BJP Crisis

  • Shiv Sena worried over shrinking NDA, questions BJP's strength 24-06-2013 12:40 PM

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna has raised concerns about state of Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). An editorial in Saamna on Monday emphasised senior BJP leader LK Advani's stand that the NDA needs to find "new friends/allies". The edit also urged the BJP to declare...
  • LK Advani meets RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat 20-06-2013 10:16 AM

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani and Rashrtiya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat met on Thursday. The meeting comes a day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had called on the veteran Sangh leader. The recent infighting within the BJP is likely to be discussed during Advani's meeting...
  • Congress takes potshot at BJP strife, says it's like war on reality TV 18-06-2013 06:14 PM

    New Delhi: The internal strife in the BJP is like a "civil war playing out on reality television", Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said on Tuesday, in a dig at the national opposition party. "What is happening in the BJP is their internal matter. It is a civil war...
  • Nitish set for BJP-JD(U) split, Sharad says talks on to save alliance 14-06-2013 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: The Janata Dal United has tried to downplay the rumours of its impending split with the Bharatiya Janata Party. JD(U) President Sharad Yadav has rubbished reports of the party giving an ultimatum to the BJP and maintains that discussions are still on to salvage the alliance. However, reports...
  • Nitish says JD(U)-BJP ties untenable; Gadkari meets Sharad Yadav 13-06-2013 01:22 PM

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar is keeping the guessing game going with sources claiming he has told the BJP that Narendra Modi's elevation has made their alliance untenable. Keen to defuse the crisis, the BJP on Thursday rushed Nitin Gadkari to JD(U) chief...
  • Can't rule out the possibility of a Third Front: Nitish Kumar 13-06-2013 10:59 AM

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday kept up the pressure on the NDA and said that he can't rule out the possibility of a Third Front. Hinting that the JD(U) could be open to supporting the Congress in future if the demand for Bihar's special status was met,...
  • JD(U), BJD have responded to call for a federal front: Mamata 12-06-2013 07:07 PM

    The calls for a third front have grown louder ever since reports of a likely split between the BJP and the JD(U). ...
  • NDA crisis: Advani steps in, speaks to JD(U)'s Sharad, Nitish 12-06-2013 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of a widening rift between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal (United), LK Advani on Wednesday spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav. The simmering rift between the two parties aggravated after the Goa conclave where Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra...
  • There is no unanimity over Modi either in NDA or BJP: Sagarika Ghose 12-06-2013 06:02 PM

    LK Advani's resignation from all party posts and the withdrawal of the same a day later have been variously interpreted in political circles. Some have called it an abject surrender to Modi and the RSS. Is there more to read between the lines? CNN-IBN's deputy editor Sagarika Ghose joined IBNLive...
  • Congress says secular parties are welcome in UPA 12-06-2013 03:22 PM

    New Delhi: At a time, the Janata Dal United is exploring other options in Bihar away from the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress seems to be hinting that it is willing to welcome Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for an alliance. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday said, "All...
  • Upset with Modi's elevation, Nitish begins work for a JD(U)-BJP split 12-06-2013 01:22 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's elevation as the Bharatiya Janata Party's election campaign chief is set to take a toll on the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is laying the groundwork for a split with the BJP. Top JD(U) sources have told CNN-IBN that...
  • If JD(U) breaks away, BJP will fight alone: CP Thakur 12-06-2013 12:47 PM

    New Delhi: Even after reports of JD(U) planning to pull out from NDA alliance, the Bhartiya Janata Party and its allies are confident of fighting elections as one unit. BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said that BJP will not break ties with Janata Dal United. "In a democracy one has to...
  • The BJP-JD(U) coalition remains strong: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi 12-06-2013 10:40 AM

    The BJP is downplaying any differences with the JD(U). BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "We will fight the elections with the NDA. Parties are all independent and we have our own say but the NDA is still united. The coalition remains strong." ...
  • JD(U) exploring options beyond BJP in Bihar, may end alliance soon 12-06-2013 08:41 AM

    Patna: While the Bharatiya Janata Party may have averted its internal crisis, sources have told CNN-IBN that the Janata Dal United-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance is likely to end soon. This after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar convened a meeting with senior JD(U) leaders in Patna on Tuesday evening. JD(U) leaders...
  • LK Advani assured a say in selecting BJP's PM candidate? 12-06-2013 07:47 AM

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat played peacemaker on Tuesday and averted the Bharatiya Janata Part's crisis by convincing LK Advani to come back into the party fold. Advani withdrew his resignation and has now returned to all party posts. The announcement was made by BJP President...
  • Has Modi won and Advani lost the battle within the BJP? 11-06-2013 11:37 PM

    LK Advani may have agreed to withdraw his resignations but experts say his rebellion has dented the BJP's credibility to a large extent. ...
  • The Last Word: Has Advani achieved what he wanted? 11-06-2013 11:25 PM

    All is well that ends well. That is what Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh would like to believe, especially after he managed to get sulking party patriarch LK Advani back on board 24 hours after he resigned from all posts within the party as it chose Gujarat Chief Minister...
  • Advani back in BJP fold, RSS stamps its authority but faultline remains 11-06-2013 10:24 PM

    New Delhi: All is well that ends well. That is what Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh would like to believe, especially after he managed to get sulking party patriarch LK Advani back on board 24 hours after he resigned from all posts within the party as it chose Gujarat...
  • News 360: BJP mollifies Advani, gets him back on board 11-06-2013 09:18 PM

    A day after he sent shock waves within the BJP, party stalwart LK Advani is now back in the party fold after a RSS-brokered truce agreement. ...
  • Advani's renunciation act was just a pretence: Ram Jethmalani 11-06-2013 07:41 PM

    Former BJP leader Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday flayed party patriarch LK Advani, saying his act of renunciation was not genuine. ...
  • Full text: BJP statement on truce with Advani 11-06-2013 07:09 PM

    New Delhi: The infighting may be over. The reconciliation may have been achieved. The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday announced that party patriarch LK Advani, who resigned from all posts within the party on Monday, had agreed to abide by its decision and paid heed to the chief of its...
  • Watch: Bhupendra Chaubey on Advani's coterie within the BJP 11-06-2013 06:47 PM

    CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey takes a look at the prominent members of LK Advani's team within the Bharatiya Janata Party. ...
  • Rajnath says Advani will abide by BJP decision 11-06-2013 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: The 36-hour crisis within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is over with LK Advani withdrawing his resignation following a Rashtriya Swayamseawak Sangh-brokered peace in the party. After meeting Advani on Tuesday evening, BJP President Rajnath Singh said that Advani's concerns about the party's functioning will be addressed even...
  • BJP-LK Advani truce in the offing 11-06-2013 05:36 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to control the damage after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patriarch LK Advani resigned from all party posts on Monday, the leadership has prepared a compromise formula. Sources say Advani has shown signs that he is ready for a truce after he was ignored by the...
  • Rajnath, Sushma to meet Advani at his residence 11-06-2013 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: Top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders are likely to meet patriarch LK Advani at his residence on Tuesday in a bid to resolve the crisis brought about by his resignation over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's elevation as the 2014 campaign committee chairman at the National Executive meet in...
  • Advani isn't angry, BJP will talk to him again: Sushma Swaraj 11-06-2013 04:50 PM

    BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said party patriarch LK Advani, who resigned from the key posts on Monday, wasn't angry and there was no question of him withdrawing his resignation as the BJP had already rejected it. ...
  • National Executive's decision on Modi can't be reversed: BJP V-P 11-06-2013 02:48 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice President Prabhat Jha has made it clear that the National Executive's decision on Narendra Modi's elevation cannot be reversed. He also said that despite the BJP crisis, the party will keep moving. ...
  • Shatrughan Sinha supports LK Advani after boycotting Goa conclave 11-06-2013 02:09 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, one of the best known Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from Bihar, has reportedly thrown his weight behind BJP patriarch LK Advani, who relinquished all party posts after Narendra Modi was named the lead campaigner for the 2014 general elections. It's an open war in the...
  • BJP leadership continues work as usual, Advani camp refuses to budge 11-06-2013 01:38 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is hardening its stand on LK Advani, but the party patriarch and his camp are not giving up the fight. BJP President Rajnath Singh will be in Banswara in Rajasthan, his absence from the capital at the time of a crisis seems to...
  • Congress dragging RSS into the Advani issue: Prakash Javadekar 11-06-2013 12:56 PM

    The BJP rejected media reports on RSS's involvement in the LK Advani controversy. BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, "Congress and some other vested interests are drawing the name of RSS into the controversy. RSS has not taken or given any instructions or decisions in this matter. We condemn this effort...