Kalyan Singh

  • Governors should resign when new govt takes over: Kalyan Singh August 26, 2014

    Lucknow: Governor designate of Rajasthan Kalyan Singh on Tuesday said that with change of regime, governors appointed by the previous government should resign on their own. "Any new government has the right to appoint governors of its choice... and several governors, adhering to this tradition have already taken the praiseworthy step...
  • Governors for four states announced; Kalyan Singh gets Rajasthan August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday appointed new governors for four states, namely Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. While senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh was anointed as the Governor of Rajasthan, former Gujarat Assembly Speaker Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala was named the Governor of Karnataka. Mridula Sinha, a former BJP Mahila Morcha...
  • Centre likely to name new governors for four states today August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is likely to announce the names of new governors for four states, namely Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra, on Tuesday. Senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh is likely to be appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan,a seat which fell vacant after Margaret Alva was transferred to...
  • MHA recommends names for Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa Governors August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Goa are likely to have new Governors soon with the Home Ministry recommending names to President Pranab Mukherjee for appointment to the posts. Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh, veteran BJP leaders VK Malhotra and Lalji Tandon are among the few probables who...
  • List of Governors for Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Rajasthan likely to be finalised today August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The list of Governors for Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Rajasthan is likely to be finalised on Monday. Sources have said that senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh could be appointed as the Rajasthan governor. Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayan resigned on Sunday after he was transferred to Mizoram. So far six...
  • Rajnath Singh: The thakur from UP has been there, done that May 27, 2014

    Almost a decade back after the BJP lost power in Uttar Pradesh under his stewardship, Rajnath Singh cut a lonely figure at his current Ashoka Road residence in the national capital. Sitting cross-legged and shaving, he told an IANS correspondent, gazing through a small mirror he held in front, that life...
  • Akhilesh should resign, seek fresh mandate in UP: Kalyan Singh May 19, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh on Monday demanded resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav asking him to take moral responsibility for Samajwadi Party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls. "Talking of morality, it does not hold any meaning for Samajwadi Party. People's mandate went against them. Therefore on principle,...
  • Campaign for Uttar Pradesh's third phase polling ends April 22, 2014

    Considered to be the most crucial phase which would test the popularity of stalwarts of Uttar Pradesh politics, campaigning for 12 seats going to the polls in third phase on April 24 came to an end on Tuesday. While the prestige of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's family is at the stake, the Bollywood beauty...
  • Mulayam, Mayawati, Kejriwal dreaming of becoming PM: Kalyan Singh April 7, 2014

    BJP leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh on Sunday said that Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati and Arvind Kejriwal were dreaming of becoming the Prime Minister, but they would not get people's support in the Lok Sabha polls. "Yadav, Mayawati and Kejriwal are dreaming of becoming PM... Their dream...
  • Babri demolition was planned, Advani, Joshi knew of it: Cobrapost April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Just two days before the first phase of elections, Cobrapost has come up with another sting operation related to the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992. The Cobrapost sting operation shows that the demolition was well planned and senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and the then...
  • BJP fields Kalyan Singh Dangi for Vidisha Assembly bypoll April 2, 2014

    The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has announced that Kalyan Singh Dangi would be its nominee for the bye-election to Vidisha Assembly seat. During the state Assembly elections held in November last year, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had contested from Budhni and Vidisha seats and won from both the places....
  • MP BJP leader Raghunandan Sharma hurt at being denied LS poll ticket March 23, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh BJP Vice President Raghunandan Sharma on Sunday said he felt "hurt and insulted" at being denied party ticket from the Mandsaur Lok Sabha seat. "I have been working for the BJP for more than 30 years and never asked for anything from the party. A Lok Sabha ticket for...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots a reaction: Kalyan Singh November 21, 2013

    Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh on Thursday blamed Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan for September's Muzaffarnagar riots, and called the violence a "reaction". Kalyan Singh, chief minister when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was in power in the state during the Babri Mosque demolition in 1992, attacked the...
  • Ayodhya Yatra: UP govt banning the yatra to woo muslims, says Kalyan August 24, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader and former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for denying permission to VHP's proposed yatra to Ayodhya. Singh said that the state government has taken this move to woo the muslim community in the state. "The Samajwadi Party government is doing this...
  • Ayodhya yatra: Plea seeking lifting of ban dismissed by Allahabad HC August 24, 2013

    Lucknow: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's proposed Ayodhya yatra is set for a showdown as the Allahabad High Court dismissed a PIL seeking to lift the Uttar Pradesh government's ban on the yatra. Slamming the Samajwadi party government of banning the yatra to garner support from the muslim community, former Uttar...
  • Advani's resignation shocking, others may follow: RSS June 11, 2013

    Nagpur: Terming senior BJP leader LK Advani's decision to quit all party posts as "shocking", veteran RSS leader MG Vaidya on Monday said some other resignations may follow. "It's shocking that a leader of such a great stature has to quit. It is now evident that all is not well in BJP....
  • Rajnath Singh to lead BJP's UP 'jail bharo' stir May 22, 2013

    Lucknow: BJP president Rajnath Singh will lead the party's 'jail bharo' agitation in Lucknow on June 2, 2013 against corruption under the UPA rule. BJP state unit president, Laxmi Kant Bajpai, who reviewed the preparation for the week-long agitation starting May 27, said that besides the national president, newly appointed...
  • Rajnath Singh emerges from shadows to reclaim top post in BJP January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In a dramatic late night twist on Tuesday, Nitin Gadkari opted out of the BJP presidential race and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Rajnath Singh is now the consensus choice and will be elected later on Wednesday. Nitin Gadkari's backers in RSS had come under intense pressure from...
  • Price rise: UP BJP to take out Atal Sankalp Yatra January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's Uttar Pradesh unit will be carrying out a yatra in Lucknow on Monday to protest against the diesel price hike and general price rise. The yatra, called Atal Sankalp Yatra, will also act as a show of strength by those party leaders who are eyeing...
  • BJP not to tie-up with any party in UP for LS elections January 12, 2013

    Ballia: The BJP on January 13 said it will not have a tie-up with any party in Uttar Pradesh for the next Lok Sabha elections. "BJP would not enter into an alliance with anyone for the Lok Sabha polls in UP. We are no more ready to face betrayal from...
  • Kalyan Singh set for a BJP comeback next year December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh is all set to return to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Singh met the BJP president Nitin Gadkari recently and sources say Singh may be reinducted in the party in January next year. His reinduction is seen as an effort by the party...
  • Kalyan Singh to be re-inducted in BJP in Jan: sources December 16, 2012

    Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who met BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Sunday, is all set to return to the party. According to sources he may be re-inducted in the party in January. Kalyan's re-induction is seen as an effort by the party to bolster its dwindling presence...
  • Babri demolition: SC directs expeditious hearing December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed a Rae Bareily court to expeditiously hear Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leader LK Advani and 19 others against whom charge of criminal conspiracy was dropped by the trial court. Expressing deep anguish over non appearence of the counsel for...
  • BJP willing to accommodate Yeddyurappa: sources October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: With an eye on the next elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has initiated an exercise to put its house in order and accommodate regional satraps. Two days back, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar and Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok, under instructions from the party, met former chief...
  • Babri case: SC to hear CBI plea against Advani May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will be hearing a Central Bureau of Investigation petition seeking restoration of conspiracy charges aganist senior BJP leader LK Advani, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and others in the Babri Masjid demolition case on July 25. The apex court had on March 4, 2011 issued notice...
  • Cash deal behind Kushwaha joining BJP: Kalyan January 6, 2012

    Lucknow: Alleging a 'financial deal' behind inclusion of former BSP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha in BJP, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Jan Kranti Party patron Kalyan Singh on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the matter. "Joining of Kushwaha against whom there are serious allegations of corruption, which are being...
  • BJP split wide open over Kushwaha January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The row over Babu Singh Kushwaha's induction into the party is refusing to die down with many senior BJP leaders jumping the bandwagon to criticise the decision in a bid to project the non-corrupt image of the party. While some leaders criticised the moves, other hailed it saying...
  • Uma's return won't boost BJP's fortunes: Kalyan June 7, 2011

    Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh on Tuesday said the re-induction of Uma Bharti into the BJP would not make any difference to electoral fortunes of the party in the upcoming assembly polls in the state. "The BJP in Uttar Pradesh is on ventilator and neither the return of...
  • Mulayam says allying with Kalyan a mistake July 15, 2010

    Lucknow: In an attempt to mend fences with Muslims after having aligned with Kalyan Singh during Lok Sabha polls, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday regretted taking support of those "responsible" for the Babri mosque demolition and sought pardon of the community. "In the last Lok Sabha polls, I had...
  • Kalyan Singh launches new JKP party on birthday January 5, 2010

    Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh on Tuesday marked his 77th birthday by announcing the formation of his new Jan Kranti Party (JKP), which will have a "new agenda" and would be led by his son Rajvir Singh. While Kalyan Singh, who had left the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...