Vinay Katiyar

  • Beni Prasad Verma, Vinay Katiyar to reply to EC notice today April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar are expected to reply to the notice served by the Election Commission to them on Saturday. Both of them have been accused of prima facie violating the Model Code of Conduct. Taking cognizance of their alleged...
  • Cobrapost sting on Babri demolition a Congress conspiracy: BJP April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday reacted strongly to a Cobrapost sting revealing involvement of its top leadership in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992. "This is a political conspiracy by the Congress party. The timing of the allegations made is questionable and...
  • BJP inducting Sabir Ali leads to a storm, RSS backs Naqvi's rebellion March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The open war in the Bharatiya Janata Party is seeing new turns each day. A day after senior BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Vinay Katiyar slammed the party for inducting expelled JD(U) leader Sabir Ali, the RSS too has expressed displeasure. RSS leader Ram Madhav tweeted, "Sabir Ali's...
  • Mulayam connived with Advani to demolish Babri Masjid: Beni April 15, 2013

    Lucknow: In a new charge, Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Monday accused Mulayam Singh Yadav of conniving with LK Advani in the run up to the demolition of Babri Masjid while debunking a debate whether he or Narendra Modi would be a better Prime Ministerial choice. The fresh accusation by...
  • Babri demolition: SC directs expeditious hearing December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed a Rae Bareily court to expeditiously hear Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leader LK Advani and 19 others against whom charge of criminal conspiracy was dropped by the trial court. Expressing deep anguish over non appearence of the counsel for...
  • BJP split; Cong, Hindutva brigade target Jethmalani November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP member and veteran Supreme Court lawyer Ram Jethmalani's comment on Ram, the protagonist in the epic 'Ramayana', has widened the divide within the party and also drawn ire from Congress and the Hindutva brigade. In an embarrassment to the national party which spearheaded the Ram Temple movement...
  • Vinay Katiyar backs Ram Jethmalani on Ram comment November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP leader Vinay Katiyar on Friday backed senior member of the party Ram Jethmalani's controversial comments on Ram, the protagonist in the epic 'Ramayana'. Jethmalani on Thursday had referred to Ram as a bad husband for abandoning Sita when she was pregnant. While Katiyar said he agreed with...
  • Will not support SP, BSP, sit in Oppn: BJP March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that the party would prefer to sit in the Opposition rather than supporting the SP or the BSP in government formation in Uttar Pradesh. Reiterating the party's stand, Gadkari said, "We will not support the BSP or the SP....
  • BJP asks PM to break silence on Batla encounter February 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Taking exception to Law Minister Salman Khurshid raking up the Batla House encounter in UP poll campaign, the BJP on Friday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to "break his silence" and clear the clouds over the "sensitive" issue. "The Prime Minister would have to break his silence...The Prime Minister...
  • Babri Masjid demolition just an incident: SC January 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Babri Masjid demolition is just an incident and there is nothing famous or infamous about it, the Supreme Court said on Monday while listing Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) plea for levelling charges of criminal conspiracy against senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani, Shiv Sena...
  • Vinay Katiyar justifies induction of Kushwaha January 7, 2012

    Lucknow: Justifying induction of tainted former BSP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha into BJP, party vicepresident Vinay Katiyar on Saturday said he was brought in as an approver like a government witness. "Like government witness, Babu Singh Kushwaha has been brought in as a witness," Katiyar told reporters here. Katiyar said one...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Vinay Katiyar January 5, 2012

    BJP vice president Vinay Katiyar defended Bharatiya Janata Party's decision to induct Babu Singh Kushwaha in the party. ...
  • 'Won't support Kushwaha if he is found guilty' January 4, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP VicePresident Vinay Katiyar on Wednesday said that the party will not support Babu Singh Kushwaha if he is found guilty in the NHRM scam. "Let the law take its course. Why Chidambaram is not suspended, why Delhi Chief Minister still in office? If he is found guilt then...
  • 'Insiders foiled Vajpayee's plans for Ram temple' September 12, 2009

    Etah (Uttar Pradesh): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar on Saturday said former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was prevented from going ahead with the construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya by some "insiders". "I am fully aware that Vajpayee was all set to remove various hurdles and...
  • BJP Azamgarh MP booked, party cries foul August 14, 2009

    Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Vinay Katiyar on Friday demanded immediate withdrawal of the criminal case filed against the party MP Ramakant Yadav for violence in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district. "The case against our MP should be withdrawn at the earliest and members of the Ulema Council must be...
  • Katiyar in violation of model code of conduct case March 24, 2009

    Faizabad: The district administration on Tuesday issued notice to BJP National general secretary Vinay Katiyar for violation of Model Code of Conduct. BJP's sitting MP in Rajya Sabha, Vinay Katiyar is party candidate from Ambedkarnagar parliamentary seat for Lok Sabha election. Katiyar,...
  • BJP national Gen Sec arrested in UP June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: BJP national General Secretary Vinay Katiyar was arrested on Thursday. Katiyar was arrested while on his way to Gorakhpur to protest the recent detention of party M P Yogi Adityanath. Katiyar and 150 supporters, who were on their way to Gorakhpur as part of parivartan rally, were arrested on the...