ANSHUMAN MISHRA

  • Anshuman Mishra attends Gadkari's son wedding June 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Controversial NRI businessman Anshuman Mishra was among the many guests who attended the wedding of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Nitin Gadkari's son. Mishra recently made headlines after his candidature for Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand divided the BJP with many senior leaders opposing giving a ticket to him. Mishra was an...
  • Jharkhand RS polls: Ahluwalia named BJP candidate April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has declared SS Ahluwalia as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections from Jharkhand. The decision was taken after several rounds of meetings between senior party leaders. Ahluwalia was earlier not being nominated as businessman Anshuman Mishra was being supported by BJP. Mishra had...
  • Jharkhand RS polls: BJP MLAs under scrutiny March 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has cancelled the Jharkhand Rajya Sabha election. The directive comes after allegations of horse trading and recovery of crores of rupees. The BJP MLAs have come under the scrutiny. After two marathon rounds of meetings, the Election Commission was convinced that there was indeed largescale horse...
  • Jharkhand Rajya Sabha polls to be held today March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Jharkhand is all set to conduct its Rajya Sabha polls on Friday amid allegations of horsetrading by Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) chief Babulal Marandi. The election comes at a time when the rift within the the ruling BJPJMMAjsu alliance is said to be widening. The parties are seemingly divided...
  • Mishra apologises to BJP leaders for allegations March 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Anshuman Mishra has apologised to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership for levelling allegations against some of the party leaders of seeking monetary help and other benefits from him. Mishra retracted his statements accusing the BJP leaders after party MP and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha,...
  • Jaitley sues Anshuman Mishra; tiff gets murkier March 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The row between NRI businessman Anshuman Mishra and the BJP turned uglier on Monday with veteran party leader Arun Jaitley serving a defamation notice against him, over his allegations that the Rajya Sabha Opposition leader had sought favours from him, including watching a cricket match at Lord's in...
  • 2G: Mishra's allegations a new headache for BJP March 26, 2012

    New Delhi: NRI businessman Anshuman Mishra's allegations on Sunday he introduced Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi to senior executives of 2G scam accused companies when the panel was probing the 2G spectrum case, could create a storm in Parliament on Monday. Mishra had also said that Joshi called...
  • Nitin Gadkari hits out at Anshuman Mishra March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Sunday hit out at NRI business Anshuman Mishra terming his allegations against party veteran Murli Manohar Joshi and some other leaders as "baseless" and an "expression of frustration" over his failure to make it to the Raja Sabha. "Anshuman Mishra's motivated and selective tirade...
  • Respond to allegation by Anshuman: Digvijaya to BJP March 25, 2012

    Guna: Congress General Secretary, Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said that the BJP should respond to the allegations levelled by NRI businessman Anshuman Mishra, who was denied Rajya Sabha nomination from Jharkhand. "The statements of Mishra have exposed the BJP. In the 2G case, Mishra had introduced Shahid Balwa (Swan Telecom) to...
  • 'Allegations against Joshi deserve to be looked into' March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday said allegations made by NRI businessman Anshuman Mishra against PAC Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi on the 2G issue needed to be looked into "by a Parliamentary setup or outside". "The allegations are in public domain. ....Whether to be looked into...
  • Anshuman Mishra's allegations are baseless: BJP March 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Embarrassed over allegations against senior party leader and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Murli Manohar Joshi that he sought meetings with corporates involved in the 2G scam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said the charges were baseless and were an attempt to malign the parliamentary panel. "These allegations...
  • Joshi must quit if Mishra's charges are true: Congress March 24, 2012

    Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said if theres even an iota of truth in the charge, Joshi must step down immediately. ...
  • Joshi must come clean on Mishra's allegations: Congress March 24, 2012

    Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said that a probe should be conducted into Anshuman Mishra's allegations. ...
  • Mishra's allegations on 2G probe fabricated: Joshi March 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Saturday said that the Anshuman Mishra's allegations were 'fabricated' and whatever he was saying with regard to him is absolutely wrong and a 'concoction'. "I will cooperate with the agencies and I contradict the allegations. I deny it. I never asked for...
  • MM Joshi met 2G accused: Anshuman Mishra March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha mystery candidate Anshuman Mishra on Friday claimed that he was a prime fund raiser of the BJP and alleged that he introduced senior BJP leader Dr Murli Manohar Joshi to 2G accused while Dr Joshi was investigating the 2G spectrum scam case. The independent Rajya Sabha candidate...
  • RS nomination row: JMM warns BJP over Mishra March 22, 2012

    Ranchi: Confusion continues over the BJP's Rajya Sabha nominee from Jharkhand. UKbased businessman Anshuman Mishra is scheduled to withdraw his name on Thursday after opposition from senior BJP leaders, while the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has threatened the BJP with consequences if its MLAs abstain from voting. But the state BJP...
  • News 360: Will BSY return as the Karnataka Chief Minister? March 21, 2012

    LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj are opposed to the move but BS Yeddyurappa has BJP President Nitin Gadkari's support. ...
  • Snubbed by BJP, Mishra to withdraw RS nomination March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Facing strong protests from within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its Rajya Sabha candidate from Jharkhand, Anshuman Mishra, has said that he will withdraw his nomination on Thursday. The decision came hours after BJP MLAs from Jharkhand decided to dump Mishra and abstain from voting in the Rajya Sabha...
  • Jharkhand RS polls: MLAs not to vote for Mishra March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs in Jharkhand have decided to abstain from voting in the Rajya Sabha elections. The MLAs wont vote for Anshuman Mishra. According to BJP leader Ananth Kumar, no MLA from the party will participate in the voting as "there is rampant horse trading". Earlier...
  • Jinnah admirers should retire from BJP: Mishra March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The controversy within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over Rajya Sabha nominations continues to simmer with the partybacked independent candidate Anshuman Mishra hitting out at LK Advani. Without naming Advani, he said that it's time for those who admire Paksitan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah to plan their retirement. "BJP...
  • I will contest the RS polls: Anshuman Mishra March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Anshuman Mishra, the Independent candidate backed by the BJP for Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand did a Uturn on Wednesday saying he will contest the elections. "I have changed my mind, I am staying firm on my decision to contest the Rajya Sabha polls. People of Jharkhand want me to...
  • BJPbacked candidate withdraws nomination for RS March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Anshuman Mishra, the Independent candidate for Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand has withdrawn his nomination after senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha lashed out over his name being backed. Mishra won the backing of a section of BJP for his Rajya Sabha candidature but the party did not renominate its Deputy...
  • I am deeply hurt by allegations: Anshuman Mishra March 20, 2012

    Anshuman Mishra has decided to withdraw his Rajya Sabha nomination after senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha lashed out over the issue. ...
  • Are political parties selling RS seats to the highest bidder? March 20, 2012

    In revolt against the BJP for supporting businessman Anshuman Mishra's candidature for Rajya Sabha, senior leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday made startling allegations against the party. ...
  • J'khand RS nominations: Yashwant Sinha attacks BJP March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Two years after CNNIBN exposed how votes for a Rajya Sabha nomination are up for sale in Jharkhand, the issue reerupted on Tuesday with senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha attacking his own party. In revolt against the BJP for supporting businessman Anshuman Mishra's candidature, Sinha made...
  • Yashwant Sinha slams Gadkari over RS nomination March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday criticised his own party president Nitin Gadkari over the choice of Rajya Sabha candidates, saying MLAs should not be put on the auction block to the highest bidder. "A worker should have been nominated. MLAs should not be put on the auction...
  • Amar Singh says Cong loyalist threatening Dutt January 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh claims that Sanjay Dutt is being threatened by a Londonbased Congress sympathiser for planning to contest elections on an SP ticket. He said one Anshuman Mishra who claims to be close to Union Law Minister H R Bharadwaj has been calling...