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Delhi MCD bypoll: Setback for BJP as AAP, Cong win bypolls from Maujpur, Sarai Pipal Thala wards

New Delhi: In a setback for the BJP, which secured a huge victory in the recent polls to the three Municipal corporations in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress secured a victory in the bypolls for the Maujpur and the Sarai Pipal Thala wards respectively. The AAP, which has in recent weeks, been faced with charges levelled by sacked minister Kapil Mishra on the alleged corruption in the Delhi Government, received a shot in the arm after its candidate Reshma Nadeem won the Maujpur MCD bypoll while Congress won the bypolls for the Sarai Pipal Thala ward. Ms Nadeem registered her victory with a margin of 699 votes following recounting of votes.

एमसीडी उपचुनावों में बीजेपी का नही खुला ख ाता , आप ने जीती मौजपुर की सीट।

एमसीडी उपचुनावों में बीजेपी का नही खुला खाता , आप ने जीती मौजपुर की सीट।

नई दिल्ली | अभी एक महीना पहले , देश की राजधानी दिल्ली में हुए एमसीडी इलेक्शन में बीजेपी ने प्रचंड जीत हासिल कर सत्ता रूढ़ आम आदमी पार्टी को करार झटका दिया था. इस हार ने जहाँ आम आदमी पार्टी में बूचाल ला दिया वही बीजेपी की बांछे खिल गयी. बीजेपी ने इसे मोदी लहर का नाम दिया तो आप ने ईवीएम् लहर का. बरहाल अभी हाल ही में हुए उपचुनावों में बीजेपी को करार झटका लगा है.

दिल्ली के मौजपुर और सराय वार्ड के लिए हुए एमसीडी उपचुनावों में बीजेपी का खाता नही खुला है. वही ये चुनाव आम आदमी पार्टी और कांग्रेस के लिए राहत की खबर लेकर आया है. जहाँ मौजपुर की सीट पर आप के प्रत्याशी ने कब्ज़ा जमाया वही सराय वार्ड पर कांग्रेस उम्मीदवार ने जीत दर्ज की है. सराय वार्ड पर भी आप के लिए राहत की खबर है. यहाँ उनका उम्मीदवार दुसरे नम्बर पर रहा। 14 मई को मौजपुर और 21 मई को सराय वार्ड में उपचुनाव हुए. इन दोनों ही सीट की आज मतगणना शुरू हुई. शुरुआत से ही मौजपुर सीट पर आप और सराय वार्ड सीट पर कांग्रेस के प्रत्याशी आगे चल रहे थे. इन दोनों ही सीटो पर बीजेपी के उम्मीदवार तीसरे नम्बर पर रहे. जहाँ मौजपुर की सीट आप उम्मीदवार रेशमा ने 699 मतों से जीती वही सराय वार्ड में भी आप उम्मीदवार को अच्छी खासी वोट मिली.

रेशमा को कुल 9374 वोट मिले हैं. वहीं दूसरे नम्बर पर रहे कांग्रेस प्रत्याशी को 8675 वोट मिले. उधर सराय वार्ड में कांग्रेस प्रत्याशी ने आप उम्मीदवार को करीब एक हजारो वोटो से मात दी. बताते चले की मौजपुर और सराय वार्ड के प्रत्याशी की मौत हो जाने के बाद इन दोनों जगह पर इलेक्शन स्थगित कर दिए गए थे. हालाँकि दोनों ही सीटो के परिणाम से बहुमत पर कोई प्रभाव नही पड़ेगा।

‘Stop attacking Kejriwal without evidence’: Yogendra Yadav’s open letter to Kapil Mishra

A day after suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra apologised to his former colleague Yogendra Yadav for launching a campaign to oust him from the party, the Swaraj India president has written an open letter to him asking to abstain from negative politics.

In the 420-word letter which he put up on Facebook and signed as “your senior”, Yadav has advised his former AAP colleague that he should refrain from making allegations against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal every day.

“I am not saying that all your allegations are false. Some of the allegations have lot of weight but for the rest you still do not have credible evidence,” he stated in the letter.

“If you keep making allegations every day, it will not end AAP but definitely end whatever faith people have in clean politics,” he said.

Questioning Mishra’s silence over the allegations that he is making against AAP and Arvind Kejriwal , Yadav said, “If you knew so much about the corruption in party, what where you doing in the party since past two years. Today, you should look for panacea rather than revenge.”

Responding to Mishra’s apology in the letter, Yadav said, “I heard your apology. However, instead of apologising to us, you should apologise to thousands of volunteers and lakhs of supporters and crores of Indians who have been cheated,” Yadav wrote.

The two former AAP leaders went on to form Swaraj India party after being sacked for anti-party activities in 2015.

He, however, appreciated Mishra for showing the courage to apologise.

“Many people commit mistakes but not everyone have the courage to take responsibility for their actions. Even though it has been a long time, your public apology will help heal the wounds of many of our friends,” he stated.

Referring to the incident in which he along with Bhushan was ousted from the party, Yadav said in the letter that his trust in humanity was shaken seeing the role Mishra and other former colleagues.

Mishra had launched a campaign to oust Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the party.

“Though you had hinted about it but I wish you will reveal the details of that episode too and bring the entire truth before the people of this country,” the letter read.

Kapil Bhai,

I heard your apology in the press conference yesterday. But I felt that instead of apologizing to Prashant ji and me (and also Anand ji and Ajit Bhai), you should ask for forgiveness from thousands of volunteers, lakhs of supporters and crores of countrymen who have been cheated. I am glad that by evening you too supported my point. Who doesn’t make a mistake? But not all show the courage to apologise for it.

A lot of time has passed. But your apology made in public will help heal the wounds of many friends. I had lost faith in humanity after I saw your role and that of your supporters in framing us and ousting us from the party. On your request, I had campaigned for you several times in your constituency. Just imagine how I would have felt when I had to hear you accusing me of being a traitor. And then you targeted our respected Shanti Bhushan ji! It still gives me shivers. Today you alluded to the truth of that incident, but when you feel it right, place the whole truth of that case before the country.

In your apology today, I also hear the voices of many old companions who feel ashamed of their actions; some of them have even privately sent their apology to me though they cannot speak up publicly. This has washed away the bitterness in me, if there was any.

Well, in politics, you are more competent than me. But if you do not take it otherwise, can I give you a suggestion? Stop doing these daily press conferences against Arvind Kejriwal. I am not saying that all your allegations are wrong. Some do carry weight though for others, there is no proof yet. Aam Aadmi Party cannot be cleansed by leveling allegations day and night. It will instead wipe off people’s faith in clean politics.

And if you knew all this, what were you doing there for the last two years anyway? Today, atonement suits you more than retaliation.

Kapil Bhai, negative politics is neither in your own interest nor in the interest of the country. For the last two years, I have spent most of my time on issues concerning farmers and rural India. Believe me, misdeeds of the Aam Aadmi Party leaders are not the biggest problem of this country.

80 shops gutted in Delhi fire


New Delhi, May 23: At least 80 shops were gutted after a major fire broke out in the city’s Chandani Chowk area on Monday night, officials said on Tuesday.

“A fire call in a saree shop was received at 10 p.m., following which 25 fire tenders were rushed to the spot,” a fire official told Media Sources.

It took over four and a half hours to douse the flames.

No one was injured in the blaze. The reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained. The police has started a probe.