Bjp National Executive Meet

  • Modi gets a rousing welcome in Gujarat, Advani ends 'sick leave' 10-06-2013 11:27 AM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has now officially become the man who will pilot the Bharatiya Janata Party's electoral fortunes in the next general election. Just hours after being anointed the BJP's poll campaign chief, Narendra Modi reached Ahmedabad to a rousing welcome. Supporters and party workers in...
  • Jaya greets 'good friend' Modi on his elevation as BJP mascot 10-06-2013 10:50 AM

    Chennai:Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said she is happy for 'good friend' Narendra Modi, who has been made the chairman of the BJP's Election Campaign Committee for the 2014 polls. However, Jayalalithaa declined to comment on the development, insisting it was that party's internal matter. "Politically I...
  • Goa has a special place in my heart: Narendra Modi 10-06-2013 08:25 AM

    Panaji: Goa has a special place in my life, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, shortly after being appointed BJP party's chairman of the election management committee. The appointment makes Modi the face of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, for which he...
  • BJP says Advani its guiding force as Modi's elevation marks a new era 10-06-2013 07:50 AM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has now officially become the man who will pilot the Bharatiya Janata Party's electoral fortunes in the next general election. But a big question being asked after Modi's elevation is whether Modi's anointment means a retirement call for BJP patriarch LK Advani. The...
  • Modi calls for 'Congress-free Bharat Nirman' 09-06-2013 09:24 PM

    Panaji: Handed over the charge of BJP's campaign in the next Lok Sabha polls, Narendra Modi on Sunday virtually sounded the election bugle as he targeted the UPA government over various fronts and asked party cadres to work for "Congress-free Bharat Nirman". In his first comments on the new role...
  • BJP propels Modi to centre stage of 2014 polls 09-06-2013 08:33 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi has now taken centre stage in the national politics after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chose the Gujarat Chief Minister to be its poll panel chief, thrusting him on to a bigger role for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The party took the plunge on day-two...
  • Badal describes BJP's decision on Modi as 'master stroke' 09-06-2013 07:19 PM

    Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal supremo Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday described as "master-stroke" the appointment of Narendra Modi as Chairman of BJP's Election Campaign Committee for the 2014 polls, and said it was a knockout punch against a "staggering" UPA government. "This (Modi as the chairman...) has already sent shock-waves...
  • Is Modi BJP's biggest strength as well as its weakness? 09-06-2013 06:58 PM

    New Delhi: He has been called the "Hindu Hriday Samrat", "Maut Ka Saudagar" (Merchant of Death), Great Dictator and a "Polarising Politician" and yet Narendra Modi's election victories continue to pile up. The latest sweep in Gujarat by-elections has also bolstered his image as the supreme vote catcher - he...
  • Modi's appointment would be catalytic in NDA's victory march: SAD 09-06-2013 05:55 PM

    Chandigarh: NDA ally Shiromani Akali Dal on Sunday welcomed BJP's decision to anoint Narendra Modi as Chairman of its Election Campaign Committee for the 2014 polls, saying the decision would be "catalytic" in the alliance's victory march. "The people of the country are looking towards National Democratic Alliance to save...
  • Chouhan congratulates Modi on his appointment as BJP poll panel chief 09-06-2013 04:50 PM

    Panaji: Often pitted to counter Narendra Modi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said the decision to hand over the reins of the BJP poll campaign to the Gujarat Chief Minister would benefit not only the party but the entire country. "I am confident that not only...
  • Anointing Modi is signal that India is ready for change: Parrikar 09-06-2013 04:40 PM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who had once courted controversy by indicating that politicians should retire at the age of 65, on Sunday said there was nothing called as era in BJP and it was time for younger generation to take over the party's reins. "There is nothing called...
  • Spoke to Advani ji, he gave me his blessings, tweets Modi 09-06-2013 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: Minutes after he was anointed BJP's 2014 poll campaign chairman, Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to sulking party veteran LK Advani and said he would leave no stone unturned to oust Congress from power in the Centre. "Spoke to Advani ji on the phone. He gave me his...
  • Live: Modi hits out aggressively at UPA, shouts 'Congress bhagao' slogans 09-06-2013 02:41 PM

    Panaji: Live Updates: 5:40 pm: Modi attacks Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his speech at BJP National Executive meet in Goa. He says the PM had no answer on the Naxal issue during the internal security meet, which was held recently in the national capital. "Our agenda is to build...
  • Rajnath names Modi poll campaign chief, calls the decision 'unanimous' 09-06-2013 02:00 PM

    Panaji: BJP President Rajnath Singh on Sunday appointed Narendra Modi as the Chairman of central election committee for 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Rajnath said, "We have decided to make Narendra Modi as Chairman of Central Election Committee. The whole party has trust in him." Rajnath added that the upcoming 2014...
  • Live: Modi is BJP's poll campaign chief, Rajnath says this is the road to victory 09-06-2013 07:56 AM

    Panaji: 2:04 pm: Rajnath Singh addresses media, says the upcoming 2014 elections are a challenge for the BJP. "We have decided Narendra Modi as chairman central campaign committee. This is an unanimous decision. We have full confidence that BJP will come to power in 2014," says Rajnath. 2:02 pm: BJP...
  • Divide within BJP gets wider; will Modi accept a compromise? 09-06-2013 07:14 AM

    Panaji: The divide in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is getting bigger and is threatening to spill over. Sources say that no decision on Narendra Modi will be made till a clear approval comes through from party patriarch LK Advani. With Advani and some other senior leaders keeping away from...
  • Shiv Sena condemns protest outside Advani's residence 08-06-2013 10:45 PM

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena on Saturday said the pro-Narendra Modi demonstrations outside BJP veteran LK Advani's residence need to be condemned by all political parties, including the BJP. Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut described Advani as the tallest leader of the country who practiced principled politics and said the...
  • BJP refuses to spell out Modi's role for 2014 elections 08-06-2013 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi seems to have split the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) down the middle over his proposed role in the 2014 elections with his angry supporters coming out on the streets and protesting outside party stalwart LK Advani's house even as the main opposition's chief...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad takes dig at the rift between Advani, Modi 08-06-2013 08:00 PM

    Kolkata: In an apparent dig at the reported rift between BJP leaders LK Advani and Narendra Modi, senior Congress leader and Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said it is for BJP to solve it as his party is not behind it. "There is a rift in the...
  • Cong rejects BJP's demand for PM's resignation over Coalgate 08-06-2013 07:35 PM

    New Delhi: Dismissing BJP's demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the Coalgate scam, Congress on Saturday reminded the Opposition party of its electoral defeat in Karnataka amid corruption charges against ministers of the previous state government. "There is no question of resignation. What will happen for...
  • Congress takes potshot at divided BJP 08-06-2013 06:31 PM

    New Delhi: Apparently seeking to drive a wedge in BJP, Congress on Saturday said the nation "stands warned" over the kind of "rowdyism" witnessed outside the residence of LK Advani who skipped BJP conclave in Goa reportedly to express his opposition to Narendra Modi getting bigger role in party. "Today...
  • Rajnath Singh promises happy ending to BJP meet 08-06-2013 06:00 PM

    Panaji: Amid reports of a rift within the BJP, especially after LK Advani's decision to skip the National Executive Meeting, party president Rajnath Singh said the conclave would end on a positive note and everyone will go back "happy". In his inaugural address at the national executive meeting here, Rajnath...
  • BJP distances itself from pro-Modi protests outside Advani's house 08-06-2013 05:50 PM

    Panaji: BJP on Saturday condemned the protests outside the Delhi residence of party veteran LK Advani who is reportedly opposed to a key role for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "These people have nothing to do with BJP. Advaniji is the senior most leader...
  • Congress has used, abused and misused CBI, says BJP 08-06-2013 05:50 PM

    Panaji: Hitting out at the Centre, BJP on Saturday said the clean chit to Vincent George, aide of Sonia Gandhi, in a disproportionate assets case, is another example of "use, abuse and misuse" of CBI and charged that it is using the premier agency to wind-up cases against its people....
  • Not against Food Bill, Cong making 'baseless allegation': BJP 08-06-2013 05:20 PM

    Panaji: Insisting that it is not against the Food Security Bill, BJP on Saturday said Congress is making "baseless allegation" that the main opposition party is blocking the proposed law, even as it faulted the draft legislation on a "lot" of provisions. The party contended that it was not responsible...
  • I do not have 'NaMo'nia: Yashwant Sinha 08-06-2013 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday said he chose to stay away from party's National Executive meet because of other reasons and not because he is down with 'NaMo'nia, an oblique reference to aversion to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "I don't have 'NaMo'nia. I'm in perfect...
  • Modi should be projected as the BJP's face in LS polls: Goa CM 08-06-2013 11:56 AM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday openly pushed for projecting Narendra Modi as the BJP's "face" for the next general elections, becoming the first senior leader to do so in the divided party. Parrikar, while showering praise on Modi for his "administrative capabilities" and "popularity", said the Gujarat...
  • BJP leadership crisis: The big questions 08-06-2013 10:54 AM

    New Delhi: In what may be seen as a big stumbling block to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its senior leader LK Advani, for the first time in history, skipped its National Executive meet in Goa citing health concerns. Advani is apparently opposed to the proposed elevation of Gujarat Chief...
  • Several BJP leaders skip Goa meet, Cong says blame 'Namonitis' 07-06-2013 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday took a dig at BJP over absence of key leaders at party's Goa conclave where a larger role for Narendra Modi is expected to be decided, saying "Namonitis is spreading" in the state. The Gujarat Chief Minister is known as "Namo" among his supporters. "Namonitis...
  • Advani is not opposing Modi's elevation as campaign chief: Sumit Pande 07-06-2013 06:17 PM

    Amid reports that the RSS has given a green signal to Narendra Modi being named as the BJP's campaign committee chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, party veteran lK Advani has decided not to attend the Goa meet. Other prominent leaders who are not attending the meet include Jaswant...