RAJIV PRATAP RUDY

  • Anti-BJP rhetoric shows Sena has lost the battle, says BJP October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena's attack on BJP shows that the party founded by late Bal Thackeray has "lost the battle" ahead of the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly elections, senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Tuesday. "They (Sena) have lost track and are talking only about BJP," Rudy, BJP's Maharashtra affairs...
  • BJP will bring back one-party era with absolute majority: Rajiv Pratap Rudy September 30, 2014

    Nagpur: The BJP will get absolute majority by winning more than 180 seats in upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra and install a first single-party government after a span of 25 years, senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Tuesday. "For the first time after a long spell of 25 years,...
  • Political upheavel in Maharashtra, BJP ends alliance with Shiv Sena, NCP dumps Congress September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a massive upheavel in the Maharashtra politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party ended its 25-year-old alliance with the Shiv Sena while the Nationalist Congress Party called off its ties with the Congress. The NCP, which had been in an alliance with the Congress for 15-years, declared that Deputy Chief...
  • BJP scales down its demand for seats in Maharashtra September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday stepped in to try and salvage the alliance with Shiv Sena for Maharashtra assembly elections as the party scaled down on its demand for 135 seats, saying it is prepared for five less and even accept "the worst possible seats". Shah spoke to...
  • BJP may contest all seats in Maharashtra, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Not relenting on seat sharing in Maharashtra, BJP on Monday said that it would fight in all the 288 assembly seats if it is "compelled" to part ways with Shiv Sena, its ally of 25 years. The statement from Rajiv Pratap Rudy, BJP's General Secretary in charge of Maharashtra,...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP keen on maintaining alliance with Sena, says Rudy September 22, 2014

    BJP President Amit Shah on Monday called up Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and urged him not to break the 25yearold alliance. Senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, "Party president Amit Shah wants this alliance to continue. We are not talking about contesting polls alone." ...
  • Maharashtra CM post to be decided after polls, says BJP September 14, 2014

    Pune: Tension within the Shiv SenaBJP alliance over seat sharing for upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls became perceptible with BJP today disapproving Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's statement that in the event of a saffron victory, the top post would go to Shiv Sena and that he was not averse to assuming...
  • Saharanpur clash: Curfew eased, supplies run short before Eid July 28, 2014

    As the situation improved in the violencehit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, curfew has been relaxed for four hours in the old town areas to allow people to buy their daily need items from markets which were directed to remain open. Reacting to the incident, BJP MP Rajiv Pratap...
  • US NSA spied BJP: Rajiv Pratap Rudy says need to verify reports first July 1, 2014

    Reacting to US National Security Agency's documents on spying upon six nonUS political parties and another 193 foreign governments, BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the government need to verify reports first and MEA will address the matter. ...
  • All angles will be considered during probe in derailment: Gowda June 25, 2014

    The sabotage angle and its denial in the derailment of the New DelhiDibrugarh Rajdhani Express in Bihar would both be considered during the probe, Railway minister Sadananda Gowda said on Wednesday. The Commissioner of Railway Safety, Eastern Circle was entrusted with the inquiry into the accident at the Goldenganj station in...
  • The area is Naxal affected, but no confirmation on the cause of train derailment: Rudy June 25, 2014

    The DelhiDibrugarh Rajdhani Express got derailed on Wednesday, leaving four people dead and eight injured. The accident took place at Golden Ganj near Chhapra in Bihar. Chhapra MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that while a sabotage by the Naxals is not being ruled out, one must for the investigation to...
  • 'Pride comes before fall', Congress tells BJP June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday reacted strongly to a jibe by the BJP that it had been reduced to the status of a "regional party", asking the ruling party to wear victory with humility and warning that "pride comes before the fall". "The biggest thing which political history teaches us...
  • We may be 44 in LS, but the Pandavas will never be intimidated by a 100 Kauravas: Mallikarjun Kharge to BJP June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday countered Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy's jibes at the party with an example from the mythological book Mahabharata. Concluding his speech during the discussion on the President's speech in the Lok Sabha, Kharge said, "We may be 44 in Lok...
  • BJP leads in 18 seats, RJD ahead in 6 constituencies, Congress in front in 1 seat in Bihar May 16, 2014

    BJP is leading in 18 seats, Lalu Prasad's RJD is ahead in six constituencies while Congress is in front in one seat out of 40 in Bihar with Speaker Meira Kumar trailing in Sasaram. LJP and JD(U) are leading in six seats and four seats respectively while Rashtriya Lok Samata Party...
  • BJP leads in 17 seats while RJD leads in 5 seats in Bihar May 16, 2014

    BJP is leading in 17 seats while Lalu Prasad's RJD is leading in 5 seats in the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. LJP and JD(U) were leading in 2 seats each while Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), an ally of BJP, in one seat. In the highprofile Saran seat, Lalu Prasad's...
  • The Modi factor is indeed working, says BJP's Rajiv Pratap Rudy May 7, 2014

    BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy is facing RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi in Bihar's Saran. Confident of winning, he says he sees the RJD and the JDU fighting for the Opposition's position in Bihar. ...
  • LS polls: 58 per cent voting in seven seats of Bihar May 7, 2014

    Updates: 8:00 pm: 58 per cent voters exercised their franchise in seven Lok Sabha seats of Bihar, according to Election Commission. 7:40 pm: Over 56 per cent voting was registered today in seven Lok Sabha seats of Bihar in the fifth phase of elections in the state which also witnessed death...
  • LS polls: Rabri Devi, Rajiv Pratap Rudy battle it out in Saran May 6, 2014

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi is locked in a tough fight with BJP's Rajiv Pratap Rudy in Bihar's Saran constituency. As far as the Yadavs are concerned, Rabri is the proxy candidate for Lalu Prasad, who is not in the fray after being convicted in a multicrore fodder scam...
  • EC reviews arrangements for 5th and 6th phase of LS polls in Bihar May 5, 2014

    Deputy Election Commissioner Alok Shukla on Sunday reviewed the arrangements for the fifth and sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Bihar to ensure smooth and incidentfree voting. Shukla held a video conference with district magistrates and superintendents of police of the respective constituencies and passed on necessary directions of the...
  • Election Yatra: Rajiv Pratap Rudy vs Rabri Devi in Bihar's Saran May 3, 2014

    CNNIBN travels to Saran constituency in Bihar, where RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi and BJP's Rajiv Pratap Rudy are battling it out. Prabhakar Kumar spoke to Rajiv Pratap Rudy on his winning prospects. ...
  • BJP leaders meet Ram Vilas Paswan, alliance likely February 27, 2014

    Senior BJP leaders on Thursday met LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan in Patna to finalise details related to their alliance and possibly sharing of seats. BJP leaders Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Shahnawaz Hussain went to Paswan's residence where they were received by his son Chirag Paswan, who is...
  • Can give Modi a tea stall says Aiyar, BJP calls it hurtful January 17, 2014

    The Bharatiya Jamata Party hit out at Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar over his comments on Narendra Modi with BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy saying that Aiyar was hurting sentiments of the comman man by making such remarks. He said this language will hurt the Congress party in future. ...
  • Congress can say nothing better, says BJP on Aiyar's comment on Modi January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy hit back at Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar for his comments on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying that nothing better could be expected from the Congress. Aiyar in an unseemly manner targeted Modi by saying, "He can never be...
  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy requests Modi to contest Lok Sabha elections from Chhapra November 21, 2013

    BJP general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Wednesday urged party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from Chhapra to politically "finish" RJD chief Lalu Prasad as well Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. "His (Narendra Modi) contesting from Chhapra will serve two purposes, politically finish Lalu Prasad...
  • Bihar to make preparations as per President's changed programme: Nitish Kumar October 11, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said the state government would now make arrangements in accordance with the rescheduled programme of President Pranab Mukherjee in Patna later this month. "We will make arrangements as per the final scheduling of President's programme by Rashtrapati Bhawan," Kumar told reporters at Patna Airport...
  • Cong takes a dig at Modi, hits out at BJP over remarks on Amartya Sen July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party after its leader Chandan Mitra has sparked a controversy by saying that Nobel laureate Amartya Sen should be stripped of his Bharat Ratna. Minister of Information and Broadcating Manish Tewari said the Opposition is fine till the...
  • Congress always tries to legitimise terror in the country, says Rudy July 23, 2013

    BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday slammed the Congress over Indian Mujahideen comment by its party leader. Congress General Secretary Shakeel Ahmad on Sunday tweeted that the 2002 Gujarat riots led to the formation of Indian Mujahideen. Meanwhile Ahmed has said that he tweeted what NIA has said in...
  • Bihar mid day meal: No arrests, BJP slams Nitish on conspiracy theory July 23, 2013

    Chhapra: A week after 23 school children died after eating their mid day meal at a school in Chhapra in Bihar, there have been no arrests yet. Instead there's a shameful political blame game on the tragedy. While the Nitish Kumar government has hinted at a political conspiracy to defame...
  • Autonomy to CBI a good start, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy June 28, 2013

    "I think we have gone halfway and there is lot yet too be done. The directorate of prosecution has to be made independent. There are a couple of proposals which BJP has made. Nonetheless, it's a good beginning and we have gone halfway. Much have to be done as far...
  • Nitish down with 'NaMonia', should consult a doctor: BJP June 20, 2013

    Patna: BJP hit back on Thursday at Bihar Chief Minister's barbs at his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi and citing his elevation as the party's poll panel chief to part ways with the NDA saying that Nitish Kumar was down with 'NaMonia'. "Kumar is suffering from NaMonia and getting bouts of fever...