a 33-hour protest and spent a night on the road, has been admitted to hospital.
Jan 22, 2014
10:15 (IST)
Delhi Police register FIR against AAP protesters for dharna near Rail Bhavan
Mr Kejriwal called off his demonstration yesterday after Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung promised to fast-track an inquiry against policemen targeted by Mr Kejriwal's party for alleged inaction.
Jan 22, 2014
10:14 (IST)
Partial success could be turning point in governance: Yogendra Yadav on AAP protest
The morning after Arvind Kejriwal accepted what many see as a face-saving formula and called off his 33-hour protest in the heart of Delhi, his Aam Aadmi Party says it is the "principle that counts" more than the result.
Jan 22, 2014
08:58 (IST)
AAP's Yogendra Yadav tweets:






Jan 22, 2014
00:32 (IST)

Jan 21, 2014
21:34 (IST)
Government blinks, Arvind Kejriwal calls off 'dharna'
The Delhi Chief Minister calls off his agitation after the Centre partially gives into his demands and sends two cops on leave. Is this a victory for AAP or does this send a dangerous precedent?
Jan 21, 2014
21:33 (IST)
Chief Minister and his cabinet should govern, not sit on 'dharna', says AAP's Captain Gopinath
Jan 21, 2014
21:14 (IST)
Arun Jaitley slams AAP:

  • AAP's protest sets a bad precedent in governance
  • No sensible person can ever associate themselves with AAP
  • Theatre of absurd enacted between AAP and Congress
Jan 21, 2014
20:31 (IST)
Author Chetan Bhagat to NDTV on AAP:

  • AAP has become the item-girls of politics
  • AAP has really let me down with their antics
  • The fundamental problem is that their Law Minister was trying to do a police act with media presence to cover-up other allegations of corruption which went wrong
  • They will cause loss of jobs... I want to tell the youth
  • The perception of stability is very important to build a modern nation
  • Please think about India not about AAP
  • AAP will come up with a gimmick in a few days because it has its eyes set on Lok Sabha polls
Jan 21, 2014
19:44 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal calls off AAP's 'dharna', says:

  • We will continue to fight for Delhi's status as a full state. Today's decision is an important step in that direction
  • We are committed to ensuring security of women in Delhi. We have decided to end our 'dharna' after the Lt Governor's appeal
  • Lt Governor has decided to send police officers in Paharganj and Malviya Nagar on leave
  • Happy to say that this is a victory for the people of Delhi. Want to congratulate people
Jan 21, 2014
19:42 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal calls off his protest
Jan 21, 2014
18:23 (IST)
Sources in the government say:

  • Effort on to resolve situation through Lieutenant Governor
  • Personal attacks will invite defamation suits
  • No question of Delhi government dismissal

Jan 21, 2014
17:57 (IST)
As supporters clash with cops, Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet meets in Wagon-R
Arvind Kejriwal's government on the streets is ready to hold "cabinet meetings on the road," the Aam Aadmi Party today said.
Jan 21, 2014
17:36 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal's wife gives him company as he grabs a quick snack
Jan 21, 2014
17:06 (IST)
Alleged AAP supporter grabs reporter's neck, slaps cameraman
Jan 21, 2014
16:32 (IST)
BJP's Arun Jaitley: Congress is responsible for this crisis

  • Matter of regret that a a young political party that aspires to acquire a national character is trying to disrupt Republic Day celebrations
  •  It is a tradition that there is never any controversy over Republic Day functions.
  • No government can take this position that it is anarchic in character. Anarchy is the rejection of law
  • Congress just wanted to keep the BJP out. AAP didn't have a mandate. Unpreparedness of the Congress to face the electorate has resulted in this crisis.
Jan 21, 2014
16:18 (IST)
Ministry of Home Affairs and Delhi police:

  • In the run up to the Republic Day every year nearly 6000 policemen and women are deployed to secure the area around India Gate, Rajpath, and Vijay Chowk
  • The Army does no sanitise or secure the area
  • It is the Delhi Police responsibility
  • There is no plan to hand over the area to army
  • The full dress rehearsal takes place on 23rd

Jan 21, 2014
15:58 (IST)
Journalists being assaulted by policemen. NDTV team asked to stop filming.

Jan 21, 2014
15:51 (IST)
Major scuffle breaks out between cops and protestors...




Jan 21, 2014
15:46 (IST)
Protestors shout slogans at barricades: 'CM se milne jaane do' (Let us meet the Chief Minister)
Jan 21, 2014
15:14 (IST)
Not in habit of shouting, this protest is needed: AAP's Ashutosh
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said he will not truncate his protest in the heart of the city against the union government and the Delhi Police.
Jan 21, 2014
15:13 (IST)
Blog: Let AAP protest, Chief Minister must govern, writes Captain Gopinath
Captain GR Gopinath founded Air Deccan and is considered a pioneer in the low-cost airline sector. He recently joined Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party
Jan 21, 2014
15:03 (IST)
Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely
"Kejriwal biggest liar in the country, we'll not allow him to run away from responsibility, but if he carries on like this, we may be forced to rethink our support."
Jan 21, 2014
14:45 (IST)
No question of  Army dealing with any protest issues, Army never looks after security of  Republic Day parade venue. Security of the area is a responsibility of Delhi Police; Army and Air Force always provide only air defence cover, says sources

Jan 21, 2014
14:40 (IST)
Manish Sisodia:
  • We would request everyone not to break the barricades, we don't have any grudge against any police officials
  • Home Minister has to answer why some policemen, against whom enquiry has been ordered, have not been suspended
  • If a policeman can't be suspended even after Chief Minister's request, it's police raaj in Delhi: AAP leader Manish Sisodia
  • Would request everyone not to break the barricades, we don't have any grudge against any police officials


Jan 21, 2014
14:36 (IST)
One policeman injured in clash with AAP supporters near Rail Bhavan where Arvind Kejriwal is protesting against Delhi Police; Protest infiltrated by other political parties, say AAP sources
Jan 21, 2014
14:19 (IST)
Clashes between police and protesters. Cops lathicharge protesters.















Jan 21, 2014
14:13 (IST)
Jan 21, 2014
13:36 (IST)

Jan 21, 2014
13:33 (IST)
Manish Sisodia:
  • The Home Minsiter is saying he can't suspend the SHO so the protest will continue
  • Right now we are protesting here, not sure where we will go
  • RK Singh's claims on Home Minister could be true as he is not willing to suspend the SHO
  • We are not disturbing the Republic Day celebrations
  • If corrupt ministers can sit next to Rajpath, then why can't we sit here
  • Why is he not stating the reason for not willing to suspend the SHO?

Jan 21, 2014
12:22 (IST)
AAP's Yogendra Yadav: If needed, cabinet meeting will also be held on the road
  • We didn't pick this spot.Where police stopped us, we sat there. Police must have thought about it.
  • Who has stopped metro and why? The Delhi Chief Minister has been pleading to restart Metro services.
  • When the Home Minister faced some problems in his house, 10-12 policemen were suspended. Now when a girl is raped, nothing is being done.
  • Arvind Kejriwal is signing files and doing all the work from here. If needed, cabinet meeting will also be held on the road.
Jan 21, 2014
11:55 (IST)
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his ministerial colleague Manish Sisodia took refuge in Kejriwal's Wagon R as it started raining. "Sahab (Kejriwal) has cold and slight fever. He is resting inside the car. Sisodia sahab and Madam (Kejriwal's wife) are also there with him," said one of his staff members.






Jan 21, 2014
11:50 (IST)
Despite rain, Kejriwal & Co. continue protest
It is raining heavily near Rail Bhawan, where Delhi chief minster Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party are continuing their protest against the city's police on Day 2. Mr Kejriwal slept on the road last night.
Jan 21, 2014
11:42 (IST)
Supreme Court agrees to hear PIL filed against the agitation by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: PTI
Jan 21, 2014
10:42 (IST)
'I am Chief Minister, Home Minister won't decide where I sit,' says Arvind Kejriwal after night of protest
After a night out on the streets, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resumed his protest against the city's police in the heart of Delhi today, his supporters staying put despite sudden winter rain and bad weather.
Jan 21, 2014
10:36 (IST)
A mattress by the road, no toilet: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's night of protest
Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal slept on the road yesterday, a bitterly cold January night, right next to where his blue Wagon R car was parked near India Gate.
Jan 21, 2014
10:27 (IST)
AAP protesters stay put at the protest site despite the rain.


(Photo: NDTV's Vishnu Som)




Jan 21, 2014
09:44 (IST)
Protests continue despite bad weather:

Jan 21, 2014
09:36 (IST)

Somnath Bharti used the women's washroom at the Press Club, while several women were made to wait outside till he was done.

Jan 21, 2014
09:17 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal:

  • Has Shinde become a dictator of Delhi? Has the Police Commission become a dictator of Delhi?
  • There are no toilets here, yesterday they let me use the one in Rail Bhavan but today they didn't
  • I am the CM of Delhi, will Shinde now tell me where to sit? I will tell him where to sit!
  • I asked him if people come to him to report rapes, he said 'No' they come to me I am answerable to them
  • Shinde acts like he is the Delhi Chief Minister
  • On Police Commissioner saying he will back his men: (I would urge him not to back his men but back the people of India)
  • Shinde has caused inconvenience to the people of Delhi by shutting metro stations, not me
  • Shinde should open metro stations, causing  inconvenience to ppl, this place has become jail
  • Our ministers pushed public toilets themselves to bring them into the barricaded section
  • It's the BJP, Congress who are asking me to resign, my answer is that politics is changing
  • Politics in India will now be run from the streets
  • What they're calling anarchy is actually democracy
  • They wants us to shift to Jantar Mantar, the Delhi CM will decide where he will sit, not the Home Minister
  • What is 26 January? Just watching those displays out there is not Republic Day

Jan 21, 2014
08:39 (IST)
'How can Home Minister Shinde sleep when women in Delhi are unsafe?' asks Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his six ministers and about 200 workers of his Aam Aadmi Party spent the night at the venue of their indefinite protest.
Jan 21, 2014
07:53 (IST)

The starless open sky above, many slept on the roads in the heart of central Delhi. The protest site shares a wall with India's Parliament:



Huddled around makeshift bonfires..many supporters spent the night singing and discussing issues, the night temperatures notwithstanding:



Delhi's law minister who has been at the centre of controversies slept on the pavement outside Rail Bhavan:



For those beyond the barricades, slogans and cups of hot tea kept the spirits high:



(Courtesy: NDTV's Ketki Angre)


Jan 21, 2014
07:45 (IST)
All roads leading to Raisina roundabout have been closed. Three layers of security include barricading, traffic officials, and presence of Delhi Police and paramilitary.
Jan 21, 2014
07:24 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal:
  • How can Home Minister Shinde sleep peacefully at night?
  • How can Shinde sleep as crimes occur every day in Delhi?
  • This is an indefinite protest
  • 'No negotiations, this is not a grocery store'

    Arvind Kejriwal, who spent the night on the street near Rail Bhavan, up before day break (Photo courtesy: NDTV's Ketki Angre): 


Jan 21, 2014
07:23 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal spends night outside Rail Bhavan: latest developments
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his six ministers and about 200 workers of his Aam Aadmi Party are spending the night at the venue of the 10-day protest that they began today; it will be a security nightmare for the police, which is tasked with securing the area ahead of Republic Day.
Jan 21, 2014
07:22 (IST)

Jan 20, 2014
23:41 (IST)
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sleeping on the road next to his blue WagonR

Jan 20, 2014
22:12 (IST)

Jan 20, 2014
21:59 (IST)

Jan 20, 2014
21:47 (IST)
AAP's Yogendra Yadav on NDTV
  • While we worry about the language and we must, let us also focus on the substance.
  • The question here is who is the police in Delhi accountable to?
  • Arvind (Kejriwal) used the word 'anarchy' with a sense of irony.
  • AAP is against racism. Foreign nationals are welcome to stay in Delhi.
  • I want to assure my friends from Africa, please come here.You come from the land of my hero-Nelson Mandela. Nothing would happen to you.
  • Few days ago we were accused of being too cosy with the Congress but now we're being accused of the opposite.
  • This is not a fairly convenient location - the police chose this for us. We were going where we wanted to go when we were stopped
  • Why does the Home Minister not order an inquiry or at least transfer the three policemen pending an inquiry?
  • Don't think more than 40 policemen are needed and that too once in a while. People here are sitting peacefully, singing...


Jan 20, 2014
21:34 (IST)
 Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde meets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against backdrop of dharna by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Jan 20, 2014
21:29 (IST)
Is Arvind Kejriwal's protest today going too far?
 Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today defied police orders to launch a 10-day protest against the Delhi Police in the heart of the city, creating a traffic nightmare, and causing the shutdown of four major metro stations.Is Arvind Kejriwal's protest today going too far?
Jan 20, 2014
21:27 (IST)
BJP's Harsh Vardhan: Kejriwal and his colleagues are prisoners of their own rehtoric

  • They have to realise that they are in government and not agitationists any more.
  • Is this the way to prepare for the Lok Sabha elections by causing the aam  aadmi so much misery?
Jan 20, 2014
21:24 (IST)
Aam Aadmi Party leaders get very khaas with the police
AAP leaders got into an ugly confrontation with the Delhi Police today in what many saw as a display of the arrogant 'VIP' behavior that they have routinely condemned. (Read more...)
Jan 20, 2014
21:19 (IST)

Jan 20, 2014
21:17 (IST)
Should Chief Minister be Chief Protestor too?
As Arvind Kejriwal takes the chief minister's office to the streets with files by defying police orders to launch a 10-day protest against the Delhi Police in the heart of the city, Manish Sisodia and Ashok Malik clash on what's fair in office - even for the benefit of people.
Jan 20, 2014
21:15 (IST)
Central Secretariat, Udhyog Bhavan metro stations to be closed tomorrow morning
Central Secretariat and Udhyog Bhavan metro stations will remain closed tomorrow from 6 am to 10 am in the wake of sit-in protest by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi.
Jan 20, 2014
20:02 (IST)
"If police asks me to jump into the ocean, should I?" quips Delhi's Urban Development Minister Manish Sisodia on  NDTV (on being asked why AAP wouldn't move their protest to Jantar Mantar)
Jan 20, 2014
19:58 (IST)

Jan 20, 2014
19:42 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal's protest causes rush hour chaos in heart of Delhi
Delhi's chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his supporters launched a sit-in against the city police on Monday, creating traffic chaos in the city they govern. Four major metro stations remained closed. The evening rush hour saw a gridlock around India Gate in the heart of the city.
Jan 20, 2014
19:41 (IST)

Jan 20, 2014
19:39 (IST)
Jan 20, 2014
19:22 (IST)
AAP’s protest leads to traffic jams in central Delhi

Pictures of bumper-to-bumper traffic on Ashoka Road






Jan 20, 2014
18:43 (IST)
Delhi Police on allegations of detaining AAP minister:

  • We haven't detained any minister, we haven't beaten up any MLA
  • We will maintain peace, deal with AAP dharna, Republic Day function will pass on peacefully and rehearsals will be taken care of
  • Can't advise (Arvind Kejriwal) through media but we will take all steps to maintain peace

Jan 20, 2014
18:07 (IST)
AAP leaders shout at cops, allege supporters are being detained, beaten up
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today defied police orders to launch a 10-day protest and urged the public to join him in demanding police reforms, starting with the removal of three police officers who refused to carry out a series of arrests on the orders of Delhi's Law Minister, Somnath Bharti.
Jan 20, 2014
17:59 (IST)

Jan 20, 2014
17:52 (IST)
Opposition tears into Arvind Kejriwal's AAP for its street protest
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been fiercely criticised by both external ally Congress and the BJP for Monday's unprecedented protest in the heart of the capital.
Jan 20, 2014
17:43 (IST)

Law-maker from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) allegedly hurt by cops at the demonstration.

Jan 20, 2014
17:32 (IST)
If Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sits on dharna, who will run the government: Congress
The Congress today hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his agitation targeting the Delhi Police and alleged that he was trying to shift responsibility, wondering who will run Government if the chief minister sits on dharna.
Jan 20, 2014
16:53 (IST)
Today we find a total anarchic situation on Delhi's streets. Congress is a mute spectator: BJP's Nirmala Sitaraman on AAP's protest
Jan 20, 2014
16:49 (IST)
Kiran Bedi on AAP's protest:

  • They think the answer to everything is a protest
  • Voters will have second thoughts - did I vote for chaos or order?
  • I hope they're not hoping that the Delhi Police misbehaves with them, so that they can go back to the people

Jan 20, 2014
16:45 (IST)
AAP's dharna: Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet defiant as it runs the show from the streets
None of them finds it odd that an elected government is sitting in protest to push the demand that three Delhi Police cops, who they accuse of dereliction of duty, be suspended.
Jan 20, 2014
16:14 (IST)
Arvinder Singh Lovely:

  • People who wanted to hold up the constitution are now going against it
  • We've time and again tried to explain to the government that there is a lot of difference between running a government and being an activist
  • A government has to run according to the law
  • Chief Minister has left the whole city's work and is holding a 'dharna' only to defend his ministers and suspend three policemen
  • This is not even a valid reason to hold a 'dharna'
  • How can you take the law in your hands?
  • I think they(AAP) want to bring Roulette act back
  • You're being racist in Gandhi's country


Jan 20, 2014
15:55 (IST)
Cops cut the public address system at the Dharna site.
Jan 20, 2014
15:51 (IST)
Rapid Action Force called in for Aam Aadmi party protest in Delhi
Jan 20, 2014
15:30 (IST)
Chief Minister turns Chief Protester in unprecedented face-off: 10 developments
Delhi Chief Minister today delivered an aggressive speech outside Rail Bhavan near India Gate, slamming the Delhi Police and furnishing a list of complaints against the force.
Jan 20, 2014
15:29 (IST)
Will work at sit-in, files are being delivered to me: Arvind Kejriwal
 Entire cartons of files will be delivered to him at the venue of his demonstration, the young chief minister said.
Jan 20, 2014
15:28 (IST)
'Yes, I am an anarchist': Arvind Kejriwal asks Delhi to join protest
Arvind Kejriwal today defied police orders, urged the capital to join him on a 10-day protest in the heart of the city, and declared defiantly, "Yes, I am an anarchist."
Jan 20, 2014
14:13 (IST)
AAP's Yogendra Yadav:

  • Aam Aadmi feels Delhi police is useless and corrupt 
  • The  women are the first victims of Delhi police atrocities
  • It is extraordinary that a Chief Minister of a state has to sit on a dharna
  • In Delhi's Sagarpur area, a woman was burnt by her in-laws, but police hesitates to investigate
  • They arrest the father-in-law, but not the other two the woman named
  • In another incident, a Danish woman is raped
  • Chief Minister says this should be investigated, Centre refuses
  • In another incident, residents of Khirki Extension complaint that drug trafficking and prostitution is being carried out. Law Minister asks police to investigate and is refused
  • When Home Minister is asked to suspend the police officials, he refuses; instead says an inquiry will be held 
  • Where the inquiry is being conducted the officer still holds a position there and can influence the probe
  • The probe won't be fair if the SHOs are still in charge
  • Our manifesto says we will fight to bring the Delhi Police under the Delhi government
  • Seeking accountability is the only purpose of Kejriwal's dharna 
  • We are completely against any kind of racist profiling
  • If any of our volunteers or ministers have done any such acts we will take action. There is no truth in charges of racism
  • AAP urges people to come out and join the protest. All those who have faced police inefficiency and corruption
  • If Delhi Police comes under Delhi government, people's grievances can be addressed
    Today the elected representatives of the people are helpless
  • The people are saying there is a problem, Ugandan embassy is saying there is a problem. Only the police doesn't think there is a problem.
  • Police had said 7 people can go protest outside the north block but they're not responsible for security 
  • How is asking anyone to quit and join the protests unconstitutional? Anyone can join the protests as a common man
  • Delhi government can see the evidence, make a judgement but can't act on the basis of it
  • People's complaints are preliminary evidence on the basis on which any government should be able to take action
  • We want the law to take its own course. We don't have adequate powers even for preliminary action.


Jan 20, 2014
14:03 (IST)
Sushil Kumar Shinde denies Kejriwal's request, says Delhi police will remain with Home Ministry
Jan 20, 2014
13:51 (IST)
Fight is to expose and change the corrupt police system. Kejariwal is sitting on dharna to change corrupt police system.
Jan 20, 2014
13:37 (IST)
Common gripes greet common man party: foreign media on Kejriwal
You could hardly blame Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi's new chief executive, for looking dour as he drove to work this week, barely 20 days after his anti-corruption Aam Aadmi, or Common Man, party upended Indian politics and took control of one of the world's most populous cities.
Jan 20, 2014
13:30 (IST)
Delhi Police asks Arvind Kejriwal to shift his dharna to Jantar Mantar from outside Rail Bhavan: PTI

Jan 20, 2014
13:27 (IST)
'I accept I'm an anarchist, I will spread anarchy to Shinde's place,' says Kejriwal.


Jan 20, 2014
13:06 (IST)
Letter from the Ugandan High Commission:

Jan 20, 2014
12:54 (IST)
Somnath Bharti to NDTV:
  • Republic Day has no meaning if girls, women are unsafe
  • January 26 should be celebrated when all the people are safe
  • We aren't responsible for the constitutional crisis
  • Look into the charges made by former Home Secretary RK Singh.
  • We will sit here for at least ten days - I've come prepared with clothes, etc

Jan 20, 2014
12:40 (IST)
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde:

  • L-G and Police Commissioner takes care of the Delhi police
  • L-G informed him that the inquiry that goes on will be probed by a revenue officer but there is a judicial inquiry going on in this case
  • Sec-144 imposed has been imposed. If they want to protest, they can go to jantar mantar
  • The whole country now knows who's anarchist

Jan 20, 2014
12:18 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal:

  • There are incidents of rape after rape in Delhi, the police say the inquiry is on, but just an inquiry is not enough
  • Someone from the department should be held accountable
  • The Delhi Police has to be held responsible for the continuing rapes
  • We met the Home Minister and demanded suspension of SHO, but they refused 
  • On Saturday a lady from Uganda's High Commission sent this letter to Somnath Bharti that women are being brought to India on the pretext of jobs but pushed into prostitution
  • We demanded that the area inspector should be suspended in the Danish rape case. Is it wrong?
  • No sex racket can exist without the police's knowledge
  • Is the ministers' responsibility to sit inside an air conditioned bungalow or work for the people of this country?
  • The police commissioner says this doesn't befit ministers. But what can a minister do if the police doesn't respond?
  • Shouldn't a minister get out of his or her house and try and ensure the people get justice?
  • Don't know what vigilantism is? If the police don't listen, what do the people do? And when the people go to ministers, what should they do?
  • People of India need to think why the chief minister of Delhi needs to go on dharna
  • Yesterday, Somath Bharti's was trying to contact the police after his attention attention was brought to a body lying on the road. The cops didn't answer his call for an hour. 
  • Delhi Police takes money from autorickshaw drivers, It has taken money to not take action on lawlessness
  • We are here for the security of women
  • We want all the people of Delhi to come here to protest against Delhi police
  • Former Home Secretary RK Singh said SHOs send money to Shinde for postings
  • I said inquiry is fine but at least transfer the SHOs but Shinde saab refused to do even that
  • I tweeted and asked people not to come here because of January 26 preparations
  • But I couldn't sleep last night, I have thought a lot about it
  • Appeal to people to take leave for 5-6 days and join us
  • We will sit here and fight for independence - Republic Day begins here today
  • My conscience hurts. What's the point of celebrating republic day when the women of our country aren't safe
  • Few cops are very honest and loyal
  • Police say that we want to work with all honesty but our superiors ask us to collect money and come
  • Some cops are honest, many tell us our seniors force us to be corrupt
  • I want to tell the police. This country is theirs too.  
  • Delhi Police officials tired of this corruption should take leave, join us here. We will help you against Delhi police Commissioner
  • Independence Day will start here today, we will sit here and demand independence from this
  • We don't want anyone to indulge in violence here, tourists are our guests and should be treated well
  • Have come prepared for ten days of dharna
  • Any constitutional crisis or disturbance in Republic Day celebrations will be the responsibility of Centre
  •  We will not cooperate with LG's enquiry
  • Some say I am an anarchist, yes I am. There is lawlessness in every home in the city. Today I'll spread disorder in the HM's house:
Jan 20, 2014
12:16 (IST)
We will maintain law and order at any cost: Delhi Police
Jan 20, 2014
12:14 (IST)
We will sit on dharna at Rail Bhavan, Manish Sisodia tells NDTV.


Jan 20, 2014
12:09 (IST)
Kiran Bedi ‏tweeted:
God save us from Chaotic AAP leadership and Corrupt Congress family. We must not waste our vote this time! It's a question of India's future

Jan 20, 2014
12:03 (IST)
Anti-AAP protests near Rail Bhavan. Delhi Police has detained protestors.

Jan 20, 2014
11:52 (IST)
Mukesh Kumar Meena, Joint CP Delhi Police: Police has made adequate arrangements. We can't say anything in details but I assure you we will maintain law and order.
Jan 20, 2014
11:50 (IST)
@ANI_news tweeted: Water cannon placed outside Rail Bhavan


Jan 20, 2014
11:42 (IST)
Delhi Police barricade all roads leading to home ministry. Say roads will remain closed for everyone till 12:30 pm due to January 26 arrangements. 
Jan 20, 2014
11:22 (IST)
Delhi Police stop Arvind Kejriwal's car on way to Home Ministry.


Jan 20, 2014
11:16 (IST)
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde: Only after investigation, there will be action. Please be patient and wait for the inquiry to be over.
Jan 20, 2014
11:11 (IST)
We are doing the right thing, Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti said.
Jan 20, 2014
11:03 (IST)
According to sources, Delhi cops will stop Kejriwal and his ministers at Rail Bhawan.
Jan 20, 2014
10:58 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal along with ministers leaves for the Home Ministry.




Jan 20, 2014
10:36 (IST)
The Chief Minister and his cabinet have left their office at their Delhi secretariat
Jan 20, 2014
10:15 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav, Gopal Rai, Sanjay Singh, and Somnath Bharti are meeting at the Chief Minister's office.
Jan 20, 2014
10:12 (IST)
Several commuters facing inconvenience due to shutting of metro stations question why the dharna could not be held at Jantar Mantar to avoid inconvenience to people.
Jan 20, 2014
10:08 (IST)
Security arrangements at Rail Bhavan ahead of dharna.



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