Can the Aam Aadmi Party become a national force?
March 1, 2014
WHEN THE DELHI ASSEMBLY, amidst the expected uproar, voted 42 to 27 to block the introduction of the Jan Lokpal Bill on 14 February, it signalled the end of the Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal’s volatile seven weeks as chief minister.
November 1, 2013
ON 23 AUGUST, the Rotary Club of Delhi Midtown, one of the many local chapters of the Rotary network in the city, hosted an interaction with Arvind Kejriwal, the founder of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), at The Imperial hotel in Delhi. The Rotary is a network of associations of businessmen, traders and community leaders that are in turn affiliated to the Rotary International, the umbrella body that defines its guiding principle as a commitment to community service.
How Arvind Kejriwal, the architect of Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign, brought the rage of an indignant nation to the government's door.
September 1, 2011
SHORTLY AFTER ANNA HAZARE broke his fast-unto-death on 9 April, a group of young people encircled a small man with a black moustache at Jantar Mantar and began shouting the famous pre-independence slogan: Inquilab Zindabad! (Long Live Revolution!). He continued walking toward a group of cars when a young man wearing a red bandanna pushed through the crowd, blocking his way and screaming out, “Sir, don’t call off the fast. Repeat the revolution.” The man returned the smile, and slid into the car.
A day in the life of an Aam Aadmi Party candidate
October 1, 2013
ON 30 JULY, Shazia Ilmi and her campaign team crammed into a one-room office of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in RK Puram. Ilmi, who is one of the AAP’s 47 declared candidates, of a proposed total of 70, and will represent the RK Puram constituency in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections later this year, wanted to brief workers on a new campaign timetable. “We end up going to the same places too many times. This timetable should help us balance our visits,” she said to a group of volunteers and party workers.