Janata Party

  • Ties with BJP strong but CM candidate will be from Shiv Sena, says Sanjay Raut 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After the Bharatiya Janata Party's climbdown on its demand for fighting 135 seats in the Maharashtra elections, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that ties between both the parties are strong. However, speaking to CNN-IBN, he added that the Maharashtra Chief Ministerial candidate will be from the Shiv...
  • Hema Malini sparks a controversy, says widows from Bengal, Bihar should not crowd Mathura 22 hours 40 minutes ago

    Mathura: Another Bharatiya Janata Party leader, actor-turned-politician Hema Malini, has now stoked a controversy with her statements. The BJP MP from Mathura said that widows from Bengal and Bihar should not crowd the holy city and should stay in their own states instead. "If they (widows) are not from here...
  • BJP bows before Shiv Sena, to contest 119 seats instead of 135 in Maharashtra elections 23 hours 15 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After the seat-sharing controversy between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari met the Maharashtra BJP leaders in Mumbai on Wednesday night. The party leaders have bowed down to the Shiv Sena from the 135-seat demand and sent a list of...
  • Maharashtra: Dilemmas of Congress-NCP, Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, must stick together for power Yesterday

    For the first time in the history of assembly election, both the Congress-NCP combine and the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance are exerting maximum pressure to get more seats to contest. Even though both the combines know that the alliance has to continue, still the parties are engaging in unnecessary public fight...
  • BJP MP Yogi Adityanath defensive, says not allowed to campaign in all bypoll seats 2 days ago

    Reeling from the loss of bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party's star camapaigner Yogi Adityanath has pegged the blame on the fact that he was not allowed to campaign in all 10 bypoll seats. "I haven't seen the results but they are dependent on a lot of factors. I...
  • BJP distances itself from Sakshi Maharaj's 'Madrassas teach terrorism' remark 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has distanced itself from its Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj's remarks on Madrassas. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the party does not endorse what Maharaj has said. Sakshi Maharaj has sparked a controversy by saying children in Madrassas were being trained to become...
  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj faces flak for saying children in Madrassas were trained to become terrorists 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj has sparked a controversy by saying children in Madrassas were being trained to become terrorists. Sakshi Maharaj is facing flak from political parties for his remark. "Whosoever maharaja this is, if he has evidence, he should put it in the public...
  • Muzaffarnagar court returns chargesheet filed against BJP chief Amit Shah in a hate speech case 1 week ago

    Lucknow: In an embarrassment for the Uttar Pradesh government, the Lucknow SJM court has returned the chargesheet filed against Bharatiya Janata party chief Amit Shah on technical grounds in an alleged hate speech case. Shah was chargesheeted on Wednesday for making an alleged hate speech in Muzaffarnagar during campaigning for...
  • FIR against Yogi Adityanath for defying ban on poll meeting 1 week ago

    Lucknow: Hours after BJP leader Yogi Adityanath defied a ban on his election meeting here, police lodged an FIR against the controversial MP and other party leaders who participated in the rally. SSP Praveen Kumar on Thursday said that cases were lodged late on Wednesday night against Adityanath and others...
  • Teachers' Day: Unfazed by criticism, PM Modi set to address students across the country today September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing students across the country on Friday afternoon on the occasion of Teachers' Day. The Human Resources Development Ministry notice directing a mandatory audience for the PM's speech has sparked off that row even as the BJP hit back at critics. The idea...
  • Watch: BJP hits back at those criticising PM's Teachers' Day speech directive September 4, 2014

    With a day to go for Teachers' Day, schools across the country are preparing to telecast the PM's speech live for students. "If the Teachers' Day is getting so much importance, what is wrong with it? A former PM's birthday is celebrated as Children's Day, isn't that politics? PM is...
  • Modi's Gujarat model inspires the Centre, states and Pakistan September 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: As he completes 100 days in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slowly seems to be bringing to the centre the much talked about Gujarat model of development. More states are looking to imitate its growth trajectory including neighbouring countries and even Pakistan. The 7000-odd residents of North Gujarat's Punsari...
  • 100 days of Modi government: GDP growth likely to be highest in last 10 quarters August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government is set to complete a 100 days in office and going by the expected GDP growth from its first quarter in power, there may be a huge boost to the economy. The GDP figures for the 100 days of the Modi government will come out on...
  • Rajinikanth keeps everyone guessing as BJP tries to woo him into Tamil Nadu politics August 29, 2014

    Chennai: It was only a few months ago that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo-op with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth ahead of the Lok Sabha elections went viral on social media. Now, it appears that the Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to woo the actor full-time into state politics. Rajinikanth has kept...
  • 100 days of Narendra Modi government: CMs allege high-handedness, say federal principals ignored August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who came to power on the promise of strengthening federalism, is not popular with many Chief Ministers today. In fact, they have been accusing the Modi government of high-handedness and ignoring federal principals. "The government of the day is behaving like the Viceroys of...
  • Karnataka CM says Modi wave over, credits Rahul, Sonia for Congress's victory in bypolls August 28, 2014

    Bangalore: The Congress won two out of three seats in the Karnataka bypolls last week. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that the Congress's victory in the state can be credited to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi's leadership. "The results were expected. I had said that we'll...
  • Will quit politics if allegations against me, my family are found to be true, says Rajnath Singh August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday rejected reports about his son Pankaj Singh being denied bypoll ticket due to corruption allegations against him. He said that all reports about him and his family were baseless rumours. Rajnath Singh went on to say that he will quit politics if any...
  • Ministers with criminal background: Time to see if PM acts on SC advice, says Congress August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a moral test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court has completely put the onus on him on whether he would want to appoint ministers with criminal backgrounds. The court ruling has put the spotlight on Modi, with the Congress now awaiting the Prime Minister's next...
  • Rajnath Singh upset with rivals in BJP spreading 'false stories' about his son: sources August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister and former BJP President Rajnath Singh has expressed concerns to the RSS leadership over false stories being spread about his son Pankaj Singh by his rivals in the party, say sources. Sources say Rajnath is upset at media reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn't want a...
  • 100 days of Narendra Modi government: PM keeps a check on officers, says bureaucrats must perform August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when the Narendra Modi government is completing 100 days in power, CNN-IBN gets you a look at how the NDA government led by the Prime Minister has re-energised the bureaucracy to end policy paralysis. One of the first decisions of the NDA government was to...
  • No Advani, Joshi, Vajpayee in BJP Parliamentary Board, party makes Marg Darshak Mandal for them August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dropped its patriarchs LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee from the Parliamentary Board. BJP leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan and JP Nadda, on the other hand, have been included in the Board. BJP President Amit Shah has created a separate body...
  • Can a consolidation of Opposition forces really block the Modi juggernaut? August 25, 2014

    It was a big day for the grand alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal United and the Congress in Bihar as it swept six out of the 10 assembly seats that went to polls last week. The BJP was brought down to four seats. ...
  • Bypoll results: RJD-JDU and Congress win 10 seats, limit BJP+ to 8 in four states August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be losing ground just a few months after its stupendous showing in the Lok Sabha elections as it suffered major setbacks in the Assembly bypolls in three states - Bihar, Karnataka and Punjab. The party could manage to hold on to its...
  • Bihar bypoll results: Nitish-Lalu formula works as RJD-JDU-Congress alliance wins 6 out of 10 seats August 25, 2014

    Patna: It was a big day for the grand alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal United and the Congress in Bihar as it swept six out of the 10 assembly seats that went to polls last week. The BJP was brought down to four seats. These bypolls were being...
  • Bypoll results live: Setback for BJP; RJD-JDU-Cong alliance wins 6 seats in Bihar, Congress wins 2 in Karnataka August 25, 2014

    The results for assembly bypolls held in four states - Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday as counting of votes has begun. While all eyes are on the Lalu Prasad-Nitish Kumar alliance in Bihar, the BJP is keeping fingers crossed in MP and Karnataka while...
  • Results of bypolls in 4 states to be declared today; can the Lalu-Nitish alliance dent BJP in Bihar? August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The results for assembly bypolls held in four states - Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday. Counting will begin at 8 am on Monday morning. These are the first assembly bypolls after the political realignment in Bihar. Ten assembly seats went to polls in...
  • Congress protests outside BJP office against Arun Jaitley's 'small incident' remark on Dec 16 gangrape August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress protested outside the Bharatiya Janata Party office in the national capital against Union Minister Arun Jaitley's remark on the December 16 gangrape case. Jaitley had sparked a row while addressing a conference of state tourism ministers in the capital where he called the the brutal gangrape...
  • Arun Jaitley calls December 16 gangrape a 'small incident', clarifies later August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley has sparked a row after he made a controversial remark on the December 16 gangrape case. Jaitley was addressing a conference of state tourism ministers in the capital where he called the the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedic student a 'small incident of...
  • BJP mulling age limit for Parliamentary Board: sources August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After keeping party veterans out of the Cabinet, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now mulling an age limit cut-off for the party's Parliamentary board. Sources have told CNN-IBN that consultations are on with the BJP on the structure of the new Parliamentary board. Sources say that 75 years cut-off...
  • Goa government in racism row again, refers to African national as 'negro' August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Goa government is in the news once again for using a racial offensive term while referring to Africans. In an annexure submitted to the state assembly, the term 'unknown African Negro' was was used while referring to an African national who was arrested from the beach village...