Bharatiya Janta Party

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi reacts on likely Bharat Ratna awardees August 10, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) member Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi talks about the Bharat Ratna issue. "Even though this is a fixed procedure there were many people who deserved this honour in the last government but were ignored," said Naqvi. ...
  • 22 marks have been deleted from the UPSC examination: Venkaiah Naidu August 7, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) member Venkaiah Naidu said that this year some students are raising the issue based on which a section with 22 marks has been deleted from the UPSC examination. "Let the exam be over and then have indepth discussion and formulate a...
  • Attacks on Kejriwal a reflection of frustration in Modi camp: AAP April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has claimed that the sudden spurt in the growing attacks from the Bharatiya Janta Party on Arvind Kejriwal at Varanasi is a clear reflection of the frustration in the Narendra Modi camp. In a press release, the AAP said that in less than 12...
  • Gujarat model of development may not be applicable to every state: MM Joshi April 13, 2014

    Kanpur: While Bharatiya Janta Party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is busy pitching his state's model of development at his elections rallies, the upper echelons of the party still seem to be divided. Senior leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Sunday said that the Gujarat model of development may not be...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP denies Barmer seat to Jaswant Singh March 21, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has denied the Barmer seat to senior leader Jaswant Singh, who wanted to contest from there, and instead given the ticket to Colonel Sona Ram Choudhary. Jaswant, who has been fielded from Dahod in Gujarat, had expressed his desire to contest from his home town Barmer. ...
  • BJP denies Barmer seat to Jaswant, he is likely to contest as an Independent March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has denied the Barmer seat to senior leader Jaswant Singh, who wanted to contest from there, and instead given the ticket to Colonel Sona Ram Choudhary. Jaswant, who has been fielded from Dahod in Gujarat, had expressed his desire to contest from his home...
  • BJP mollifies LK Advani but Jaswant Singh still sulking over LS seat March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janta Party managed to mollify Lal Krishna Advani, the party is still facing rebellion from its senior leader Jaswant Singh, who is keen on contesting Lok Sabha elections from his hometown Barmer in Rajasthan. While after a day long drama, Advani on Thursday evening declared that...
  • Advani is free to contest from Gandhinagar or Bhopal: Rajnath Singh March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid reports of differences within the Bharatiya Janata Party over LK Advani's candidature from Gandhinagar even though he wanted Bhopal, party President Rajnath Singh has now downplayed the rift saying the 86-year-old leader is free to contest from any of the two seats. "Advani is free to chose...
  • BJP issues notice to its 3 MPs over Cobrapost sting operation December 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Monday issued notice to its three MPs Lalu Bhai Patel, Ravindra Kumar Pandey and Hari Manjhi over the Cobrapost sting operation. Investigative website Cobrapost last week exposed a bunch of parliamentarians who were willing to not only write recommendation letters but...
  • Modi's 'khooni panja' remark is not derogatory: BJP to EC November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Tuesday defended Gujarat Chief Minster and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's 'khooni panja' remark against the Congress saying it is not derogatory. In a reply to the Election Commission's notice, the BJP said the remark was a reference to Congress's corruption...
  • Narendra Modi welcome to apply for visa if he wants: US September 14, 2013

    The US State department maintained that there is no change in their longstanding visa policy. With regard to the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the spokesperson said that he is welcome to apply for a visa and await a review like any other applicant. ...
  • Modi fails to unite BJP, party defers decision to name him PM candidate September 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is yet to arrive on a consensus on naming Gujarat Chief Minister and the party's election campaign committee chief Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate with efforts to placate senior leader LK Advani failing yet again on Wednesday. The veteran leader has made...
  • Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee turn 88 December 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Tuesday turned 88 with senior leaders, led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wishing him a healthy life. Singh drove down to Vajpayee's 6A, Krishna Menon Marg residence and spent about 15 minutes with the veteran leader. President Pranab Mukherjee also sent Vajpayee...
  • Old war horse Virbhadra Singh is CM for 6th time December 25, 2012

    Shimla: An old war horse, who could not be put down by allegations of corruption or infighting in the Congress, Virbhadra Singh steered the party back to power in Himachal Pradesh with a spirited campaign this time. The seventyeightyearold veteran became chief minister of the state for the sixth time,...
  • HP Assembly polls: 27 pc voting recorded till 11 am November 4, 2012

    Shimla: Twenty seven per cent voting has been recorded till 11 am in the 2012 Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. The polling for the 68 seats of Himachal Pradesh Assembly began amid tight security on Sunday. Electors across the state were seen reaching polling stations even before voting started...
  • MLA disqualification: K'taka CM gets SC notice November 30, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah on the disqualification of rebel Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) MLAs. Seven disqualified MLAs had approached the Supreme Court against the Karnataka High Court order which had upheld the disqualification of...
  • K'taka HC upholds disqualification of 11 MLAs October 29, 2010

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court upheld the disqualification of the 11 Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) rebel MLAs on Friday. The 11 BJP MLAs had been disqualified by state Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah. The much awaited verdict came as relief for the BS Yeddyurappa government. Yeddyurappa's advisor K Diwakar called the High...
  • J&K interlocutors overstepping brief: BJP October 24, 2010

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) alleges the Jammu and Kashmir interlocutors, who were appointed by the Centre, have overstepped their brief by talking about the Pakistan dimension of the Kashmir issue. After Dilip Padgaonkar, who heads the panel, spoke of a Pakistan dimension to the Kashmir issue. A day...