Shahnawaz Hussain

  • LS polls: Campaigning ends for Bihar’s third phase polling 22-04-2014 08:20 PM

    Campaigning came to an end in seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar on Tuesday, including in high- profile Bhagalpur seat which would test acceptability of Narendra Modi by the minority. Supual, Araria, Kisanganj, Katihar, Purnia and Banka besides Bhagalpur constituencies, spread over eight districts will go to the hustings in...
  • How can Modi strengthen India when Muslims are afraid of him: Nitish Kumar 22-04-2014 02:59 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday mocked BJP's slogan of strong India under strong leadership and asked when "crores of Muslims get frightened in the name of their leader how it could be achieved". "A country like India will not become strong merely by increasing number of submarines, missiles...
  • Muslims matter in this phase of Bihar polls 22-04-2014 02:48 PM

    Bihar's seven parliamentary constituencies that vote on Thursday have a sizeable Muslim population whom candidates are earnestly wooing. Bihar's most backward pockets with high percentage of poverty, illiteracy and migration are part of the five constituencies - Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria, Katihar and Supaul - known as the Seemanchal region as...
  • Campaigning in 117 constituencies for 6th phase to end today 22-04-2014 08:06 AM

    New Delhi: Campaigning for the crucial sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 117 constituencies will end on Tuesday. The 117 constituencies across 12 states will go for voting on April 24. Milind Deora, Meera Sanyal, Shahnawaz Hussain, Tariq Anwar, Mohammad Taslimuddin are amongst the big names in the fray....
  • Since the time of Nehru, Congress has been making false promises: Rajnath in Kahalgaon rally 21-04-2014 05:10 PM

    BJP leader Rajnath Singh addressed an election rally at Kahalgaon in Bihar on Monday. The rally came at a time when Bihar leader Giriraj Singh, who is also the party candidate from Nawada, has sparked a row by saying, all those opposed to Narendra Modi should go to Pakistan as...
  • BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain faces tough battle in Bhagalpur 21-04-2014 02:23 PM

    Unlike the last elections, it will not be a easy fight for BJP's lone Muslim MP Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, seeking to make a hat-trick from Bhagalpur, as his chances hang on the way his community as well as the Kurmis - the caste Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar belongs to...
  • Modi does not need a certificate from anyone: BJP on WikiLeaks 18-03-2014 09:51 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party hit back at whistle-blower WikiLeaks and said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi does not need a certificate from anyone. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said, "Narendra Modi does not need a certificate from anyone. People know he has been a true chief minister in...
  • News 360: Rahul day-dreaming of Congress coming back to power, says BJP 17-03-2014 08:55 PM

    The BJP hit back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his attack on Narendra Modi over 2002 Gujarat riots. Party leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that Modi didn't require certificate from anyone. He also said that the Congress Vice President was day-dreaming that his party would come back to power...
  • Modi does not require a certificate from anyone: BJP 17-03-2014 07:36 PM

    BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain hit back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his attack on Narendra Modi over 2002 Gujarat riots. He said that Modi required "no certificate from anyone," ...
  • BJP legislators upset after being denied tickets for Lok Sabha elections 15-03-2014 10:22 AM

    Six BJP legislators, including two vocal supporters of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, expressed their displeasure after being denied tickets for the Lok Sabha election. Legislators Giriraj Singh and Ashwani Kumar Choubey are unhappy a day after the party announced 25 of 30 candidates for the polls. The BJP...
  • BJP leaders meet Ram Vilas Paswan, alliance likely 27-02-2014 03:12 PM

    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...
  • AAP-Congress match-fixing becoming increasingly visible: BJP 04-01-2014 07:27 PM

    BJP on Saturday alleged the "match-fixing" between Congress and Aam Admi Party is becoming obvious with each passing day and the ruling party at the Centre is using it's B-team to take on Narendra Modi as it does not have the capacity to face him. "Congress does not have the...
  • Narendra Modi on top of IM's hit list, BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain also a target 10-12-2013 01:38 PM

    BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain is on the hit list of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, Bihar Police officials said on Tuesday. "Shahnawaz Hussain is on the hit list of IM after (Narendra) Modi," a police official in Patna said. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is on...
  • Vasundhara Raje files nomination from Jhalrapatan constituency 11-11-2013 03:13 PM

    BJP state president and former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday filed her nomination papers from the Jhalrapatan assembly seat for the December 1 polls in Rajasthan. Raje went to the district returning officer with thousands of her supporters after crossing main markets of Jhalrapatan in Jhalawar district, her Press...
  • Patna blasts suspect escapes from NIA custody 31-10-2013 04:19 PM

    Patna: In a major embarrassment for the Patna serial blasts investigators, a suspect escaped from National Investigation Agency's custody on Wednesday night. The suspect Meher Alam escaped during questioning near Muzaffarpur railway station. He was among the seven people detained in connection with the Patna serial blasts in which six...
  • BJP has announced many PM candidates and faced defeats: Manish Tewari 13-09-2013 01:48 PM

    Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the BJP in the past has announced several PM candidates and faced defeats also. He also said that people should see how decisions are taken in a party which talks about internal democracy. Senior BJP leader CP Thakur advocated that announcement on Modi's should...
  • Congress takes potshots at Modi for Muslim support claims 18-08-2013 10:30 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Monday took potshots at Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP leader Narendra Modi's reported claims that 25 per cent Muslims in Gujarat had voted for him in the recent Assembly elections. "This is false and baseless statement. Only two Muslim voters in the whole...
  • Azad's 'Gangu Teli' remark on Modi is casteist, he must apologise: BJP 17-08-2013 06:37 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday accused Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad of making casteist remarks against Narendra Modi by referring to the backward community to which the Gujarat Chief Minister belongs and demanded an apology from him as well as Congress. "Ghulam Nabi Azad not just insulted Modi by...
  • Be more aggressive, but maintain decency, BJP tells its media cell 17-08-2013 03:52 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's top brass on Saturday asked the party's spokespersons and media cell office bearers from across the states to be more aggressive in taking on the Congress, but maintain decency and decorum while countering the Opposition through television debates and press interactions. At a closed-door...
  • PM's Independence Day's speech gives no hope to people: BJP 15-08-2013 03:09 PM

    BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said, "Prime Minister spoke about secularism. But the truth is that there has been a greater threat to secularism in the Congress's rule. ...
  • Onion prices shot up across the country, BJP slams govt 11-08-2013 01:37 PM

    Onion prices across the country have gone up adding to the burden on households. Even in Maharashtra's Nashik which has Asia's biggest wholesale onion market, the prices have shot up due to a slump in production. Meanwhile, the BJP has slammed the Congress over price hike of onion. ...
  • Watch: Keeping politics aside, Cong, BJP leaders hug each other on Eid 09-08-2013 02:33 PM

    The festive spirit is cutting across party lines in the national capital. Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussian set aside political differences and indulged in some Eid spirit. Both leaders agreed that this was a good day to foget their political differences and do...
  • 5 Indian soldiers killed: Opposition slam UPA govt, seeks tough action 06-08-2013 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: While the opposition parties came down heavily on the Central Government for the killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops and terrorists along the Line of Control in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the Union ministers too admitted that such incidents cast a shadow on the...
  • Wasn't allowed inside Mahabodhi temple when Sonia Gandhi arrived: Shahnawaz Hussain 10-07-2013 03:37 PM

    A political war brewing between the BJP and the Congress after BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain claimed that he was denied entry to the blast site because of Sonia Gandhi's arrival. ...
  • BJP slams Mayawati for attacking Modi, says she is 'opportunistic' 07-07-2013 10:15 PM

    BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain hit back at Mayawati saying she is opportunistic who didn't find fault with the party when in need of support to become the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. BSP chief Mayawati had slammed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his "Rambo" act in Uttarakhand recently. ...
  • 'BJP is in favour of discussion on Food Security' 12-06-2013 09:51 PM

    BJP on Wednesday said it will wait for Parliament session before taking a call on Food Bill. "Let them bring the ordinance first, will react tomorrow. They should wait for the Parliament session. Congress is in a hurry because it doesn't know whether it government will stay till monsoon session....
  • Will continue to run govt with JD(U) in Bihar: BJP 12-06-2013 05:43 PM

    The JD(U) is exploring other options in Bihar away from the BJP after Narendra Modi's elevation to poll panel chief, but the BJP maintains it will not break ties with its biggest ally. "In a democracy one has to obey people's wishes. And the people of Bihar have voted for...
  • BJP downplays rift with JD(U), says the alliance is intact 12-06-2013 03:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has downplayed reports of any possible split with the Janata Dal United. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Wednesday said, "There has been no communication from the JD(U) that they are preparing to break alliance. The alliance is intact." He also said that the alliance...
  • BJP, Left only democratic parties: Shahnawaz Hussain 09-06-2013 05:35 PM

    Panaji: Only the BJP and the Communist parties have internal democracy, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said on Sunday, drawing an unusual parallel between the Right and Left in India. "Some party is Netaji's party, some party is Behenji's party and some party is Soniaji's party," Hussain said. "Only BJP (Bharatiya...
  • It is because of Advani that BJP has grown: Shahnawaz Hussain 09-06-2013 04:49 PM

    In a bid to put up a united face, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said on Sunday that it is because of LK Advani that the party has grown. Advani skipped BJP National Executive in Goa citing health concerns. ...