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Shocking that you supported Kejriwal: Goel, tells Naidu, other CMs

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Minister Vijay Goel on Monday described as shocking the support by four Chief Ministers to their Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that he has no faith in the Constitution. It is shocking that you (Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandra Babu Naidu) along with three other Chief Ministers (West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan ...

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Who authorised Kejriwal's sit-in at LG's office, asks HC

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday sought to know from the AAP government as to who has authorised Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministerial colleagues to hold a sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor's office as it was not the place to hold a demonstration. A vacation bench of Justice A.K. Chawla and Justice Navin Chawla said: If it is a strike or dharna, it h...

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US Democrats intensify fight for immigrant children

Washington, June 18 (IANS) US Democrat lawmakers have expanded their campaign highlighting President Donald Trump's administrations forced separation of migrant children from their families at the Mexico border, a media report said. Against a notable silence on the part of many Republicans, the Democratic lawmakers on Sunday visited a detention centre outside New York City and headed to ...

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AAP holds march in support of Kejriwal, four CMs urge PM to resolve crisis

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Sunday held a march to support Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and three of his cabinet colleagues, who have been holding a sit-in at the LG office for the last one week, even as the four non-BJP Chief Ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to immediately resolve the crisis. Kejriwal and his colleagues have been demanding t...

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Repeatedly asked Kejriwal to come for NITI Aayog meet: Amitabh Kant

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Sunday denied Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegation that Lt. Governor Anil Baijal replaced him at its fourth Governing Council meeting, saying Kejriwal was repeatedly asked to come to the meeting. Arvind Kejriwal was invited like all the other Chief Ministers. We repeatedly asked him to come to the meeting but there was...

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Centre misusing Governors' office to destabilize non-BJP governments: Yechury

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday accused the Modi government of using the Governors office to destabilise the non-BJP state governments as well as to install BJP governments despite the saffron party not winning the mandate. Yechury's statement came ahead of his joining a protest march to the Prime Minister's residence organised by the Aam Aadmi...

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BJP slams Kejriwal for sit-in at LG house

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for creating drama to further his political ambitions with his sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor's (LG) residence demanding a direction to the IAS officers to end their non-cooperation with his government. In a letter addressed to Kejriwal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi unit leaders and rebel A...

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Those ignoring elected government will never listen to common man: AAP Minister

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Accusing the Modi government of not paying attention to Delhi's elected government, Delhi cabinet Minister Gopal Rai said such a regime will never listen to the common man and dubbed the current situation an undeclared Emergency. Those who are not listening to the elected Chief Minister will never listen to a common man ever. This is a beginning of dictatorship ...

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Delhi LG not present at NITI Aayog meet, Kejriwal told

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Sunday denied Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals allegation that Lt. Governor Anil Baijal replaced him at its fourth Governing Council meeting. Under which provision of the Constitution does LG have powers to replace the Chief Minister? I have not authorised him to go in my place, Kejriwal tweeted. Kant replied: This is...

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Four CMs express solidarity with Kejriwal, say centre crippling federal system

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A day before the Niti Aayog meeting, four non-BJP Chief Ministers extended their support to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's sit-in protest at Lt. Governor's office, saying there is a constitutional crisis in the state and they will urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to solve the issue at the earliest. The Chief Ministers - West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Ke...

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Punjab CM slams AAP leader for backing secessionism, asks Kejriwal to clarify

Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday slammed AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira for backing secessionism with his categorical support for Sikh Referendum 2020, propounded by Sikh radicals for the creation of Khalistan. In a statement here, he termed Khaira's statement favouring the referendum as unfortunate, adding that the Leader of the Opposition se...

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Mid-term poll will call Kejriwal's bluff

The biggest argument against granting full statehood to Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal himself. If an election leads to the elevation of what a former Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, called a yeda Chief Minister -- yeda is a Marathi word for unhinged -- when referring to Kejriwal, then the risk of elevating the status of the national capital cannot be taken. Shinde's ire related to K...

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Chandrababu Naidu accuses BJP of misusing Governor's office

Vijayawada, June 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday targeted BJP for using the office of the Governor for the political benefits. The trend of using the governor's office for Political benefits of the ruling party at the centre, goes against the spirit of the Constitution, he tweeted. The remarks by Naidu, also the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Pres...

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TN 'will argue for release of Rajiv assassination case convicts'

Chennai, June 15 (IANS) The case relating to the release of seven convicts in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case is in the Supreme Court and the state government will try to secure their release, said a Tamil Nadu Minister. Queried about the rejection by President Ram Nath Kovind of Tamil Nadu's request to release the convicts, state Minister for Law, Courts and Pris...

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Will oppose President's Rule in Delhi: Congress

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said it does not want the elected government of the national capital to be removed and it will oppose any move for President's Rule. It also rejected any alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital. Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers' dharna tamasha at the Lt Gove...

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More opposition parties back Kejriwal's stir

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) More regional parties have expressed their support to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's protest against the Lt Governor with Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) being the latest. JMM'S Working President and former Chief Minister Hemant Soren, in a tweet, said: I salute to the fight by Delhi for its rights. The AAP government in Delhi i...

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Kejriwal should approach PM for full statehood: Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Holding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the stalemate in the national capital, his Congress predecessor Sheila Dikshit on Friday advised him to approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand full statehood instead of protesting. The demand for full statehood can only be made in Parliament as it is the sole authority to change the Constituti...

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Maharashtra atrocity on Dalit, tribal boys: Rahul slams RSS, BJP

Jalgaon (Maharashtra), June 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday blamed the RSS and the Bharatiya Janata Party' politics after two Dalits and a tribal boy were paraded nude and assaulted for swimming in a well in Wakadi village here. The sole crime of these Dalit children was they were taking a dip in a well. Humanity is struggling to save its dignity, Gandhi tweeted. <...

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Will oppose President's Rule in Delhi: Congress

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken on Friday said his party does not want the elected government of the national capital to be removed and it will oppose any move for President's Rule. He also said Kejriwal and his ministers were staging a protest at the Lieutenant Governor's office, and BJP leaders' protest at the Chief Minister's Office, were just to divert a...

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Kejriwal should approach PM for full statehood: Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Holding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the stalemate in the national capital, Congress member Sheila Dikshit on Friday advised him to approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demand full statehood instead of protesting. The demand for full statehood can only be made in Parliament as it is the sole authority to change the Constitution, Diks...

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