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Kamal Haasan emulates Kejriwal and portrays political participation as a virtue: How similar are AAP and MNM?

There are several similarities but one crucial difference between actor Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party. Haasan, like AAP, has positioned himself as a political outsider whose principal plank is to root out corruption without pursuing the politics of identity or by deploying muscle and money power. He believes, as Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal ... Read More »

One year on: Take it or leave it Arvind Kejriwal won’t play by the rule book in Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal’s politics is confusing to say the least. He does not play by the rule book. To bring in a cricketing parlance, he plays his knocks through switch hits, scoops over the wicket-keeper and reverse sweeps. Nothing conformist about it, yet nothing illegal either. And he is undaunted by the reputation of any bowler. Those accustomed to watching and ... Read More »

AAP is right: Modi five star activists jibe is both ugly and unfair

The Aam Aadmi Party is the latest to join the chorus of angry voices against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s barb against ‘five star activists’, who he claimed are trying influencing the judiciary. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party accused the Prime Minister of attempting to ‘instigate’ the judiciary against the activists. “The address and the views expressed by the Prime Minister are in ... Read More »

AAP needs to introspect on absence of women in its National Executive: Congress

New Delhi: Congress leader Meem Afzal on Thursday said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) needed to introspect on the absence of women representatives in the party’s National Executive. “Now the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) does not have a single female member in its National Executive, the party needs to introspect on its actions,” said Afzal. Earlier on Wednesday, Christina Samy tendered ... Read More »

New AAP sting: Alleged tape shows Kejriwal refusing seats to Muslims

After a sting operation claimed that AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal had talked of poaching Congress MLAs to form the government in Delhi, a new tape has emerged in which he allegedly said that the Muslims have to vote for them to stop the Narendra Modi wave. In the conversation– allegedly recorded before Delhi assembly polls–Kejriwal is reportedly heard saying that Muslims won’t expect AAP to ... Read More »

No posh bungalow for Kejriwal a 3BHK with a lawn would be just fine

xactly a year after he resigned from his 49-day tenure as chief minister of Delhi, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is one again on the hunt for house. Foreseeing that his choice of residence will once again become fodder for controversy when he moves into a house in Delhi from his current residence in Ghaziabad, Kejriwal preempted his critics during his oath ceremony at ... Read More »

AAP minister Somnath Bharti willingly opted out of new cabinet

After being dropped out of the new Arvind Kejriwal-led cabinet, former AAP ministerSomnath Bharti today said he had willingly decided not to take any responsibility because he wants to focus on building his constituency as a model one. “Let me put all speculations to rest. I have willingly opted not to take any responsility in the government and not because I possess any ... Read More »