Ekta Yatra

  • The Last Word: Media coverage of BJP's Ekta Yatra March 18, 2011

    In 'The Last Word', Karan Thapar discusses with a panel of experts how media covered the BJP's 'Ekta Yatra'. ...
  • Thirteen BJP activists arrested in Jammu January 27, 2011

    Jammu: Thirteen activists of BJP and its youth wing Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) have been arrested in connection with the attack on cavalcade of Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather in Jammu. The BJP and BJYM activists were taken into custody from various places in the city, police...
  • Ekta Yatra: BJP leaders hog virtual limelight January 27, 2011

    New Delhi: The latest additions to the list of Rath Yatris in the BJP were Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, joining the illustrious league of LK Advani, Narendra Modi and Raman Singh - the other party leaders to have travelled across states on a rath. But their travel was not...
  • Yatra foiled, BJP leaders hoist flag at Kathua January 26, 2011

    Delhi: BJP's Ekta Yatra ended without unfurling the Tricolour in Srinagar. The day saw high drama as BJP's top leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were kept in custody in Jammu till afternoon. A handful of BJP workers managed to reach Srinagar, but were promptly rounded up by the state...
  • Omar asks Jaitley to join R-Day celebrations January 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, on social networking site Twitter, invited Jaitley to attend the Republic Day celebrations and extended his invitation to Sushma Swaraj to attend either Jammu or Srinagar functions. A BJP delegation led by Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Ananth Kumar and youth BJP leader...
  • Tiranga yatra blocked; Jaitley, Sushma arrested January 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid high drama, three senior BJP leaders including Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj were arrested at the Lakhanpur border of Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP leaders said that the Omar Abdullah government had panicked and bowed to separatists in the state. Sushma Swaraj, LK Advani and Anurag Thakur were...
  • BJP yatra enters J&K; Sushma, Jaitley arrested January 25, 2011

    New Delhi: It's the battle of wills in Jammu and Kashmir as the Omar Abdullah government pulled out all the stops to prevent and equally defiant BJP from hoisting the Tricolour in Srinagar on Republic Day. BJP workers led by senior leaders Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Ananth Kumar and Anurag Thakur...
  • Tiranga tangle in Jammu: Yatra halted, BJP angry January 25, 2011

    New Delhi: It's the battle of wills in Jammu and Kashmir as the Omar Abdullah government pulled out all the stops to prevent an equally defiant BJP from hoisting the Tricolour in Srinagar on Republic Day. Senior BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were pushed back to the Punjab border...
  • BJP Ekta Yatra leaders brought to Punjab January 24, 2011

    Pathankot: Senior BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitely were on Monday night brought to Madhopur in Punjab from Jammu, where they were stopped from leaving the airport in the run-up to the party's plan to hoist the tricolour in Srinagar on Republic Day. The leaders were transported in separate vehicles...
  • BJP Ekta Yatra leaders arrested in Jammu January 24, 2011

    Jammu: After a nearly six-hour high drama at Jammu airport, police on Monday night arrested BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Ananth Kumar after they refused to return to Delhi and insisted on taking part in the flag-hoisting in Srinagar on Jan 26. The state government has refused sanction for...
  • Nitish Kumar opposes BJP's Ekta Yatra January 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Ekta Yatra has split the National Democratic Alliance. Janata Dal (United), an ally of the BJP, on Monday asked the party not to go ahead with flag hoisting plan at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on January 26. The Janata Dal (United) said that the situation...
  • BJP defiant, senior leaders to attend Ekta Yatra January 24, 2011

    New Delhi/Amritsar: A team of three senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)leaders - Sushma Swaraj, Ananth Kumar and Arun Jaitley - are going to Jammu on Monday afternoon to participate in the Ekta Yatra. They will also meet Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha President Anurag Thakur, who is leading the Ekta Yatra. Sushma...
  • BJP determined to hoist tricolour in Srinagar January 24, 2011

    New Delhi: The BJP has hit back at the Prime Minister for calling its plans to hoist the flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar as divisive. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley pointed out that while advocacy of sedition by separatists gathered in Delhi is passed off as right to expression, the...
  • BJP claims govt tried to sabotage the yatra January 23, 2011

    BJP secretary Satish Sharma, incharge of the Ekta Yatra, says Congress tried to sabotage the plan. ...
  • BJP flays Manmohan's stand on Ekta Yatra January 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Just 48 hours before the BJP's controversial Tiranga Yatra is slated to enter Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has broken his silence. He has called upon all concerned to observe maximum restraint in a sensitive state like Jammu and Kashmir. Manmohan Singh says the Republic Day is not...
  • J&K Govt firm on not allowing flag hoisting January 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir government says it will not allow the BJP to hoist the Tricolour at the Lal Chowk on Republic Day. The decision came just a day after chief minister Omar Abdullah, in an interview to CNN-IBN, questioned BJP's motive behind Ekta Yatra. "Clearly, there are...
  • Omar, HM discuss BJP's plan to hoist Tricolour January 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Days ahead of the BJP's plan to hoist the Tricolour on Republic Day at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir Chief minister Omar Abdullah met Home minister P Chidambaram in the capital on Wednesday. Omar Abdullah met Chidambaram and Congress President Sonia Gandhi and raised concerns over BJP's...
  • BJP to hoist tricolour at Lal Chowk on R-Day January 18, 2011

    Jammu: As the BJP Youth Morcha goes ahead with flag hoisting plans in Kashmir, the party says they are expecting approximately 50,000 people, a number, which the state security agencies are gearing up to counter. The army says they can step in if required. The BJP flagged off the Ekta Rally...