Give me Control of CBI, ED, Half of BJP Will be in Jail Says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Give me Control of CBI, ED, Half of BJP Will be in Jail, Says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
On Thursday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked the Bhartiya Janata Party for false cases against the Aam Aadmi Party. He further added that despite 167 cases filed against AAP leaders, no investigating agency has been able to prove any wrongdoing by any member. While speaking to NDTV, the Delhi CM said: "Over the last seven years, they have filed 167 cases against AAP leaders — not one has been proved in court. AAP leaders have been cleared in over 150 cases, and the rest are pending… 800 probe agency officers are dedicated only to find wrongdoing by AAP leaders, but they have found nothing. Agencies are getting pulled up in courts because they have filed false cases." When he was asked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claim of running a clean government, Kejriwal said: "Give me control of the CBI, ED (Enforcement Directorate) for one day, half of BJP will be in jail." Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain has been in jail for the past 6 months in connection to a money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate. While Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has been named as an accused in the Delhi Liquor Policy scam, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP's communication in-charge Vijay Nair is already in ED's custody in relation to the same matter. Speaking about the upcoming MCD polls in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal said: "AAP will get 230-plus seats out of 250 in MCD. The BJP will get less than 20 seats. In Gujarat also, I feel AAP will win the elections,"
Congress Split: 80% MLAs With Sachin Pilot; Rajasthan CM Gehlot Calls Him' Traitor'
Just like in Punjab, the Congress party is on the verge of witnessing rumbling months in Rajasthan. Recently in an interview, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot invited trouble after calling Sachin Pilot a 'traitor' (or more specifically, Gaddar). While speaking to NDTV, Gehlot was referring to the revolt that took place in September, due to which he had to withdraw his candidature for the Congress' Presidential polls. Blaming his former deputy Sachin Pilot, Mr Gehlot said: "If Pilot had apologised, there would have been no revolt against him. The 90 MLAs' revolt was against Pilot. And after many of our ministers had said also that they cannot accept gaddar, traitor... "However, a Congress' state minister RS Gudha has something else to say. Mr Gudha said: "We will leave our claim if you do not find 80 per cent of the MLAs with Sachin Pilot. They may call him ‘nikamma, nakara, gawaar’. But I want to tell you that there can be no better leader than Pilot Sahab for the state's health. Four MLAs are presently with him," adding that Pilot enjoys a huge supporter base. Though Sachin Pilot has refuted all the claims made by Gehlot, the Congress party has acknowledged the crisis and has said that it will resolve the matter.
Supreme Court: CJI DY Chandrachud Announces Online Link To File RTI Applications
On Thursday, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud announced the launch of an online link to file RTI applications. The CJI said: "The RTI portal is ready and will start working in 15 minutes." On November 11, the Supreme Court had said that it would launch online filing of RTI applications and first appeals. Earlier, applications under the Right to Information Act required to be physically submitted to the Chief Public Information Officer. CJI DY Chandrachud, who is also the Chairman of the E-committee of the Supreme Court, said: "In case there are any problems, you can get back to me. I will be more than happy to look into it," RTI applications can be uploaded on the portal by paying a Rs 10 fee and is open to Indian citizens only. The CJI has said that the committee is working to provide more features for visually disabled persons and to allow equal access to documents filed digitally in court.
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Supreme Court Collegium Recommends Transfer of Seven Judges of High Courts
On Thursday, the Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud, headed Supreme Court Collegium recommended the transfer of seven judges of High Courts. Justices Battu Devanand and D Ramesh from the Andhra Pradesh High Court have been recommended for a transfer to the Madras and the Allahabad High Courts, respectively. Justice Lalit Kanneganti has been recommended for a transfer from the Telangana High Court to the Karnataka High Court, while Justices D Nagarjun and Abhishek Reddy have been recommended for a transfer to Madras and Patna High Courts, respectively. V.M. Velumani and T Raja from Madras High Court have been recommended for a transfer to Calcutta and Rajasthan High Courts. Significantly, the Supreme Court Collegium has not recommended the transfer of Justice Nikhil Kariel, judge of the Gujarat High Court, following a protest from the Gujarat Bar against the proposed transfer.