LK ADVANI

  • Advani a Hindutva icon despite being from a convent school: Congress to Goa minister April 8, 2015

    Panaji: Opposition Congress on Tuesday hit back at Goa minister Deepak Dhavalikar, whose party MGP is the alliance partner in the BJP-led government, over his remarks on convent schools and Indian culture, saying that BJP veteran LK Advani still remains a "Hindutva icon" despite being the product of a missionary...
  • BJP patriach LK Advani not officially intimated for party's foundation day celebrations April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP patriarch LK Advani on Monday was not officially intimated about the foundation day celebrations at the party head office in the national capital. According to sources, Advani was not even invited for the programme. His residence received a general SMS which was sent to all the party workers....
  • No speech by Lal Krishna Advani at BJP's National Executive April 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: Marginalised BJP veteran LK Advani did not address the Nation Executive meeting, a permanent feature in such meets, reflecting the current power equation in the ruling party. There was no word from the party on why he did not address the meeting which concluded on Saturday but there was speculation...
  • Amit Shah asks BJP workers to focus on social issues April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: The BJP national executive, the first-ever after the party came to power at the Centre, on Friday started with a call by party president Amit Shah to engage party workers in social campaigns like that on the girl child and train workers for political activism. Shah also lauded the 10-month...
  • Live: All states are similar to Centre; NITI Aayog a step forward to strengthen relations, says PM Modi April 3, 2015

    The primary focus of the two-day meet will be on strengthening the party in South India. The meet will also finetune strategies including on blunting the opposition campaign on the land acquisition ordinance....
  • BJP national executive meet begins, focus likely on strengthening party in South India April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: The stage is set in Bengaluru for Bharatiya Janata Party's first National Executive meet under Amit Shah's leadership. The primary focus of the two-day meet will be on strengthening the party in South India. The meet will also finetune strategies including on blunting the opposition campaign on the land...
  • BJP's national executive meet to begin on Friday, all eyes on LK Advani's address April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's national executive will meet on Friday in Bengaluru and all eyes will be on whether party patriarch LK Advani will address the meet or not. Sources said the party had approached Advani to address the national executive, but he is not very keen to...
  • SC issues notice to LK Advani, 20 others in Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy case March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and 17 other BJP and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy case. The 21 notices have been issued over a petition...
  • SC to hold final hearing in Babri demolition conspiracy case today March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will take up on April 1 for final hearing the CBI's appeal challenging 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict discharging of LK Advani and 19 other senior leaders of BJP and Hindu outfits the charges of criminal conspiracy in the demolition of the Babri...
  • Gandhi Peace Prize for ISRO March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 for its contribution to the country's development through space technology and satellite-based services. The award, comprising Rs one crore and a citation, was decided after the jury for the prize met under the...
  • Had suggested that Atal Bihari Vajpayee be given Bharat Ratna, says LK Advani March 27, 2015

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, Senior BJP leader LK Advani said that he had urged the Centre to award former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee the Bharat Ratna. ...
  • Alliance between BJP-PDP is not bad: LK Advani March 23, 2015

    Ahmedabad: BJP veteran leader LK Advani said on Monday that the political alliance between BJP and the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir is "not bad" but some decisions taken by the Mufti Sayeed government without consulting the BJP were "not good". "BJP's stand on Kashmir is clear and known to...
  • Government releases pro formas of Sonia Gandhi, LK Advani, Amit Shah March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has released pro formas of high profile leaders to prove that the profiling of VVIPs is carried out as a routine drill by Delhi Police. The pro formas released include that of senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj, Lal Krishna Advani, party President Amit Shah...
  • Rahul snooping row: Delhi Police never works under any political pressure, says BS Bassi March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: After Congress criticised Narendra Modi government for political espionage on Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra said that this is a technical issue and not political one. Clarifying BJP's stand Patra said that the police provided outer cover even to SPG protectees and Congress did...
  • Lal Krishna Advani renews wedding vows on 50th anniversary, PM Modi wishes him February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Away from political limelight, BJP veteran LK Advani was the cynosure of all eyes on Sunday as he turned a 'groom' once again, exchanging the traditional 'varmala' with his wife Kamla on their 50th wedding anniversary. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Governors and BJP leaders...
  • Padma awards announced: Amitabh Bachchan, LK Advani among other recipients January 26, 2015

    LK Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, thespian Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday were chosen for this year's Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour, as government gave a saffron touch honouring eminent people of various fields in 2015's list of Padma awardees. ...
  • LK Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar get Padma Vibhushan January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: LK Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, thespian Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday were chosen for this year's Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour, as government gave a saffron touch honouring eminent people of various fields in 2015's list of Padma awardees. Eminent lawyer KK...
  • LK Advani should not be given Padma award along with Ramdev: KC Tyagi January 23, 2015

    The opposition meanwhile has said that LK Advani shouldn't be given the award along with Ramdev baba. "It is insulting to Advani if Ramdev is getting the award because many cases are running on Ramdev," said KC Tyagi. ...
  • LK Advani, Ramdev, Amitabh Bachchan likely to be honoured with Padma award: Sources January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani is likely to be on the list of people to be honoured with Padma awards this year. Yoga guru Ramdev, who campaigned excessively for the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, is also likely to be awarded. Among the actors, sources...
  • LK Advani refers to Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' as a 'wonderful', 'courageous' film December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani has hailed Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' as a "wonderful and courageous film". A movie buff, Advani recently watched the Rajkumar Hirani directorial. He took a liking to the film and feels that a majority of people should watch it. "Hearty greetings to Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu...
  • Conferring Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have honoured UPA government: L K Advani December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday said it would have been an honour for the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had the erstwhile UPA government conferred Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He termed Vajpayee's tenure as "most outstanding" if one makes the balance sheet of all...
  • Announcement of Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee likely today December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A day before former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday, announcement for a Bharat Ratna for him is likely to be made on Wednesday, said sources in the government. Sources said that the announcement could be made post the Cabinet meeting that will take place in the morning. Sources...
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a role model for me, says LK Advani December 22, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, BJP patriarch LK Advani said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a role model for him. "I always regarded Vajpayee my leader. He was a role model for me." ...
  • LK Advani calls Atal Bihari Vajpayee his role model, guide December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani called former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee his role model and guide. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Advani said, "In Vajpayee's entire tenure as PM there is not one single aspect which I can regard as been a blot on him in his...
  • LK Advani backs Atal Bihari Vajpayee for Bharat Ratna, says it's befitting for a patriot like him December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani backed former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name for the Bharat Ratna calling him a true patriot. In an intervew to CNN-IBN he said, "A Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee should not be seen in terms of a reward for doing...
  • Mahabharata, Ramayana great knowledge source on politics: LK Advani December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: After Union Minister Sushma Swaraj favoured declaring Gita as "national scripture", veteran BJP leader LK Advani urged people to read Mahabharata and Ramayana saying the epics are a great source of knowledge on politics and morality. Reminiscing his days during pre-independence era, the 87-year-old leader said his grandmother would...
  • Modi playing vote bank politics under mask of pro-development: Congress December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing the Narendra Modi Government of playing "vote bank politics" to garner Hindu votes under the "mask of pro-development", Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday claimed the ploy is to bring religion into politics. Once a strong opponent of LK Advani, Aiyar also said he would have...
  • BJP asks MPs, ministers to declare their assets by Wednesday December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday pulled up its MPs and ministers and asked them to declare their assets by Wednesday. The issue was discussed in the BJP Parliamentary Party meet. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "All MPs were asked to go to every village." Senior leader LK Advani...
  • BJP didn't give Advani full details on break-up: Shiv Sena November 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Two days after BJP patriarch LK Advani held the Shiv Sena responsible for breaking ties with his party, the Sena on Sunday shot back at the octogenarian saying his party failed to provide him with complete information on the alliance breakdown. Advani during a function in Patna on November 14...
  • No regret over not becoming PM, says LK Advani November 14, 2014

    Patna: Veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Friday said that he had no regret over not becoming the Prime Minister as the respect he got from all parties was more than enough and "overwhelmed" him. "I have no regret over not becoming the Prime Minister of the country. The...