BJP INFIGHTING

  • BJP infighting: Jaswant likely to file nomination as Independent today March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is dealing with a war within and the split in the party's top leadership is out in the open. Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh will file his nomination from Barmer as an Independent on Monday after his party refused to oblige him with a...
  • Delhi: Hit by Vijay Goel's rebellion, BJP defers naming CM candidate October 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Infighting in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi unit forced the party to defer the announcement of its chief ministerial candidate for the assembly elections in the national capital. The party, instead, claimed that the meeting of its top leadership was held to discuss the strategy for the...
  • Delhi: Infighting within BJP over CM nominee October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi assembly elections will be held in two months but, it seems, the BJP's biggest enemy is not the Congress but infighting over who becomes the parties chief ministerial candidate. As tension simmers within, together in a show of unity after 48 hours of behind the scene tugofwar...
  • Nitish says JD(U)BJP ties untenable; Gadkari meets Sharad Yadav June 13, 2013

    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 June 13, 2013

    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,...
  • There is no unanimity over Modi either in NDA or BJP: Sagarika Ghose June 12, 2013

    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? CNNIBN's deputy editor Sagarika Ghose joined IBNLive...
  • Will continue to run govt with JD(U) in Bihar: BJP June 12, 2013

    The JD(U) is exploring other options in Bihar away from the BJP after Narendra Modi's elevation to poll panel chief, but the BJP maintains it will not break ties with its biggest ally. "In a democracy one has to obey people's wishes. And the people of Bihar have voted for...
  • Certainly a likelihood of the NDA splitting: Mukund Padmanabhan June 11, 2013

    With the party patriarch and its most identifiable national face, LK Advani, resigning from all positions in the party, the division bell has rung aloud in the BJP. Is the party headed for a split? Senior associate editor of The Hindu Mukund Padmanabhan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on...
  • BJP leadership indicates party work will go on with or without Advani June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be hardening its stand on LK Advani as attempts to pacify him fail. The party patriarch now looks completely isolated. BJP President Rajnath Singh is going to Banswara in Rajasthan at the time of such a crisis, sources say, to send out...
  • Communal forces are fighting within the BJP: Lalu Prasad June 10, 2013

    RJD President Lalu Prasad said communal forces are fighting within BJP, while commenting on BJP leader LK Advani's resignation. "There is not much difference between Advani and (Narendra) Modi. Both were blamed for the demolition of Babri Masjid in Gujarat that led to the death of thousands of innocent people,"...
  • Modi has cornered Advani and crowned himself, says JDU leader June 10, 2013

    JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari said that when Modi was about to lose his government in Gujarat after Godhra riots, Advani saved him. Today, Modi has cornered Advani and crowned himself. Advani on Monday resigned from all party posts just a day after party President Rajnath Singh made Gujarat Chief Minister...
  • BJP will ask Advani what led to his resignation: Kirti Azad June 10, 2013

    Former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad said the party will speak to LK Advani and ask him what led to his resignation. Advani on Monday resigned from all party posts just a day after party President Rajnath Singh made Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the chief of Central Election...
  • Is the BJP's decision on Modi going to be postponed? June 8, 2013

    Panaji: The BJP continues to be in a dilemma over anointing Narendra Modi as campaign committee chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in the absence of patriarch LK Advani and other senior leaders, who have not turned up for the ongoing National Executive meeting in Goa as they are...
  • RSS steps in, slams BJP for infighting June 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Speaking openly for the first time on the issue, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in its mouthpiece 'Panchajanya' slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the infighting amongst its leaders. The RSS slammed the infighting within the BJP, saying several leaders in the party carry Prime Ministerial ambitions. The...
  • Jaitley quits as BJP General Secretary June 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Arun Jaitley has been enjoying his cricket in the English summer even as the situation in the BJP back in India has turned volcanic. The Rajya Sabha Opposition leader on Tuesday quit as party generalsecretary. However, his detractors are making it look like admission of guilt after a...
  • Advani says all well in BJP but Jaitley still cross March 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani on Monday dismissed reports of any rift within the party over Sudhanshu Mittal's appointment as cocoordinator for election campaigning in the northeastern states. "It makes a nice copy, but there is no rift within the party," Advani told reporters here after...