Arvind Kejriwal, along with his colleagues Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai had in July 2012 sat on an indefinite fast seeking the removal of 15 corrupt ministers of the then UPA government. However, when the government did not accede to their demand, Arvind and others decided to take a plunge into politics to clean the system from inside. This subsequently led to the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party.
Arvind and others had released detailed evidence of the corruption done by the 15 UPA ministers including the then Prime Minister. One of the corrupt ministers was Mr. Kapil Sibal. They had pointed out that how against the advice of all the officers of Department of Telecom, Mr. Sibal illegally reduced the potential penalty of Rs 650 crore on Anil Ambani’s Reliance companies to a paltry Rs five crore. Read More
Doesn't this amount to authority without accountability? Delhi is reeling under power cuts. Food inflation has shot up many time over. Cost of Tomatoes, onions and potatoes has sky rocketed. Electricity costs have been raised. Corruption is rampant across the city. Yet, the central govt. does not take the responsibility for any of this.
Nor does it allow fresh elections in the city. Delhi deserves an elected govt. that the people can hold accountable.
On Sunday, 3rd August, at 3 PM, let us all assemble at Jantar Mantar and demand an elected Govt. in Delhi. Let the central Govt. hear the united voice of Delhi. Read More
Coordinated candlelight vigil across India: At , the candles will be lit and a few moments of silence will be observed for the children, women and men who have lost their lives in Gaza. Those living outside Delhi, hold vigils in your cities, towns, villages. Those who can't attend the event at Jantar Mantar, come out of your houses or go on your balconies/terraces and light a candle to pray for peace in Gaza. on this
The Aam Aadmi Party questions the BJP’s silence on a remark of its senior national leader who considers eating Tomatoes as a parameter of prosperity ? It is shameful that a national office-bearer of the ruling party has attempted a cheap poetic banter on an issue that is suffocating the aam aadmi. Mr Prabhat Jha has insinuated that only the rich eat Tomatoes. It is only a half truth since it is the government run by his party, which has turned Tomatoes into a rare commodity since last two months.
In the past one month alone, Tomato prices have risen by over 200 per cent in many cities, with Delhi being one of the worst hit, where the prices have skyrocketed by nearly 250 per cent and a back-breaking 300 per cent in Mumbai.
Onion prices have risen by 50 to 70 per cent. There is no fall in production or arrivals in wholesale mandis but the prices are still rising. So Mr Jha is partially correct in saying that Tomatoes are unaffordable, but the big question is who is responsible for making it an eatable for a select few with high purchasing power ? Read More
A status report on crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh prepared by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, Shefali Misra and Hema Badhwar Mehra (party’s Lok Sabha candidates from Sitapur and Badaun constituencies in UP, respectively), has been presented to the AAP national convenor, Arvind Kejriwal. Receiving the report, he condemned the increasing violence against women, calling the situation a “gross neglect of basic human rights.”
Kejriwal asked for a serious review of women’s situation in the country, expressing that, “The mandate to stop violence is a responsibility each one of us now needs to take.” He further added that, “the state has failed in its endeavour to protect women’s rights. It is time that each citizen expresses anguish and anger and lets the law makers and implementers know that violence must stop.”