BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY

  • Politics over PM Modi's visit to J&K on Diwali, Congress calls it a stunt 3 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A political fight has broken out over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Diwali. The Opposition has rejected the Rs 745 crore announced by the PM as not being enough. The Congress has called the visit a political stunt. The Congress says that the...
  • No clarity on Maharashtra government yet, Shiv Sena says will attend PM's NDA dinner 7 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: There is still no clarity over the contours of the new government in Maharashtra though formal talks are set to begin between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena. The Shiv Sena has confirmed that it will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dinner for NDA allies on...
  • 21 interesting facts about Haryana CM-designate Manohar Lal Khattar 2 days ago

    Bharatiya Janata Party's Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar will atke oath as the Haryana Chief Minister on October 26. Here are 21 interesting facts about his life: 1) Manohar Lal Khattar was born in 1954 in Nindana village in Rohtak in Haryana. 2) His father Harbans Lal Khattar used to stay...
  • Decision on CM will be taken keeping Haryana's betterment in mind: Capt Abhimanyu Singh 3 days ago

    Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar, an RSS man, and a non-Jat, is emerging the frontrunner. The final decision will be taken by the legislative party which meets on Tuesday. ...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: BJP scripts history with absolute majority, all eyes now on CM 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a historic shift in power in Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party won Assembly elections with absolute majority for the first time. The BJP, which only had four MLAs in Haryana till the morning of October 19, easily crossed the halfway mark of 45 in the 90-member Assembly...
  • Assembly elections results: As the day progressed 5 days ago

    New Delhi: 6:25 pm: If BJP is fine joining hands with NCP, they should go ahead with it, says Uddhav Thackeray. 6:20 pm: I have not yet proposed any alliance offers to anyone. But we are ready consider if anyone approaches us: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. 6:00 pm: Prime Minister...
  • Gopinath Munde's daughter Pankaja says father's supporters and youth want her as Maharashtra CM 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Just two days before the counting of votes, young leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and daughter of late Gopinath Munde, Pankaja Munde, has given enough hints that she is also in the race for the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister, if her party comes to power. Speaking to...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: Events through the day October 15, 2014

    Faridabad/Rohtak: 6.54 pm: Haryana records highest voter turnout ever, at 73 per cent. 6.30 pm: Haryana crosses 2009 figures to reach 73 per cent voter turnout; Kaithal and Sirsa record highest figure at 80.4 per cent. 6.00 pm: 72.1 per cent total voter turnout till 6.00 pm. Sirsa registers the maximum turnout...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Events through the day October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: 9.30 pm: Approximate 64 pc turn out recorded in Maharashtra assembly elections. Mumbai (City) : 54.1 per cent; Mumbai (Suburbs): 52 per cent; Mumbai (combined): 53.05 per cent. 6.52 pm: Election Commission says Maharashtra voter turnout at 54.5 per cent till 5 pm, likely to exceed 62 per cent. 6:00 pm:...
  • Pakistan being isolated internationally because of its deeds: BJP October 14, 2014

    In a snub for Pakistan by the UN after repeated ceasefire violations at the international border, its attempts to seek a UN intervention on Kashmir have failed to draw any response from the world body. The UN has said that India and Pakistan need to resolve all differences through...
  • Haryana elections: BJP fights to combat Congress's 'partiality' in Ambala Cantt October 14, 2014

    Ambala Cantt: Ambala Cantt, as people say, has been bearing the brunt of election a BJP MLA while the state has had a Congress government in Haryana. While people say Congress candidate Nirmal Singh has done enough for the constituency considering the support he got from the Bhupinder Singh Hooda...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: The battle for clean parties and candidates October 14, 2014

    Faridabad: Congress was decimated in the 16th Lok Sabha election because of massive corruption charges against its government at the Centre and now the Bharatiya Janata Party is using the same in the Haryana Assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his rallies in Haryana was often seen taking on the...
  • Triangular fight in Haryana, Congress banks on development, BJP on change, INLD on sympathy October 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: The small and relatively prosperous state of Haryana will vote on Wednesday to elect the new government. For the time, since the state of Haryana was created in 1967, it has been witnessing a hotly contested triangular fight with some minor parties thrown in. The BJP, which had been...
  • Haryana elections: BJP denies ticket to local leader, favours 'outsider' in Adampur October 13, 2014

    Adampur: The Bharatiya Janata Party played the caste card in Adampur constituency of Haryana by giving the ticket to a leader belonging to backward class and ignoring the local leader. Even though BJP candidate Karan Singh Ranauliya did not belong to the constituency, he was favoured over Pawan Khariya. While...
  • OP Chautala's misdeeds out in the open, won't get sympathy votes: BJP's Sunita Setia October 13, 2014

    Sirsa: Addressing rallies, public meetings and door-to-door campaigns, the Bharatiya Janata Party Sirsa candidate Sunita Setia is strictly following the party line and appealing to people in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sunita Setia is not only banking on Modi but is hopeful that Indian National Lok Dal...
  • BJP Uchana Kalan candidate rides on husband Birender Singh's popularity, hopes to crush Chautala's grandson October 13, 2014

    Uchana Kalan: Premlata Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate from Uchana Kalan constituency, has a tough task at hand as she is challenging Hisar MP and Indian National Lok Dal chief OP Chautala's grandson Dushyant Chautala in the Assembly elections. But that does not scare this 64-year-old as she says, "I...
  • Congress complains to EC against Marathi channels' retelecast of PM Modi's Madison Square speech October 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The Congress has approached the Election Commission after some Marathi channels on Sunday night retelecast Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at Madison Square Gardens in New York. The Maharashtra state unit has sent letters to the state and central election commissions complaining this is a violation of model code...
  • Campaigning ends; Maharashtra, Haryana to go into polls on Thursday; How the day unfolded October 13, 2014

    It is the last day of campaigning ahead for the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls, which will take place on October 15. Prime Minister Modi addressed three public meetings in Maharashtra while Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi did not schedule any rallies....
  • Haryana politics witnessing a change in dynamics as smaller parties join the fray October 10, 2014

    In a state where the contest was traditionally between the Congress and the Indian National Lok Dal, there is now a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party turning the contest triangular. Once BJP's staunch alliance partner, Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Haryana Janhit Congress is now an angry man. He was promised 45...
  • Nothing wrong in PM Modi campaigning extensively in Maharashtra: Goa CM October 7, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has faced severe criticism from former ally Shiv Sena over him addressing multiple poll rallies in Maharashtra. Goa Chief Minister and BJP leader Manohar Parrikar has jumped to Modi's defence saying that there is nothing wrong with Modi's campaign blitz. ...
  • Kerala Congress leader asks Shashi Tharoor not to praise PM Modi, seeks action October 6, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Vice President MM Hassan has said that MP Shashi Tharoor has to stop his comments praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "He has been continuously appreciating Modi and there is nothing which the PM has done to be appreciated. Modi is a person who is opposite...
  • Haryana elections 2014: List of BJP candidates October 6, 2014

    Riding high on its victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now looking to dethrone the Congress in Haryana elections. Following is the list of BJP candidates for the Haryana Assembly elections 2014: 1. Panchkula Assembly seat Shri Gyanchand Gupta 2. Naraingarh Assembly seat Shri Nayab Saini 3. Ambala...
  • Relatives to slug it out in Maharashtra poll ring October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra will witness many politicians battling it out against their relatives who are contesting as candidates of rival parties to enter the Assembly. Ashish Deshmukh, nephew of NCP leader and Food and Civil Supplies minister Anil Deshmukh, is pitted against his uncle in Katol, which Anil has been representing...
  • Shiv Sena not to declare candidate list publicly, calls BJP 'enemy of Maharashtra' September 26, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the split with the Bharatiya Janata Party, a sulking Shiv Sena has said that it won't declare its Maharashtra candidate list publicly. The party has asked candidates to directly fill forms for nomination. The Sena has also slammed the BJP in its mouthpiece 'Saamana'. The party...
  • Maharashtra elections: Nothing new in Shiv Sena's seat proposal, says BJP as alliance hangs in balance September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party are keeping each other guessing even as the last date of filing nomination for Maharashtra assembly elections nears. The alliance is hanging by the thread over the tussle over the number of seats the two parties would contest. But the BJP is...
  • Shiv Sena reaches out to BJP one last time, Uddhav Thackeray speaks to Amit Shah September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has reached out to the BJP one last time to try and settle their seat sharing tussle. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray spoke to BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday evening as Shah cancelled his Mumbai visit. Thackeray told Shah not to set very high goals and also...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena alliance on the brink, final decision likely by Thursday evening September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: After days of meetings and talks over seat sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the grand old Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena alliance, the Mahayuti, now seems to be on the brink. Sources say that a final decision is likely by Thursday evening. These developments come after BJP President...
  • Smaller parties in Sena-BJP alliance demand 18 seats, issue ultimatum September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The smaller parties in the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance have issued an ultimatum of Thursday, 11 am to resolve the seat sharing issue in Maharashtra. They are unhappy with the proposal of giving only seven seats to the smaller parties. Meanwhile, BJP President Amit Shah is likely to meet Sena chief...
  • Maharashtra polls: Options if Shiv Sena-BJP alliance breaks September 23, 2014

    There seems to be a breakthrough in the seat sharing standoff between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena as the nomination date in the Maharashtra Assembly elections nears. While the Shiv Sena has now agreed to BJP's demand for a 151-130 seat partnership, the bone of contention now...
  • Seat sharing standoff: BJP calls a meeting of Maharashtra party workers September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The standoff between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party over seat sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. The BJP has called for a meeting of all Maharashtra party workers on Tuesday. The BJP says that it is ready to fight on 130 seats and is willing to...