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Yogi Adityanath to campaign for BJP in MCD elections

Union ministers, CMs of BJP-ruled states are star campaigners29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:First time in the history of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi election, union ministers and chief ministers of the BJP-ruled states, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, have been listed star campaigners of the BJP for the polls scheduled to be held on April 23, sources in the party said.

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 28

First time in the history of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi election, union ministers and chief ministers of the BJP-ruled states, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, have been listed star campaigners of the BJP for the polls scheduled to be held on April 23, sources in the party said.

This is being done to assure the party victory and to expose the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its leader Arvind Kejriwal, the sources said.

UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya will also campaign for the saffron party in the MCD polls, the sources added.

Names of union ministers, including Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, M Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Harsh Vardhan and Vijay Goel, are also in the party’s list of star campaigners for the MCD polls.

Actress-turned-politician and the BJP MP from Mathura Hema Malini will also campaign in the election for the 272 wards of the three municipal corporations, which is expected to witness a three-pronged contest among the BJP, AAP and the Congress.

Chief ministers of BJP-ruled Maharashtra, Assam, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Rajasthan and MP will also take part in the campaigning.

Tiwari and another Bhojpuri filmstar, Ravi Kishan, also feature among the party's star campaigners.

Senior BJP leader from Bihar Sushil Modi, too, will campaign to woo the huge chunk of voters from that state living in the city.

Senior party leaders Kalraj Mishra, Smriti Irani, Radha Mohan Singh, Giriraj Singh, Jitendra Singh, Vijay Kumar Malhotra, Shahnawaj Hussain, Sambit Patra will also take part in the campaigning among others.

Kejriwal to address rally in Burari on March 31

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will join his colleagues in his party’s campaign for the next month’s municipal corporation elections at a rally on March 31 in Burari where senior party leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, will also share the dais with him to pitch for the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) win.

56 filed nomination papers on second day

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:From the AAP around 20 candidates filed their nominations on day two when as confirmed by an official of the State Election Commission a total of 56 nominations were received.

BJP councillor joins Cong

BJP councillor joins Cong

29 Mar 2017 | 12:54 AM

NEW DELHI: BJP sitting councillor from Ward No. 91-S, Govindpuri, Chander Prakash today joined the Congress party in the presence of former MP Ramesh Kumar and former Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Subhash Chopra, who is also a former MLA from the Kalkaji Assembly constituency where Govindpuri falls.

AAP backs anti-national forces, says Vijender Gupta

29 Mar 2017 | 12:54 AM

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi for inviting noted historian Prof. AG Noorani for a lecture on Shaheedi Diwas oragnised at the Legislative Assembly premises.

New admission policy: JNU students protest at UGC office

New admission policy: JNU students protest at UGC office

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) today staged a demonstration outside the University Grants Commission (UGC) office here opposing the massive seat cut in MPhil and PhD courses following amendments in the varsity’s admission policy and demanded a rollback of the decision.

DSGMC to elect executive members today

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:Putting Manjit Singh GK’s face on front, the Shiromani Akali Dal president, Sukhbir Singh Badal, have called all the elected candidates of the Gurdwara committee at his residence to choose the name of executive board members to be voted tomorrow in general house meeting that was to be presided over by the director of the Delhi Gurdwara Elections (DGE), Shurbir Singh, sources in the committee said.

Ambedkar Nagar Gurdwara looted

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:Some unidentified thieves broke into a Gurdwara in Ambedkar Nagar, southeast Delhi, and decamped with cash and some jewellery donated by the devotees to the Gurdwara last night, said a police official today.

Rs 4.23 cr in old notes seized

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police today recovered around Rs 4.23 crore old currency notes from the office of a businessman, who was allegedly involved in illegal currency exchange.

DMRC asked to improve cleanliness near stations

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:After reviewing various aspects of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) functioning with its MD Mangu Singh, Secretary of Urban Development Ministry Rajiv Gauba asked the DMRC to focus on improving cleanliness in the surroundings of metro stations and evolve an institutional mechanism for regular engagement with the large and growing number of Metro users.

Supply hit hard, meat prices likely to soar after Navratra

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:Supply of meat has been hit hard in Delhi due to the crackdown on illegal abattoirs and the meat sellers' strike in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh but the real impact will be felt only after the nine-day-long Navratras.

DCW's intervention helps women to get her documents back

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Women's (DCW's) intervention has helped a cancer patient to get her medical and educational documents, which were "forcefully taken" by her husband who has deserted her since a year.

DMRC solar power project makes way to UN convention

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC’s) initiative to install rooftop solar power plants at its premises has become the first ever Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project to be registered with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for any Metro or railway system in the world.

DJB takes up new project to clean drains

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has initiated one of the most ambitious projects proposing a paradigm shift in approach by using sustainable bio-remediation technologies to clean drains and water bodies.

Police developing QR code for women safety

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police is developing a Quick Response (QR) code monitoring mobile app for taxis, autorikshaws and public transports, especially to ensure the safety of the women passengers in Delhi.

10 hurt as bus turns turtle

10 hurt as bus turns turtle

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:In a major bus accident a bus going to Ajmer Dargah Sharif turned upside down in Burari, Delhi, said a Delhi police official today.

Cops fight over sharing bribe money

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:Yesterday a fight took place in the Safdarjung Police Station (South District) between an assistant sub inspector (ASI) and head constable deployed in Green Park Sub Division regarding distribution of bribe money.

JD(U) to release 4th list today

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The JD (U) has announced to release tomorrow the fourth list of candidates for the MCD elections.

SP to contest on all 272 MCD seats

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Samajwadi Party (SP) today announced to field candidates to contest the Municipal Corporations of Delhi elections on all 272 wards.

AAP MLA joins BJP

AAP MLA joins BJP

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:Aam Aadmi Party’s MLA from the Bawana Assembly constituency Ved Prakash resigned from the membership of the Delhi Legislative Assembly and other posts held by him under the Delhi government and joined the BJP in the presence of party chief Manoj Tiwari, state in-charge Shyam Jaju, Leader of the Opposition Vijender Gupta.

7 file papers on first day of nomination

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:With the race for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections is gradually picking up the pace, seven nominations were filed on the first day with majority among them being independents, as confirmed by a Delhi State Election Commission official.

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