Janata Party

  • PM walked on snow, but didn't leave any footprints: Arun Jaitley 19-04-2014 01:39 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley is on a writing spree this election season. This time, he has taken on the Prime Minister's media advisor Pankaj Pachauri's statements that Dr Manmohan Singh is not a silent Prime Minister. Jaitley, in his 'The Campaign Diary' series that he writes online, has...
  • Full text: BJP statement on Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claims 19-04-2014 10:49 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has denied claims that its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent emissaries to meet separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani seeking his help in solving the Kashmir issue. Rejecting the claims by Geelani as "mischievous" and without any basis, the party said in a statement...
  • Separatist leader Geelani claims Modi sought his help on Kashmir issue 19-04-2014 09:19 AM

    New Delhi: Did Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi send emissaries to meet hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani? Geelani has claimed that last month, two Kashmiri Pandits approached him on Modi's behalf seeking help in working out a solution to the Kashmir issue. Geelani said that...
  • Congress demands Ramdev, BJP candidate's arrest over money talk clip 19-04-2014 08:36 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress has urged the Election Commission to investigate a video clip in which yoga guru Ramdev was caught on telling Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Alwar Mahant Chandnath that he shouldn't talk about money when mics are on. It has now demanded an FIR and the arrest...
  • Kanyakumari: Will AAP spoil the party for traditional players? 19-04-2014 07:59 AM

    Kanyakumari: While the Aam Aadmi Party is making headlines in the North, it is also something to watch out for down South this election. In Kanyakumari, it is a six-cornered contest with two former MPs and MLAs in the poll fray. But the entry of anti-nuclear activist SP Udayakumar as...
  • BJP's declaration of PM nominee sign of impatience: Sharad Pawar 18-04-2014 03:29 PM

    Nashik: Terming the BJP's announcement of Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi as a "sign of impatience", Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday said they are not fighting the elections on issues, but only to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister. "Any political party contests a certain election on specific...
  • Raj Thackeray backs Modi for PM, sticks to his anti-North Indian stand 18-04-2014 01:10 PM

    Mumbai: An extremely aggressive and combative Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray stuck to his stand of supporting Narendra Modi for the post of prime ministership but added that his party will never back the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The politician whose main agenda is to target North Indians and...
  • Chandrababu Naidu's last bid to power hits roadblock 18-04-2014 11:43 AM

    Hyderabad: The 63-year-old Nara Chandrababu Naidu is a worried man. The man who ruled undivided Andhra Pradesh for 9 years and wielded enormous clout at the national level is now battling infighting and trying to save his party. Naidu has been out of power for the past 10 years. He...
  • If we reveal truths, Sonia, Rahul will stay indoors: Uma Bharti 18-04-2014 09:09 AM

    Jhansi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti has launched a scathing attack on the Congress after it released her video of criticism for BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Uma has warned the Congress that if the BJP reveals the Congress's truths, its President and Vice President Sonia and Rahul...
  • Pune mess: Faulty EVMs, names missing in voters lists; BJP demands repolling 18-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Pune: The Lok Sabha elections in Pune on Thursday were marred by discrepancies and protests. Several voters alleged that the EVMs at one booth were malfunctioning and that votes were getting registered for the Congress even when they voted for other parties. The BJP has now demanded a repoll. Not...
  • BJP makes last ditch efforts to save alliance with TDP in Andhra 18-04-2014 07:59 AM

    Hyderabad: Half way through the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now finding itself alone in the crucial state of Andhra Pradesh, where polling will be held on April 30 and May 7. The recently forged TDP-BJP alliance in the Seemandhra region is under severe strain over choice...
  • Voting for the first time, I'm confident, not nervous: Rathore 17-04-2014 10:28 AM

    Shooter turned politician Rajyavardhan Rathore is contesting elections from Jaipur Rural on a BJP ticket. ...
  • Confident of winning against Azad: BJP's Dr Jitendra Singh 17-04-2014 09:38 AM

    The Udhampur-Doda seat in Jammu and Kashmir is voting on Thursday. Riding on the Modi wave, BJP's Dr Jitendra Singh is taking on Congress leader and Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. Speaking to CNN IBN's Mufti Islah, Jitendra Singh said he's very confident of a win. ...
  • Will change the belief that Scindia can't lose: Jaibhan Singh Pavaiyya 17-04-2014 09:32 AM

    In Madhya Pradesh, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is fighting it out with BJP candidate Jaibhan Singh Pavaiyya in the Scindia bastion of Guna. In 1998, the former Bajrang Dal chief had come a close second to the late Madhavrao Scindia in the Gwalior seat. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 121 seats begin voting in the biggest phase 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India is witnessing the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • 'BJP may win enough seats to fit its MPs into an Airbus A320' 16-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien sure has some fun predictions to make during the Lok Sabha elections. On Sunday, on a blog on the General Elections, Derek predicted as to how many MPs approximately would each party have and what mode of transport would they fit into. While the...
  • There is an anti-Ananth Kumar wave in Bangalore South: Nandan Nilekani 16-04-2014 09:36 AM

    Bangalore: All eyes are on the battle for Bangalore South in Karnataka where Infosys co-founder and Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani is up against five-time MP Ananth Kumar of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Nilekani said he is confident of beating Ananth Kumar. "People are ready for change. There's...
  • Meet with Muslim clerics exposes BJP's double standards: Congress 16-04-2014 08:59 AM

    Lucknow: The Congress has hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for Rajnath Singh's meet with Muslim clerics in Lucknow. Congress leader Ajay Maken said the BJP's double standards stand exposed after the meet. "BJP takes the whole media along when it goes to meet religious leaders, at least Congress...
  • Beheaded soldier's family hits out at UPA, SP; says will vote for BJP 16-04-2014 08:30 AM

    Mathura: In the election season, the disgruntled family of beheaded Indian soldier Hemraj Singh has hit out at the Central and the Uttar Pradesh government, blaming them for making promises and not keeping them. The family now says that it will vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party this time. It's...
  • Kejriwal visits Varanasi's Muslim stronghold on day 1 of his campaign 16-04-2014 08:20 AM

    Varanasi: Uttar Pradesh is seeing many key contests this Lok Sabha elections, but the biggest one will unfold in Varanasi. Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal began his month-long campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in the holy city on Tuesday. On day one...
  • Priyanka, Varun Gandhi caught in a spat, throw jibes at each other 15-04-2014 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: None of the two estranged Gandhi cousins - Varun Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi - is bowing down this election season in the battle of words. Priyanka Gandhi has now hit back at Varun's response to her earlier attack on him. She has told Varun, "It's not a family...
  • Jaitley's jibe at Sonia: Congress's new campaign is 'main nahin mom' 15-04-2014 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has taken another jibe at the Congress over Sonia Gandhi's television advertisement calling the BJP divisive. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has said that the Congress's new slogan is 'Main nahin mom' (not me, but mom). "The Congress Party changed track yesterday. Rahul Gandhi...
  • LS polls: Does the 'tainted' Sriramulu stand a chance in Bellary? 15-04-2014 10:08 AM

    Bellary: As Karnataka goes to polls this week, CNN-IBN takes a look at Bellary, better known as the mining republic of India. It's in the news mostly for all the wrong reasons like the illegal mining mafia. This time around, the BJP's lone face in the area, B Sriramulu, is...
  • Varun Gandhi files his nomination from Sultanpur 15-04-2014 09:40 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Varun Gandhi filed his nomination from Sultanpur on Tuesday for the Lok Sabha elections. Varun also held a roadshow before filing his papers. He is up against Congress's Amita Singh in the constituency. Meanwhile, Varun's estranged cousin Priyanka Gandhi will address party workers in...
  • Rajnath meets Muslim clerics, claims there was no political motive 15-04-2014 09:14 AM

    Lucknow: Weeks after Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh slammed Congress President Sonia Gandhi for meeting Muslim religious leaders and seeking their support, he met Muslim clerics in Lucknow on Monday. Rajnath, though, played down the meet saying that there was no political motive and the meet was about respecting...
  • MM Joshi clarifies his stand, now says there's a BJP wave led by Modi 15-04-2014 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi has now changed his stand and clarified that he has no differences with the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. This comes days after his interview to Manorama News in which he had said that there was a BJP wave,...
  • Sonia attempts damage control with an emotional appeal, attacks BJP 15-04-2014 07:41 AM

    New Delhi: With the Congress looking down and out, party President Sonia Gandhi has now made an emotional appeal to the country through a televised advertising campaign. Sonia has launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying that the battle for 2014 is the fight to preserve and...
  • Jairam targets Modi, says he can't speak the truth even by mistake 14-04-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has once again put Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the line of fire over Modi's attack on him. Jairam Ramesh has said that even by mistake, he doesn't expect Modi to speak the truth. Modi had accused Ramesh of demeaning...
  • There's a wave in the BJP of sidelining party leaders: Congress 14-04-2014 09:24 AM

    The Congress's reaction comes after senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi sparked off a controversy with his latest interview where he appeared critical of his party's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. ...
  • Congress should get Rahul married before commenting on Modi: Shiv Sena 14-04-2014 08:20 AM

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has come out in support of Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi defending him over his marital status. The Sena, in its mouthpiece Saamana has hit out against the Congress over its attacks on his marital status. In an editorial in Saamana, the party...