Organize a debate between Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and me; Congress is ready: Ajay Maken

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The Congress party on Tuesday accepted ANI's invitation for a debate with the chief ministerial candidates of its rivals in the Delhi Assembly elections, from Bharatiya Janata Party's Kiran Bedi and Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal. Praising the idea of open debate between all the three major parties Maken further said that such an exercise will be very beneficial for Delhi's voters. Earlier in the day, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal had invited Kiran Bedi for a public debate, after congratulating her for being nominated as BJPs chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Delhi polls. Jan 20, 2015

Process to change Ordinances to bills will soon begin: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday that a meeting will be held tomorrow to discuss the schedule of the Budget Session of the Parliament so that the leaders can be given a 15 days notice in advance. He also said that a meeting was also held to discuss the process of changing ordinances to bills and it will soon begin. Jan 20, 2015

Politicos react as BJP nominates Kiran Bedi as its CM candidate for Delhi polls

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Political reactions flowed on Tuesday after BJP announced Kiran Bedi as its Chief Ministerial candidate for Delhi Assembly Polls. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Bedi is a tough leader capable enough to govern the capital. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that there is an infighting within AAP since Bedi has been declared the CM candidate. Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and PC Chacko said that projecting Kiran Bedi will be a loss for BJP and added that they have realized the failure of BJP in Delhi so they want to project Bedi to face the blame. AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Ashutosh said that it is the decision of BJP whom to present as the CM candidate but Bedi is only being projected to take the blame of defeat in polls. Jan 20, 2015

Karnataka mining case: SC grants bail to Karnataka mining baron Janardhan Reddy

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to mining baron and former Karnataka minister G Janardhan Reddy in the illegal mining scam case. In his petition for bail, Reddy had argued that he had been in jail for more than three years and that he was in poor health. Reddy, who had earlier managed to get bail in four cases, was rejected bail by the CBI special court in Obalapuram Mining Company (OMC) illegal mining case filed by the CBI. Following this Reddy moved to Supreme Court and managed to obtain the bail. Jan 20, 2015

Politicos react as Delhi Police questions Shashi Tharoor for almost 4 hours in Sunanda Pushkar murde

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday react as Delhi Police drilled Shashi Tharoor for almost four hours in Sunanda Pushkar murder case. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Pushkar should have been questioned way before as he is the main witness in the case. He said that the UPA government had already delayed the probe in the case and now it should pick up speed. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that BJP should stop speculating in criminal proceedings and that investigation is on. NCP Leader Tariq Anwar said that it is good that Tharoor cooperated in questioning and the law will take its own course. Jan 20, 2015

Kejriwal invites Kiran Bedi for public debate, Politicos say he lacks topics & genuine issues

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday said that AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal lacks topics and genuine issues after the later invited Kiran Bedi for a public debate. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that Kejriwal change his statements everyday and that the debate will happen in the assembly. Party leader Srikant Sharma said that there is no use of debating with a person who brings the topics of discussion to the lowest level. GVL Narasimha Rao and Subramanian Swamy also said that the results of the elections will clarify everything. Meanwhile, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the AAP Chief thinks too much of himself and he should just avoid the same. Jan 20, 2015