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  • AAP hits back at BJP on Kashmir map issue 27-03-2014 09:55 PM

    Rejecting as "lies" BJP's attack on it for showing Kashmir out of India's map, AAP on Thursday hit back saying the map on the saffron party's website has shown the state as a "disputed site" AAP also challenged BJP for an open debate on the issue. Reacting to BJP spokesperson...
  • BJP mocks Chidambaram for not contesting polls, says he's running away 21-03-2014 11:46 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday took potshots at the Congress over Finance Minister P Chidambaram's refusal to contest elections. "It's symbolic that the Finance Minister is running away. He is not willing to face the public," BJP spokesperson Nirmala Seetharaman said. "The BJP has made a...
  • BJP's list for Delhi candidates expected on Saturday 14-03-2014 05:12 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's much awaited list of Delhi candidates for the Lok Sabha elections is expected on Saturday, party sources said. The list was to be declared on Thursday. However, party leaders faced difficulty in arriving at a consensus over the many names that have come up for the...
  • Shailesh Dubey appointed as BJP's Jhabua district chief 15-02-2014 01:51 PM

    BJP leader Shailesh Dubey has been appointed President of Jhabua district unit and tasked with the responsibility of ensuring a good showing by the party in the coming Lok Sabha elections. The appointment was made on Friday by Madhya Pradesh BJP President Narendra Singh Tomar. Dubey has been appointed to...
  • BJP condoles death of Sunanda Pushkar 17-01-2014 11:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party condoled the death of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar, whose body was found in a a room of five-star Hotel Leela Palace in Delhi on Friday night. BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted, "I am shocked to hear about Sunanda." BJP Yuva Morcha...
  • Jayanthi hits back at Modi over tax remark, says he can never be the PM 13-01-2014 11:33 PM

    New Delhi: Hours after Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused Jayanthi Natarajan of corruption, the former Environment Minister hit back saying that it was an intimidation tactic by the Gujarat CM. "It was the Congress culture that built India and Modi no matter what he does can...
  • Election Commission issues notice to Modi over his 'khooni panja' remark 13-11-2013 04:17 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been issued a notice by the Election Commission for an alleged model code of conduct violation over his "khooni panja" remark. The Election Commission has asked Modi to explain by 5 pm on November 16 why...
  • BJP hits out at PM, slams government for misusing CBI 11-11-2013 01:39 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his comments on the CBI where he hinted at the Coal block allocation investigations saying that great care is needed when probing administrative decisions and matters related to policy making. The BJP lashed out...
  • Nirmala Lakshman’s 'Degree Coffee by the Yard': Madras memories come alive 01-10-2013 04:37 PM

    Nirmala Lakshmans Degree Coffee by the Yard is a must-read for people interested in the history of Madras or Chennai. The author is a veteran journalist from the venerable The Hindu group. She is also a member of the illustrious Kasturi Ranga Iyengar family, which owns The Hindu. Her impressive...
  • BJP dismisses Digvijay Singh's claim on burqas for Narendra Modi rally 24-09-2013 11:09 PM

    BJP on Tuesday denied Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's charge that the party has ordered 10,000 burqas for Muslim women who would attend its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Bhopal and said it does not indulge in appeasement politics. "Congress has been doing votebank politics for the last...
  • Cabinet goes against SC, clears ordinance to give relief to convicted legislators 24-09-2013 10:40 PM

    New Delhi: Sending out a strong signal that the political class with the exception of a few is not ready to weed out criminal elements from amongst itself, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared an ordinance that overruled a much-welcomed Supreme Court ruling that disqualified MPs, MLAs and MLCs from...
  • Why is govt in hurry in bringing ordinance on lawmakers: BJP 24-09-2013 09:40 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday sought to know why the government was "in a hurry" in bringing the ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from facing immediate disqualification and wondered if it was being done to protect some leaders close to the ruling party. "Why has the government brought...
  • Narsingh Yadav enters repechages at World Wrestling Championships 18-09-2013 09:03 PM

    Budapest: India's Nirmala Devi (48kg) and Vinesh (51kg) failed to impress in the women's section of the World Wrestling Championships even as men's freestyle grappler Narsingh Yadav entered the repechages after his conquerer made it to the finals of the 74kg section on Wednesday. Yadav ran into the reigning champion...
  • BJP condemns attack on journalists by Asaram's supporters, says it's shocking 31-08-2013 03:32 PM

    The BJP on Saturday condemned the attack on journalists by Asaram Bapu's supporters and questioned the Congress governments in Delhi and Rajasthan on the controversy surrounding the alleged sexual assault case against him. "Asaram, what or who is stopping the investigative agencies from taking necessary lawful action? FIRs in Delhi...
  • TN: BJP demands SIT probe into V Ramesh's murder 20-07-2013 11:22 PM

    Chennai: A day after BJP Tamil Nadu unit general secretary V Ramesh was hacked to death by unidentified assailants near his house in Salem, the party workers took to the streets on Saturday demanding a judicial probe into the murder. "BJP is shocked at brutal killing of Tamil Nadu General...
  • Minorities do not need Congress do their thinking, says RS MP Javed Akhtar 16-07-2013 09:15 AM

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of the war of words between the Congress and the BJP over secularism and communalism, Rajya Sabha MP Javed Akhtar has came out stongly against divisive politics. Speaking with IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Akhtar said people do not need the Congress to tell 'kutte ka...
  • BJP targets media for 'Rambo' remark over Modi's visit to Uttarakhand 14-07-2013 10:40 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday made a scathing attack on the media for targeting Narendra Modi over his visit to flood-ravaged Uttarakhand and accusing him of doing a 'Rambo act'. In an article on the party website, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said the media had even put out editorials without...
  • Indian women clinch gold in 4x400m relay on final day 07-07-2013 07:59 PM

    Pune: India clinched a gold medal in women's 4x400m relay to finish sixth overall as the curtains were drawn on the 20th Asian Athletics Championships with China confirming their supreme status in the continent here. The home team came up with a rich haul of eight medals - one gold,...
  • Ishrat case: CBI has underplayed the role of LeT, says BJP 03-07-2013 07:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation has underplayed the role of the Lashkar-e-Toiba in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case. The investigative agency on Wednesday filed its first chargesheet in the case and said Ishrat Jahan and three others were killed by...
  • BJP demands resignation of Kerala CM Oomen Chandy 16-06-2013 01:38 AM

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday demanded the resignation of Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy for his alleged involvement in the solar power scandal that has rocked the southern state. BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said her party's Kerala unit has already demanded Chandy's resignation and she reiterates the demand. "Chandy should...
  • BJP refuses to spell out Modi's role for 2014 elections 08-06-2013 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi seems to have split the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) down the middle over his proposed role in the 2014 elections with his angry supporters coming out on the streets and protesting outside party stalwart LK Advani's house even as the main opposition's chief...
  • BJP distances itself from pro-Modi protests outside Advani's house 08-06-2013 05:50 PM

    Panaji: BJP on Saturday condemned the protests outside the Delhi residence of party veteran LK Advani who is reportedly opposed to a key role for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "These people have nothing to do with BJP. Advaniji is the senior most leader...
  • Goa conclave: Advani likely to skip meet, will BJP decide on Modi? 08-06-2013 07:11 AM

    Panaji: It's day two of the Bharatiya Janata Party's National Executive meet in Goa and senior leader LK Advani has surely got the top leaders worried. After skipping the event on Friday, Advani has said he will attend the meeting on Saturday only if his doctors give the nod. Insiders...
  • BJP asks Ajit Jogi to depose before judicial panel 01-06-2013 05:11 AM

    New Delhi: Saying that there were "conspiracy theories from the Congress household" doing rounds regarding the last week's Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, the BJP on Friday demanded that former chief minister Ajit Jogi testify before the panel probing the incident. "The Congress rumour mills are active... Conspiracy theories are coming...
  • PM regrets bills stuck due to 'impatient' opposition 01-06-2013 04:25 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said his great regret as prime minister was that many bills had not been passed due to the "obstructionist" and "impatient" attitude of the opposition. "The obstructionist role of the opposition increased in recent years. My great regret is that many important...
  • Focus on ousting UPA instead of targeting allies: BJP to JD(U) 14-04-2013 07:15 PM

    New Delhi: After a stern warning from the Janata Dal (United) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) prime ministerial candidate, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit out at its biggest ally saying it should refrain from targeting its allies and instead focus on removing...
  • BJP seeks inquiry into Virbhadra's tax returns 23-10-2012 12:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday turned the spotlight on the Congress's chief ministerial candidate for Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh and sought an inquiry into Singh's tax returns and alleged land scams ahead of the elections. The BJP also hit back at the Congress by raking up...
  • Passing Lokpal Bill, not agitation, BJP's priority 01-11-2011 07:07 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of Anna Hazare's letter to the Prime Minister on the Lokpal issue, BJP on Tuesday indicated that its priority now is to perform the role of a "constructive and active" opposition in Parliament to pass the legislation in the winter session. Asked about its response...