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A month after egg and ink, Kejriwal wins over many Banarasi hearts

The locals said the new party has given a new meaning to election campaigning and claimed that they had never ever witnessed such a sincere effort by any political party.BJP's former corporator from the city Sadhna Vedanti agreed AAP had edged passed them as far as public meetings and door-to-door campaign is concerned. Read More

Arvind Kejriwal invites Narendar Modi for an open debate

The Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday (May 8) invited Mr Narendra Modi for an open debate on issues concerning the people of Varanasi.

Kejriwal has requested Mr Modi to choose the venue and time of his convenience and let the debate happen in front of the public so that the people can ask questions to both the candidates about their agenda and vision. Read More

The Great BJP Drama

BJP leaders, lead by Arun Jaitley, staged a dharna in Varanasi today! The Elections of 2014 have seen many flip flops, but today probably highlighted the extent of political propaganda that BJP has unleashed in the country! Read More

Donations to AAP from abroad didn’t violate law: Centre

The Centre has told the Delhi high court that eight people with foreign addresses have made donations to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), but the money received by it was not in violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). 

The Union home ministry in its affidavit before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw also informed that its probe into the foreign fundings received by AAP is under way and the donations received by the party from Indians living abroad was not in violation of FCRA.  Read More

The Trouble with Modi

Mr. Modi makes theatrical postures and creates populist expressions and plays with puns. He brings with him the churlishness of a town councilor propelled to Chief Ministerial stardom in a NRI-funded state. Gujaratis abroad have funneled billions into the Gujarat economy and that has been the real start-up basis of his “model.” The “growth” came later by attracting the Adanis, the Essars, the Ambanis and Tatas into sweetheart deals. So, those of you are so gung ho about his politics and his postures, think about the image he will convey as a representative of the population that is 50% below the age of 28. He is neither eloquent nor dignified; and he is historically un-informed and opportunist (his gaffes border on the territory resided by George Bush, Jr). He fits the image of the clumsy, posturing, petty-minded performer who has the pedagogy of the oppressor down pat, while indulging in stereotypical catch phrases that invoke his celibate simplicity. It has happened elsewhere, in Latin America, in Africa and even in parts of Europe where buffoons with financial backing have come to power and destroyed the democratic process. Read More

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