Aam Aadmi Party

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.

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Delhi revises coronavirus strategy, will screen every house by July-6

24 Jun 2020

Delhi revises coronavirus strategy, will screen every house by July-6

Delhi, burdened with a surge of coronavirus cases, revised its strategy against the disease after a series of meetings between Home Minister Amit Shah and Aam Aadmi Party, which governs the state.

After backlash, Delhi L-G withdraws 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order

20 Jun 2020

After backlash, Delhi L-G withdraws 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has withdrawn a controversial order mandating a five-day institutional quarantine for COVID-19 patients.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus

17 Jun 2020

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus

In an unfortunate turn of events, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has tested positive for coronavirus. After his fever worsened, he was advised to take the second test.

AAP leader Atishi tests positive for coronavirus

17 Jun 2020

AAP leader Atishi tests positive for coronavirus

Aam Aadmi Party's Atishi, who is a representative of Kalkaji Assembly constituency, Delhi, has tested positive for coronavirus, reports said on Wednesday.

Delhi's Health Minister admitted after fever, breathlessness; COVID-19 results awaited

16 Jun 2020

Delhi's Health Minister admitted after fever, breathlessness; COVID-19 results awaited

In a worrisome turn of events, Satyendar Jain, Delhi's Health Minister, was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital after he developed a high fever and had difficulty breathing — both symptoms of the dangerous COVID-19 disease.

Not the time for politics: Kejriwal will follow L-G's directive

10 Jun 2020

Not the time for politics: Kejriwal will follow L-G's directive

Days after Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal overturned the directive of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi pertaining to reservation of beds in select hospitals, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that the decision will be respected.

Coronavirus: How Delhi government plans to ready healthcare infrastructure?

10 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: How Delhi government plans to ready healthcare infrastructure?

Coronavirus cases in Delhi will reach 5.5 lakh by July end and 80,000 beds will be required, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday while taking into account the doubling rate.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests negative for coronavirus

09 Jun 2020

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests negative for coronavirus

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has tested negative for the coronavirus.

Delhi's hospitals for Delhiites: List of documents needed for treatment

08 Jun 2020

Delhi's hospitals for Delhiites: List of documents needed for treatment

Delhi, which is seeing a worrying rise in coronavirus cases, has taken a "step" towards protecting its overwhelmed healthcare system by reserving beds in state-run and private hospitals only for residents, a move that has earned criticism for the AAP-led government.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal catches fever, coronavirus test soon

08 Jun 2020

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal catches fever, coronavirus test soon

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is unwell, has developed low fever, and a sore throat, reports said on Monday. He will be tested for coronavirus tomorrow.

Sidhu jumping ships again? AAP's Kejriwal says he is welcome

05 Jun 2020

Sidhu jumping ships again? AAP's Kejriwal says he is welcome

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Navjot Singh Sidhu, who left BJP for Congress in 2017, is welcome to join the Aam Aadmi Party, amid raging speculations that the cricketer-turned-politician is looking to switch sides again.

Adesh Kumar Gupta replaces Manoj Tiwari as Delhi BJP chief

02 Jun 2020

Adesh Kumar Gupta replaces Manoj Tiwari as Delhi BJP chief

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday appointed Adesh Kumar Gupta as the new party chief for its Delhi unit, replacing Manoj Tiwari.

Delhi asks Rs. 5,000cr from Centre to pay employees' salaries

31 May 2020

Delhi asks Rs. 5,000cr from Centre to pay employees' salaries

The Delhi government has asked the central government for immediate assistance of Rs. 5,000 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Sunday.

Swara Bhasker is helping migrant workers reach home

26 May 2020

Swara Bhasker is helping migrant workers reach home

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker has come forward to offer a helping hand to migrant workers, who have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions.

Manoj Tiwari plays cricket; faces allegations of violating lockdown

25 May 2020

Manoj Tiwari plays cricket; faces allegations of violating lockdown

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari has come under fire for violating lockdown guidelines after he was seen playing a game of cricket in Sonipat, Haryana.

Lockdown 4.0: Travel curbs relaxed, Delhi ready to ferry passengers

18 May 2020

Lockdown 4.0: Travel curbs relaxed, Delhi ready to ferry passengers

The Union Government, late on Sunday, gave major relaxations related to inter and intra-state travel after announcing that the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown has been extended till May 31.

Arrest warrant against AAP MLA named in doctor's suicide note

08 May 2020

Arrest warrant against AAP MLA named in doctor's suicide note

A Delhi court on Friday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Prakash Jarwal, an MLA of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

'Special corona fee' makes liquor 70% costlier in Delhi

05 May 2020

'Special corona fee' makes liquor 70% costlier in Delhi

In what clearly looks like an attempt to generate more revenue, the Delhi government, run by Aam Aadmi Party, announced late last night it would be levying a special 70% "corona tax" on MRP of alcohol from Tuesday.

Alka Lamba questions Yogeshwar Dutt's parentage in ugly Twitter spat

06 Apr 2020

Alka Lamba questions Yogeshwar Dutt's parentage in ugly Twitter spat

Congress leader Alka Lamba and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt got into an ugly Twitter spat on Monday.

Kejriwal announces Rs. 1cr compensation for deceased IB officer's family

02 Mar 2020

Kejriwal announces Rs. 1cr compensation for deceased IB officer's family

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced a compensation of Rs. 1 crore for the family of the Intelligence Bureau officer, Ankit Sharma, killed in the recent violence in Northeast Delhi.

Tahir Hussain, booked in IB officer's murder-case, suspended by AAP

28 Feb 2020

Tahir Hussain, booked in IB officer's murder-case, suspended by AAP

Tahir Hussain, the councilor of Aam Aadmi Party, was booked in connection to the murder of Intelligence Officer Ankit Sharma, whose body was found from a drain in Northeast Delhi.

Double punishment if AAP leaders found guilty of violence: Kejriwal

27 Feb 2020

Double punishment if AAP leaders found guilty of violence: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that any person found guilty in the Northeast Delhi violence will be punished.

#NamasteTrump: Manish Sisodia reacts to being snubbed from Delhi event

24 Feb 2020

#NamasteTrump: Manish Sisodia reacts to being snubbed from Delhi event

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday reacted to being disinvited from an event at a Delhi government school to be attended by United States First Lady Melania Trump.

Kejriwal meets Shah, Shaheen Bagh didn't come up during talks

19 Feb 2020

Kejriwal meets Shah, Shaheen Bagh didn't come up during talks

After sweeping Delhi Assembly polls, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at North Block on Wednesday and had a "fruitful" conversation.

Delhi Cabinet finalized; Kejriwal to not hold any portfolios

17 Feb 2020

Delhi Cabinet finalized; Kejriwal to not hold any portfolios

After Arvind Kejriwal took charge as the Delhi Chief Minister for the third time on Monday, the portfolio allocation for the Cabinet was finalized.

Everyone's CM, forgive opponents: What Kejriwal said after taking oath

16 Feb 2020

Everyone's CM, forgive opponents: What Kejriwal said after taking oath

Bureaucrat-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal took the oath as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third time on Sunday and delivered a speech to impress his voters and political opponents alike.

For third time, Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi's CM

16 Feb 2020

For third time, Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi's CM

Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal took the oath as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third straight time today.

At swearing-in ceremony, Kejriwal to share stage with Delhi's 'architects'

15 Feb 2020

At swearing-in ceremony, Kejriwal to share stage with Delhi's 'architects'

Rewarded with an envious mandate, Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal will take the oath as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third straight time tomorrow at Ramlila Maidan.

Statements like "Goli Maaro" shouldn't have been made: Amit Shah

13 Feb 2020

Statements like "Goli Maaro" shouldn't have been made: Amit Shah

Former BJP President and the number 2 in government, Amit Shah, has analyzed the poll debacle and blamed provocative statements by the leaders of his party for the same.

Congress to find interim President Sonia Gandhi's successor soon

13 Feb 2020

Congress to find interim President Sonia Gandhi's successor soon

The Congress party is likely to hold its plenary session towards the end of the budget session where its new chief will reportedly be elected.

After blaming Sheila Dixit for decline, Congress' PC Chacko resigns

12 Feb 2020

After blaming Sheila Dixit for decline, Congress' PC Chacko resigns

At a time when Congress must get its act together as it failed to win even a single seat in its former citadel, Delhi, the party's leader PC Chacko blamed veteran Sheila Dixit, who passed away last year, for the decline.

Shots fired at AAP MLA Naresh Yadav's convoy, volunteer killed

12 Feb 2020

Shots fired at AAP MLA Naresh Yadav's convoy, volunteer killed

Hours after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was rewarded a historic mandate in Delhi, a worker of the party was killed on Tuesday.

Delhi election highlights: Who won and who lost?

11 Feb 2020

Delhi election highlights: Who won and who lost?

As the counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly elections began earlier today, it became evident that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party was set to win.

CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal addresses workers, says Lord Hanuman blessed Delhi

11 Feb 2020

CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal addresses workers, says Lord Hanuman blessed Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal scripted history on Tuesday when his party, the Aam Aadmi Party, took a lead in 63 out of 70 Assembly seats, completely decimating BJP and Congress.

Delhi Elections 2020: Prashant Kishor, who helped AAP, thanks voters

11 Feb 2020

Delhi Elections 2020: Prashant Kishor, who helped AAP, thanks voters

Certain that Arvind Kejriwal is returning as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third consecutive time, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is celebrating with all its might.

Delhi Elections: Sheila Dixit's son isn't surprised with Congress' performance

11 Feb 2020

Delhi Elections: Sheila Dixit's son isn't surprised with Congress' performance

Congress made late Chief Minister Sheila Dixit its star-campaigner for Delhi Assembly Elections, reminding how she governed the National Capital.

#DelhiElections: What's happening at seats where anti-CAA protests took place

11 Feb 2020

#DelhiElections: What's happening at seats where anti-CAA protests took place

The counting for Delhi Assembly Elections is underway and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took a lead in early trends. This is naturally upsetting for BJP.

Delhi Elections: AAP zooms past majority mark in early trends

11 Feb 2020

Delhi Elections: AAP zooms past majority mark in early trends

Tuesday morning brought a wave of happiness for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as the counting for Delhi Assembly elections began.

Delhi recorded 62.59% voter turnout, says EC, dismissing delay allegations

09 Feb 2020

Delhi recorded 62.59% voter turnout, says EC, dismissing delay allegations

Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 62.59% during Saturday's polling for the Assembly elections, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.

After exit polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets AAP leaders

09 Feb 2020

After exit polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets AAP leaders

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called a meeting of senior leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party after the exit polls for the Assembly elections were announced.