LK ADVANI

  • Gandhi Peace Prize for ISRO 2 hours 46 minutes ago

    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 6 hours 52 minutes ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Anupam Kher extends birthday greetings to LK Advani on Twitter November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Anupam Kher Saturday wished L.K. Advani on his 87th birthday, by personally calling the senior BJP leader. The veteran took to social networking site Twitter to share the delight of talking to the leader and wish him once again. "Happy Birthday Advani Ji. It was a pleasure to wish...
  • PM Modi wishes LK Advani on his 87th birthday November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished Bharatiya Janata Party veteran LK Advani on his 87th birthday. "Wishing Advani ji a very happy birthday. May he be blessed with a long life and good health," tweeted Modi. Modi, who is in Varanasi, said he will visit him after reaching Delhi. "His...
  • PM Narendra Modi meets NDA MPs, tells them to think big, far and above politics October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening hosted a high tea for all NDA MPs at his residence in the national capital. This was the first time when all the MPs of NDA came together since the BJP led-government assumed office. The focus of the meeting was on the...
  • Maharashtra elections: Alliance with Shiv Sena should not have broken, says LK Advani October 19, 2014

    As the trend emerges of Maharashtra Assembly election, Bharatiya Janata Party reaches out to its former all Shiv Sena. BJP's senior leader LK Advani said, "I am happy with results. Alliance with Shiv Sena should not have broken." ...
  • LK Advani saves BJP-Shiv Sena alliance at the Centre October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Lal Krishna Advani, the BJP patriarch, has expressed remorse over the sudden collapse of 25-year-old alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena. He has also emphasized that the relationship with the former allies should be maintained, while speaking to reporters in Ahmedabad. He admitted that even though the...
  • I would've been happy if Sena-BJP alliance continued: LK Advani October 2, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Breaking his silence over the Shiv Sena-BJP split in Maharashtra, veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Thursday said that he would have been happy if the alliance had continued. "I would have been happier, if this (alliance) would not have been broken. But, this is also right that people...
  • Advani praises PM Modi, but says nobody has matched Vajpayee October 1, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday lavished praise on Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister but said the country hadn't seen another Premier like Atal Bihari Vajpayee. "I feel immense pride in saying that Narendra bhai has showed wonderful ability (as Prime Minister). I am saying with pride that...
  • JP Nadda replaces Ananth Kumar as secretary of key BJP poll panel September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior leader JP Nadda has been apointed the secretary of BJP's revamped Central Election Committee by party chief Amit Shah, replacing Ananth Kumar. The 15membe CEC, which decides on the party candidates and takes other important election related decisions at the national level, was recently revamped by Shah...
  • Senior party leaders not sidelined, says Venkaiah Naidu August 27, 2014

    Kochi: Union Urban Development and Parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday dismissed reports of senior party leaders being sidelined and said it was a 'generational change'. "Nobody is sidelined. It is a generational change that is taking place. It happens in a family. It...