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BJP snooping on AAP leaders; Kejriwal, Sisodia, Vishwas on radar

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has formed a seven-member intelligence team to track activities of the Aam Aadmi Party leaders, official sources said.

The sources revealed that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, and leader Kumar Vishwas were on the radar of intelligence sleuths.

It has also come to notice that Home Minister Rajnath Singh wasn’t very keen to go ahead with the snooping but was forced to do so.

“Rajnath Singh doesn’t want to use IB resources for such activity but he has been told to do so by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” sources said.

Special eye on Kumar Vishwas

According to the sources, Kumar Vishwas may be the top target of the ministry as he is a soft rightist and is popular among the masses. Vishwas is extremely active on Twitter and has over 7 lakh followers. With an active and updated website called www.kumarvishwas.com, he provides his followers with various mediums of communication with him.

The Aam Aadmi Party leader is also close to RSS cadres.  Last year, a few comments made in the organization’s praise by Vishwas had put AAP members into a state of confusion.

“If a particular organisation talks in favour of Muslims, is it communal? If an organisation speaks in favour of a larger majority, does it mean it is communal? You could have ideological differences on many levels. I don’t agree with many of their acts. But can you dismiss them? Can you dismiss the fact that they are a disciplined party,” Vishwas had said.

His popularity amongst the masses is seen as a major reason why the Central government is keen to keep an eye on Vishwas’s activities.

Double Standards

Recently, the Aam Aadmi Party had come under intense criticism by opposition parties for buying an ‘eavesdropping technology’ to help the Anti-Corruption Bureau in intelligence gathering.

“The state government’s launching of such a snooping exercise without any public knowledge is an attack on the independence of the citizens and a step ahead of his circular on media gag already stayed by the Delhi High Court”, Delhi BJP State President Satish Upadhyay had attacked the AAP then.

Questioning the intent of procuring such a high-tech surveillance equipment, Congress leader Ajay Maken had said, “Will this infrastructure be used to nab corrupt officials or will it be used to settle their own political scores?”.

It is ironical that the BJP which was highly opposed, more so critical of AAP’s move to augment Anti-Corruption Bureau’s working mechanism, has now adopted the same measure to snoop on the Aam Aadmi Party.

The integrity of our politicians is undoubtedly questionable, but the BJP can be asked the same question which Maken asked of the AAP; is the Ministry of Home Affairs being used to nab corrupt officials or to launch the BJP’s political vendetta against AAP?

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  • कॉमेडीवाल

    According the sources?

    Lol… tumhari dukan aise hi chal rahi he…. according to sources,,

  • कॉमेडीवाल

    According the sources?

  • nardev

    People in delhi has given their vote of confidence ,soon it will be in rest of states .What is going on is not a ache din jaldee ayenge look like . But change is hard for corrupt system .

  • Ranjit

    Please hint/reveal the name of source. Nowadays all the news by ‘source’ is either false news or propaganda.

  • yaddy

    “His popularity amongst the masses is seen as a major reason why the Central government is keen to keep an eye on Vishwas’s activities.”

    how childish…….who has written this article….so immature analysis..who d hell gives damn to this cheap poet…who was just caught cheating on his wife….he is not even a good villain like Sonia G…. he is a small nasty worm who anyway gets crushed in own filth

  • Animesh

    Who are sources… u shud be ashamed to bringing journalism to newlow

  • cfix

    “sources”…bolay to kaun? aapiye?

  • cfix

    aapiyon kay haseen sapnay

  • BJP is imploding as we speak. lol..hunter becomes hunted !! ek saal bhi nahin hua.

  • Can’t believe but the way Namo Gobt is taking u turns from various issue like Aadhar, border and many other. When they were before election stands different with UPA and people voted him for that but now they after wining doing the UPA way if it is rigjt then why they opposed UPA. I voted him for nano only. I am extremely pained the way they are responding now.

  • कॉमेडीवाल

    According the sources?

    Lol… tumhari dukan aise hi chal rahi he…. according to sources,,

  • कॉमेडीवाल

    According the sources?

  • nardev

    People in delhi has given their vote of confidence ,soon it will be in rest of states .What is going on is not a ache din jaldee ayenge look like . But change is hard for corrupt system .

  • Ranjit

    Please hint/reveal the name of source. Nowadays all the news by ‘source’ is either false news or propaganda.

  • yaddy

    “His popularity amongst the masses is seen as a major reason why the Central government is keen to keep an eye on Vishwas’s activities.”

    how childish…….who has written this article….so immature analysis..who d hell gives damn to this cheap poet…who was just caught cheating on his wife….he is not even a good villain like Sonia G…. he is a small nasty worm who anyway gets crushed in own filth

  • Animesh

    Who are sources… u shud be ashamed to bringing journalism to newlow

  • cfix

    “sources”…bolay to kaun? aapiye?

  • cfix

    aapiyon kay haseen sapnay

  • BJP is imploding as we speak. lol..hunter becomes hunted !! ek saal bhi nahin hua.

  • Can’t believe but the way Namo Gobt is taking u turns from various issue like Aadhar, border and many other. When they were before election stands different with UPA and people voted him for that but now they after wining doing the UPA way if it is rigjt then why they opposed UPA. I voted him for nano only. I am extremely pained the way they are responding now.

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President Kovind approves recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

In a quick follow to EC's recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs, President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the disqualification

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  • President Kovind approved the EC’s recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs
  • EC had recommended the disqualification on the charges of holding ‘Office of Profit’
  • Union Law and Justice Ministry has issued a notification regarding the disqualification

President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Election Commission’s recommendation to disqualify 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs in Delhi on charges of holding Office of Profit, an official spokesman of the Rashtrapathi Bhavan said on Sunday.

Following the approval, the Union Law and Justice Ministry issued a notification saying that the President has held that the 20 members of Delhi Legislative Assembly stand disqualified under 15 (1) (a) of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) act.

ALSO READ: EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

These 20 MLAs are Alka Lamba, Adarsh Shastri, Sanjeev Jha, Rajesh Gupta, Kailash Gehlot, Vijendra Garg, Praveen Kumar, Sharad Kumar, Madan Lal Khufiya, Shiv Charan Goyal, Sarita Singh, Naresh Yadav, Rajesh Rishi, Anil Kumar, Som Dutt, Avtar Singh, Sukhvir Singh Dala, Manoj Kumar, Nitin Tyagi and Jarnail Singh.

Disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs comes as a big blow for Arvind Kejriwal. Wikimedia commons
Disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs comes as a big blow for Arvind Kejriwal. Wikimedia commons

The Election Commission on Friday recommended disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries.

It gave its opinion to the President on a complaint by advocate Prashant Patel, a member of the Hindu Legal Cell, in June 2015, who petitioned then President Pranab Mukherjee alleging illegality in the appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries.

ALSO READ: Can India achieve good governance without intra-party democracy?

The application by Patel said 21 AAP MLAs, including Jarnail Singh (Rajouri Garden) who resigned to contest the Punjab Assembly polls last year, were appointed Parliamentary Secretaries to Ministers in the Delhi government in violation of the Constitution. (IANS)