L K ADVANI

  • NDA can help chart new course for India, PM Modi tells alliance MPs 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in power with its 400-odd MPs represents a big force with positive energy and can help chart a new course for the country. "Let us think big. Let us think far. Let us think above politics," Modi said...
  • Advani deserves to be President of India: Gadkari June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari has said party patriarch L K Advani deserves to be the President of India, a post commensurate with his stature. Appearing on Rajat Sharma's show 'Aap ki Adalat' on 'India TV', the Union Road Transport Minister said it would not have...
  • Nitish hits out at Modi for hijacking BJP March 26, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched a vitriolic attack on BJP veteran Narendra Modi today, saying he had hijacked his "old companion" BJP. Nitish alleged that to accommodate Modi, BJP president Rajnath Singh even changed party slogan in just half an hour. "Just see how the president of that party has to...
  • LK Advani asks cricketers to stay away from 'fixing' December 14, 2013

    Senior BJP leader L K Advani today expressed concerns over "fixing" in cricket saying that players should avoid the temptation of getting rich through unsavoury means. At the International Sindhi Conference here in Indore, Advani said, "There was a time when players such as Vinu Mankad and others featured on the front...
  • Advani, Modi expected to attend BJP meet on September 25 September 18, 2013

    BJP patriarch L K Advani and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi are expected to share the dais at a party workers' meet in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh on September 25. Other prominent BJP leaders, including Arun Jaitley, Ananth Kumar, Venkaiah Naidu, Sushma Swaraj and former chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh, would...
  • No conflict of interest between Advani and Modi: Naidu August 16, 2013

    Denying any conflict of interest between L K Advani and Narendra Modi, BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Friday supported the Gujarat Chief Minister's challenge to the Prime Minister, saying that everybody has the right to question his performance as he was accountable to the nation. "There is no conflict of interest...
  • No conflict of interest between Advani and Modi: Naidu August 16, 2013

    Denying any conflict of interest between L K Advani and Narendra Modi, BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Friday supported the Gujarat Chief Minister's challenge to the Prime Minister, saying that everybody has the right to question his performance as he was accountable to the nation. "There is no conflict of interest...
  • Advani praises Narendra Modi, Shivraj Singh Chouhan for good governance August 2, 2013

    BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday praised Narendra Modi and Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the same breath saying the two Chief Ministers have provided good governance in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The remarks were significant as Advani, who is not on the best of terms with Modi and had even...
  • Varun Gandhi meets RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat July 26, 2013

    Nagpur: BJP youth leader Varun Gandhi held discussions with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and others on Friday at Hedgewar Bhawan, the RSS headquarters at Mahal, in the eastern part of city. Gandhi who has been entrusted the responsibility of holding BJP rallies in the new set up, spent about three hours...
  • Arun Nehru cremated, Sonia's grandson performs last rites July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Arun Nehru, former union minister, was cremated here today in the presence of Sonia Gandhi and her family, including her 13yearold grandson Raihan who lit the pyre. Nehru, a cousin of Rajiv Gandhi during whose Prime Ministership in the 1980's he was a powerful political figure, died last...
  • Narendra Modi's elevation a threat to secularism: Chennithala June 10, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Bharatiya Janata Party's decision to elevate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as head of the party's campaign committee for the Lok Sabha polls posed a "challenge to secularism and democracy," Kerala PCC president Ramesh Chennithala said today. Attacking Modi's style of functioning, the Congress leader called for strengthening unity of...
  • Karnataka: Sans Advani, Modi, BJP to start poll campaign April 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The ruling BJP will launch its campaign for the May 5, 2013 Assembly elections in Karnataka from Monday with the party stalwarts L K Advani and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to skip the event. The two leaders' absence seems to have taken some sheen off the rally, which...
  • NDA allies meet at Advani's residence ahead of Budget session February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The allies of the National Democratic Alliance on Wednesday held a meeting at the residence of veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament, which is slated to begin from Thursday. This comes hours after Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath...
  • Advani goes down memory lane, recalls Jinnah speech December 31, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Nearly seven years after courting a controversy by praising Mohammed Ali Jinnah, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Sunday said it was a prominent Swami of the Ramakrishna Mission, who had drawn his attention to the Pakistan founder's desire for a secular state. Going down the memory...
  • Assam violence a failure of the Centre: Advani August 8, 2012

    LK Advani came under fire during a debate on the situation in Assam in Parliament. ...
  • Sonia pushes Cong into an offensive against Advani August 8, 2012

    An angry Sonia Gandhi goaded Congress MPs to shout slogans after BJP leader LK Advani took a jibe at the UPAII and accused the government of indulging in horsetrading to win votes in the House. ...
  • The Last Word: Why do MPs resort to disruptions in Parliament? August 8, 2012

    There was ruckus in Parliament on Wednesday after veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani made a controversial remark against the UPA government. ...
  • BJP rules out apology as UPA attacks Advani August 8, 2012

    New Delhi: There was ruckus in Parliament on Wednesday as veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani made a controversial remark against the UPA government. The veteran leader began a debate on the violence in Kokrajhar in Assam putting the blame squarely on the illegal migrants from Bangladesh, but...
  • Advani blog splits NDA, Yeddy fumes, BJP silent August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Tuesday came in the line of fire over his blog wherein he talked about the possibility of a nonCongress and nonBJP Prime Minister after the 2014 general elections. While longtime ally Bal Thackeray hit out at him terming his...
  • Karnataka: Shettar seeks guidance on Cabinet expansion July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Faced with rebellion in the party's state unit on the issue of portfolio distribution, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Saturday met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari and other central leaders to seek guidance on Cabinet expansion. Accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok, Shettar also met...
  • Sonia Gandhi has invited Esha, Bharat: Hema Malini July 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Hema Malini had invited Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her daughter Esha's wedding with Bharat Takhtani. She says that the two couldn't come due to security reasons and that the latter has invited the newly wed couple at her residence. "We had invited PM and...
  • Sushma, Swamy meet Advani over President poll June 20, 2012

    New Delhi: A strategy meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the presidential elections is being held at the residence of senior leader L K Advani. The meeting is also being attended by Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, veteran leader Jaswant Singh and Janata Party chief...
  • RSS steps in, slams BJP for infighting June 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Speaking openly for the first time on the issue, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in its mouthpiece 'Panchajanya' slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the infighting amongst its leaders. The RSS slammed the infighting within the BJP, saying several leaders in the party carry Prime Ministerial ambitions. The...
  • The Last Word: Is Advani's criticism a proof of division in the BJP? June 1, 2012

    Is L K Advani's repeated public criticism of the BJP proof of deep divisions at the top of the party? ...
  • Truce in BJP? Modi meets Advani, Vajpayee June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi met former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Friday amidst reports of growing rift within the top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership. The meeting assumes significance given the unease in the party and a growing distance between Modi and senior...
  • Modi stays away from Advani, meets Vajpayee June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi met former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Friday amidst reports of growing rift within the top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership. The meeting assumes significance given the unease in the party and a growing distance between Modi and senior...
  • Advani targets Gadkari, says BJP mood not upbeat May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) takes on the government on a host of issues, the party is fighting an open battle at the top. Senior leader L K Advani on Thursday posted a blog expressing his discontent with party president Nitin Gadkarai. Advani even blamed Gadkari of undermining...
  • BJP split wide open, Gadkari upset with Advani May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The war between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party president Nitin Gadkari and L K Advani is now out in the open. Hours after the veteran leader slammed Gadkari for poor leadership, reports suggested that the party president was upset with the frontal attack on him. According to reports, a...
  • War within BJP: Modi's rise irks Advani, Sushma May 25, 2012

    Mumbai: The divide within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is out in the open with veteran leader Lal Krishna Advani and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, skipping the national executive meeting in Mumbai. They have also decided to not attend a rally of the party. The absence of...
  • 'Challenge Cong hegemony among BJP's achievement' May 11, 2012

    Madurai: Comparing building a party to a battle field involving two armies, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Thursday said challenging the Congress' hegemony was one of the party's biggest achievements. Tracing the journey of BJP from the Jan Sangh days, he said it had become one of...