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Delhi’s tanker mafia getting support from those in power: Congress

A Delhi resident carrying cans of water on a hot summer day. | Photo Credit: SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA The blame game over acute water shortage in the city continued on Wednesday, with the BJP accusing the AAP government of colluding with the tanker mafia and Water Minister Atishi levelling the same allegation against Delhi government bureaucrats. The Congress also weighed in on the issue, saying Delhi’s water mafia has been “getting support from those in power”. Senior BJP leaders met the Delhi Police Commissioner seeking a probe into the “loot” of water with the alleged connivance of the Delhi government and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB). Congress’s Delhi unit chief Devender Yadav blamed the Haryana government for allegedly preventing the water released by Himachal Pradesh from reaching the Cap...
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Delhi Water Crisis: What Action Have You Taken On Tanker Mafia? SC Pulls Up AAP Govt

Delhi Water Crisis: The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi government over its failure to tackle the tanker mafia operating in the national capital. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government however blamed the BJP and said that they all are BJP tankers. The Supreme Court also pulled up the AAP government for concealing documents in their petition. However, the Delhi government maintained that the Haryana government is obstructing water to Delhi. The court ordered that the Delhi government should file an affidavit by 4 PM today as to what measures it has taken to control wastage of water in Delhi and tackle tanker mafia. The court will resume hearing the matter tomorrow. The Supreme Court also pulled up the Himachal government over the excess water...
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Delhi Water Crisis: Queues By Tankers Grow Longer As BJP, AAP Trade Blames Over Shortfall

Delhi Water Crisis: The water crisis in the national capital does not seem to end anytime soon as the residents of Delhi continue to struggle to get access to water amid scorching heat. People in various parts of the city are heavily relying on water tankers to collect water. To get access to water, residents are forced to queue up around water tankers to secure their share of water. In the visuals shared by news agency ANI, people can be seen struggling to collect water from water tankers that are engaged in supplying water in some parts of Delhi. #Watch | Delhi residents struggling with water shortage! Water tankers delivering supplies in some areas #DelhiWaterCrisis pic.twitter.com/3gQWrJRFpU — DD News (@DDNewslive) June 8, 2024 On Friday,...
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‘Alliance only for LS’: AAP, Congress to part ways for assembly polls | India News – Times of India

Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said its alliance with Congress in Delhi was restricted to Lok Sabha polls and ruled out the possibility of a seat-sharing arrangement in assembly elections, due early next year.AAP’s Delhi state convener Gopal Rai said there was clarity that the alliance with Congress was forged for general elections. “We fought Lok Sabha elections together (with Congress) with honesty.There is no alliance…for Delhi assembly elections. We will fight this battle together with the people of Delhi and win it,” Rai said.“When the alliance was discussed, both parties were of the firm view that it had to be only for Lok Sabha,” said Delhi Congress interim president Devender Yadav.!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(isFBCampaignActive) { if (!isFBCam...
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Alliance With Congress Only For LS Polls, No Tie-Up For Delhi Assembly Polls Yet: Gopal Rai

Aam Aadmi Party's Delhi state convener Gopal Rai on Thursday said that the party's alliance with the Congress was only for the Lok Sabha elections and suggested that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's party will go solo in next year's Assembly polls in Delhi. After a meeting of party MLAs and senior leaders at Kejriwal's residence in the national capital, Rai told PTI that the party gave full support to the INDIA bloc in the Lok Sabha polls. "The INDIA bloc was only for contesting the Lok Sabha polls. Several parties fought elections together and AAP was also a part of it. As of now, there is no alliance for the Delhi Assembly polls," he told PTI. Gopal Rai said that at the meeting today, it was agreed that people's mandate in the Lok Sabha polls was again...
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Just 3 seats won, 4 of 5 ministers & 3 MLAs defeated, what Punjab verdict means for Bhagwant Mann

Chandigarh: The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann failed its “mid-term test” Tuesday, winning only three of the state’s 13 Lok Sabha seats. Its vote share fell to 26.02 percent from a whopping 42 percent in the assembly elections held in March 2022.Sangrur, Hoshiarpur and Anandpur Sahib are the only seats won by AAP, an INDIA alliance partner, though it contested 22 seats across Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat and Assam. It was on Mann’s insistence that the AAP decided not to enter into an alliance with the Congress in Punjab even though the Congress high command was inclined to it. Apart from Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, the Punjab sports minister who registered a resounding victory from Sangrur by a margin of 1.72 lakh votes, four other cabinet mi...
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Delhi Court Rejects Arvind Kejriwal’s Interim Bail Plea, Extends Judicial Custody Till June 19

Delhi Court denies interim bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in excise policy case. The court had reserved verdict last week on his bail petitions in the alleged Delhi Liquor Policy case. The court has directed the concerned authorities to conduct of required medical tests for the Aam Aadmi Party chief. The court also extended his judicial custody till June 19. Special Judge Kaveri Baweja of Rouse Avenue court rejected Arvind Kejriwal’s application seeking interim bail for 7 days on medical grounds. Arvind Kejriwal, who was produced in court from Tihar Jail through VC, has been remanded to judicial custody till June 19.  Advocate Vivek Jain appearing for the Delhi CM told the court that there has been certain variations in his weight. However, the c...
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Saffron sweeps all 7 Delhi seats for 3rd time in row, takes Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad too | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It was once again capital punishment for the Opposition. Brought together by the compelling need to avoid splitting of votes, AAP and Congress – after many hiccups and ignoring the lack of enthusiasm of their cadres – had worked out a seat-sharing arrangement but at the end of the day couldn’t make any dent in the BJP fortress.The saffron party sailed through blithely by winning all seven seats and securing a vote share of 54.3%, albeit down by 2.4% from its 2019 vote share.AAP and Congress could together poll 43.2%.Having been pragmatic enough to replace all its sitting MPs, except for Manoj Tiwari, BJP turned out to be the winner who took all. From Tiwari, who defeated Congress’ Kanhaiya Kumar by over 1.37 lakh votes to debutant Bansuri Swaraj, who trounced AAP’s Somnath Bh...
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Before returning to jail, Kejriwal says ‘exit polls fake’, urges INDIA bloc to stay alert on 4 June

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed Sunday that the Lok Sabha election exit polls predicting a major victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were designed to prevent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and BJP functionaries from turning against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, ahead of the verdict on 4 June.He said that it was being suggested that the EVMs were tampered with, and therefore, the parties of the INDIA bloc needed to be particularly alert on getting the numbers matched with VVPAT slips. “There is no point crying hoarse later. It has to be done on counting day, so that EVM tampering can be prevented or exposed,” Kejriwal added. Kejriwal made the remarks, while addressing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders and workers at the party he...