Jan 29, 2020 7:59 PM (IST)
Why wasn't Kejriwal able to introduce a Jan Lokpal Bill despite clear majority, questions Pravesh
BJP MP Pravesh Verma questioned as to why the Aam Aadmi Party government had not been able to introduce a Jan Lokpal Bill in the last five years despite winning 67 seats in the last assembly elections. "He had resigned in 2013 after just completing 49 days in power, citing his inability to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill. Why hasn't then a Jan Lokpal Bill be passed in the last five years?" he questioned.
Jan 29, 2020 7:55 PM (IST)
If Kejriwal is with Muslims, I am with the Hindus, thunders BJP MP Pravesh Verma
BJP MP Pravesh Verma accused Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal of inciting the Muslims, stating that if Kejriwal was with the country's Muslims, he was behind the country's Hindus. "If Kejriwal is with the Muslims, I am with the Hindus," stated Verma.
Jan 29, 2020 7:51 PM (IST)
Never called Kejriwal a 'terrorist', but did call him a 'Naxal', says BJP MP Pravesh Verma
"I didn't call Kejriwal a terrorist. I called him Natwarlal because he lies a lot. I called him a Naxal because he stages a dharna at the time of important national occasions, said BJP MP Parvesh Verma, when asked if he had called the Delhi CM a terrorist.
Jan 29, 2020 7:48 PM (IST)
Parvesh Verma defends controversial 'rape' remarks
West Delhi MP Parvesh Verma said that he isn't going back on his earlier comments, due to which he had been accused of polarising the Delhi assembly elections. "It is not the BJP which is polarising the election. Look at the type of slogans being raised in Shaheen Bagh," the BJP leader said.
Any Indian in the right mind will condemn what's happening at Shaheen Bagh. If one's blood doesn't boil, then it is not blood but water," he said.
Jan 29, 2020 6:56 PM (IST)
BJP doesn't want Indian women to be part of the decision-making process, says Congress' Ragini Nayak
The BJP government doesn't want women of this country to be part of the decision-making process, said Congress leader Ragini Nayak.
"Why hasn't the Women's Reservation Bill been passed yet?" she asked, adding that even AAP didn't have any woman member in its highest decision-making body.
The session also featured BJP leader Shazia Ilmi.
Jan 29, 2020 6:09 PM (IST)
Kejriwal asked Indira Jaising to approach Nirbhaya's mother, Sambit Patra alleges
Levelling a major allegation against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra claimed that it was Kejriwal who had asked senior lawyer Indira Jaising to approach Nirbhaya's mother with a request to forgive the rapists of her daughter, who are set to be hanged on Feb 1.
"Indira Jaising went there at the instructions of Kejriwal," he said.
Jan 29, 2020 6:05 PM (IST)
Congress has become the fourth pillar of Indian politics, says Sambit Patra
Hitting out at Congress, Patra expressed surprise that Congress was considering its performances in the state elections of Maharashtra and Jharkhand as satisfying. "They came fourth in Maharashtra among the four major parties which were contesting the polls. They somehow managed to be part of the government. They are like the fourth pillar of Indian politics," said Patra.
Jan 29, 2020 6:01 PM (IST)
AAP and BJP have an understanding among themselves, says Congress' Rajeev Tyagi
Congress' spokesperson Rajeev Tyagi said during a panel discussion that AAP and the BJP were same sides of the same coin. "Both of them have the same agenda and have an understanding among themselves. Both of them are also expert at lying," said the Congress leader.
Jan 29, 2020 5:57 PM (IST)
How many more times will Rahul Gandhi be launched, asks Sambit Patra
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra launched a scathing attack on Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, asking how many more times will he be launched in politics.
Taking another jibe at the former Congress President, Patra commented that "Rahul Gandhi was a satellite without fuel." "He has run out of fuel. No matter how hard one tries, he won't be launched," said Patra.
Jan 29, 2020 5:55 PM (IST)
Shaheen Bagh protestors want to be lathicharged so they could blame the PM, says Sambit Patra
"The protestors in Shaheen Bagh want the government to lathicharge them so they could go to the US and tell them that Indian Muslims are being mistreated by the Modi government," said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.
Jan 29, 2020 5:47 PM (IST)
Slogans raised against Indian Army, in favour of Pak Army at Shaheen Bagh, says Sambit Patra
Further attacking the CAA protests at Shaheen Bagh, Patra claimed that the protestors had raised slogans against the Indian Army even as they hailed the Pakistani Army.
Jan 29, 2020 5:45 PM (IST)
Kejriwal and lying are synonymous: Sambit Patra
BJP spokesperson took potshots at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, questioning how was he able to manage to fulfil all his poll promises in the last six months when he had been claiming that Centre didn't allow him to work for the first four and a half years.
"Kejriwal was either lying back then or he is lying now. That, however, doesn't matter much, as Kejriwal and lying are now synonymous," said Patra.
Jan 29, 2020 5:03 PM (IST)
Delhi's mindset has undergone a change after the Nirbhaya case, believes Congress' Rina Dhaka
Congress leader Rina Dhaka opined during a panel discussion that the mindset of the society had undergone a major change after the protestors that ensued the gang-rape and murder of paramedic student, or Nirbhaya, on Dec 16, 2012. "Earlier, people used to call women names. But there is more respect towards women on the streets of Delhi now," she said.
Jan 29, 2020 4:47 PM (IST)
BJP, AAP and Congress debate the pressing civic issues of Delhi
Dr Harsh Mahajan from the BJP, Rina Dhaka of Congress and Amod Kanth from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) debated the issues that Delhi still faces. "Traffic is a major issue that we are facing," said Congress' Rina Dhaka.
Jan 29, 2020 4:12 PM (IST)
Including Ahmadiyyas within CAA ambit could trigger a strong reaction among Indian Muslims, says Prasad
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that bringing in members of other persecuted groups within Islam, such as Ahmadiyas, could stir a debate among Indian Muslims, as he tried to ally fears over the citizenship act being biased against Muslims.
Jan 29, 2020 4:00 PM (IST)
Trust what the PM said about NRC at Ramlila Grounds, Ravi Shankar Prasad urges
The union minister said that naysayers of the CAA and NRC must believe what the PM said about the proposed register at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi last month. "The PM has categorically said that there hasn't been a formal discussion on the NRC yet. Everyone should believe him," he said, answering queries from a Shaheen Bagh protest organiser whether there was a sense of confusion on the NRC between home minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Jan 29, 2020 3:55 PM (IST)
Shaheen Bagh protestors can't be allowed to suppress the views of lakhs of Indians, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
In a major statement, union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the collective voice of a few thousand protestors cannot be allowed to suppress the miseries of lakhs of people who are facing traffic disruptions and other difficulties due to the ongoing agitation at Shaheen Bagh.
Jan 29, 2020 3:49 PM (IST)
Even Ashok Gehlot demanded CAA in a letter to me, reveals Ravi Shankar Prasad
The union law minister revealed that Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot had written to him demanding the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Notably, the Rajasthan assembly passed a resolution against the CAA, one of the four Indian states to do so.
Jan 29, 2020 3:46 PM (IST)
Respect CAA protestors' right to protest, assures Ravi Shankar Prasad
"We respect the right of CAA protestors to put forward their views within the ambit of the Constitution," said Prasad, answering a question if there was confusion within the government on the implementation of the Nationwide Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC).
"There will be a proper process that will be followed on the NPR when it is rolled out," he said, adding that opposition fears on the National Population Register (NPR) were completely unfounded. "The last Census exercise took place in 2011. We need to update it," he said.
Jan 29, 2020 3:42 PM (IST)
The fact is minorities are being persecuted in the three countries: Ravi Shankar Prasad on CAA
Talking about the need to bring in separate legislation for persecuted minorities of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, the union law minister said that the fears of persecution of Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Jains and Buddhists in the three countries were very real.
"I don't want to get into the question whether the persecution of these minorities is right or wrong. The fact is that they are being persecuted," he said.
Jan 29, 2020 3:36 PM (IST)
Muslims have the same right over the country as Hindus, says Ravi Shankar Prasad on CAA fears
Speaking on the apprehensions around the Citizenship Amendment Act, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad reiterated the government's stand that the new law doesn't take away the citizenship of any Indian. "Muslims have made the same contribution to the country as Hindus," the minister said.
Jan 29, 2020 3:20 PM (IST)
It is Congress that have changed the face of Delhi: Rashid Alvi
"It was the Congress party that have changed the face of Delhi, be it the developmental work, the flyovers anything.. it is the Congress party that has done it all. Winning or loosing election is not an issue as it is for the people to decide. But for the BJP, they start with accusing Congress and ends with Congress. Today the BJP have no other agenda other than Shaheen Bagh. The BJP is deliberately seeking to stir the communal pot and incite hatred.," Congress leader Rashid Alvi said.
Jan 29, 2020 3:04 PM (IST)
Aam Aadmi Party has become Khaas Aadmi Party: Shahnawaz Hussain
"Those who were in power made similar tall claims of development in Delhi. But they lost elections," said Shahnawaz Hussain. He appeared to suggest Congress' performance in elections.
"Aam Aadmi Party has become a Khaas Aadmi Party," Hussain added.
Jan 29, 2020 3:02 PM (IST)
Appeal people not to be misled by anyone: Shahnawaz Hussain
"I appeal to the people not to be misled by anyone. This is your country and you are ours. Dharna and protests are fine. We are not against them. But we are against violence. It is unfounded fear that Muslims would be put in detention centres after NRC," Shahnawaz Hussain said.
Jan 29, 2020 3:00 PM (IST)
'If Muslims are safe anywhere then it is in India'
If Muslims are safe anywhere then it is in India...If anywhere in the world a Hindustani Muslim is being deported. I will be the first one to stand infront of him: Shahnawaz Hussain
Jan 29, 2020 2:53 PM (IST)
Situation not as bad as it is being portrayed by opposition: Shahnawaz Hussain
"The country is not as bad as it is being portrayed by the opposition. CAA is about giving citizenship to people not to take away someone's citizenship....Our leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad had also promised to take care of such persecuted people. India was partitioned on the basis of religion," Shahnawaz Hussain said.
Jan 29, 2020 2:44 PM (IST)
CAA is not an Hindu-Muslim issue: Rashid Alvi
Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that CAA is not it not an Hindu-Muslim issue.
Jan 29, 2020 2:41 PM (IST)
Lying is not in PM Modi's dictionary: Shahnawaz Hussain
Shahnawaz Hussain said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done whatever he has promised to the people of the country. "The word lie does not exits in his dictionary," he said
Jan 29, 2020 2:34 PM (IST)
When BJP is worried they remember Pakistan: Rashid Alvi
When Hinu's are worried they remember Lord Rama. When Muslims are worried they remember Allah but when BJP is worried they remember Pakistan, says Congress leader Rashid Alvi
Jan 29, 2020 1:56 PM (IST)
Scared that my kids would grow up in a country where Hindus and Muslims are fighting each other: Sisodia
"I am scared of many things. Do I want my children to grow up in a country where Hindus and Muslims are fighting among themselves," questioned Sisodia, when asked of his support to the protestors in Shaheen Bagh.
Jan 29, 2020 1:48 PM (IST)
I stand with the truth, Sisodia on his support for Shaheen Bagh protestors
Manish Sisodia reiterated that he stood with the protestors of Shaheen Bagh, when asked if the anti-CAA demonstration was still a poll issue.
"I stand with the truth. Let the court decide what the truth is," he said, adding that AAP was asking for votes in the name of the work it had done in the last five years.
Sisodia further said that the onus of the negotiating with the protestors squarely lied with Centre. "The Union Home Minister should be questioned if Delhi's residents are facing traffic disruptions due to the Shaheen Bagh protests," he said.
Jan 29, 2020 1:39 PM (IST)
Don't mock Delhi's schools, mock me instead, Sisodia hits out at Gambhir, Shah
Citing reports that Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir and Union Home Minister Amit Shah were critical of the claims made by the Delhi government as far as their achievements in uplifting the government schools were concerned, Sisodia said that it was really unfortunate that this was happening.
"Mock me instead, but don't mock the government schools," he said.
Jan 29, 2020 1:29 PM (IST)
Sisodia speaks on worsening Class 10 results in Delhi govt schools
Explaining the worsening Class 10 results under the AAP government, Sisodia said that this was due to the change in education rules.
"We have rescued the schools from the cobwebs. Look at the state of the government schools in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, both states ruled by the BJP," he said, adding that Delhi's government schools were way better than those in other states.
"We have strived hard to bring government school on par with private schools," he said.
Remarking upon the decreasing enrollment numbers in government schools, Sisodia said that the number of students under the Delhi government had in fact increased by over a lakh students. "Has it ever happened in the history of our country that a student from a Delhi government school has won an olympiad in Russia," he questioned.
Jan 29, 2020 1:26 PM (IST)
We have created infrastructure for 600 schools, says Manish Sisodia
Delhi deputy chief minister and education minister Manish Sisodia said that the AAP government has opened 600 schools in the last five years, more than the 500 it had promised in its manifesto. "We have created the infrastructure for 600 schools. The facilities in these schools have improved tremendously under our rule," he said.
"We have built 20,000 new classrooms," he said.
Jan 29, 2020 12:54 PM (IST)
Why didn't AAP raise statehood issue when they were in power with Congress in 2013, asks BJP
When questioned about the longstanding issue of granting statehood to Delhi, BJP's spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi questioned as to why the demand hadn't been ceded while AAP was in power with support from Congress in 2013. "Did they raise the issue back then," he questioned.
Remarking upon the issue further, Trivedi questioned if there was a single country in the world where the law and order of the respective capital wasn't managed by the central government.
Jan 29, 2020 12:47 PM (IST)
What should one do with traitors like Afzal Guru, questions Sudhanshu Trivedi
Fielding allegations that the BJP was deliberately prolonging the Shaheen Bagh stir, BJP's Sudhanshu Trivedi said that all the provocative statements being made by BJP leaders reflected the sentiments of the people of the country. "Why should we glorify Afzal Guru? How could any Indian play into the hands of the ISI and Pakistan," he questioned.
Jan 29, 2020 12:43 PM (IST)
BJP has no right to lecture us on insulting Purvanchalis, says AAP MP Sanjay Singh
BJP has no right to lecture us on violence, said AAP MP Sanjay Singh, as he noted that Purvanchalis had been forced out of the states where BJP governments were in power, including Gujarat, Assam and Maharashtra.
Jan 29, 2020 12:40 PM (IST)
Why can't Centre hold talks with Shaheen Bagh protestors if they support Muslim women: Sanjay Singh
AAP MP Sanjay Singh questioned Centre's reluctance in holding talks with the protestors of Shaheen Bagh. "When they say that they support Muslim women, why can't then they go and talk to the women protestors in Shaheen Bagh," Singh questioned.
Jan 29, 2020 12:37 PM (IST)
AAP is confused in its stand on Shaheen Bagh protest, says BJP
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is playing a double game when it comes to their stand on the Shaheen Bagh protest, says Sudhanshu Trivedi. "On one hand, they say that they are with the protestors of Shaheen Bagh. Then, why are they afraid of being seen with the protestors," questioned the BJP spokesperson.
Jan 29, 2020 12:34 PM (IST)
Kejriwal hasn't built a single school in the last five years, says Congress' Krishna Tirath
Former Delhi minister and Congress leader Krishna Tirath said that not a single school had been constructed by the Kejriwal government over the last five years, despite tall claims being made by the government. "We have shown how Delhi can be run during 15 years of Congress government under Sheila Dikshit," said Tirath.
Jan 29, 2020 12:31 PM (IST)
AAP MP Sanjay Singh lashes out at BJP over economy
Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh hit out at Centre for the slumping economic state of the country. "We are facing a crisis in terms of food inflation, NPAs and unemployment," said the AAP leader.
Jan 29, 2020 12:28 PM (IST)
Kejriwal making contradictory claims, says BJP's Sudhanshu Trivedi
BJP spokesperson, featuring in a panel discussion, said that Kejriwal was making contradictory claims ahead of the February 8 vote. "He had been saying till last month that the Centre wasn't allowing the Delhi government to work. Now, he is asking people to vote on the basis of work he has done in the last five years," said Trivedi.
Jan 29, 2020 12:19 PM (IST)
BJP will win more than 48 seats this time around, says Manoj Tiwari
We will win more than 48 seats in Delhi this time around, says Tiwari. Our earlier estimate was that we would win more than 40 seats.
"But ever since Kejriwal started insulting the Purvanchalis and after our alliance with Nitish Kumar, we are sure of winning more than 48 seats," said the Delhi BJP President in his concluding remarks.
Jan 29, 2020 12:15 PM (IST)
Kejriwal is always insulting the people from Purvanchal
Levelling a major attack on Arvind Kejriwal, Tiwari said that the Delhi CM was insulting people from the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. "What does he mean when he says that I will be the first one to be asked to leave the city if the NRC is implemented," he questioned.
He doesn't respect the Purvanchali population of Delhi, he said.
Jan 29, 2020 12:09 PM (IST)
Our first decision will be to sanction the prosecution of people who raised anti-India remarks, promises Tiwari
"Our first decision, if we win power, will be to get a chargesheet filed against persons who had raised anti-India slogans," said Tiwari. The decision will happen on the first day of the first month following our election victory, he said.
Jan 29, 2020 12:07 PM (IST)
Tiwari defends remarks of Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma
The Delhi BJP President said that union minister Anurag Thakur and BJP MP Pravesh Verma had stated nothing wrong in sloganeering against the "traitors" of the country. "Anurag just asked the crowd as to what should be done with the traitors. The rest was said by the people present at the public meeting," he said.
Jan 29, 2020 12:03 PM (IST)
Modi can't order a lathicharge on women and children: Tiwari on Shaheen Bagh protest
When questioned on what's stopping the Centre from vacating the Shaheen Bagh protest site, Manoj Tiwari remarked that the "entire nation knows that Narendra Modi can't order a lathicharge on women and children."
Jan 29, 2020 12:00 PM (IST)
Isn't Delhi's security an election issue: Manoj Tiwari on Shaheen Bagh protest
Tiwari hit out at the protestors at Shaheen Bagh, saying that slogans against the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister had been raised at the protest. "They said there that they would shoot the PM and the HM. Is that right," he asked.
Jan 29, 2020 11:56 AM (IST)
Not fighting the election just on the issue of Shaheen Bagh; Kejriwal's time is up: Manoj Tiwari
People are asking questions on the unfulfilled promises of Arvind Kejriwal, says Manoj Tiwari, as he hits out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
The Delhi BJP chief denied allegations that the party was trying to polarise the election on the issue of Shaheen Bagh. "No, we are not polarising the election. We are raising very pertinent issues of water crisis, education and unauthorised colonies," he said.
Kejriwal's time is up, he declared.
Jan 29, 2020 11:52 AM (IST)
Fully confident that we will win power in Delhi, says Manoj Tiwari
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari is the first guest on Chunav Manch. We are fully confident that our party will win the election, he said.
Jan 29, 2020 11:47 AM (IST)
BJP started off late on their campaign trail, says Rajat Sharma
Delivering his opening remarks at the Chunav Manch, India TV's Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma said that the BJP was a little late in hitting the campaign trail. "However, they have picked up pace of late," he said.
Jan 29, 2020 10:49 AM (IST)
Former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan to discuss the situation at Shaheen Bagh at 4:25 PM
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister will be in an exclusive interview with India TV at 4:25 PM, in which he will field questions on the sit-in protest at Shaheen Bagh.
Jan 29, 2020 10:41 AM (IST)
Watch union minister Prakash Javadekar LIVE at 4 PM
Union minister Prakash Javadekar, who is also one of the poll incharges of the BJP for the Delhi assembly elections, will be in conversation with India TV at 4 PM.
Jan 29, 2020 10:37 AM (IST)
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to take questions on the new citizenship law at 1:45 PM
Union Minister of Law and Justice, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad will take questions on the Citizenship Amendment Act from India TV's Saurav Sharma in an exclusive conversation at 1:45 PM.
Jan 29, 2020 10:34 AM (IST)
Former union minister Shahnawaz Hussain to be in a panel discussion at 1 PM
BJP's national spokesperson and former union minister Shahnawaz Hussain will feature in a panel discussion with Congress leader Rashid Alvi and secretary of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) Tasleem Rehmani at 1 PM, a talk which will be moderated by India TV's Anchor Hussain Rizvi.
Jan 29, 2020 10:28 AM (IST)
Manish Sisodia to face a one-on-one interview at 12:30 PM
Delhi's deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia will be interviewed by India TV's Executive Editor Sushant Sinha in a one-on-one format at 12:30 PM. Stay tuned for live updates.
Jan 29, 2020 10:24 AM (IST)
Panel discussion feat. AAP, BJP and Congress to take place at 11:40 AM
At 11:40 AM, the leaders from three main parties contesting the Delhi assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), BJP and Congress will feature in a panel discussion with India TV's Senior Executive Editor Saurav Sharma.
Jan 29, 2020 10:19 AM (IST)
Manoj Tiwari to be the first guest on Chunav Manch
The inaugural session of Chunav Manch will feature the Delhi unit chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Manoj Tiwari, who will be in conversation with India TV's Executive Editor Sushant Sinha. The interaction is set to begin at 11 AM.