Beyond the symbolic gestures, AAP has aggressively
involved women at various important positions in its organization to handle important
political activities. Women @ AAP are playing an active role, be it as candidates, volunteers, ground campaigners or managing the internal functions of AAP. Read More
The Chief Minister of Kerala, Oomen Chandy is embroiled in what has come to be known as a “Solar scam.” Unlike national level scams that hog the media limelight, this scam and its aftermath is largely restricted to Kerala. Read More
Santosh Koli, an RTI activist turned Aam Aadmi party candidate from Seemapuri in Delhi, breathed her last yesterday. She died after battling injury wounds when a car ran into her while on a motorbike. A typical “hit and run” case where the attackers conveniently managed to escape. It’s widely believed that this was a deliberate attack on her. In fact, this was not new to her. She had been attacked several times in the past. Read More
The display of public discontent with our political class began with the Anna movement in August of 2011 for the Lokpal. After deeply concerned citizens hit the streets across the country and Jantar Mantar in Delhi, our parliamentarians unanimously signed a resolution to end the impasse. Almost two years have gone by. The resolution is now forgotten. A ghost of the Lokpal bill is doing the rounds of parliamentary committees today. As things stand now, the Lokpal bill is dead for all practical purposes. “Mission Accomplished,” as far as our political class is concerned. Read More
A unique feature of the UPA government is its stubborn insensitivity of the public opinions and sentiments. The visions of hundreds of thousands of people who turned up particularly on the streets of Delhi and also in most parts of the country in response to the call of Anna Hazare against the rampant corruption are still fresh in public memory.
The government and the main political parties appeared shaken initially. This was evident from the resolution passed in the Parliament to pass the Jan Lok Pal Bill. Read More