Jaswant Singh

  • BJP to hold organisational meetings in Rajasthan June 9, 2014

    Rajasthan BJP on Monday said it will hold organisational meetings to strengthen the relation between government and the party in its ten divisions on June 14. "The organisational meetings would be held in Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Pali, Sikar, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Kota, Udaipur and Banswara divisions, party state president Ashok Parnami told...
  • BJP leader Om Mathur calls Jaswant Singh's revolt unfair, says he should have avoided contesting polls independently May 24, 2014

    BJP leader Om Mathur on Saturday said that Jaswant Singh's revolt on denial of a ticket was unfair and he should have avoided contesting the Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate. "Revolt by senior leader like Jaswant Singh on denial of a ticket was unfair. There may be reasons for...
  • Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh meets LK Advani May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Friday met LK Advani at his residence in New Delhi, raising speculation over the move. Sources said the former Union Minister, who had unsuccessfully contested against the official BJP nominee from Barmer, spent about 30 minutes with the BJP patriarch. Sources close to...
  • Two ex-armymen, two former bureaucrats elected as MPs May 20, 2014

    Rajasthan has elected two ex-Army officers and two former bureaucrats as Members of Parliament in this Lok Sabha elections. Among the 25 MPs, all from BJP, one is a PhD holder, one a Chartered Accountant, another an MBA while two hold Bachelors degree in law. Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat has...
  • Jaswant Singh loses Barmer LS seat in Rajasthan May 16, 2014

    Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who fought as an Independent candidate from Barmer constituency of Rajasthan, lost by a big margin against BJP's Colonel Sonaram. The BJP candidate, who had joined the party recently from the Congress, defeated the former union minister by a margin of over 87,000 votes. Congress's Harish...
  • Rajasthan ready for counting of votes, 320 candidates await results May 15, 2014

    Jaipur: Preparations for the vote counting of Lok Sabha elections have been completed in Rajasthan where the counting is to start at 8 AM amid tight security on Friday. Polling in 25 parliamentary constituencies of the state took place in two phases on April 17 and 24 in which 63 per...
  • BJP has not fully accepted Gorkhaland demand: Jaswant Singh May 5, 2014

    Darjeeling: Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who won Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat on the party ticket in 2009, has claimed that the saffron party has not fully accepted the demand for Gorkhaland. "It is sad BJP has not fully accepted the statehood demand of the Darjeeling hills. The party is...
  • BJP now party of 'one-man' leadership, won't return: Jaswant Singh May 2, 2014

    Targeting Narendra Modi, expelled leader Jaswant Singh today said BJP has become a party of "one-man leadership" or by "small coterie" chosen by one personality. The former External Affairs Minister, who had been earlier expelled from the party in August 2009 for praising Pakistan founder M A Jinnah and returned almost...
  • BJP forced me to fight as an independent: Jaswant Singh May 2, 2014

    Barmer: Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh on Friday denied any possibility of him forming another party. He also claimed that it was due to the BJP that he had to take the extreme step to fight the elections as an independent candidate. Dismissing all possibilities of returning to...
  • Rahul Gandhi tears into BJP's record on fighting terror April 29, 2014

    Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday tore into the BJP's claims of being tough on terror as he raked up the 'Kandahar hijack' in which three terrorists were freed by the Vajpayee government and claimed that 22,000 people were killed in terror attacks during the NDA's six-year rule. Taking on the opposition party...
  • Jaswant should have accepted party's decision: Rajnath April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Jaswant Singh should have accepted the decision of not fielding him from Barmer in Rajasthan as the issue of ticket could not be the yardstick of his "value" in the party, according to BJP President Rajnath Singh. Singh, while rejecting the perception that senior leaders were being sidelined in...
  • Polling percentage breaks previous records, 15% high from 2009 April 18, 2014

    Breaking record of voter turnout in Lok Sabha polls, Rajasthan on Thursday in the first phase of voting in 20 LS seats recorded 63.43 per cent polling - an increase of 15 per cent from 2009 parliamentary elections. The highest voter turnout recorded in Lok Sabha elections in the state so...
  • Jaswant Singh accuses Raje government of misusing machinery April 18, 2014

    Ousted BJP leader Jaswant Singh has accused the Vasundhara Raje government of misusing government machinery during the Lok Sabha elections and has registered a complaint with the Election Commission in this regard. Jaswant, who is contesting as an Independent after being denied a ticket by the BJP, forwarded a complaint to...
  • Jaswant Singh, Sachin Pilot seek re-election from Rajasthan April 17, 2014

    Union Minister Sachin Pilot and veteran leader Jaswant Singh are amongst the MPs seeking re-election from Rajasthan in phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • There's no Modi wave, I've got a tremendous response: Jaswant Singh April 17, 2014

    Jaswant Singh is contesting as in Independent candidate from Barmer. He was expelled from the BJP for filing his nomination as an Independent. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: First phase polling ends at 63.25 per cent in Rajasthan April 17, 2014

    Jaipur: First phase of polling in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday ended with 63.25 per cent of 3.48 crore electors casting their votes in Rajasthan, the Election Commission said. "The 20 Lok Sabha constituencies recorded 63.25 per cent polling which was 15 per cent higher than the 2009 elections," Chief...
  • Jaswant expresses fears of bogus voting, booth capturing April 16, 2014

    With hours left for voting, ousted BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Wednesday approached the Election Commission with complaint accusing the state police of harassing his supporters early on Wednesday morning. Jaswant also expressed fears of booth capturing and bogus voting by BJP supporters in some assembly constituencies in Barmer and demanded that booths...
  • Campaigning ends for 121 constituencies in 5th phase of LS poll April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Campaigning for the crucial fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 121 constituencies ended on Tuesday. The 121 constituencies across 12 states will go for voting on April 17. Nandan Nilekani, Jaswant Singh, Shatrughan Sinha, Ananth Kumar and Jyotiraditya Scindia are amongst the big names in the fray. In...
  • 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...
  • Barmer BJP candidate Sonaram's motorcade attacked, Jaswant Singh blamed April 11, 2014

    The motorcade of Barmer BJP candidate Sonaram was attacked when he was campaigning in Shiv area in the district, with party members alleging that supporters of expelled leader Jaswant Singh were behind it. Sonaram said, the attack took place when he was visiting Shiv area, on Thursday, with his supporters for...
  • Sonaram's motorcade attacked during his campaign in Shiv area of Barmer April 11, 2014

    The motorcade of Barmer BJP candidate Sonaram was attacked when he was campaigning in Shiv area in the district, with party members alleging that supporters of expelled leader Jaswant Singh were behind it. Sonaram said the attack took place when he was visiting Shiv area yesterday with his supporters for soliciting...
  • BJP suspends Jaswant's son from party, sacks him from national executive April 11, 2014

    BJP on Thursday suspended Manvendra Singh, son of expelled leader Jaswant Singh, from its primary membership and removed him from its National Executive following reports that he was campaigning against the party's official candidate in Barmer Lok Sabha constituency of Rajasthan. Manvendra, an MLA from Shiv under Barmer LS constituency, has...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 10, 2014

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  • Former policeman creates ruckus in Jaitley's press conference April 10, 2014

    Amritsar: Arun Jaitley faced a peculiar situation at his press conference on Thursday after a suspended police officer started raising pro-Khalistan slogans and asked the BJP leader to clear his stand on supporting SAD, whose chief he claimed had paid tribute to founder of the Khalistan movement Jagjit Singh Chohan...
  • Would have been great if Advani fought from Bhopal: BJP's Alok Sanjar April 10, 2014

    Bhopal: While many have termed Jaswant Singh's suspension from the Bharatiya Janata Party a disaster, party's candiadte from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Alok Sanjar has justified the move saying the BJP is a disciplined organistaion. "The party doesn't tolerate if its leaders, irrespective of their stature, disrupt discipline, and we...
  • BJP expels Jaswant's son for campaigning for his father April 10, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday suspended Manvendra Singh, son of expelled leader Jaswant Singh, from its primary membership and removed him from its National Executive following reports that he was campaigning against the party's official candidate in Barmer Lok Sabha constituency of Rajasthan. Manvendra, an MLA from Shiv under Barmer...
  • Ashok Pradhan joins SP, alleges trade of Lok Sabha tickets in BJP April 8, 2014

    In a setback to BJP days ahead of April 10 elections in Gautam Budh Nagar, former Union minister and senior leader Ashok Pradhan on Tuesday joined Samajwadi Party, claiming that there was "trade" of Lok Sabha tickets in the saffron party. "In BJP there is "Kharid-farokth" (trade) of Loksabha tickets. Senior...
  • Jaswant Singh's son claims Army acquired his disputed land April 6, 2014

    Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh, a party MLA, on Sunday alleged that an Indian Army unit had acquired his 12 beeghas of 'legally disputed' land in Barmer. "A case related to the plot of land is pending in the court, but the Army acquired it and put fencing...
  • Show Me The Money: Jaswant Singh's assets valued at Rs 11.5 crore April 5, 2014

    Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh has cash reserves of Rs 1.28 lakh. The leader who is contesting as an Independent from Barmer has his cash and assets valued at over Rs 11.5 Crores ...
  • BJP considering action against Jaswant's son for campaigning for father April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajasthan unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is reportedly considering action against Manavendra Singh, son of rebel leader Jaswant Singh, for allegedly campaigning for his father. Jaswant Singh had filed his nomination papers as an Independent candidate after he did not get BJP ticket from his desired...