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‘Swaraj India will not be part of any mahagathbandhan’

10 Dec 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:Swaraj India will not be a part of “grand coalition” of opposition parties for 2019 general elections, as announced by its president Yogendra Yadav today while launching a “people’s campaign” for nation building with issues of agrarian crisis, plight of farmers and agitated youth in the wake of paper leaks in country’s top examinations being at its centre.

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‘Swaraj India will not be part of any mahagathbandhan’Yogendra Yadav

Ananya Panda

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 9

Swaraj India will not be a part of “grand coalition” of opposition parties for 2019 general elections, as announced by its president Yogendra Yadav today while launching a “people’s campaign” for nation building with issues of agrarian crisis, plight of farmers and agitated youth in the wake of paper leaks in country’s top examinations being at its centre.

Yadav predicted that result of the 2019 polls will be similar to the election held after the Emergency wherein the Indira Gandhi government was ousted in 1977 and the farmers’ issues will play a decisive role next year.

“The 2019 Lok Sabha elections would be similar to the one during emergency. There is disenchantment with the current establishment (BJP), but the grand coalition is not the answer,” observed Yadav while appealing to the people to contribute to electoral politics by joining the “#iCan19-- Indian Citizens’ Action for Nation”.

Releasing an open letter addressed to citizens, Yadav said this is not a platform to support his party but to offer a channel to all those who are willing to contribute towards a political alternative.

“We are not going to be part of any mahagathbandhan for the 2019 elections,” Yadav noted while clearly asserting that the party will not blindly support other political parties.

“We are launching a new campaign I-Can19— Neither Hindu nor Muslim only farmer and youth,” he underlined.

Farmers’ issues have finally made it to the national platform after many years and aim is to defeat the anti-farmer establishment and keep a watch on others who have claimed to be farmers-friendly, Yadav said.

Referring to the recently-held massive farmers’ agitation at Ramlila Maidan, Swaraj India secretary general Avik Saha said for the first time farmers are setting the agenda for the upcoming elections.

Two held for selling fake LTC package

10 Dec 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:A syndicate indulged in cheating government servants by organsing leave travel concession (LTC) tours busted and two persons Ashwani Singh (32), and Harpat Singh (26), were arrested, a police official said.

Kingpin of drug cartel arrested

10 Dec 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:The police arrested a wanted kingpin of inter-state narcotic drug cartel.

Man stabbed to death over petty issue

10 Dec 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:A 25-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death and another injured in a scuffle between two groups in Sawan Park, northwest Delhi, a police official said today.

AAP, BJP lock horns over deletion of Bania votes

09 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) locked horns over alleged mass deletion of Bania votes in Delhi, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that the traders community would not vote for ruling party at the Centre.

VHP rally: Traffic police issue advisory; security beefed up

VHP rally: Traffic police issue advisory; security beefed up

09 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: In view of a large gathering in the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) rally, 'Dharma Sansad' at Ramlila Ground tomorrow, the Delhi Traffic Police today issued advisory to ensure safety of people.

Fatehpuri Mosque Complex

Pay revised rents or evict shops, Wakf Board to traders

09 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Waqf Board has given an ultimatum to shopkeepers in the Fatehpuri mosque complex, warning of eviction if they do not accept new rentals by December 20.

Two fugitive gangsters held with arms, ammo

09 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: The police apprehended two dreaded gangsters of the Sonu Daryapur gang namely Vijay Sehrawat (38) and Sanjay Lakra (47) yesterday and a large quantity of arms and ammunition were seized from their possession, said DCP PS Kushwah.

Maliwal urges police chief to trace girls immediatelynine girls go missing from shelter home

Maliwal urges police chief to trace girls immediately

08 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal today met Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and expressed her apprehension that police officials may also be involved in “re-trafficking” of the nine inmates who went missing from a government-run shelter home for girls on December 3.

Chandni Chowk: Sisodia launches revamp project

08 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI: Laying the foundation stone for Rs 65-crore redevelopment project of Chandni Chowk here, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said the re-construction and decongestion of the area will boost tourism and trade by manifolds in the national capital.

Convocations of IIMC, AIIMS held

08 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday unveiled the plaque of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Marg at Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) followed by the institute's 51st convocation ceremony wherein she stressed the need for "value-based" journalism and appreciated the encouragement being given to journalism courses in Indian languages.

du student’s abduction

College admin trying to cover up issue, alleges AISA

08 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI: With no clue about the whereabouts of a second-year student of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College days after she was “kidnapped” in the national capital, the All India Students' Association (AISA) today slammed the Delhi Police over the delay claiming the “lackadaisical” attitude of the police leads to such incidents.

delhi-gurugram-snb

DPR of RRTS corridor approved

08 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI: The government has approved detailed project report of Delhi-Gurugram-SNB (Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror Urban Complex) regional rapid transit system (RRTS) corridor.

Chadha institute gets empowerment award

08 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

New Delhi: Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan, an initiative by The Ponty Chadha Foundation, on Friday received the National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities from Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.

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