Rath Yatra

  • At 86, Advani says his political journey has not yet ended 09-02-2014 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani on Sunday said his political journey that started 55 years ago has not yet ended, indicating an active innings ahead. Blogging after a gap of one-and-a-half months, Advani, 86, recalled his association with RSS, which...
  • RK Singh who played key role in Advani's arrest likely to join BJP, may contest LS polls from Bihar 13-12-2013 10:29 AM

    Former Union Home Secretary RK Singh, who was instrumental in the arrest of LK Advani in 1990 during the Rath Yatra, will join BJP on Friday and is likely to contest the next Lok Sabha polls from Bihar. RK Singh, a 1975 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre wasposted in...
  • Narendra Modi flags off Rath Yatra as UAVs keep vigil from top 10-07-2013 09:04 PM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad as thousands gathered to greet the chariot of Lord Jagannath. With about 10 lakh people witnessing the procession daily, the police have put up elaborate security arrangements in place. Over 20,000 security personnel, including the CRPF, RAF,...
  • Puri gears up for Jagannath Rath Yatra, devotees remain undeterred by threats 10-07-2013 09:11 AM

    Puri: Just days after serial blasts rocked Bodh Gaya, Puri is all set to host the grand chariot festival of lord Jagannath. Police tell CNN-IBN that they have received intelligence inputs of a possible attack but have got no actionable information so far. However, they aren't leaving anything to chance....
  • Battleground UP: SP plans rath and cycle yatras 03-01-2012 09:40 AM

    Lucknow: In a bid to muster people's support ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled to be held early next year, Samajwadi Party would take out a rath yatra across the state from September 12 with the message to root out the ruling BSP government. Party spokesperson Rajendra Chowdhury...
  • Pranab takes potshots at Advani's yatra 14-12-2011 07:29 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday took potshots in the Lok Sabha at LK Advani's Jan Chetna Yatra and the BJP's declaration that none of its MPs held illegal bank accounts abroad. In his reply to the debate on Adjournment Motion moved by Advani on the issue of...
  • NDA MPs will give declaration on black money: BJP 20-11-2011 09:58 PM

    New Delhi: Taking the battle into the winter session of Parliament, senior BJP leader LK Adavani announced at the end of the 38-day Jan Chetna Yatra that all NDA MP's will declare to the presiding officers of their respective house that they don't have black money stashed aboard. Advani said...
  • Advani ends Yatra, calls UPA the worst Govt 20-11-2011 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani's 38-day long Jan Chetna Yatra against corruption will end in New Delhi on Sunday. Many BJP members were present at the Ramlila Maidan, showing their solidarity to the veteran politician. Addressing his supporters at Ramlila Maidan, Advani called for an effective Lokpal Bill....
  • 2012 to be year of accountability: Advani 20-11-2011 12:30 AM

    Ghaziabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani reached Ghaziabad on Saturday on the last phase of his Jan Chetna Yatra, intended to "awaken India's masses against corruption and black money deposited in foreign banks" and make 2012 an "year of accountability". Distinguishing his present journey from earlier he had...
  • UP cannot be divided in haste: Advani 17-11-2011 11:20 AM

    Chandigarh: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani has given a partial thumbs up to the proposal of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati to split Uttar Pradesh into four new states. He said a state reorganisation exercise could not be done in haste based on just a Chief Minister's...
  • Modi denies rift with Advani, blames media 07-11-2011 06:23 PM

    Bharuch (Gujarat): Ruling out differences between himself and senior party colleague LK Advani, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the media of playing into the hands of the ruling Congress and sensationalising news. Addressing a rally at Bharuch on Monday as part of Advani's 'Jan Chetna Yatra', he...
  • Gujarat: Advani targets Sonia on corruption 06-11-2011 07:27 PM

    LK Advani's Jan Chetna yatra has rolled into the state and Chief Minister Narendra Modi was there to welcome it. ...
  • TN: BJP to stage state-wide protests on Nov 13 05-11-2011 04:36 PM

    Chennai: BJP's Tamil Nadu unit on Saturday asked partymen to stage protests all over the state on November 13 to condemn what it called an attempt on senior leader LK Advani's life while commencing the second leg of his anti-corruption yatra from Madurai last month. In a statement, unit President...
  • One more detained in Advani yatra bomb case 02-11-2011 08:27 PM

    Madurai: Police on Wednesday detained one more person and formed 10 probe teams in connection with the planting of a powerful pipe bomb on the yatra route of BJP leader LK Advani on October 27 and said initial probe suggested that anger against Hindutva forces was the motive behind it....
  • I liked Manmohan when he wasn't PM: Advani 02-11-2011 03:54 PM

    Panaji: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Wednesday said he liked Manmohan Singh 'when he was not the prime minister'. Speaking to reporters in Panaji, the former deputy prime minister, who is on a nationwide anti-graft Jan Chetna Yatra, also said calling Singh a weak Prime Minister...
  • No regrets about dropping Yeddyuprappa: Advani 02-11-2011 11:49 AM

    Panaji: Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Wednesday said he did not regret that the party had taken action against former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who was arrested in connection with a graft case. "The problem in Karnataka is because the party is dealing with corruption...
  • Definite clues in Advani yatra bomb case: Police 31-10-2011 04:40 PM

    Madurai: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Tamil Nadu police probing planting of a powerful pipe bomb on the yatra route of BJP leader L K Advani on Monday claimed to have obtained 'definite clues' and expressed confidence about nabbing the culprits. Definite clues had been obtained in the case...
  • BJP snubs Advani as yatra enters Bangalore 31-10-2011 07:17 AM

    Bangalore: BJP leader LK Advani is feeling the heat from his own party members. He will address a rally at Bangalore's Nehru Maidan on Monday as part of his anti-corruption yatra, but there was little support for him from his own party members as former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's...
  • Advani's yatra set to enter Karnataka today 30-10-2011 08:27 AM

    Bangalore: In an irony of sorts, BJP leader LK Advani's anti-corruption yatra rolls into his party-ruled state on Sunday, where a former Chief Minister is lodged in jail and two other ministers face corruption charges. On Saturday when state BJP leaders were engaged in hectic preparations to welcome the yatra,...
  • BJP will go it alone in UP polls: Advani 29-10-2011 02:36 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: BJP leader LK Advani on Saturday said the party would go it alone in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. The 84-year-old BJP leader said this while addressing a rally in Thiruvananthapuram as part of his Kerala leg of yatra. "No, we don't wish to have any alliance in Uttar...
  • No need for changes in RTI: LK Advani 29-10-2011 02:05 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Opposing the move to dilute the RTI Act, BJP leader LK Advani on Saturday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's talk of a relook at the Act could be due to "sharp" differences between some of his ministers giving the impression of a "civil war" within the government. "I see...
  • Advani lauds TN police for bomb detection 29-10-2011 01:11 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: BJP leader LK Advani, whose yatra route was changed following detection of a powerful pipe-bomb near Madurai, on Saturday, said the matter must be thoroughly probed and the culprits traced. Narrating the sequence of events that led his yatra route to be changed in Madurai, Advani said, "Tamil Nadu...
  • Rath Yatra: change in traffic plan for Sun 29-10-2011 09:32 AM

    BANGALORE: In wake of L K Advanis Jana Chethana Yatra at National High School Grounds on Sunday, the city traffic police have made changes in vehicular movement. People coming from Mysore Road, Tumkur Road, Magadi Road and Bellary Road through BMTC buses and tempos can alight at Shivashankar Circle and...
  • Tighten security for Advani's yatra: BJP 28-10-2011 12:59 PM

    After explosives were found on Advani's yatra route, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi asks for more security. ...
  • Explosives found on Advani's yatra route in TN 28-10-2011 10:51 AM

    Madurai: Explosives have been found under a bridge at Almapatti village near Tirumangalam, about 30 Kms from Madurai on Friday on the yatra route of senior BJP leader LK Advani. The explosives have been removed while investigations on the matter are still on. Police sources said the five-ft pipe bomb,...
  • Day 18: Advani to conclude TN leg of his yatra 28-10-2011 08:49 AM

    New Delhi: On the 18th day of his Jan Chetna Yatra against corruption, veteran BJP leader LK Advani will address public meetings in Madurai and Srivillputhur in Tamil Nadu, before heading to Thiruvananthapuram for the Kerala leg of his yatra. On Thursday, before embarking on the second phase of his...
  • Yatra for India; not for BJP, elections: Advani 27-10-2011 03:33 PM

    New Delhi: Before embarking on the second phase of his 38-day journey, BJP leader LK Advani on Thursday rejected criticism that through the yatra, he was seeking to repackage himself. "Frankly, I do not quite understand why I would like to repackage myself. Also, I would wish to stress with...
  • Advani demands white paper on black money abroad 25-10-2011 12:16 AM

    Cuttack: BJP leader L K Advani on Monday demanded a status document from the UPA on what steps it had taken to bring back black money stashed in foreign banks. "The Parliament and above all, the people of this country should know what steps had been taken by the Centre...
  • Will take anti-graft yatra to Bangalore: Advani 23-10-2011 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani, rubbishing reports of cancellation of his Bangalore rath yatra, on Sunday said he will take his Jan Chetna Yatra to the city. Advani confirmed his tour of the IT city saying, "I will take my Jan Chetna Yatra against graft to Bangalore." Sources...