Chitleen K Seth was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.
Articles by Chitleen K Sethi
The central observers, all from the Delhi team of the AAP, were appointed in July 2015 and were responsible for building the party’s organisation in each parliamentary constituency. They were the “eyes and ears” of Pathak in Punjab and had been given almost unbridled control over local leaders, volunteers and workers. A top leader of the party said they have been asked to report back to Delhi with immediate effect.
Published on Sep 03, 2016 06:10 AM IST
ByRavinder Vasudeva and Chitleen K Sethi
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) faction supporting sacked Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur broke away on Friday, vowing to work against the Delhi-led AAP and ending any possibility of the estranged leader’s return.
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and former SAD legislator Pargat Singh have formed the Awaaz-e-Punjab, a political outfit ahead of the state elections next year.
Updated on Sep 02, 2016 11:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRavinder Vasudeva and Chitleen K Sethi, Jalandhar/chandigarh
Former Punjab convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Sucha Singh Chhotepur said he will not go back to the party till those who “conspired” against him are still there in it.
After claiming the moral high ground on “zero tolerance to corruption” and sacking Sucha Singh Chhotepur as its Punjab convener unceremoniously on Friday following a cash sting, the AAP softened its stand on Tuesday.
When it sacked him as Punjab convener, AAP had no idea of his hold on the party
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday evening removed its Punjab chief, Sucha Singh Chhotepur, following allegations of corruption. The decision was taken at a meeting of the party’s political affairs committee (PAC), its highest decision-making body.
HT ANALYSIS || Chhotepur controversy exposes Punjab vs outsider debate faultline
Leaders from state unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have urged national convener Arvind Kejriwal to expel state unit chief Sucha Singh Chhotepur from the party, it is learnt, reacting to a reported video sting operation that shows him allegedly accepting a cash packet from a man.
Party boss Kejriwal ‘very upset’, Sisodia ‘confronted Chhotepur on video, recorded after complaints’
Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who has been voicing displeasure over choice of candidates, finds himself at the receiving end of a sting operation.
AAP’s Punjab convenor Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who recently voiced his displeasure over the distribution of tickets by the party’s central leadership, has found himself at the receiving end of a sting operation.
Former Indian cricket opener Navjot Singh Sidhu’s ambitious move to start a second political innings with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) after leaving the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit a roadblock.
Published on Aug 18, 2016 08:57 AM IST
ByChitleen K Sethi and Bhartesh S Thakur
The Centre’s move to appoint retired bureaucrat and BJP leader KJ Alphons as Chandigarh administrator was put on hold on Wednesday after objection from the Shiromani Akali Dal government in Punjab.
Updated on Aug 17, 2016 11:43 PM IST
ByChitleen K Sethi and Bhartesh S Thakur, Chandigarh
KJ Alphons, 63, a retired bureaucrat from Kerala and a BJP executive committee member, is tipped to be the administrator of the Union Territory (UT), reversing a 32-year-old practice of the Punjab governor holding the additional charge of the UT.
Updated on Aug 17, 2016 09:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByChitleen K Sethi, Bhartesh Singh Thakur, Chandigarh
Even as fighting continues in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over some names on the first list of candidates for the 2017 assembly polls, a second list is coming out by the weekend.
The income-and-status gap within close relations is leading to crimes born out of jealousy and greed. Of the seven kidnapping cases in the past 6 months in Punjab, five had relatives, friends, or neighbours involved. Chitleen K Sethi examines what police call a starting trend shaking our faith in family.
POLICE RECRUITMENT 1,524 of the 1.12 lakh youths who underwent the test caught on wrong foot; 900 others found using performance-enhancing drugs
Punjab’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur, one of the most senior leaders of the party in the state, absented himself when it announced the first list candidates for the 2017 assembly elections on Thursday. On Wednesday, he walked out of a meeting with the party’s Punjab affairs in-charge, Sanjay Singh, following differences over the ticket distribution. Talking to assistant editor Chitleen K Sethi on Friday, Chhotepur said he was disappointed with the choice of candidates but his difference of opinion could not be seen as dissent.
Keeping its promise of being the first to announce candidates for the Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections due early next year, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday released the first list of 19 for the 117-member assembly.
Even before the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announces its first list of 20 candidates for the assembly polls, bush fire of protests against the ‘finalised’ candidates have erupted at many places in the state.
Continuing to show their “desperation” to create yet another private university in the state, Punjab’s higher education department has recommended the creation of CT University in Ludhiana without waiting for it to comply with the conditions laid down in the rulebook.
A day after Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal asked his party-men to gear up for an “ugly battle” with the powers that be through a video message, his maiden appearance in a defamation case in Amritsar court on Friday has been turned into a major political event.
On the first day, of the 7,800 candidates tested across the state, 294 tested positive for drugs. That is 3.7%, but includes those who used non-addictive, performance-enhancing drugs. Those found using addictive drugs were 1.5% of all tested
The UT administration’s recruitment of 1,150 government school teachers in January–February 2015 was compromised with question papers having been leaked to select candidates, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has found.
The stand-up comedian turned politician still remains the most popular face of AAP in Punjab, where elections are due in less than a year. Even as the AAP aims win the state, Mann’s acts might have handed over ammo in Opposition’s hands.