Jaswant Singh

  • Polling percentage breaks previous records, 15% high from 2009 18-04-2014 10:46 AM

    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...
  • Jaswant Singh accuses Raje government of misusing machinery 18-04-2014 12:02 AM

    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...
  • Jaswant Singh, Sachin Pilot seek re-election from Rajasthan 17-04-2014 03:59 PM

    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 17-04-2014 09:24 AM

    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 17-04-2014 08:28 AM

    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,"...
  • Jaswant expresses fears of bogus voting, booth capturing 16-04-2014 11:42 PM

    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 Wednesdaymorning. Jaswant also expressed fears of booth capturing and bogus voting by BJP supporters in some assembly constituencies in Barmerand demanded that...
  • Campaigning ends for 121 constituencies in 5th phase of LS poll 15-04-2014 08:59 PM

    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....
  • Gujarat model of development may not be applicable to every state: MM Joshi 13-04-2014 03:38 PM

    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 11-04-2014 10:37 PM

    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...
  • Sonaram's motorcade attacked during his campaign in Shiv area of Barmer 11-04-2014 03:42 PM

    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...
  • BJP suspends Jaswant's son from party, sacks him from national executive 11-04-2014 08:35 AM

    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,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 10-04-2014 10:35 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Former policeman creates ruckus in Jaitley's press conference 10-04-2014 08:03 PM

    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 10-04-2014 07:27 PM

    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 10-04-2014 06:53 PM

    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 08-04-2014 03:53 PM

    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....
  • Jaswant Singh's son claims Army acquired his disputed land 06-04-2014 11:36 PM

    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...
  • Show Me The Money: Jaswant Singh's assets valued at Rs 11.5 crore 05-04-2014 10:43 AM

    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 03-04-2014 01:52 PM

    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...
  • BJP a party of individual leaders, not fit to govern: Jaswant Singh 02-04-2014 07:15 PM

    New Delhi: Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh slammed the party for becoming a party of "individual leaders" and said he was "not sure if the BJP is fit to govern" India since "there was no collective leadership." "There is no longer any collective leadership... I don't know if the BJP...
  • Jaswant supporter accuses Sonaram of hiding facts in affidavit submitted to election department 02-04-2014 12:01 AM

    A supporter of former Union Minister Jaswant Singh, who was expelled from BJP for contesting Lok Sabha elections as an Independent, has accused party candidate from Barmer seat Sonaram of concealing facts in his affidavit submitted to the election department. Jaswant's supporter, Kailash Mehta, said that he had made a...
  • Rajasthan Vikas Party to support BJP rebels 01-04-2014 09:11 PM

    Rajasthan Vikash Party on Tuesday announced that it would extend its support to rebel candidates of BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the state. RVP would extend support and seek votes for independent candidates, including expelled BJP veteran Jaswant Singh in Barmer, party president Harnam Singh Sikarvar said...
  • Poll authorities dismiss Jaswant's complaints against Raje 31-03-2014 03:52 PM

    Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh has accused chief minister Vasundhara Raje of misusing religious places for political activities in Barmer, a complaint found baseless by the district administration. Singh, who is contesting from Barmer Lok Sabha seat as an Independent candidate, filed a complaint on the matter with the district...
  • Today's BJP is not the party Vajpayee, Advani had aspired it to be: Jaswant Singh 30-03-2014 08:19 PM

    Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Sunday accused the party of having "lost sight of its vision and frittered away its virtue for temporary political gain". Reacting to his expulsion, Jaswant Singh said he was "deeply saddened" over his sacking and said today's BJP was not the party its leaders...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha scoffs at BJP for expelling Jaswant Singh 30-03-2014 07:37 PM

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha took a jibe at the BJP for expelling its senior leader Jaswant Singh. The BJP expelled Singh for six years for not withdrawing his candidature from Barmer seat in Rajasthan. He will now contest elections as an Independent against BJP's...
  • Jaswant attacks Modi, deprecates veneration of individual by BJP 30-03-2014 06:15 PM

    In a sharp attack on Narendra Modi and BJP campaign centric around him, expelled party veteran Jaswant Singh on Sunday deprecated "veneration" of an individual and said world was full of graveyards of those who are considered indispensable to their nation. Singh, who was expelled by the party on Saturday...
  • BJP destroying values under false pretence of discipline: Jaswant 30-03-2014 06:14 PM

    New Delhi: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party expelled Jaswant Singh for six years, the leader has hit back at the party saying the values are being perverted, destroyed under false pretence of party discipline. Hitting out at the party he joined at its founding in 1980, Singh said...
  • Jaswant's expulsion symbolic of Modi's destruct effect: Congress 30-03-2014 02:35 PM

    A day after Jaswant Singh was expelled from the BJP, Congress on Sunday said the move is symbolic of Narendra Modi's "auto destruct effect" on the opposition party. " Jaswant issue is only symbolic of Modi's auto destruct effect on BJP as also its fragmentation and long term disintegration," party...
  • Adamant over contesting from Barmer, BJP expels Jaswant Singh for 6 years 30-03-2014 08:52 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday expelled its senior leader Jaswant Singh for six years for not withdrawing his candidature from Barmer seat in Rajasthan. Singh will now contest elections as an Independent against BJP's Colonel Sonaram Choudhary and Harish Choudhary of the Congress. ...
  • BJP expels Jaswant Singh from party for 6 years 29-03-2014 11:52 PM

    BJP on Saturday expelled its veteran leader Jaswant Singh, who is contesting the Lok Sabha poll as an Independent in Rajasthan's Barmer constituency against the party's official nominee, after he refused to withdraw his candidature on the last day of withdrawal of nominations. The decision to expel Singh, 76, for...