Delhi Legislative Assembly election

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Ravi Sharma, developer asks AAP to stop using his softwares

Ravi Sharma, who has developed the softwares AAP uses to generate donation certificates, candidate profiles and “voice of AAP” has asked Aam Aadmi Party to stop using the creations (whose code he owns) till the current problems in AAP are resolved. Fellow Aapians, I am very small volunteer of AAP and having seen recent behaviour …

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Blindsided by Big Numbers: Looking Beyond Electoral Wins

tr.v. blind·sid·ed, blind·sid·ing, blind·sides. 1. To hit or attack on or from the blind side. 2. To catch or take unawares, especially with harmful or detrimental results Too much of a good thing, as the idiom goes, is bad. Excessively bright light can be more blinding than pitch darkness. The glare of the limelight, another …

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BEWARE AAP, says AAP MP Dr. Dharamvira Dv Gandhi

Yet another powerful voice. Dr. Dharamvira Dv Gandhi, calls for reason within AAP. One that, like Admiral Ramda cautioning AAP in an almost prophetic letter before the rash manipulation that led to the ouster of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the PAC, cannot be dismissed by AAP’s concerted attempts to present internal dissent, objections …

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Admiral Ramdas, Internal Lokpal for Aam Aadmi Party

Letter by Admiral Ramdas to AAP leaders

Given the events unfolding in the Aam Aadmi Party, AAP’s Internal Lokpal’s letter seems almost prophetic. This is the letter written by Admiral Ramdas to the leadership of the Aam Aadmi Party. The events of yesterday evening demonstrate how the thinking of those controlling power in the party has gone beyond comprehending caution. This is …

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Kejriwal engineered the ouster of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from PAC

Aam Aadmi Party boots Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from PAC

In the National Executive (NE) meeting yesterday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) removed Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from their Political Affairs Committee (PAC). This action comes after a long growing rift within the party, which some staunch Kejriwal followers sneeringly referred to as “socialists”. Another explained that the party was socialist overall, but these …

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NDTV coverage of Modi speech different from BJP official feed

The Modi Mandate: Development or Hindutva?

Ever since Aam Aadmi Party’s stunning win in Delhi Assembly elections, there is a rash of analysis and advice for Modi government (which has mostly fallen on deaf ears, and no surprise there – they know their support base). I have several opinions around this issue that differ from the common consensus, so sharing them. …

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Victory celebrations begin in Aam Aadmi Party

Open letter to Arvind Kejriwal

Dear Meritorious Chief Minister, Congratulations on the sweeping win of Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly elections. As someone cheering the rise of the promise of more inclusive democracy in India, I have been following the story of Aam Aadmi Party since the beginning. Yesterday should have been a day of celebration. It was …

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Was there a script for Modi for PM and Kejriwal for CM?

There seems to be a fringe theory floating around about a larger international conspiracy (CIA etc) influencing Indian politics using the Ford Foundation (among other things). The Great Game India blog (linking to blog because too many interlinked posts to link individually) has been with this train of thought for a few years now. That the RSS …

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Public letters to each other by Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav

While media predicts doom and gloom with barely concealed “I told you so”s and Aam Aadmi Party volunteers wring their hands and wonder what fate lies in store for the party, I have seen the emergence of two letters between Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav as an extremely positive sign about the party. The advent …

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