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  • Amarinder writes open letter to Modi over Punjabi farmers in Gujarat 24-04-2014 07:39 PM

    Ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab, Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Thursday wrote an open letter to him asking about steps taken by his government to stop eviction of Punjabi farmers from Gujarat's Kutch region. He reminded Modi of the promise he had made to the people of the...
  • No immediate decision on appointment of Lokpal: Centre to SC 24-04-2014 11:24 AM

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday assured the Supreme Court that it is not going to take any immediate decision on the appointment of Lokpal. The top court was hearing a PIL challenging the selection process for appointment of Lokpal. The apex court has now agreed to hear the PIL...
  • EC to monitor Punjab parties 48 hours before polling 23-04-2014 11:58 PM

    Chandigarh: Organising parties and private functions as a cover-up for entertaining voters will be under the Election Commission's scanner in Punjab 48 hours before the April 30 Lok Sabha polling, officials said on Wednesday. "There is no ban (on holding private parties and functions) but there will be intensive checking...
  • Ask Congressmen to refrain from personal remarks: Jaitley to Priyanka 23-04-2014 10:48 AM

    New Delhi: Just a day after Priyanka Gandhi for the first time spoke about allegations against her husband Robert Vadra, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley said that while she is advising people to refrain from personal attacks, "her political friends should also realize this". "If they had realized it,...
  • Jaitley flays Amarinder, accuses him of having a 'feudal mindset' 23-04-2014 09:02 AM

    Amritsar: Taking a swipe at Amarinder Singh's royal background, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the politics of the Congress leader reflects his "feudal mindset" as he has been caught "lying with a straight face" on the property tax and Jagdish Tytler issue. Jaitley, who is pitted against Amarinder...
  • There will be riots if Narendra Modi comes to power: Amarinder Singh 22-04-2014 07:40 AM

    Amritsar: In the election season of increasing attacks and counter attacks, former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh claimed that there will be riots within 6 months if Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi comes to power. He also dismissed speculations of any Modi wave in the country. "There...
  • 1984 riots guilty remain unpunished, says Arun Jaitley 21-04-2014 01:25 PM

    Raking up the issue of 1984 riots, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday alleged that those guilty for the "state sponsored" violence still remain unpunished. Describing the "massacre" of innocent Sikhs after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a "black spot" in the democracy, the BJP...
  • Amarinder questions Jaitley over Bhopal gas tragedy case 20-04-2014 07:16 PM

    Amritsar: Congress leader and Amritsar candidate Amarinder Singh asked his BJP rival Arun Jaitley to come clean on his alleged defence to Dow Jones against Bhopal gas tragedy victims over denial of compensation. Amarinder, in a statement, asked Jaitley whether it was not a fact that the latter gave legal...
  • Jaitley demands immediate stop to attempts to appoint Lokpal 20-04-2014 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: Demanding an immediate stop to attempts to appoint a Lokpal, BJP on Sunday said it would be a "gross political impropriety" and "violation" of the model code if the UPA government rushes through the appointment of the anti-corruption watchdog. BJP leader Arun Jaitley said the procedure is legally...
  • India does not need 'a bleeder or a pleader' as a PM: Shashi Tharoor 19-04-2014 10:03 PM

    New Delhi: India does not need "a bleeder or a pleader" as a prime minister, the Congress on Saturday said hitting back at BJP leaders Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley for dubbing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as "just a reader and not a leader". Congress spokesperson Shashi Tharoor also questioned...
  • PM walked on snow, but didn't leave any footprints: Arun Jaitley 19-04-2014 01:39 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley is on a writing spree this election season. This time, he has taken on the Prime Minister's media advisor Pankaj Pachauri's statements that Dr Manmohan Singh is not a silent Prime Minister. Jaitley, in his 'The Campaign Diary' series that he writes online, has...
  • BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi over 'fool' remark on Modi 17-04-2014 04:41 PM

    In a counter attack on Rahul Gandhi for asking Narendra Modi to "stop fooling" the people, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday said voters are not "ullus" (fools) if they exercise their vote against the Congress. Jaitley, who is facing a tough contest in Amritsar, said Rahul must accept that...
  • As row simmers, Jaitley shifts to new house 15-04-2014 07:49 PM

    Amritsar: Amid ongoing row over purchase of a new house by Arun Jaitley in Amritsar, the veteran BJP leader and a contestant for Lok Sabha election from the holy city, on Tuesday shifted to his new residence. Prayers were held to seek blessings of the Almighty as Jaitley moved into...
  • Jaitley's jibe at Sonia: Congress's new campaign is 'main nahin mom' 15-04-2014 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has taken another jibe at the Congress over Sonia Gandhi's television advertisement calling the BJP divisive. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has said that the Congress's new slogan is 'Main nahin mom' (not me, but mom). "The Congress Party changed track yesterday. Rahul Gandhi...
  • Show Me The Money: Arun Jaitley's total assets valued at Rs 113 Crore 14-04-2014 05:54 PM

    Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Amritsar has Rs 1.42 crore cash reserve. He owns 6 vehicles including Mercedes, a BMW, a Porsche worth Rs 3.10 crore. Jaitley has properties in Haryana, Delhi and Gujarat valued at Rs 37.3 crore. ...
  • Row over Jaitley's house purchase, Amarinder writes to EC 14-04-2014 05:49 PM

    A house bought by BJP leader Arun Jaitley, contesting Lok Sabha polls from Amritsar, today became a centre of a row, with his Congress rival Amarinder Singh filing a complaint with the Election Commission, calling the purchase as "part of his election campaign". Amarinder reasoned that the move of purchasing...
  • Congress appears to be getting more and more desperate, says Arun Jaitley 14-04-2014 03:17 PM

    BJP candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, Arun Jaitley on Monday took a swipe at the Congress party saying it is merely a crowd around a (Gandhi) family and it should be made a more structured party. "The family charisma has faded away. But a party which is merely a...
  • BJP targets Congress over Sanjaya Baru's book 13-04-2014 09:45 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has got fresh ammunition to target the Congress in the form a book written by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's former advisor Sanjaya Baru's 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. The Opposition continues to use the book to attack the Congress with veteran BJP leader LK Advani saying that...
  • Mercedes, BMWs, Audis hot favourites of Indian politicians 13-04-2014 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: Wealthy Indian politicians prefer nothing less than Mercedes, BMWs, Jaguars, Audis or gas-guzzling SUVs to scorch the road. While marquee brands like Mercedes, BMWs and Jaguars appear to be hot-favourites for the rich and mighty, home- grown SUVs like Scorpios and Tata Safaris are among other common brands....
  • Baru is disgruntled as he was denied 2nd term: Congress 13-04-2014 02:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday hit out at Sanjaya Baru over his comments on Manmohan Singh in his book, saying that he had became disgruntled because he was denied a second term. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has said that he clearly stands at the crossroads of ambition. "Dr...
  • Arun Jaitley hits out at Manmohan Singh after Sanjaya Baru's book 13-04-2014 11:48 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at the Prime Minister and the Congress party after Manmohan Singh's former advisor Sanjaya Baru mentioned in his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' that the prime minister took most of its decisions after the approval of Sonia Gandhi. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya...
  • LS polls: Pursue, prove my accounts, Amarinder Singh dares Modi 12-04-2014 06:32 PM

    Amritsar: Dismissing charges of having foreign bank accounts and assets of his family members in other countries, Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Saturday dared BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to pursue the accounts and prove that they were his. "Imagine a man charged with mass murder of hundreds of...
  • Arun Jaitley asks Rahul about 'illicit' relationships of Congressmen 12-04-2014 05:56 PM

    Amritsar: Accusing Rahul Gandhi of breaching the unstated code of Indian politics by making Narendra Modi's marriage a political issue, Arun Jaitley on Saturday launched a no holds barred counter-attack, saying how can Gandhi be disturbed by a disclosure of a "legitimate" relationship when "many" of his partymen have "illicit"...
  • Many senior Congressmen have illicit relationships: Arun Jaitley 12-04-2014 01:34 PM

    New Delhi: After Rahul Gandhi raised the issue of Narendra Modi's marriage at an election rally, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley accused many senior Congress leaders of having illicit relationships. Jaitley in his blog said, "How many current senior Congressmen are in illicit relationships and yet have paraded their wives...
  • Former policeman creates ruckus in Jaitley's press conference 10-04-2014 08:03 PM

    Amritsar: Arun Jaitley faced a peculiar situation at his press conference on Thursday after a suspended police officer started raising pro-Khalistan slogans and asked the BJP leader to clear his stand on supporting SAD, whose chief he claimed had paid tribute to founder of the Khalistan movement Jagjit Singh Chohan...
  • Open Mike: Should elections be fought by candidates from local areas and not outsiders? 10-04-2014 08:02 PM

    In a special series 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits the city of Amritsar where Congress candidate and former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh is contesting against BJP's senior leader Arun Jaitley. She interviews Capt Amarinder Singh and finds out the views of the voters on the...
  • Jaitley backs Swamy's claim, Amarinder to take legal action 10-04-2014 05:22 PM

    BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday backed the claim by Subramanian Swamy that Amarinder Singh has not disclosed offshore accounts held by his two family members in his nomination papers, a charge on which the Congress leader threatened legal action. Jaitley said that his (Swamy's) charge is based on documents....
  • No question of compromising on PM nominee, says Rajnath Singh 08-04-2014 11:18 PM

    Pune: Refuting suggestions that the alleged "dictatorial attitude" of Narendra Modi could antagonise allies, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said there was no question of finding an "acceptable" compromise Prime Ministerial candidate in such an event. "Narendra Modi is the Prime Ministerial candidate of BJP-led NDA. There is no...