NATIONAL COUNCIL

  • Watch: Arvind Kejriwal's speech at AAP's National Council meet on Saturday March 29, 2015

    After the high drama ouster of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from Aam Aadmi Party's National Executive and allegations of hooliganism leveled against the supporters of Kejriwal inside the national council meet, AAP on Sunday released the video of party chief Arvind Kejriwal's speech. The rebel leaders alleged that the...
  • AAP becoming victim of its own success: Senior journalist Badshah Sen March 28, 2015

    Senior journalist Badshah Sen said that Aam Aadmi party (AAP) was becoming victim of its own success. "The original principles of the party have been abandoned. Thus, it is becoming like any other political party," said Sen. ...
  • Allegations of a scuffle during the meeting are baseless: Gopal Rai March 28, 2015

    "The resistence within AAP has been removed now so the party will function smoothly. Henceforth, governance will be easy. There was no scuffle at the meet, allegations are baseless," said Gopal Rai. ...
  • Violence at the National council meet was pre-planned: Yogendra Yadav March 28, 2015

    AAP leader Yogendra Yadav called the National council meet a sham. "Democracy has been killed," said Yadav. On the other hand, Sanjay Singh said that the talks of the fights that happened in the meeting are all false. "I can also give evidences against such allegations," said Singh. ...
  • AAP War: Not new to Indian politics, nobody expected this in party of the 'common people' March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has proved that he is the only boss and he only matters in the party, which he calls a party of the people. In Saturday's National Executive meeting held in Delhi, the scene was chaotic. It...
  • AAP 'kicks' rebel leaders before kicking them out of National Executive, later denies assault charge March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: After being expelled from the party's National Executive, Aam Aadmi Party's founding members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan alleged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's supporters of using violence against them and their supporters inside the National Council meeting venue. "Arvind Kejriwal was provoking the workers, while ending his...
  • AAP National Council meet begins amid chaos, Yadav on dharna outside venue March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Chaos descended at the AAP's crucial National Council meet, which may decide the fate of its two dissident leaders, as Yogendra Yadav sat on dharna outside the venue claiming that certain NC members "not being allowed" inside. The meet has been witnessing incessant sloganeering against Yadav by a large...
  • AAP split wide open, National Council to decide Yogendra Yadav and Prasant Bhushan's fate March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The crisis in the Aam Aami Party has escalated to a point of no-return and today could just be the day of split. AAP National Council is likely to remove senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party. AAP's Lokpal Admiral Ramdas and senior leader Rahul Mehra...
  • Delhi: AAP internal Lokpal Admiral Ramdas meets Arvind Kejriwal March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid hectic parleys ahead of the party's crucial National Council meeting, AAP's internal Lokpal Admiral Ramdas on Wednesday held talks with party convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to iron out differences between the two warring factions. Ramdas, a former navy chief, is expected to seek a reconciliatory...
  • Removal of Yadav, Bhushan to be discussed in AAP's National Council meeting: Delhi March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Removal of senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) will be discussed in the AAP's National Council meeting later this month, party sources said. The National Council, which has around 300 members is supposed to meet once every year. This year, the NC...
  • RSS wants UPA appointees in NCTE removed: Sources August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In its latest diktat to the Narendra Modi government, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has asked the Union HRD Ministry to 'change all members' appointed by the previous UPA government in the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The RSS has communicated its demand to HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The...
  • Amit Shah anointed BJP president, Party charts poll strategy August 9, 2014

    Amit Shah officially took over as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President in the party's National Council meet held on Saturday in New Delhi. The next big challenge for him are the upcoming assembly elections in Mahrashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Shah's mentor Prime Minister Narendra Modi has...
  • Government will give resources to resettle Kashmiri Pandits in Valley, says Arun Jaitley August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Kashmiri Pandits who wish to go back to the Valley and settle there will be facilitated with all necessary resources by the government, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. "There has been clarity in this government regarding many problems and we have even allocated money. Our Kashmiri Pandit...
  • Modi lauds Amit Shah, calls him man of the match in 2014 Lok Sabha polls August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congratulating Amit Shah for taking over as Bharatiya Janata Party's President, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion, lauded Shah's efforts during the stupendous performance of the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections and called him the 'man of the match'. Speaking at the BJP's first national council meet...
  • Rajnath Singh hands over BJP chief baton to Amit Shah, says he is best suited August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister and former Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh on Saturday handed over the party's baton to Amit Shah in New Delhi. Praising Shah for his leadership, Singh said that the former was best suited for the position of the party's President. Singh said it was Shah's leadership...
  • Live: Rajnath Singh hands over BJP President post to Amit Shah August 9, 2014

    Outgoing BJP chief Rajnath Singh said that Amit Shah is suited for the position of the party chief due to his leadership in Uttar Pradesh that saw the party bagging 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state during the general election. ...
  • Heavy security arrangements ahead of BJP's National Council meet August 9, 2014

    The BJP's first national council met for the first time after its victory in the Lok Sabha elections to ratify the appointment of Amit Shah as party President at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Extremely elaborate arrangements have been made with two huge LED screens on the stage. ...
  • BJP National Council meet today, first after NDA took charge at the Centre August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Council is scheduled to meet on Saturday in Delhi to ratify Amit Shah as its party chief. This will be the first national council meeting after the BJP led NDA took charge at the Centre. The session, to be held at Jawaharlal...
  • Full text: Rajanth Singh's speech at National Council meet January 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath on Sunday addressed the National Council meeting at Ramlila Maidan in the national capital. He hit out at the Congress saying there is a desire for change in the nation. He said, "The restlessness for change is clearly visible in these currents. The...
  • No mother can sacrifice her child: Modi on Cong not naming PM nominee January 19, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday took a dig at the Congress party for not nominating prime ministerial candidate ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Addressing the party workers at the National Council meet in Ramlila Maidan, Modi said, "No mother can sacrifice her child....
  • BJP National Council meet: Speeches of party leaders January 19, 2014

    New Delhi: 2:03 pm: My idea of India is Satyamev Jayate: Modi 2:01 pm: Amul model must be replicated in all states for dairy development: Modi 1:59 pm: Terrorism divides, tourism unites: Modi 1:58 pm: Every state should have IIM, IIT and AIIMS: Modi 1:57 pm: If we need to keep our head high...
  • Modi to address BJP members on last day of its National Council meet January 19, 2014

    New Delhi: On the last day of its National council meet on Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to move the party's political resolution ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj is likely to move the resolution. BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief...
  • Medha Patkar deposits Rs 9,000 in crosscases of defamation August 13, 2013

    Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday deposited in a Delhi court costs of Rs 9,000 which was imposed on her in crosscases of defamation lodged against her and the head of an Ahmedabadbased NGO. Patkar's counsel handed over the cash amount of Rs 9,000 to the advocate of V...
  • India 2022: High on skills but low on jobs? July 15, 2013

    If you plan to seek an exciting career in 'rag chopping' with the paper industry, the government has plans to sharpen your skills. After 60 hours of training and paying a princely sum of Rs 500 for a test, you get a certificate to hang on your wall. Or you...
  • BJP gears up for 2014 polls; targets Cong on economy March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party chief Rajnath Singh on Saturday gave a call to his party cadre to put up a united fight in the next general elections to oust the "corrupt, ineffective" United Progressive Alliance as he took on the Congress-led government over its alleged failure on internal security,...
  • BJP core group to decide on National Council meet today February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP core group will meet on Friday at 5.30 pm to decide on the National Council meeting which will ratify Rajnath Singh's election as party chief. This will be the first core group meet after Rajnath's election as party president. On Thursday, top leaders of the BJP, including...
  • Don't touch feet to go up the party ladder: Gadkari September 27, 2012

    Surajkund: Don't touch any colleague's feet in order to go up the party ladder, Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. Concerned over a culture of patronage, Gadkari declared at the party's National Council meeting here: "There will be no protocol in the party... I am ordering it." Citing his...
  • BJP strategy meet today to review political situation September 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Top BJP leaders including state chief ministers will be gathering in Surajkund in Haryana on Wednesday for a threeday conclave. This comprises an executive meet that will be followed by a twoday national council meet. The main opposition party is expected to propose strategies to project itself as...
  • Prepare skill development plans: PM to ministers January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Concerned over the state of skill development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday asked the ministries to prepare plans for the next year with special focus on skilling needs of minorities, SC, ST and backwards. Chairing a meeting of the National Council on Skill Development, he asked his Cabinet...
  • CPI to launch movement for land, jobs, food January 6, 2012

    Hyderabad: The CPI's National Council on Friday resolved to build people's struggles on issues of land, jobs and food by joining hands with all democratic forces. "The main issues we have identified are land, unemployment, food and democratic rights. The main thrust of the resolution is that we should build these...