“The Phones Of Judges Are Being Tapped” Says Kejriwal, Center Denies Allegations

Arvind Kejriwal enjoys teasing and ruffling Narendra Modi’s feathers. It’s almost like the Prime Minister completes him, making his life purposeful.

Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of Delhi High Court in the presence of Modi, among other dignitaries, the Delhi chief minister set off a bombshell when he alleged that the phones of judges are being tapped. It forced Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to fervently deny the unsubstantiated claims.

Kejriwal conceded he’s not sure whether there is any truth in it, but nevertheless went forward and created an atmosphere of panic and unrest. These are serious allegations, and unless validated with evidence, shouldn’t have been made public. Perhaps, his desire to create a perception of problems for Modi outweighs the need to maintain good sense.

It was a good strategy, though, timed to perfection. On Friday, Supreme Court chief justice, TS Thakur, had come down heavily on the Centre for not appointing High Court judges despite recommendations made by the Collegium. It was a scathing rap that shook the Modi-led NDA. It was also an embarrassment of sorts because the counter argument by the Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, had little logic. The Government ought to have done better.

By leveling the charges of phone-tapping of judges, Kejriwal attempted to further question the intentions of the Government with regard to India’s judiciary. An atmosphere of speculative fear that would arise now could alienate Modi from the justice system.

Perhaps, these allegations should be taken seriously and Kejriwal should be asked to substantiate his claims. Taking the responsibility of making such serious charges, he ought to provide some specific details about the murmurs he claims to have heard in the company of honorable judges. Otherwise, it will only embolden people like Kejriwal to continue to make baseless accusations, based on hearsay.

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Why AAP deleted ‘funds information’ from its website?

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The Aam Aadmi Party has been facing the tough time as the Income Tax Department has detected a fraud made by the party.

The Income Tax Department has found that the records, about the funds that the party claimed as donations on its website, that were submitted to the Election Commission do not match with the list put up on the party’s website.

As per the information, the party received foreign funding on the fake PAN cards and even the party got the funds from the anti-national forces operating from various countries.

The AAP senior leaders have been touring in foreign countries and the anti-national forces are bearing their expenses. After its formation, the AAP had put the list of donors on its website.

However, the party started receiving the illegal funding and finally, deleted the list of donors from its website. The matter was unearthed by the Income Tax Department.

Even a prominent news channel has procured the documents related to the funding fraud, and the investigations are on. The party has been going towards its dooms day as the completion of the probe would raise curtains from so many doubts.

Meanwhile, another scam of the AAP regarding the mutualisation of public money in ad campaigns outside Delhi. The Delhi funds were used to pay for ad campaigns in Goa and Punjab for the upcoming assembly polls in the two states.

According to the official figures, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal used Rs 1.5 crore from the annual budget of Delhi for the ad campaigns in Punjab and Goa.

The Chief Minister of Delhi left the people in the lurch and spending the taxpayers’ hard earned money for ad campaigns in other states. Arvind Kejriwal has not been holding any portfolio as he is aiming to win all states.

 

 

Another AAP MLA in soup, AAP loses its vision

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The Aam Aadmi Party seems to be losing its grounds as another legislator in Delhi Naresh Balyan is in the soup for assaulting a former AAP volunteer. A case was registered against Balyan by a former AAP volunteer and Mohan Garden RWA Henry George.

In his complaint, George has accused the legislators and his aides for trespassing his office and attacking him. The complainant has also alleged that the MLA threatened him.

A case has been registered against Balyan under sections 323 for voluntarily causing hurt, section 341 for wrongful restraint, section 451 for assault and section 506 for criminal intimidation.

As per the information, the legislators of AAP in Delhi have been facing criminal cases, and now Balyan has hit the headlines. It seems the AAP party has completely lost its vision as the main objective of the party was to serve the people. However, the party forgot its principles and headed towards a different direction.

More than 21 AAP legislators have been facing criminal cases, and around 14 have toured Tihar Jail. If the AAP legislators won’t stop involving in criminal cases, then the day is not far when the AAP head and Chief Minister of Delhi would hold the next assembly session in Jail.

The AAP party had promised the people to set an example of clean image political model in Indian politics. However, the party emerged on the top for producing a maximum number of politicians having criminal cases.

Anna Hazare had told Kejriwal not to form the party as he strictly advised him that how would he come to know the clean image of the party leaders and workers. Hazare had told that Kejriwal has completely changed now.

In a span of three years of its existence, the AAP party has produced a number of criminal politicians, and the party has broken all the barriers in Indian politics.

Delhi government takes U-turn on liquor licenses

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The AAP-led Delhi government has taken a u-turn on the liquor licenses in the state as the government would not issue the new liquor licenses to restaurants or mall shops.

Earlier, the AAP government issued some licenses in the national capital and liquor vends opened in every nook and corner. The government suddenly realised because of the upcoming assembly polls in Punjab where the party has been claiming to eradicate drugs problem.

In Delhi, the AAP government issued liquor licenses frequently in the past and in Punjab the party was talking about the drugs issue. Finally, the government decided to stop the liquor licenses in Delhi so that the bad image of the party could be improved in Punjab.

Implementing the latest decision will not be easy. The government may well face protests and legal action from a large number of entities whose applications for new licences are pending with the excise department. Some of them have even paid the licence fee as per procedural requirements.

Delhi government’s data shows there are 704 restaurants with bar licences and 399 mall shops with liquor licences in the city. The number of government-run vends stands at 350. The party has promoted liquor at large scale in Delhi and Punjab, the party speaking about the drugs problem.

As per the information, the number of licences for retail vendors over the last two years had seen an increase of 48 percent.

Former AAP leader, Yogendra Yadav, who is heading Swarajya Abhiyan had fired a salvo at Kejriwal for giving 400 liquor licenses ever since AAP came to power.  As per the information, almost one liquor license was given every day.

The allegations of Yadav had punctured a big hole in AAP’s strategy for Punjab elections while at the same time condemning Delhi to deal with social and economic problems related to alcohol addiction.

The truth behind the ink attacks on AAP leaders?

 

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In the history of Indian Politics, AAP has emerged on the top as the leaders are being targeted for ink attacks and the party always blame BJP for the ink attacks. A question arises in everyone’s mind that why AAP leaders victimised, and they blame BJP only?

It’s just a stunt to gain political mileage or divert the attention of public from the core issues. A creative uploaded on Aam Aadmi Party-Punjab projected the Chief Minister of Arvind Kejriwal as a hero. A two liner has been describing that the party would write the new chapter of revolution with the ink thrown at Arvind Kejriwal and blaming BJP for the attacks.

The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia was the victim last week when he was briefing the media about his meeting with LG Najeeb Jung. The national capital has been witnessing tough time as Dengue and Chikungunya broke out in the state. At least 18 people died because of the disease.

When the disease broke out in the state, the entire AAP cabinet was touring in other states for upcoming assembly polls. The Chief Minister was in Bengaluru so his deputy Sisodia was supposed to handle the responsibility of Delhi. However, the Deputy Chief Minister was enjoying holidays in Finland.

Najeeb Jang wrote a letter to Sisodia and called him at his residence to explain the situation of the state and the measures taken by Delhi government. Suddenly, a person hurled ink at Sisodia during the media briefing.

The party blamed BJP’s hand behind the ink attack. However, the facts speak something different. The accused Brajesh Shukla is an old critic of AAP party, and moreover, he was angry because Sisodia was in Finland when the disease broke out in the state. Shukla told the police that Sisodia should have cancelled his tour as the health care facilities in government hospitals are not up to the mark.

However, this was not only the first attack on AAP leader. In April 2016, a man threw a shoe at Arvind Kejriwal when he was announcing the next round of the odd-even scheme. The thrower used to work in AAP party and later formed his group.

It is evident that the Odd-Even scheme was a failure and shoe throwing was stage-managed by AAP party. In January 2016, a woman threw ink at Kejriwal in thanksgiving rally for Odd-Even pilot project.  The woman has easily reached on the stage and threw ink. In fact, Kejriwal himself told his commandoes not to come near the stage. At least 60 armed commandoes with Delhi police were guarding him at that time and how come it was so easy for a woman to come closer to Kejriwal. And the party had blamed BJP for the ink attack.

In 2014, a person attacked Kejriwal during the poll campaign at Varanasi when he contested against Prime Minister Narendra Modi fro the same constituency. Kejriwal not only had ink thrown at him, but the people egged his car. So, it was so difficult to defeat a candidate who successfully became the CM of Gujrat state. The attack was stage-managed to get the political mileage only.