Kalraj Mishra

  • ISI's hand could be behind Saharanpur riots, says BJP's Kalraj Mishra July 29, 2014

    Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday raised suspicion that there could be Pakistani Intelligence Agency ISI's hand behind the Saharanpur incident. Talking to reporters, Mirco, Small and Medium Enterprises minister Kalraj said that during the UPA regime Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had admitted that ISI was active in around 45...
  • Saharanpur violence appears pre-planned: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra July 27, 2014

    Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Sunday said it appeared Saharanpur clashes were pre-planned and asked political parties not to politicise the issue. "The manner in which members of a particular community attacked those, who were protesting against forced grabbing of land, is indicative of a serious conspiracy," he said. "The Saharanpur incident...
  • In Uttar Pradesh, parties in overdrive for assembly polls June 24, 2014

    Although assembly elections are a good two years away, political players in Uttar Pradesh are already in an overdrive. Political battle lines in the sprawling state have not been erased, even a month after the Lok Sabha election in which the BJP virtually wiped out everyone else. Topping the political chart...
  • Centre worried over law and order in Uttar Pradesh: Kalraj Mishra June 18, 2014

    The Centre was worried over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh which had turned from "bad to worse" and awaiting the Governor's report on the issue, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra said on Tuesday. "Uttar Pradesh Government is elected in accordance with the Constitutional norms and so is the government...
  • PM will take 'appropriate, positive decision' on ceasefire violation: Kalraj Mishra June 14, 2014

    Union Minister Kalraj Mishra said on Thursday said India will never tolerate intrusion by any country into its territories and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take 'an appropriate and positive decision' on ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take positive decision on this issue (the ceasefire...
  • Badaun gangrape: Centre to intervene on UP governor's report, says Kalraj Mishra June 2, 2014

    Describing the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh as "very grave" where women were not safe even in their homes, union MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra on Monday said the central government would step in if UP Governor BL Joshi sends a report on the situation in the state. Talking to...
  • Gorakhdham Express mishap: Death toll rises to 28, probe to begin tomorrow May 28, 2014

    The toll in two trains' collision in Uttar Pradesh's Sant Kabir Nagar district has risen to 28 and a probe into the accident will begin on Thursday. Chief Commissioner of Safety (Railways) Prabhat Kumar Bajpayi would be arriving at the site of Gorakhdham Express-goods train collision in Sant Kabir Nagar Thursday...
  • Union ministers visit Gorakhdham Express accident site after PM directives May 27, 2014

    Union ministers Kalraj Mishra and Manoj Sinha, both parliamentarians from Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday visited the site of the train accident in Sant Kabirnagar in which at least 25 people were killed, and supervised relief operations. Accompanied by Gorakhpur Lok Sabha member Yogi Adityanath and other leaders, Micro, Small and Medium...
  • Kalraj Mishra makes ministerial debut at centre May 26, 2014

    A Sangh pracharak and an associate of Jayaprakash Narayan, Kalraj Mishra, a veteran of Uttar Pradesh politics, is making his ministerial debut at the Centre. 71-year-old Mishra began his political career as a pracharak of RSS in Gorakhpur in eastern UP in 1963. As his association with the then Jan Sangh grew,...
  • MM Joshi loses his constituency, gets Kanpur ticket March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former party president Dr Murli Manohar Joshi's constituency Varanasi has been given to party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Joshi has been moved to Kanpur. The decision was taken at the party's Central Election Committee (CEC) meet after which the party released its...
  • Ready to contest polls against Sriprakash Jaiswal: Kalraj Mishra December 19, 2013

    BJP leader Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday said if given an opportunity by his party, he was ready to contest against Coal minister and Congress MP Sriprakash Jaiswal at the Kanpur Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 general elections. "On the directions of party high command, I am willing to contest from any seat but if...
  • Modi misses felicitation of riot-accused MLAs by BJP November 21, 2013

    The BJP on Thursday felicitated three of its MLAs accused in the Muzzafarnagar riots with turbans and garlands, but took care to do it ahead of prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's arrival at the venue. The MLAs - Sangeet Som, Suresh Rana and Sudhir Baliyan - were honoured with by Bharatiya...
  • BJP's Kalraj Mishra blames Akhilesh Yadav govt for Muzaffarnagar riots September 9, 2013

    Blaming the UP government for the riots in Muzaffarnagar, BJP leader Kalraj Mishra has charged that violence was orchestrated by the Samajwadi party for vote-bank politics. He alleged that even one-sided arrests are being made in the riot-affected areas for the appeasement of the particular community. "The violence in Muzaffarnagar is orchestrated...
  • Government's 'uncertain' response making Pakistan fearless, says Mishra August 13, 2013

    BJP leader Kalraj Mishra on Monday said the government's "uncertain" response to border skirmishes had made Pakistan fearless to carry out more attacks across the LoC. "Repeated ceasefire violations are challenging India's might. The Prime Minister is ignoring this," Mishra told reporters in Varanasi. He said India should be vigilant of...
  • BJP committed to constructing Ram temple in Ayodhya, says Kalraj Mishra August 2, 2013

    BJP is committed to constructing Ram temple in Ayodhya and it would go for Constitution amendment if required, senior party leader Kalraj Mishra said on Friday. "Though the matter is in court and though construction of Ram temple is VHP's issue, however, in principal, we are committed to (constructing the) temple,"...
  • UP: IAS officer who clamped down on sand mafia suspended July 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Durga Shakti Nagpal, an IAS officer known for taking on the sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh, has been suspended. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has justified the suspension, calling it an administrative decision. Nagpal, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Greater Noida, had challenged the sand mining mafia in western Uttar...
  • Modi among top contenders to be PM candidate: BJP V-P February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The clamour is growing within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to be the Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014. BJP Vice President Kalraj Mishra has admitted that Modi is among the top contenders even as allies JD(U) and Shiv Sena insisted that the...
  • 'Nitin Gadkari may get a second term as BJP President' January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: With speculations making the rounds over the new potential candidate for the post of Bharatiya Janata Party president, sources on Friday said that there are high chances that Nitin Gadkari gets a second term. According to BJP sources, Gadkari remains the first choice of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh...
  • Ranchi: Stone hurled at BJP vice president Kalraj Mishra October 11, 2012

    Ranchi: A stone was hurled at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s national vice president Kalraj Mishra when he was addressing a meeting at Dhurwa in Ranchi but the stone hit the mike, party sources said. However, it could not be found out who had hurled the stone, according to a police...
  • CD row: Virbhadra offers to quit Union Cabinet June 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Union minister Virbhadra Singh is under pressure after a Shimla court framed corruption charges against him on Monday for allegedly misusing office when he was the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh in 1989. According to the charges framed against the former chief minister, he allegedly granted favours to industrialists. The...
  • Political leaders beat the blues ahead of D-day March 5, 2012

    Lucknow: After days of gruelling campaigning and with just 24 hours left for the vote counting to begin, political leaders are keeping themselves busy in myriad ways. While some are praying for divine intervention, others are simply relaxing and waiting for the D-day. Senior BJP leader Kalraj Misra was out for...
  • UP is ready for a change: Kalraj Mishra February 19, 2012

    BJP leader Kalraj Mishra the BJP will get more votes and you will see a revolutionary change in UP. ...
  • Mayawati misleading Muslims: BJP October 16, 2011

    Mirzapur: Criticising UP Chief Minister Mayawati for advocating quota for Muslims, the BJP on Sunday alleged that she was misleading the community and also insulting Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, who was opposed to reservation on religious grounds. "The state government is misleading the Muslims by talking about...
  • A is for Aishwarya, A is for angry minister July 20, 2009

    New Delhi: The names of film actors Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan are being used to teach alphabet in several schools using private publishers books, said a BJP member in the Rajya Sabha. Through his Special Mention, Kalraj Mishra wanted the government to enforce strict regulation to control "confusing publications" brought...
  • Mulayam slams BSP, BJP over Varun Gandhi issue March 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Political temperature is heating up in Uttar Pradesh with Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav saying that it was wrong to impose the National Security Act (NSA) on Varun Gandhi. "It is wrong to impose NSA on Varun Gandhi. I am personally against imposition of NSA. It has been...