He was speaking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
Poll pundits said that Congress' weak performance in Bihar prevented the Opposition Mahagathbandhan alliance from grabbing power, despite ally Rashtriya Janata Dal emerging as the single largest party.
Commenting on the results, Kejriwal said that it had started to seem like the Congress doesn't have any 'mai-baap' or 'owner' any longer, and an alternative is needed.
He also spoke on the role he sees the AAP playing in national politics.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to contest elections in 6 states -Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat- in the next 2 years, informed AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at National Council meeting of AAP on January 28.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Delhi’s health system didn’t collapse during Covid due to reforms and better management. Kejriwal was speaking at a Republic day event in Delhi. The Chief Minister of Delhi even hoisted the Indian flag at the event at Delhi Secretariat. The chief minister said despite drying up of tax revenue due to the pandemic, the AAP government managed to pay salaries to its employees. While talking about the pandemic, Kejriwal said that over 3.12 lakh people recovered under home isolation that was started first in Delhi. “In developed countries, patients were lying on floors in corridors. We studied it and understood that everyone who got sick was taken to hospital, even those with mild symptoms. Doctors in Delhi came up with home isolation. We decided that asymptomatic patients would be treated at home,” said Kejriwal. Watch the full video for more.
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Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal hoisted national flag on January 25 at Delhi Secretariat to mark Republic Day celebrations. "I hope this year we'll get rid of COVID-19. It was a difficult phase. People lost jobs, it was tough for govt too as no tax was received and we wondered how to pay salaries to our employees," Kejriwal said. Nation will celebrate its 72nd Republic Day on January 26 (Tuesday).
Recalling the tough opposition faced by Modi government during their failed attempt to amend the Land Acquisition Act 2013 passed by the then UPA government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said his party had then successfully fought the Centre in Parliament and stopped PM Modi from "killing" the bill. "We threw out the old British Bill and brought out a brand new Bill that guaranteed compensation and protection to our farmers...The first thing Narendra Modi ji did when he became PM was trying to kill this Bill. We fought him in Parliament and stopped him from killing it," said Rahul Gandhi while addressing an audience in Kerala's Kalpetta during his two-day visit to the southern state in view of the upcoming assembly elections. Gandhi made the speech in the backdrop of the farmers' protest against Centre's three new farm laws.
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Union Minister of Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad met three village level women entrepreneurs of Common Service Center (CSC) who participated in the Republic Day parade. Speaking to media, RS Prasad said, "They symbolise the spirit of women empowerment through digital service delivery under Digital India." Three village level entrepreneurs of CSC were Baijanti Devi from Bihar's Gaya, Misba Hashmi from Yamuna Nagar and Sonu Bala from Haryana's Rewari.They attended the Republic Day parade on the tableau of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
President Ram Nath Kovind addressed to nation on R-Day eve and said, "Our scientists, along with doctors, administrators and people from other walks of life, have made major contribution in containing the virus and keeping the fatality rate lower in our country, compared to that in developed countries. Thus, our farmers, soldiers and scientists deserve special appreciation and a grateful nation greets them on this auspicious occasion of the Republic Day." He also said, "By conducting not only free and fair but also safe elections in Bihar which has high population density and in UT of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh with difficulties of access and other challenges, our democracy and the Election Commission have accomplished remarkable feats. I am sure that with a view to reducing the risk of such pandemics, the issue of climate change will be accorded top priority at the global level. Economic reforms have continued apace and have been supplemented by long-pending reforms in areas of labour and agriculture through legislation. The path to reform at initial stages may cause misapprehensions. However, it's beyond doubt that government remains singularly devoted to farmers' welfare."
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited his north Kerala parliamentary constituency Wayanad on January 28. While interacting with representatives of various non-political, socio-cultural-religious and farmers organisations at a government guesthouse in Kalpetta town, Rahul said, "The truth is that most farmers do not understand the details of the Bill (the three Farm Laws), because if they did, there would be an agitation all across the country. The country would be on fire." The former Congress president is on a two-day visit to Kerala ahead of the Assembly elections in the state scheduled in upcoming months.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited his north Kerala parliamentary constituency Wayanad on January 28.While interacting with representatives of various non-political, socio-cultural-religious and farmers organisations at a government guesthouse in Kalpetta town, Rahul said, "You know the situation in the country today, it is clear for everybody to see what is going on. India is being run by PM Narendra Modi in the interest of 2-3 big businessmen. Every single industry today has a monopoly controlled by 3-4 people." The former Congress president is on a two-day visit to Kerala ahead of the Assembly elections in the state scheduled in upcoming months.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah met the injured police personnel at Sushruta Trauma Centre, Civil Lines in Delhi on January 28. He was accompanied by Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava. Home Minister Shah also visited Tirath Ram Shah Hospital and met injured police personnel. These police personnel were injured in the clashes that erupted during the farmers' tractor rally on January 26 (Republic Day). Around 390 personnel were injured after being attacked by protestors during the rally.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on January 28 attended 23rd GoM meeting on COVID-19 in Delhi. In the meeting, Vardhan said, "70% of our COVID19 cases are in Maharashtra and Kerala. So far, 153 cases of UK variant have been detected in India."
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav released postcard addressing President Ram Nath Kovind, and sought acquittal of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on January 25. Speaking to mediapersons, Lalu's son alleged putting his father behind bars is a political torture by Centre. "He (Lalu Prasad Yadav) has been put behind bars as part of a conspiracy and is imprisoned despite prolonged illness. It's political torture by Centre," said RJD's Tej Pratap.
Ailing Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was airlifted to Delhi from Jharkhand's Ranchi. He was brought in the national capital's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on January 23. Lalu Yadav was referred from Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on the advice of state medical board.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was being shifted to AIIMS Delhi from RIMS Ranchi on January 23 on the recommendation of the State Medical Board. RIMS Ranchi issued Yadav's health bulletin and informed "his condition remains the same and he is stable. His COVID test came out negative, blood report shows normal infection, HRCT chest scan reflect pneumonia".
Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, spoke on the Covid-19 pandemic and Central government's role in the battle. He was speaking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit...
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