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The Delhi on all categories of liquor from June 10.
The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting.
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However, the Cabinet has decided to “increase the rate of VAT from 20 to 25 per cent” on all categories of liquor sold in the national capital.
The proposal was forwarded by Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia.
The government from May 5 imposed a ‘Special corona fee’ on the alcohol sale which was 70 per cent of the MRP. (IANS)
The Delhi BJP on Thursday staged a protest outside Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s residence here against the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation.
Hundreds of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers assembled outside Sisodia’s residence on Mathura Road and raised slogans against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.
The protest was led by Delhi BJP General Secretary Kuljeet Singh Chahal.
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Addressing the workers, Chahal said: “Kejriwal and his party leaders must apologize to Prakash for their behavior.”
He also accused the AAP government and Kejriwal of not acting against his MLAs who allegedly assaulted the Chief Secretary.
“They are promoting urban Naxalism mindset in the people of the city. This kind of lawlessness was never seen before in the city.
The BJP protest came in the wake of the alleged assault on Prakash during a meeting at the Chief Minister’s residence on Monday night.
Prakash has alleged that he was beaten up by Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan and another MLA in the presence of Kejriwal.
The Delhi Police has arrested Khan and Deoli MLA Prakash Jarwal.
The Delhi BJP workers also staged protests at several places in the city demanding the dismissal of all the AAP MLAs including the disqualified MLAs.
Meanwhile, Delhi BJP spokesperson and son of the first Delhi Chief Minister Madanlal Khurana, Harish Khurana, along with party workers protested outside the AAP Moti Nagar MLA’s office.
Khurana told IANS: “We took out a bike rally in Moti Nagar constituency over the present administrative situation in the national capital.
“The way Kejriwal government is behaving, it is clear that the entire administration has been stalled.
“And if the top official of the Delhi government can be attacked inside the Chief Minister’s residence then one can imagine how much a common man is safe on the streets of Delhi,” he said.
He added that in the Moti Nagar constituency, the people do not get proper water or electricity. (IANS)
A Delhi Court to Frame Charges Against ‘Slander Man’ of Indian Politics Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia on September 14
- Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav currently facing charges of criminal defamation
- Court to frame charges in the case on September 14
- Delhi CM Kejriwal has over 10 libel cases filed against him
New Delhi, August 24, 2017: Looking at the escalating tally of cases against the Delhi CM, it would not be wrong to believe that either Arvind Kejriwal enjoys raising grave allegations against people without prior thought or substantiation, or that people find it easy to file libel cases against him.
A Delhi Court will now frame charges against Arvind Kejriwal, and his deputy Manish Sisodia on September 14 following a criminal defamation complaint filed by advocate Surendar Kumar Sharma. Additionally, Swaraj chief Yogendra Yadav is also undergoing trial as an accused in the vilification complaint.
The court had asserted in its order that the argument submitted by the accused do not sustain, following which notices (cases) were framed under the CrPC against them.
According to Sharma, volunteers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had approached him asserting that Kejriwal was very pleased with his social service. They had further offered him a party ticket to contest the 2013 Delhi assembly elections.
Sharma alleged that he was informed by Sisodia and Yadav that AAP’s Political Affairs Committee had decided to give him the ticket, following which he had filled up the application form to contest the polls.
However, the party later denied him the ticket.
On October 14, 2013, Sharma further claimed that “defamatory, unlawful and derogatory words (were) used by the accused persons” in newspaper reports that breached his reputation in the society and the Bar, alike.
Responding to the complaint, the AAP leaders had asserted that as per the rules, every political party is entitled to the allotment or cancellation of an election ticket. They had further revealed the rationale behind their decision, saying Sharma was denied a ticket as had had not divulged correct details of the cases pending against him.
On grounds of the libel complaint thus filed, the trial court in Delhi had previously sought presence of the accused before it saying that there was prima facie material to supplement the summons which were issued under sections 499, 500 (defamation) and 34(common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Following this, a bail had been granted to Kejriwal, Sisodia and Yadav.
According to the PTI report, the accused were to appear before the court on August 23. However, they sought exemption from Metropolitan Magistrate Vijay Kumar Jha for personal appearance for the day on the grounds that they were involved in by-polls in Bawana region in north-west Delhi.
While charges in the complaint will now be framed on September 14, Delhi CM has already claimed the title of the ‘Indian Slander Man’ following his expanding tally, with as many as 10 defamation cases filed against him.
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