Atal Behari Vajpayee

  • LK Advani hits out at Nitish for breaking alliance with BJP April 14, 2014

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Monday hit out at Nitish Kumar's decision to split from the NDA over Narendra Modi's elevation last year saying he had dishonoured a friendship for which he will be doomed in future. "Nitish has unilaterally snapped friendship with the BJP and launched an all out...
  • Advani dubs Manmohan Singh as the 'weakest PM ever' April 14, 2014

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Monday returned Congress' barb of Atal Behari Vajpayee being the weakest Prime Minister by dubbing Manmohan Singh as such and saying that the party will be swept out of power at the Centre and from some states. "I have never seen such a weak prime...
  • Modi's claim of 'homeless' Vajpayee is a lie, says AAP January 20, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Goa on Monday claimed that Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi was at his "feku" (lying) best, in his speech during the January 12 rally in Goa. AAP national executive member Dinesh Vaghela in his Facebook post said Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP...
  • Kashmir would have prospered under Vajpayee's rule: Narendra Modi June 23, 2013

    Pathankot: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at the Congress government's policy over Kashmir, while addressing his first mega rally after being anointed as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) poll panel chief. The Gujarat Chief Minister said Kashmir would have developed and prospered under former Prime Minister...
  • Nitish takes a dig at Modi, says India can't have a man who divides June 21, 2013

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar condemned the BJP in his first interview after splitting from the NDA and said that the party has become all about a single person now. Nitish in a veiled attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said that there is a need for a...
  • Advani rates Shivraj Singh Chouhan higher than Modi June 1, 2013

    Speaking at a function in Gwalior, BJP leader LK Advani also compared Shivraj Singh Chouhan with Atal Bihari Vajpayee. ...
  • Modi took over a healthy state but Chouhan developed a 'bimaru' state: Advani June 1, 2013

    Gwalior: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is "humble" like Atal Behari Vajpayee and BJP wants both Chouhan and Narendra Modi "play a major role" in securing India an important place in the world, senior party leader LK Advani on Saturday. "Vajpayee implemented several developmental schemes including road network, but...
  • Modi meets Vajpayee, Advani with an eye on LS polls May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is being projected by a section within the BJP as the party's prime ministerial candidate for the next Lok Sabha polls, on Tuesday met a host of top leaders including Atal Behari Vajpayee and LK Advani. In Delhi to attend the BJP...
  • Yashwant, Jaswant find no place in new BJP's team March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leaders Jaswant Singh and Yashwant Sinha are among the prominent leaders who have failed to find a place in the new party President Rajnath Singh's core team. Both Jaswant Singh and Yashwant Sinha have been senior Ministers in the NDA colaition government headed by Atal Behari...
  • 2G spectrum case: JPC unlikely to call A Raja July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) is unlikely to call former telecom minister A Raja to depose before it in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. The next meeting of the JPC comprising parliamentarians is now set for July 18. Sources say that the JPC is of the view that there...
  • Congress-SP: A tale of chequered ties June 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The Presidential poll 2012 isn't the first time the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP) have been caught in a confrontation. In fact, Sonia and Mulayam share strained ties since 1999. Within hours of Sonia claming majority in 1999 after the collapse of the Atal Behari Vajpayee-led NDA...
  • Vajpayee's birthday to be celebrated across MP December 24, 2011

    Bhopal: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 88th birthday will be celebrated in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday with programmes being organised all over the state, particularly at his birth place in Gwalior. A 'Maha Mrityunjaya Paath' will also be organised at Indore, in which 108 priests would take part, government sources...
  • BJP asks Centre to rethink on Pakistan policy May 5, 2011

    New Delhi: With Pakistan finding itself in the dock in wake of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the BJP has demanded that the Congress-led UPA Government should rethink its Pakistan policy. The party is not happy with the recent decision of the Centre to engage Pakistan in dialogue, especially...
  • BJP succession: Modi seems heir apparent April 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Eighty-two-year-old LK Advani may be lifting weights to prove that he is still young at heart but it is now clear that he is planning a succession within the BJP. Four years back, the baton was passed to Advani from former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. Now Advani...
  • Ex-PM Atal Behari Vajpayee taken to AIIMS February 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on with a chest infection. Doctors said the condition of the 84-year-old BJP stalwart is stable. Vajpayee was brought to the AIIMS at 2200 hrs (IST) after he complained of fever. He was then...
  • The life of LK Advani, from Karachi to Ayodhya March 13, 2008

    New Delhi: BJP leader L K Advani's much-awaited book, My country, My life is going to be released next week. Party stalwart, Atal Behari Vajpayee has written the foreword for the book, calling Advani an outstanding leader, who's best is perhaps yet to come. Here is an exclusive extracts from...
  • PM reaches out to Atal to salvage nuclear deal March 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Describing Atal Bihari Vajpayee as 'Bhishma Pitamah of Indian politics', Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday appealed to the former prime minister to rise above "narrow" party politics and support the Indo-US nuclear deal. Stating that the UPA government would seek the broadest possible consensus on the nuclear deal,...
  • Modi all praise for Advani, calls him a 'tall leader' January 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for passing on the leadership baton to LK Advani and called him the right successor to lead the party in the next Lok Sabha election. Making a special mention about the roles played by...
  • None in the country deserves Bharat Ratna: Thackeray January 21, 2008

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Monday said he would reject Bharat Ratna even if the award was ever offered to him. In an interview to party mouthpiece Samana, Thackeray said politicians have taken the sheen out of the country's highest civilian award by recommending names of people who 'do...
  • Advani proposes Vajpayee's name for Bharat Ratna January 9, 2008

    New Delhi: The countdown has begun for Republic Day celebrations in India. The focus this time is also on who will be bestowed with the Bharat Ratna. And leader of Opposition L K Advani has pitched his support for his friend Atal Behari Vajpayee. About four years back, Vajpayee was called...
  • Bestow Bharat Ratna on Atal, Advani asks Centre January 9, 2008

    New Delhi: A month after he was anointed the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, LK Advani has urged the Centre to bestow the Bharat Ratna on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his contribution to the national polity and for his statesmanship. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Advani...
  • Atal Behari Vajpayee celebrates 84th birthday December 25, 2007

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee celebrated his 84th birthday on Tuesday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was among the first to reach the BJP patriarch's 7, Krishna Menon Marg residence to wish him. Large number of his admirers poured in to greet him with flowers and sweets. Senior party L K...
  • Finally, Vajpayee steps in to woo voters for Modi December 13, 2007

    Ahmedabad: With questions raised over his 'silence' on Gujarat, local newspapers came out with an advertisement in which former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee sought votes for the return of the Narendra Modi in the elections. The advertisement came just a day ahead of the close of the campaign tomorrow for...
  • After Left thaw, PM tries to win over BJP on N-deal November 15, 2007

    New Delhi: After Left's U-turn, the UPA Government is trying to win over the Opposition BJP on the nuclear deal ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, which begins on Thursday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called on BJP patriarch Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Wednesday night to discuss the Indo-US nuclear...
  • I don't want to be Prez: Vajpayee May 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Former prime minister and senior NDA leader Atal Behari Vajpayee released a statement on Wednesday stating that he had no intentions of becoming the president of India. The issue came up after Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee had raised Vajpayee's name as a potential presidential post nominee in...
  • Atal for Prez? NDA toys with idea May 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's name propped up as a potential choice for the post of President on Tuesday, but the veteran BJP leader nipped the proposal in no time, saying he was not at all keen to take up the responsibility. The idea was first floated by...
  • Vajpayee quits active politics June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The 'Bhishma Pitamaha' of BJP, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has asked his partymen to relieve him of active politics. According to RSS mouthpiece Panchjanya, the former prime minister who addressed an election rally in Uttar Pradesh in the fourth phase of the Assembly polls, has expressed his desire to quit...
  • Vajpayee turns 82 | Wish him December 25, 2006

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee celebrates his 82 birthday on Monday with a host of national leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greeting him on the occasion. Singh, who drove to the BJP leader’s 6-Krishna Menon Marg residence this morning, presented him with a bouquet and wished...