Balbir Punj

  • Will inform PM about 'lawless situation' in West Bengal: BJP June 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Miffed over attacks on BJP workers in West Bengal, party Vice President Balbir Punj on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be informed about the "lawless situation" in the state so as to ensure all constitutional measures are taken to restore law and order. "What is going...
  • AK Ganguly must face the consequences: Balbir Punj December 6, 2013

    BJP leader Balbir Punj said that former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly must face the consequences after allegations of sexual harassment was leveled agaisnt him by a law intern. Meanwhile, a threejudge committee of the Supreme Court indicted Justice AK Ganguly of committing an "act of unwelcome behaviour" and "conduct...
  • Face-off: Renuka Chowdhury vs Balbir Punj on missing coal files September 4, 2013

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Balbir Punj alleged that the coal scam files aren't missing but have been stolen. Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury called his allegation ridiculous and targeted the BJP over fake encounter cases in Gujarat. ...
  • Vote bank politics on Ishrat Jahan, says BJP leader Balbir Punj August 11, 2013

    BJP leader Balbir Punj hit out at Union Minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday after his remarks that 'false cases are alienating Muslims' in the context of Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case and Malegaon blasts. ...
  • Coal scam: Law Minister should resign, reiterates BJP April 14, 2013

    The BJP has reiterated its demand that Law Minister Ashwani Kumar must resign or be sacked. An SIT has been constituted under the SC to investigate the scam, needle of which also points to the Prime Minister. ...
  • SC verdict on Bhullar must be respected: Balbir Punj April 12, 2013

    Reacting on the Supreme Court's decision on Devinder Pal Bhullar's petition, BJP Rajya Sabha member Balbir Punj said the apex court's judgement should be respected. "Those who dare to challenge the authority of the state and those who wage a war against the state will also have to face the...
  • BJP says two Italian marines should be tried in India March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The main Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has rejected the demand of the Italian government of trying two of its marines in Rome, saying the duo should be tried under Indian law. "Italians can say whatever they want. Facts don't change. Italians killed two Indians in Indian waters....
  • Pardon for Sanjay Dutt will be wrong: BJP March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: While some Congress and Samajwadi party leaders have come out in support of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt after the Supreme Court sentenced him to five years in jail in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case and said that he should be pardoned, the BJP has questioned the proposals....
  • Wharton shouldn't have disinvited Modi, says Tharoor March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has found support from an unexpected quarter. Congress minister Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said that Wharton should have heard him out. In what is being seen as a complete contradiction of his party's view, Tharoor has said that Wharton should...
  • I did not want to link terror to any religion: Shinde February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Thursday expressed regret over his 'Hindu terror' remark and said he had no intention to link terror to any religion. "My statement given in Jaipur last month (January) has created a misunderstanding. It has been understood to mean that I was...
  • CWG scam: BJP says CBI silent on Sheila Dikshit February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: While a Central Bureau of Investigation court in Delhi framed charges against sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairperson Suresh Kalmadi and 9 others in the TSR scam, the Bharatiya Janata Party alleged that the CBI was silent on Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's role. Kalmadi has pleaded not...
  • Treat Hafiz Saeed as a war criminal: BJP January 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The main Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reacted sharply to the statements made by the accused mastermind of 2008 Mumbai massacre Hafiz Saeed and demanded a sharp response from the government. "Government of India needs to pull up its socks and international pressure must be brought upon...
  • Narendra Modi needs no US endorsement, says BJP December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Visa woes continue for senior BJP leader Narendra Modi ahead of the Gujarat elections as 25 US lawmakers urged their government not to go the UK way and continue to deny a visa to the Gujarat Chief Minister. Calling the US lawmakers's move a bid to defame Modi,...
  • Gadkari under scanner: Media cannot be the judge, says BJP October 24, 2012

    Refuting corruption charges against BJP president Nitin Gadkari, party leader Balbir Punj said that the media cannot be the judge in the case. "Allegations are common in politics. Our president is ready for any probe," said Punj. He added, "The media should not judge anything. It is the job of the investigators." ...
  • Sonia Gandhi is politicising rape: BJP October 9, 2012

    Taking a tough stance on the rising number of rapes in the country, especially after a spate of incidents were reported in Haryana, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said that strictest action will be taken against the culprits. Visiting the rape victims in Jind, Haryana, Sonia slammed khap panchayats saying...
  • UPA allies can't live up with Cong 'arrogance': BJP September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday hit out at Congress saying its isolation is complete with UPA allies not being able to live up with its "arrogance" after indications emerged that Trinamool Congress may consider pulling out its ministers from the Centre over diesel hike and FDI issues. Party leader Balbir...
  • Oppn slams Shinde, reminds Congress of Bofors fallout September 16, 2012

    Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had said that the public memory is short and it would soon forget the coal scam, like the Bofors. ...
  • Shinde's 'short public memory' remark invites ire September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday invited ire from the Opposition for his remark that the coal controversy, like the Bofors scam, will soon be forgotten. "Earlier the Bofors was a talking point. People forgot about it. Now it is coal. This too will be forgotten," Shinde...
  • Mumbai violence rocks Parliament, BJP slams Govt August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: There was absolute bedlam in Parliament on Tuesday as the House took up the Mumbai violence and Assam riots issues. While the Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon following an uproar by the Opposition, the Rajya Sabha saw BJP leader Balbir Punj slamming the Mumbai protests as "Intelligence...
  • Politics is Rahul Gandhi's family business: BJP July 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Soon after Rahul Gandhi said he was looking for a more "proactive role" in politics, the BJP said it was his "family business", and alleged that the Congress general secretary was already "calling the shots" without any responsibilities. "It is a family business. He already is active, all what...
  • Jagan Mohan arrest: BJP calls it Cong's vendetta May 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday criticised YSR Congress Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy's arrest by the CBI, calling it an act of political vendetta by the Congress. "The timing of the arrest is questionable," BJP leader Balbir Punj said. "It looks like political vendetta. The CBI is the instrument of...
  • Disclose who leaked Army Chief's letter: BJP May 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday asked the government to disclose how a sensitive letter on defence preparedness written by Army chief VK Singh to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was leaked. Raising the issue in Rajya Sabha during zero hour, BJP MP Balbir Punj asked the government to disclose...
  • Ode verdict a victory for Gujarati people: Balbir Punj April 9, 2012

    BJP leader Balbir Punj added that the BJP was proud of Narendra Modi for the statements and orders issued by him on the fateful day of the Godhra riots. ...
  • Army unit movement report: BJP says sack Antony April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for Defence Minister AK Antony to be sacked over a report citing suspicious movement of Army units towards Delhi. BJP leader Balbir Punj said the Defence Minister must be held accountable. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has also demanded an explanation...
  • Gowda dismisses Kumaraswamy's bribery claims March 29, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Thursday denied he was approached by middlemen over defence deals, the claim which was earlier made by his son HD Kumaraswamy. Speaking at a Press Conference in Bangalore, Gowda said, "I do not want to react more than what has been written by...
  • Have tanks, but lack ammo to win a war: Gen Singh March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Army Chief General VK Singh had raised the sorry state of infrastructure in the armed forces in the country in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dated March 12. General Singh had written that the Army's tank regiments lack ammunition to defeat the enemy, the air defence...
  • Govt must take note of Army Chief's letter: BJP March 28, 2012

    Senior BJP leader Balbir Punj said that the government must convince the people of the country that they have sufficient ammunition. ...
  • Govt inaction forced Anna to hold protest: Balbir Punj March 25, 2012

    BJP leader Balbir Punj said on Sunday that the UPA government had never supported the Lokpal Bill. "This is why Anna has felt the need to go on a fast." ...
  • NDA's doors open for Mamata: Balbir Punj February 19, 2012

    The BJP on Saturday said, "We are not surprised at the differences created between Congress and Mamata Banerjee." ...
  • Chidarmabaram must resign over 2G scam: Balbir Punj February 2, 2012

    The 2G scam is one of the biggest scams and all allocation was done on fraudulent means, said BJP leader Balbir Punj. ...