Home > News > World
Friday February 14, 2014 MYT 11:10:02 PM
Friday February 14, 2014 MYT 11:11:10 PM
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned on Friday over delays in the introduction of an anti-corruption bill he was pushing for.
Kejriwal, a former tax collector who heads The Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party, seized a stunning victory in India's capital in state elections in December on an anti-corruption platform.
He resigned following a stand-off in the Delhi assembly. He had wanted the anti-graft bill immediately tabled and passed in the assembly but the Congress Party and opposition Bharatiya Janata Party said it must be approved by the central government first, which Kejriwal disputed.
(Reporting By Sruthi Gottipatil Editing by Angus MacSwan)
Police in Indian Kashmir collect bodies floating in worst floods in years
China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia
Indonesia's Widodo wants to overturn law curbing anti-graft drive - adviser
India should be more proactive on Tibet - Dalai Lama aide on eve of China Xi visit
Polish ruling party chieftain says finance minister may be changed
Chinese envoy says North Korea's Kim Jong Un may visit Beijing - Yonhap
Russia's Sistema chairman under house arrest in Bashneft case
Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India
Brazil's Rousseff slips in poll ahead of October election
Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes welcome baby girl: reports
Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai in visit to anti-graft agency
TripAdvisor reveals Asia’s top restaurants for local cuisines
Thai police hint prime suspect in murder of British pair
Actor James D’Arcy will join Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ series
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)