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Discussion in 'National Politics' started by layman, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Soumya

    Soumya Major STAR MEMBER

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    AAP's NRI funding line dries up as affluent overseas donors say they 'regret' backing the party

    The Congress hand continues to support the Aam Aadmi Party, but the foreign hand that funds the party liberally is beginning to pull back.

    A growing number of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) living in New Zealand, Australia and the United States are so annoyed with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over its style of governance and recent actions that they are now actively campaigning against it on Facebook.

    The Facebook group started by these NRIs is called: "I Am Sorry I Voted For AAP".

    The anti-AAP page has under a hundred followers now, but the impact on the NRI funding pipeline is huge. Most of the NRI contributors to AAP have been giving lakhs of rupees at a time, making their kind a lifeline for the new political outfit.

    The six days since January 15, the date of Law Minister Somnath Bharti's now-infamous midnight raid, have seen the party receive less money in donations than any other day since December 12.

    Before January 15, the party was receiving donations from NRIs in excess of Rs 10 lakh a day, but over the past week the party has received amounts only in the thousands or even less from foreign contributors.

    The party received Rs 21 lakh as a donation on December 28, when they formed the Delhi government. Following that, the party was getting donations in excess of Rs 40 lakh every day.

    The average daily donation after January 17 is Rs 6 lakh; between January 2 and 16 the daily donations were more than six times that.

    "They have done no governance since they stepped into power. Rather, the party has only engaged in activities which are meaningless and not a matter of priority. Every step this government has taken in the past month is for their own political gains and has done nothing for the betterment of the people living in the Capital. We thought that they are the change we need, but instead they are worse than the existing political parties," Ellapparaj Ravi, an NRI from New Zealand and founder of the Facebook page, told Mail Today.

    Ravi and his family donated in excess of Rs 4 lakh to the party before the Delhi Assembly elections last year. The Facebook page has 82 members who feel the same way and are apologizing to the people of Delhi who they had supported and influenced to vote for AAP.

    "We establish this page to show our regrets for voting AAP in a recent election. We apologize to rest of the Indian Aam Aadmi for our serious mistake," the page reads.

    According to Ravi, every one of these 82 members has donated in large amounts to AAP.

    "Not only had we (his family) donated Rs 2 lakh to AAP before their elections, but more importantly, my family living in Delhi had gone out of their way to support and campaign with their local AAP candidate to ensure his victory. But every step the party has taken since they have come into power is to showboat and gain media coverage, while youngsters continue to be unemployed, electricity bills are still sky-high and Delhiites struggle for water," Alagappan, another NRI living in Hamilton, New Zealand said.

    Adding to that, Nagendra Krishna Ramachandran, presently working in Pennsylvania, US, revealed that he had convinced his family in Tamil Nadu to donate money to AAP, despite the party not supporting the protesters against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant project.

    "It is tragic that after all the revolutionary phase in Indian politics that we witnessed, we've ended up electing buffoons all over again," he said.

    His friend Venkataramani Govindasamy, whose family lives in South Delhi's Alaknanda apartments said: "My parents want me to come back to Delhi to set up a business worth millions, but after witnessing the political satire in the Capital I am weary of leaving my permanent resident status in Australia and coming home."
    AAP on edge as it expels rebel MLA

    Cracking the whip on rebel MLA Vinod Kumar Binny, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday expelled him for "bringing disrepute to the party" by "making false statements" against its leadership.

    With Binny's expulsion, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government is left teetering on the edge of the majority mark of 36 in the 70-member Delhi Assembly.

    In the December elections, AAP won only 28 seats, but it managed to form the government with the outside support of the Congress's eight MLAs, besides Independent candidate Rambir Shokeen and JD(U) leader Shoaib Iqbal.

    The MLA from Laxmi Nagar had earlier openly accused Kejriwal of being a dictator. In the wake of his repeated criticism, the party had formed a disciplinary committee headed by Pankaj Gupta.

    Binny said he had not received any communication from his party. He also clarified that he will not join the BJP or Congress.

    "I am not dependent on AAP. I will work for the welfare of people," he said.

    BJP leader V.K. Malhotra reportedly said Binny was welcome if he wants to join the party. -Mail Today

    AAP's NRI funding line dries up as affluent overseas donors say they 'regret' backing the party | Mail Online
     
  2. Soumya

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    Yogendra Yadav with leaders of Khalistan movement!!
     
  3. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Seems like AAP's members have been prominent or involved in Anti-National activities...

    If the same ideology is followed Cities will go to dogs...
     
  4. TSUNAMI

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    AAP leaders not providing info on party funding: Centre to HC


    NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi high court that AAP leaders, including chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, have not provided the information sought by them on the funding received by the party.

    "We have asked for certain details from them regarding bank accounts and other information vide our letter dated November 4, 2013. We had also sent another letter to them. But there is no answer," Additional Solicitor General Rajeeve Mehra, appearing for the ministry of home affairs, told the court.

    Meanwhile, the bench headed by justice Pradeep Nandrajog asked petitioner advocate M L Sharma to also implead AAP as one of the respondents in the PIL filed by him seeking lodging of a criminal case against founding members of the party, including Kejriwal, for allegedly receiving foreign funds in violation of law.

    "AAP is a registered political party. Why you have not made them a party? File an amended memo of parties by next date of hearing i.e. February 5," the bench said.

    Besides Kejriwal, the petitioner has made AAP leaders Manish Sisodia, Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan as party in his PIL.

    The high court had earlier asked the Centre to look into "afresh" the accounts of AAP to find out the source of money received by it after its inception.

    The order had came after the Centre had filed a report in which it had said that an evaluation of the accounts of civil society of Team Anna was done in 2012 and a report was filed before another bench of the high court last year in a similar PIL filed by the petitioner earlier.

    The Centre had earlier submitted before the court that the issue raised by the petitioner in his PIL has already been investigated and a report was prepared on the issues earlier by the government.

    Sharma, in his plea, had cited some names including that of Kejriwal and sought that "a direction be issued to register a criminal case against the respondents (AAP members) under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) and to conduct day-to-day trial proceedings under court supervision in the interest of justice."


    AAP leaders not providing info on party funding: Centre to HC - The Times of India

    AAP govt harassing me for summoning Bharti: DCW chief


    NEW DELHI: Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women Barkha Singh today accused the AAP government of harassing her for summoning controversial law minister Somnath Bharti in connection with the south Delhi raid episode and refused to step down from the post.

    A former Congress MLA, Singh had a public confrontation with Bharti's lawyers last week when they came to depose before the DCW on his behalf in the case of alleged harassment of a number of Ugandan women.

    Singh, who had lost the assembly election from R K Puram, said she was holding a constitutional post and there was no need to resign from it though the Congress dispensation, which had appointed her, was defeated.

    Earlier this month, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Arvinder Singh Lovely had asked all partymen to quit from various posts in government-run boards and commissions, following convention.

    "It is a constitutional post and I still have one year and four months left in my tenure. The AAP government is harassing me and targeting me because I summoned Bharti in connection with the the ill-treatment of Ugandan women during the midnight raid in Khirki Extension," Singh said.

    When asked about Lovely's direction to partymen to relinquish their posts in boards and commissions, the DPCC chief said he had withdrawn his directive.

    A number of AAP leaders said in keeping with the tradition, Singh should have resigned after her party was ousted from power.

    The DCW chairperson had summoned Bharti over allegations that he had led a group of supporters against some African women after claiming they were involved in a drug and prostitution racket.

    Bharti did not depose before the commission on January 24 as directed by it but sent his lawyers who were not allowed to put across their views by Singh.

    "Those Ugandan women had come to me with their complaints and I did my duty. If they are removing me because I summoned the law minister, then it is totally wrong. It is an atrocity on me," Singh said.

    The AAP, in a statement, had accused Singh of "politicization" of the Commission by its chairperson.



    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ing-Bharti-DCW-chief/articleshow/29553535.cms
     
  5. Marqueur

    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    AAP now has a London address

    Non-resident Indian supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party in the UK opened an office in Ealing, west London and held a three-hour Google hangout session with party leader Yogendra Yadav on the Republic Day.

    The office was donated by one of the party supporters and funded by local enthusiasts and not by the New Delhi-based party, Raj Redij-Gill, convener of AAP UK told HT on Wednesday.

    Its members “played a significant role” in the recent Delhi elections through phone campaigns and by “adopting” constituencies for campaign sponsorship, AAP UK said in a release.

    It would encourage “NRIs and Indians living in the UK to support the Aam Aadmi Party in India directly through donations and resources in kind”, the release said.

    AAP now has a London address - Hindustan Times
     
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    Vinod Binny, Shoaib Iqbal give 48 hours to AAP to fulfil demands

    New Delhi: Trouble is brewing up for the Aam Aadmi Party as its former MLA Vinod Kumar Binny on Sunday joined hands with Janata Dal United Shoaib Iqbal to launch a scathing attack on the party. The duo has given a 48-hour ultimatum to the AAP government to meet their demands or they will pull out support.

    Shoaib Iqbal said, "We are setting a deadline of 48 hours for the AAP to fulfil our demands. If our demands are not met we will be forced to re-think the support we have given them."

    Binny had alleged that the debutant party led by Arvind Kejriwal was deviating from its poll promises. "I have asked Kejriwal that assurances given to the people of Delhi should be fulfilled. He should let me know by January 26 and if I am not satisfied, I will sit on an indefinite fast from January 27," Binny said.

    Meanwhile, AAP's founder member and former diplomat Madhu Bhaduri has also resigned from the party following the midnight raid attempted by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti in Khirki extension and accusing Ugandan women of being involved in drug trafficking and prostitution.
     
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    Binny withdraws support from Kejriwal Government

    Expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny on Wednesday withdrew his support from the Kejriwal Government in Delhi.

    Launching a scathing attack on the AAP Government on a number of issues, Binny said that the AAP Government doesn’t want to pass the Lokpal Bill and it is merely playing politics over it.

    “They(AAP) don’t want to pass it, just want to play politics over it,â€￾ said Binny.

    Earlier, claiming support of at least five legislators, Binny threatened to pull down the Arvind Kejriwal-led Government if his demands were not met within 48 hours.

    Flanked by JDU MLA Shoaib Iqbal and Independent legislator Rambir Shokeen, Binny, said,â€￾I along with Shoaib Iqbal and Rambir will meet Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and withdraw support if our demands are not met in 48 hours.â€￾

    Binny said he would also form a political front with two other AAP MLAs, who are in touch with him, along with municipal councillors.

    Binny, who has been shown the door for “indisciplineâ€￾ by AAP, has put forth a series of demands with Delhi Government which include fulfillment of promises made by the party before the Assembly poll.

    He also asked the Government to sort out the issues related to power and water sector. He demanded that Government should give subsidy on 8 per cent increase in power surcharge.

    Binny withdraws support from Kejriwal Government | Niti Central
     
  8. Manmohan Yadav

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    Re: Binny withdraws support from Kejriwal Government

    dekh tamasha delhi ka :dude:
     
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    Re: Binny withdraws support from Kejriwal Government

    AAP has just created chaotic environment ... i pity people of delhi ... ye kis murkh ko CM bana deya !!!
     
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    Re: Binny withdraws support from Kejriwal Government

    Now Delhi is well and truly in NEWS and the people now are more clear about what they want.
     
  11. Manmohan Yadav

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    Re: Binny withdraws support from Kejriwal Government

    yaar, desh ki raj-dhani ka tamasha bana ke rakh diya
     
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    Re: Binny withdraws support from Kejriwal Government

    Now,Delhi CM will offer a Mujara to the autowalas of Delhi who voted him to power....Now the same autowalas are one of the most angry people and using explitive words like ma ki bahen ki for The delhi CM...Even i was sanguine about the politics of India after the dramatic emergence of AAP and kejariwal..I bet if there are elections in delhi AAP is set to go at back seat.Re-election in Delhi are due after the general elections.Congress offered them support with a rider,"hum toh dubenge sanam tumko bhi le dubenge".Now people hate kejariwal.There was a news few days back that delhi govt water resources minister got slapped by a lady in north delhi.This is what people think of them now.
     
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    Former Bihar minister Parveen Amanullah joins AAP

    NEW DELHI: Former social welfare minister in the Bihar government, Parveen Amanullah, joined the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday.

    Amanullah had quit the JD(U) and resigned from her post on Tuesday.

    "I had several problems with the Nitish government and none of my concerns regarding corruption were being addressed. I have been in talks with AAP for a month and have finally decided to join the party," she said.

    AAP has not managed to break into Bihar politics yet even though it has a huge volunteer base in the state. A coordination committee will be formed in the state where Amanullah will play a prominent role.

    Former Bihar minister Parveen Amanullah joins AAP - The Times of India
     
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    Re: Former Bihar minister Parveen Amanullah joins AAP

    welcome to the show
     
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    Notorious spammer Bharti of AAP denies links with dubious sites but lies exposed

    Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti's past is catching up with him. After revelations that he was one of the world's worst spammers at one point, new things are coming to light. Way back in 2005 he was not only a spammer but also a scammer, as veteran digital journalist Prasanto K. Roy told Rahul Kanwal during Centrestage on Friday evening. What can be worse and seriously damaging for the Aam Aadmi Party is that a company earlier associated with Somnath Bharti was involved in selling pornographic domain names.


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    On camera and in a written reply to Headlines Today, Bharti categorically denied having any link with Topsites LLC. But various documents from web registries to registras of companies in the USA suggest his denial was a lie. Earlier reports suggested that Bharti was among top three Indian spammers who accounted for world's 80 per cent spam. Spamming was not illegal in India then. Somnath Bharti was sued in a US court for spams and he paid $5000 to settle the case out of court.


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    According to a report, Bharti's name and sites associated with him figured in ROKSO (Register of Known Spamming Operations) list way back in 2005. He is alleged to be operating under an assumed name: John Kennedy with Paul Aunger.


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    The name of Topsites LLC was changed to Directories LLC in 2004. He also owned a company called Media LLC. Both Topsites LLC and Directories LLC were registered with Malviya Nagar address. Bharti's Indian company Madgen Solutions shares the same address. Madgen Solutions' website surprisingly no longer has an India address, since the controversy broke out.


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    The documents reveal that Directories LLC was dissolved on September 5, 2008.

    Bharti refutes these charges and calls it a 'conspiracy to malign him.' But the fact is in 2003-2004 he was not a public figure and why would people in America or the UK conspire to malign someone from Malviya Nagar.



    Conrad Longmore, who followed Somnath's digital footprints and exposed him, is shocked to know that Bharti is now a minister of a party whose main plank is honesty and credibility.

    Notorious spammer Bharti denies links with dubious sites, lies exposed : Delhi, News - India Today
     
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