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BJP stakes it all: 20 Union Ministers and 120 MPsBJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi at a rally in New Delhi. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui
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BJP stakes it all: 20 Union Ministers and 120 MPs

To present Kejriwal with 5 questions every day; no manifesto, only vision document29 Jan 2015 | 6:51 PM

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Thursday decided to put its campaign for Delhi assembly polls in top gear by fielding several of its frontline leaders and targeting AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal with five questions, an exercise which will last till February 5, the last day of electioneering.

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New Delhi, January 29

The BJP on Thursday decided to put its campaign for Delhi assembly polls in top gear by fielding several of its frontline leaders and targeting AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal with five questions, an exercise which will last till February 5, the last day of electioneering.

Among the five questions posed by BJP to Kejriwal are why he took Congress support to form government last year ater having promised not to do so and had also sworn by his children and why he did not fulfil his promise of instituting a case against former CM Sheila Dikshit and not make public documents pertaining to alleged corruption by her.

He has also been asked why he took Z-plus security as CM and why he ordered for SUVs for his entire ministry after forming his government while touting himself as a common man who moved in a Maruti car, besides why he was using private jets and travelled in business class while travelling within the country and abroad garnering party funds.

Party chief Amit Shah held a meeting to review its preparedness with a number of Union Ministers.

BJP has roped in around 20 Union Ministers and 120 MPs from across the country who will address around 250 meetings to woo different sections of society in Delhi.

Sources said it has also entrusted the responsibility of around five constituencies to each of the 14 Union Ministers and senior party leaders, besides making middle-rung leaders incharge of each constituency to ensure that the workers come out in large numbers in taking the party campaign forward.

"Around 1.24 lakh panna prabharis have been appointed who will be incharge of each page of the voter list in Delhi and party workers from 13 states have come in to mobilise the party's cadres in its attempt to reach out to voters," a senior BJP leader told PTI.

It has also been decided to come out with a vision document for the national capital instead of the usual manifesto.

Asked if BJP is "worried" of AAP and that is why the entire party force has been mobilised, Union Minister and senior party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said "it is part of the usual poll process. Fortunately, BJP has Union Ministers, MPs and MLAs who are primarily party members. If they don't have all this, we cannot be held answerable."

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Delhi HC removes PIL petitioner in DA case against Himachal CM

Delhi HC removes PIL petitioner in DA case against Himachal CM

29 Jan 2015 | 4:06 PM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Thursday decided to remove the PIL petitioner in the corruption case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

Colonel MN Rai cremated with full military honours

Colonel MN Rai cremated with full military honours

29 Jan 2015 | 5:11 PM

NEW DELHI: Colonel M N Rai, killed in a gunbattle with militants in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, was on Thursday cremated with full military honours here.

Jaishankar takes charge as Foreign Secretary

Jaishankar takes charge as Foreign Secretary

29 Jan 2015 | 10:37 AM

NEW DELHI: S Jaishankar on Thursday took charge as Foreign Secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh whose tenure was abruptly "curtailed" late last night.

Had sought early retirement: Sujatha Singh

Had sought early retirement: Sujatha Singh

29 Jan 2015 | 8:07 PM

NEW DELHI: A day after the government said her tenure as foreign secretary has been "curtailed", Sujatha Singh on Thursday claimed that she had actually sought early retirement.

Rahul terms Modi anti-poor, questions ‘Rs 10 lakh’ suit

Rahul terms Modi anti-poor, questions ‘Rs 10 lakh’ suit

29 Jan 2015 | 5:29 PM

NEW DELHI: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Narendra Modi-led BJP government as anti-poor, questioning the PM's act of sporting a super-expensive suit for a meeting with US President Barack Obama recently.

2016 World T20 in India in March-April

2016 World T20 in India in March-April

29 Jan 2015 | 2:24 PM

DUBAI: The 2016 World Twenty20 will be played in India from March 11 to April 3.

Kila Raipur games from tomorrow, no cart races

Kila Raipur games from tomorrow, no cart races

29 Jan 2015 | 1:41 PM

LUDHIANA: The bullock-cart races that have given Kila Raipur games popularity the world over will not be a part of the event this year. The 79th edition of the rural sports event will begin on January 30.

Work on Kalianwala Khu memorial to kick off at Ajnala gurdwara today

Work on Kalianwala Khu memorial to kick off at Ajnala gurdwara today

29 Jan 2015 | 1:41 PM

AMRITSAR: Eleven months after the mortal remains of martyrs of the 1857 uprising were excavated from the Kalianwala Khu, a historic well in Ajnala, the Gurdwara Shaheed Ganj Committee will kick off the work on a memorial at the site from tomorrow.

HC commutes Koli's death sentencenithari serial killings

HC commutes Koli's death sentence

29 Jan 2015 | 2:24 AM

LUCKNOW: Surendra Koli, main accused in the Nithari serial murders, received a major reprieve today when the Allahabad High Court converted his death sentence to life imprisonment.


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29 Jan 2015 | 5:51 PM

NEW DELHI: Brigade of Guards Regiment and Sikh Regiment were jointly adjudged the best marching contingents — among the services category — in this year's Republic Day Parade, an official statement said here on Thursday.

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29 Jan 2015 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: The desire to get back his girlfriend who had left him due to his poverty led 25-year-old Suresh Kumar, a resident of Kishangarh, kidnap his neighbour’s four-year-old son on the night of January 25 and demand ransom.

NoMoga District Magistrate Parminder Singh Gill (left) and SDM Surinder Kaur interact with officials of the agriculture and cooperative department on urea availability in Moga on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

To prevent hoarding of urea, Moga storehouses checked

29 Jan 2015 | 1:54 AM

MOGA: Irregular distribution of urea by cooperative societies has come to light in Moga district despite the fact that an additional supply of 2,100 tonne reached here over the past few days.

Moga MC poll: MLA Jain, Tota Singh at loggerheads over ticket distribution

29 Jan 2015 | 1:54 AM

MOGA: Moga MLA Joginder Pal Jain and senior Akali leader and Agriculture Minister Jathedar Tota Singh are at loggerheads to accommodate their loyalists in the Municipal Corporation elections, which are due next month.

No medical examination, HC acquits rape accused

29 Jan 2015 | 1:54 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a significant judgment, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that the medical examination of a rape accused is a must.

Delhi HC removes PIL petitioner against CM

30 Jan 2015 | 1:16 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today removed the PIL petitioner in a corruption case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, expressing doubts over the involvement of public interest in the litigation.

PDD fails to check power pilferage

PDD fails to check power pilferage

30 Jan 2015 | 12:50 AM

JAMMU: Despite directive from the State Electricity Regularity Commission (SERC), the Power Development Department (PDD) has failed to constitute a task force in each circle to carry out raids on a regular basis to check pilferage of electricity.

Deadline over, Jordan still holding prisoner

Deadline over, Jordan still holding prisoner

30 Jan 2015 | 12:36 AM

Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State (IS) militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset.

Coal India stake sale today; govt eyes Rs 22,600 crore

30 Jan 2015 | 12:48 AM

NEW DELHI: The government today fixed Rs 358 a share as the floor price for up to 10% stake sale in Coal India tomorrow, which may help the exchequer garner about Rs 22,600 crore in the biggest sale of shares.

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29 Jan 2015 | 3:29 PM

MELBOURNE: World number one Serena Williams trounced her unseeded American opponent Madison Keys in straight sets to set up a clash against arch-rival Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final in Melbourne.

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29 Jan 2015 | 6:24 PM

MELBOURNE: Andy Murray overcame a blistering start from Tomas Berdych to advance to his fourth Australian Open final with a 6-7(6) 6-0 6-3 7-5 victory on Thursday.

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29 Jan 2015 | 1:42 AM

MELBOURNE: Top seed Novak Djokovic and champion Stan Wawrinka set up ‘The Djoker v The Man 3.

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