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  • Live: BJP says it will resolve the crisis soon and emerge as a stronger party June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: 12:45 pm: The BJP has hit out at the Congress accusing it of having vested interests and blaming the RSS for the Advani issue. BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, "Some elements in the Congress have raised the RSS's name in the Advani issue. The RSS has no role...
  • BJP leadership indicates party work will go on with or without Advani June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be hardening its stand on LK Advani as attempts to pacify him fail. The party patriarch now looks completely isolated. BJP President Rajnath Singh is going to Banswara in Rajasthan at the time of such a crisis, sources say, to send out...
  • Advani upset not just with Rajnath but 2 RSS pointspersons too June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: There seems to be more to what really made the grand old man of the BJP, LK Advani, so angry that he sent his resignation to BJP President Rajnath Singh. Sources in the Advani camp have told CNNIBN that the issue of discord is not just confined to...
  • BJP sticks to Modi's elevation but tries to pacify Advani June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is split between LK Advani and Narendra Modi. A day after the National Executive sent out a clear message with the elevation of Narendra Modi, LK Advani quit all posts in the party on Monday. But BJP President Rajnath Singh rejected Advani's resignation and...
  • Life and times of Narendra Modi June 10, 2013

    In a big boost to Narendra Modi's political career, BJP President Rajnath Singh appointed the Gujarat Chief Minister party's election campaign committee chief for 2014 polls. ...
  • Is the BJP now headed for a formal split? June 10, 2013

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Monday resigned from all party posts just a day after party President Rajnath Singh made Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the chief of Central Election Committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Confident will convince Advani to reverse decision: Swaraj June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Monday expressed "surprise" at BJP patriarch LK Advani's decision to resign from all party posts but said she was confident she would be able to convince him to take back his resignation. "I am going to his house and will talk to him...
  • Rajnath refuses to accept LK Advani's resignation June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Shortly after LK Advani announced he is quitting from all his posts in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), party president Rajnath Singh tweeted he has not accepted the BJP stalwart's resignation. "I have not accepted Shri Advaniji's resignation," tweeted Rajnath. Advani's resignation came just a day after party made...
  • Full text of LK Advani's resignation letter June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran politician LK Advani on Monday resigned from all positions in the Bharatiya Janata Party saying "for some time I have been finding it difficult to reconcile either with the current functioning of the party, or the direction in which it is going". Advani's resignation came a day...
  • LK Advani resigns from all posts in BJP June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Monday resigned from all party posts just a day after party President Rajnath Singh made Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the chief of Central Election Committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The resignation of Advani, who was reportedly sick...
  • Modi gets a rousing welcome in Gujarat, Advani ends 'sick leave' June 10, 2013

    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 June 10, 2013

    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 do...
  • Goa has a special place in my heart: Narendra Modi June 10, 2013

    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 credits...
  • BJP says Advani its guiding force as Modi's elevation marks a new era June 10, 2013

    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...
  • BJP promises full statehood for Delhi if it comes to power June 10, 2013

    Panaji: BJP on Sunday supported full statehood for Delhi in the political resolution accepted by the party at its twoday national executive meetig in Goa. Delhi BJP President Vijay Goel rued that the statehood demand has not been met till now. Accusing the Sheila Dikshit government of failing to make...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 9, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Will Narendra Modi be the game changer for BJP in 2014 general election? June 9, 2013

    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 daytwo of its...
  • Modi will improve BJP's position in the country: Raman June 9, 2013

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh hinted that perhaps it was the end of LK Advani era as the BJP chose Narendra Modi as its poll panel chief for 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "The BJP will continue to receive guidance from LK Advani. Party is going through a new phase, it...
  • Stomach upset forced me to skip BJP's Goa meet: Advani June 9, 2013

    Jaipur: BJP veteran LK Advani on Saturday said he had a stomach upset that forced him to skip the party's national executive meet, breaking his silence over his ill health that fuelled speculation on his perceived opposition to Narendra Modi getting a key post. Advani, however, did not make any mention...
  • Narendra Modi is the face of BJP for 2014 elections: Manohar Parrikar June 9, 2013

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who hosted the BJP National Executive meet, said, "Campaign chief is definitely the face of the party for elections." ...
  • Decision to appoint Modi as poll panel chief was democratic: Jailey June 9, 2013

    BJP leader Arun Jaitley said the decision to elevate Narendra Modi as party's poll panel chief was reached after taking party's consensus into account. ...
  • Only Third Front can deliver an able government: SP leader Azam Khan June 9, 2013

    Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, while commenting on Narendra Modi's elevation to BJP's poll panel chief, said, "It is unfortunate for the nation that someone who is accused of massacring people is being pitched as the next prime minister. People are getting the message that the Congress is weak, the...
  • Watch: Gujarat celebrates Modi's elevation to BJP's poll panel chief June 9, 2013

    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. ...
  • Change is inevitable: Arun Jaitley on rise of Narendra Modi June 9, 2013

    Is the rise of Narendra Modi an end to the AdvaniVajpayee era? Senior BJP leader says "change is always a continous process." "Any party which has an ability to throw up a new leadership, not out of family but on ability, it is always a good sign for the party,"...
  • Modi calls for 'Congressfree Bharat Nirman' June 9, 2013

    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 "Congressfree Bharat Nirman". In his first comments on the new role...
  • Watch: Modi's speech after his appointment as BJP's poll panel chief June 9, 2013

    Shortly after his anointment, Narendra Modi declared at a public meeting that Goa has been lucky for him as in 2002 he had got the "licence" to run Gujarat. "I am confident that I will complete the task that has been entrusted to me by Rajnathji," he said to a...
  • BJP propels Modi to centre stage of 2014 polls June 9, 2013

    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 daytwo...
  • Badal describes BJP's decision on Modi as 'master stroke' June 9, 2013

    Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal supremo Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday described as "masterstroke" 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 shockwaves...
  • Is Modi BJP's biggest strength as well as its weakness? June 9, 2013

    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 byelections has also bolstered his image as the supreme vote catcher he...
  • Modi's elevation strengthens his political legitimacy June 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's elevation as BJP's campaign chief for 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Sunday has strengthened his political legitimacy after struggling to shed the "communal" tag that has haunted the Gujarat Chief Minister since the 2002 riots. Often called the BJP's poster boy, Modi is seen as India's most...