Prominent among those who filed their election affidavits before returning officers are Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain, who is contesting from Shakur Basti — the seat from where he won in 2015. In his election affidavit, Jain declared total assets worth Rs 8.07 crore a major chunk of which includes bank deposits by him and his wife Poonam Jain, a patch of agricultural land, a plot in Meerut and residential property in Pitampura’s Saraswati Vihar. In 2015 polls, Jain had declared his total assets worth Rs 8.08 crore. … [Read more...] about Delhi Assembly Elections 2020| Bigwigs of main parties file their nominations
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Delhi Assembly Elections: Dismissing the reports that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is reconsidering his candidature against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Sunil Yadav, said he will not only contest against Kejriwal, but also looks on to defeat him. Yadav visited the newly elected BJP chief JP Nadda, at his residence to seek his blessings. Talking to ABP News, Yadav said he doesn’t consider Kejriwal as a formidable candidate as the party faced major rout under his leadership in the Lok Sabha polls and he also faced a debacle in the local body polls. Yadav said he got the ticket at 2 am last night and is all set to file his nomination today (Tuesday). The party had announced that it is fielding Sunil Yadav against Kejriwal from the New Delhi assembly seat, in the dead of the night post 1 am. However, within hours, reports surfaced that the party is hesitant to field Yadav against the incumbent CM Arvind Kejriwal, who is one of the most formidable candidates. Who is … [Read more...] about Delhi Assembly Polls: Who is Sunil Yadav, BJP’s Candidate Against Arvind Kejriwal?
Recently, the JD(U) struck the electoral alliance with the BJP to contest the upcoming Delhi Assembly poll, scheduled for February 8, from two seats – Burari and Sangam Vihar. Earlier, the JD(U) had announced it would contest all 70 seats in the Delhi State Assembly poll. In the recently concluded Jharkhand Assembly poll too, the JD(U) had contested after an alliance with the BJP and could not win a single seat. … [Read more...] about JD(U) leader Pawan Varma seeks ‘ideological clarity’ from Nitish Kumar on alliance with BJP
This is where the choice of the incumbent becomes crucial. I have given a few of the names of the first crop of Governors attending the Governors’ Conference in May 1949. ‘But,’ the despondent cynic may ask, ‘do we have such persons in our midst today?’ At first pulse, it may seem we do not, and that we are going through a drought in stature. But reflection would correct that thought. Women and men in education, commerce, administration, science, medicine, law and public life within and outside of politics, across parties, can surely be found who, as well-wishers, will strengthen and not threaten elected governments working ‘for the better’. … [Read more...] about Why we need Governors
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) : Dramatic scenes were witnessed in Amaravati after the Bill to decentralise the capital late on Monday night. The police arrested opposition leader N Chandrababu Naidu and his party MLAs and took them through bumpy fields across Amaravati for more than an hour. After the MLAs stopped the police vehicles and entered into argument somewhere in Mangalagiri, the cops sent Naidu to his Vundavalli residence in his convoy. Police said Naidu and 15 MLAs were detained when they tried to proceed towards Mandadam village in the name of meeting the persons injured during the agitation. On the other hand, the Mangalagiri rural police arrested TDP MP Galla Jayadev on charge of violating the section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code and section 30 of Police Act by leading Chalo Assembly agitation earlier in the day. He was produced before a magistrate early in the morning. The magistrate remanded him to judicial custody till January 31. His lawyers expected to file bail … [Read more...] about Amaravati: 50 people including six cops injured in lathi charge as farmers observe bandh; offer no water, place to sit for cops