Biharis

  • Vajpayee-Advani partnership replaced by Modi-Adani: Rahul Gandhi 15-04-2014 06:09 PM

    Hingoli (Maharashtra): Congress Vice President took a jibe at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and his alleged favours to the Adani group saying Atal Bihari Vajpayee- LK Advani partnership has been replaced by Modi-Adani one. Addressing a rally in Hingoli, Maharashtra, Rahul said Modi had given land equal to...
  • Vajpayee's tenure better than that of Nehru, Indira: LK Advani 14-04-2014 11:49 PM

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Monday held that Atal Bihari Vajpayee's six years as prime minister were better for India's development than the long rule of Congress' prime ministers Jawaharal Nehru and Indira Gandhi "Vajpayee's tenure as PM was best ever," Advani said addressing election meetings in Bihar's Banka...
  • Bringing back the economy on track would be top priority of NDA government: Rajnath Singh 14-04-2014 08:53 PM

    BJP president Rajnath Singh on Monday said once voted to power, bringing back the economy on track would be the top priority of the NDA government under Narendra Modi. Talking to reporters at the party headquarters in Lucknow, he also claimed the "goodwill wave" for change flowing across the country...
  • Rajnath confident of absolute victory 14-04-2014 08:33 AM

    Recalling the achievements of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the popularity of party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, BJP national president Rajnath Singh on Sudnay said the youth of the country have taken a resolve to make the nation Congress-free. Interacting with students, teachers and members of voluntary...
  • PMO to seek Modi's views on disclosing his letters with Vajpayee 13-04-2014 01:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office will take the nod of Gujarat government and Chief Minister Narendra Modi for releasing the correspondence exchanged with the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee after the post-Godhra riots in 2002. The information was earlier denied by the Central Public Information Officer of the...
  • Complaint against Sonia for using Vajpayee's name on Congress website 11-04-2014 06:54 PM

    Madhya Pradesh BJP filed a police complaint, on Friday, against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, alleging that her party's website resorted to false statements while using former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name on it. The complaint was filed by state spokesmen Vijendra Singh Sisodiya in the presence of party leader...
  • Congress puts Vajpayee's photo on website, stirs controversy 11-04-2014 10:38 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress party stirred a controversy by putting Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's photo on its official website. The photo was published with a caption that read: "Atal had said Modi did not follow Raj Dharma. How can a person whom Atal...
  • Ashok Pradhan joins SP, alleges trade of Lok Sabha tickets in BJP 08-04-2014 03:53 PM

    In a setback to BJP days ahead of April 10 elections in Gautam Budh Nagar, former Union minister and senior leader Ashok Pradhan on Tuesday joined Samajwadi Party, claiming that there was "trade" of Lok Sabha tickets in the saffron party. "In BJP there is "Kharid-farokth" (trade) of Loksabha tickets....
  • Cong failed miserably in running a coalition government, says Venkaiah Naidu 07-04-2014 07:54 AM

    Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said Congress has miserably failed to run a coalition government and its partners have left the alliance one after another. "Congress-led UPA had 14 to 15 allies but all of them including SP, BSP and Left parties left them one after another," Naidu...
  • Narendra Modi recalls 'sacrifices' of BJP veterans, hails Atal-Advani 07-04-2014 12:08 AM

    Accused of sidelining veterans, Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to the elders in BJP, hailing the "sacrifice" of "four generations" of partymen and leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani and said they continue to inspire him. Addressing workers from over six lakh polling booths across the country...
  • Modi is unpredictable, says advisor to Sharif 04-04-2014 07:27 PM

    Unlike Atal Bihari Vajpayee, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is unpredictable, says an advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistani advisor on foreign policy and national security, said in comments published Thursday that Modi "is unpredictable compared to Vajpayee". This is because of Modi's occasional...
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee extends wishes to Rajnath Singh 02-04-2014 10:51 PM

    Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has extended best wishes to BJP President and party candidate from Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency Rajnath Singh by sending him an 'angavastram (stole)'. Shiv Kumar, a close associate of Vajpayee, will reach in Lucknowwith the 'angavastram' on Thursday where he would also hold a...
  • Prominence to Modi in MP posters irks some, BJP defends move 01-04-2014 03:04 PM

    As Narendra Modi's pictures eclipse other top BJP stalwarts on poll posters here, a senior party leader says it was compelled to project a single leader to gain political mileage. The posters with slogans like 'Ab ki baar, Modi Sarkar' have taken over those with pictures of top leaders like...
  • Modi not a good orator, Vajpayee is the best: BJP leader Uma Bharti 01-04-2014 11:23 AM

    Jhansi: Even as Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi continues to lay claim to Atal Bihari Vajyapee's legacy, comparisons are being made between the two. BJP leader Uma Bharti has now said that while Modi's rallies witness huge crowds, his oration skills are pale before those of former...
  • Modi is not a good orator, he can't match Atal Bihari Vajpayee, says Uma Bharti 01-04-2014 11:02 AM

    Narendra Modi is "not a good orator" and people go to his rallies to show support rather than listen to him, outspoken BJP leader Uma Bharti said on Tuesday. "Have you heard Modi making speeches? Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the best orator of our party. Nobody equals his oratory skills...
  • Sushma Swaraj could be next deputy PM: Surendra Patwa 27-03-2014 03:40 PM

    In a remark which could ruffle some feathers in the BJP ahead of the general elections, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Minister Surendra Patwa said that Sushma Swaraj could be the future deputy prime minister if voted to power at the Centre. The Minister said on Wednesday at a meeting at Badi...
  • Rajnath Singh to kick-off poll campaign in Lucknow today 26-03-2014 10:48 AM

    BJP national president Rajnath Singh will arrive in Lucknow on Wednesday for his maiden visit after being announced the Lok Sabha candidate from the city. He will visit the party's office to hold discussions with state party leaders.Rajnath Singh will be in the city for three days during which he...
  • Sushma Swaraj would be a better PM than Modi: Digvijaya 25-03-2014 02:31 PM

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj would be a much better Prime Minister than Narendra Modi, the official nominee of BJP for the top post. "I say that Sushma would be a much better Prime Minister than Modi due to...
  • Jaswant Singh: From policy maker to political rebel 24-03-2014 11:11 PM

    Jaswant Singh, who on Monday took on the BJP leadership after being denied a Lok Sabha ticket, was once a powerful cabinet minister, a close aide of then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and formed, along with LK Advani and George Fernandes, the leadership quartet in the BJP-led ruling coalition....
  • PDP accuses National Conference for spreading rumours 24-03-2014 06:20 PM

    Peoples Democratic Party on Monday accused ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir of spreading baseless rumours about the opposition party allying with BJP. "In order to divert attention from its own unholy alliances and opportunistic coalitions, one of which in 1987 set the state on path of destruction, it...
  • BJP is being encroached by outsiders: Jaswant Singh 22-03-2014 10:09 PM

    Annoyed at not being considered from Rajasthan's Barmer constituency, senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Saturday said the party was being encroached by outsiders. Sources close to Jaswant Singh said he may resign from the Bharatiya Janata Party soon, even as party members continued efforts to pacify him. Without naming...
  • J&K: PDP praises Vajpayee led-NDA government 21-03-2014 05:58 PM

    Srinagar: In an unexpected development, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday praised the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. PDP supremo and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said that Vajpayee had started a series of confidence building measures in...
  • Now, my only aim is to make 'action hero' Modi PM of India: Shatrughan Sinha 20-03-2014 09:52 PM

    Actor-politician and known Advani loyalist, Shatrughan Sinha, on Thursday, thanked the BJP for honouring his wish to contest the poll from his native Patna Saheb instead of Delhi, and said, now onwards his only aim was to make "action hero" Narendra Modi the Prime Minister. "I was asked about fighting...
  • BJP workers opposing Shatrughan Sinha smacked in Bihar 20-03-2014 07:01 PM

    A group of BJP workers opposing the Lok Sabha candidature of sitting MP Shatrughan Sinha from the Patna Sahib seat, were beaten up by another group of party workers on Thursday, police said. Supporters and opponents of the actor-turned-politician, popularly known as "Bihari Babu", clashed in front of the state...
  • AB Vajpayee, Advani's era has ended in BJP: Karuna Shukla 16-03-2014 11:48 AM

    Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla, who quit BJP and joined Congress recently, on Sunday said the era of veteran leaders like Vajpayee and LK Advani in the saffron party has ended. Shukla, a former Lok Sabha MP, resigned from BJP in October last year, alleging she...
  • Chidambaram wonders if BJP will support minority schemes 15-03-2014 08:15 PM

    Questioning Narendra Modi's credentials vis-a-vis minorities, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday wondered whether BJP will continue with the minority welfare schemes and support related organisations if it came to power. Though Modi was in power for three terms in Gujarat, he had not fielded Muslim candidates in elections to...
  • NDA government did more on Kashmir issue than UPA: Hurriyat Conference 14-03-2014 10:18 AM

    Srinagar: At a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party is hunting for allies, support coming from the Hurriyat Conference is indeed a confidence booster for the party in Jammu and Kashmir. Hurriyat Conference chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the National Democratic Alliance government was more serious about solving...
  • Lalu slams Narendra Modi, asks secular forces to unite against him 11-03-2014 08:36 AM

    Calling all secular forces to stop Narendra Modi from assuming power at the Centre, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Monday said the BJP prime ministerial candidate would jeopardise unity and integrity of the country. He also criticised Modi for delivering a provocative speech at Purnia. "Modi has virtually dared secular...
  • BJP likely to admit leaders who do not face criminal cases 09-03-2014 09:30 PM

    Hyderabad: BJP on Sunday said it would consider admitting any leader, including former Karnataka minister Sriramulu, if they do not face any criminal case. "As far as the question of Reddys with Ramuluji is concerned, BJP would not accept those who are facing crime-related cases. If Ramuluji and one or...
  • The rise of the BJP as a national force since 1984 06-03-2014 08:30 PM

    New Delhi: Like the Congress the BJP has also seen ups and downs since its birth in the 1980. After the collapse of the Janata Party led government of Morarjee Desai, the Jana Sangh became Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The BJP was founded...