Articles about Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Launched on 26th November 2012, Aam Aadmi Party is the current ruling party of Delhi. Founded by Arvind Kejriwal, the party has its origins to the popular India Against Corruption movement. The party had even won the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections, but later the government resigned after not being able to pass the Jan Lokpal bill, only to come back in power in 2015.

UP: AAP promises 300 units of free electricity, 24X7 supply

16 Sep 2021

UP: AAP promises 300 units of free electricity, 24X7 supply

The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday promised that if it is voted to power in Uttar Pradesh, its government will provide 300 units of electricity free of cost to all domestic consumers, waive outstanding bills of 38 lakh families and ensure 24-hour power supply.

I-T Department raids properties linked to Sonu Sood, AAP fumes

15 Sep 2021

I-T Department raids properties linked to Sonu Sood, AAP fumes

Some properties linked to Sonu Sood have come under the lens of the Income Tax Department.

Punjab: Pension scheme question in Class V paper sparks row

13 Sep 2021

Punjab: Pension scheme question in Class V paper sparks row

An advertisement and questions related to the social security pension scheme of the Punjab government found mention in a Class V question paper, drawing sharp reactions from a teachers' body and the opposition SAD and AAP.

Arvind Kejriwal elected AAP National Convenor for third consecutive term

12 Sep 2021

Arvind Kejriwal elected AAP National Convenor for third consecutive term

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Sunday re-elected the National Convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party for the third consecutive term.

Secret tunnel found under Assembly building; Delhi government to refurbish

03 Sep 2021

Secret tunnel found under Assembly building; Delhi government to refurbish

A mysterious tunnel-like structure, which was discovered at the Delhi Legislative Assembly, is in the news again.

AAP will contest all 403 seats in 2022 UP elections

01 Sep 2021

AAP will contest all 403 seats in 2022 UP elections

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on all 403 seats, party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh announced on Tuesday.

Sonu Sood to be face of Delhi government's mentorship program

27 Aug 2021

Sonu Sood to be face of Delhi government's mentorship program

Sonu Sood will now be the envoy of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government's mentorship program for children, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Uttarakhand: Ex-Army officer Ajay Kothiyal AAP's pick for CM candidate

17 Aug 2021

Uttarakhand: Ex-Army officer Ajay Kothiyal AAP's pick for CM candidate

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday announced that retired Army officer Ajay Kothiyal will become the party's Chief Ministerial face in the 2022 Uttarakhand Assembly elections.

Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia acquitted in Chief Secretary's assault case

11 Aug 2021

Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia acquitted in Chief Secretary's assault case

A Delhi court has acquitted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in a 2018 case of alleged assault on then Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

Delhi seeks reversal of Rakesh Asthana's appointment as police commissioner

29 Jul 2021

Delhi seeks reversal of Rakesh Asthana's appointment as police commissioner

The Delhi Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution demanding the reversal of Rakesh Asthana's appointment as Delhi Police Commissioner.

DDA razed church, Delhi government has no control: Kejriwal

15 Jul 2021

DDA razed church, Delhi government has no control: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday assured justice in a matter related to the demolition of a church in the national capital, saying the action was taken by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) which comes under the Central government.

AAP workers protest outside Punjab CM's house, Bhagwant Mann detained

03 Jul 2021

AAP workers protest outside Punjab CM's house, Bhagwant Mann detained

Hundreds of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers, who were staging a protest, faced water cannons just outside the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in Mohali today.

AAP workers try to gherao Punjab CM's residence

03 Jul 2021

AAP workers try to gherao Punjab CM's residence

Police on Saturday used water cannon to disperse AAP workers forcing their way to gherao the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh at Siswan in Mohali in protest against frequent power cuts.

'Ridiculous,' says AAP as MLA Atishi gets income tax notice

30 Jun 2021

'Ridiculous,' says AAP as MLA Atishi gets income tax notice

The Income Tax Department has sent a notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Atishi, she and the party said on Wednesday, slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the matter.

RJD slams Amitabh for not tweeting about petrol price hike

28 Jun 2021

RJD slams Amitabh for not tweeting about petrol price hike

The official Twitter handle of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) lashed out at Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan recently over his silence regarding soaring petrol/diesel prices in the country.

Delhi government exaggerated oxygen requirement by 4 times: SC panel

25 Jun 2021

Delhi government exaggerated oxygen requirement by 4 times: SC panel

CM Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi exaggerated the national capital's oxygen needs when the second COVID-19 wave was at its peak during April 25-May 10, found an audit team constituted by the Supreme Court.

Sharad Pawar calls meeting of Opposition parties tomorrow

21 Jun 2021

Sharad Pawar calls meeting of Opposition parties tomorrow

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar has called a meeting of Opposition parties in Delhi tomorrow, likely to discuss a possible teaming to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in the next Indian general elections.

AAP to contest 2022 Gujarat polls on all seats: Kejriwal

14 Jun 2021

AAP to contest 2022 Gujarat polls on all seats: Kejriwal

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest on all seats in the 2022 Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections, AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday.

BJP: Delhi's COVID-19 deaths five times higher than national average

01 Jun 2021

BJP: Delhi's COVID-19 deaths five times higher than national average

The BJP on Monday claimed that the number of COVID-19 deaths per million population in Delhi was five times higher than the national average, and alleged that the healthcare system was in shambles under the Arvind Kejriwal government.

Centre creating 'artificial scarcity' of COVID-19 vaccines: AAP

28 May 2021

Centre creating 'artificial scarcity' of COVID-19 vaccines: AAP

The AAP on Friday alleged that the Centre is creating artificial scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines to benefit Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India, a charge termed by the Delhi BJP as unfounded.

Petition seeks cancellation of FIRs over posters criticizing Modi

17 May 2021

Petition seeks cancellation of FIRs over posters criticizing Modi

A petitioner has moved the Supreme Court (SC), seeking the cancellation of FIRs registered by the Delhi Police against those accused of putting up posters criticizing the Narendra Modi government's move to export COVID-19 vaccines.

Coronavirus: You're passing orders without knowing ground-realities, HC tells AAP

27 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: You're passing orders without knowing ground-realities, HC tells AAP

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday told the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led state government that it can't be unreasonable in the fight against coronavirus while hearing a plea of a hospital in connection with an order passed on April 25.

Delhi government built no new hospitals/flyovers during 2015-2019: RTI

05 Apr 2021

Delhi government built no new hospitals/flyovers during 2015-2019: RTI

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi neither commissioned any new hospital nor did it build any new flyover between 2015 and 2019, RTI (Right To Information) queries filed by a resident of the city revealed.

President clears controversial Delhi Bill redefining 'government' as L-G

29 Mar 2021

President clears controversial Delhi Bill redefining 'government' as L-G

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday passed a controversial law giving more powers to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, a representative of the Centre, over the city's elected government.

Rajya Sabha clears Delhi Bill amid uproar; Opposition stages walkout

24 Mar 2021

Rajya Sabha clears Delhi Bill amid uproar; Opposition stages walkout

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday cleared a controversial proposed law to give more powers to Delhi's Lieutenant Governor (L-G), a representative of the Centre.

Lok Sabha approves Bill giving Centre more power over Delhi

22 Mar 2021

Lok Sabha approves Bill giving Centre more power over Delhi

In a blow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, the Lok Sabha on Monday approved a proposed law to give the central government more power over the national capital.

People want Kejriwal model: AAP's Atishi on civic by-polls win

03 Mar 2021

People want Kejriwal model: AAP's Atishi on civic by-polls win

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi on Wednesday celebrated her party's win in the recently-held civic body by-polls in Delhi, saying that people are happy with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's model of development.

Mansi Sehgal, Miss India Delhi 2019, joins Aam Aadmi Party

01 Mar 2021

Mansi Sehgal, Miss India Delhi 2019, joins Aam Aadmi Party

Miss India Delhi 2019 Mansi Sehgal has taken a decisive leap into politics as she joined Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday.

Farmers don't know what they want, says BJP's Hema Malini

13 Jan 2021

Farmers don't know what they want, says BJP's Hema Malini

Veteran actor and politician Hema Malini has said that the farmers who are protesting against the new agricultural laws do not know what they want.

Delhi schools reopening from Monday for Classes 10, 12

13 Jan 2021

Delhi schools reopening from Monday for Classes 10, 12

Shut since early last year due to coronavirus pandemic, Delhi schools will reopen from coming Monday, January 18, for Classes 10 and 12 in view of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams that will be held from May.

UP: AAP leader Somnath Bharti arrested, ink thrown at him

12 Jan 2021

UP: AAP leader Somnath Bharti arrested, ink thrown at him

Somnath Bharti, the Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Malviya Nagar, Delhi, was arrested in Uttar Pradesh on Monday for allegedly making defamatory remarks on the condition of state's hospitals and against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Ink was also thrown at him in Raebareli.

Plea to declare all child marriages void: HC seeks response

11 Jan 2021

Plea to declare all child marriages void: HC seeks response

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought a response from the Aam Aadmi Party government on a plea to declare all child marriages performed in the national capital as void ab initio (to be treated as invalid from the outset).

AAP, BJP blame each other for demolition of Hanuman temple

04 Jan 2021

AAP, BJP blame each other for demolition of Hanuman temple

The Delhi units of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday sparred over the demolition of a Hanuman temple as part of the ongoing Chandni Chowk beautification plan.

Evident government won't budge, prepared for long haul, say farmers

26 Dec 2020

Evident government won't budge, prepared for long haul, say farmers

The farmers camping at the borders of Delhi have indicated they are prepared for a long haul while adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Friday was an attempt to "divide and mislead them."

Agriculture Minister writes letter to farmers, PM urges to read

18 Dec 2020

Agriculture Minister writes letter to farmers, PM urges to read

On Thursday, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar wrote an eight-page-long letter to farmers, in a bid to address their concerns associated with three farm laws.

Arvind Kejriwal tears copies of farm laws in Delhi Assembly

17 Dec 2020

Arvind Kejriwal tears copies of farm laws in Delhi Assembly

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday tore copies of the contentious farm laws in a special Assembly session.

Farmers go on hunger strike, agitation against agricultural laws intensifies

14 Dec 2020

Farmers go on hunger strike, agitation against agricultural laws intensifies

The farmers' agitation against the three controversial agricultural laws is set to intensify today, as heads of all farmers' unions began a hunger strike at 8 am. The strike will end at 5 pm.

Raghav Chadha, Atishi detained ahead of protest over 'NDMC scam'

13 Dec 2020

Raghav Chadha, Atishi detained ahead of protest over 'NDMC scam'

On Sunday, the Delhi Police detained leaders of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) including Raghav Chadha and Atishi.

Government not repealing laws, say farmers after meeting Amit Shah

08 Dec 2020

Government not repealing laws, say farmers after meeting Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday met a group of farmer leaders in Delhi amid intense protests by the agricultural community over the government's new farm laws.

Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies

08 Dec 2020

Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies

In a sensational claim which may start another political slugfest between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the former alleged on Tuesday that Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been put under house arrest, a charge denied by Delhi Police, which is governed by the Centre.