Kalyan Singh

  • Rajnath Singh: The thakur from UP has been there, done that May 27, 2014

    Almost a decade back after the BJP lost power in Uttar Pradesh under his stewardship, Rajnath Singh cut a lonely figure at his current Ashoka Road residence in the national capital. Sitting cross-legged and shaving, he told an IANS correspondent, gazing through a small mirror he held in front, that life...
  • Akhilesh should resign, seek fresh mandate in UP: Kalyan Singh May 19, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh on Monday demanded resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav asking him to take moral responsibility for Samajwadi Party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls. "Talking of morality, it does not hold any meaning for Samajwadi Party. People's mandate went against them. Therefore on principle,...
  • Campaign for Uttar Pradesh's third phase polling ends April 22, 2014

    Considered to be the most crucial phase which would test the popularity of stalwarts of Uttar Pradesh politics, campaigning for 12 seats going to the polls in third phase on April 24 came to an end on Tuesday. While the prestige of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's family is at the stake, the Bollywood beauty...
  • Mulayam, Mayawati, Kejriwal dreaming of becoming PM: Kalyan Singh April 7, 2014

    BJP leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh on Sunday said that Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati and Arvind Kejriwal were dreaming of becoming the Prime Minister, but they would not get people's support in the Lok Sabha polls. "Yadav, Mayawati and Kejriwal are dreaming of becoming PM... Their dream...
  • Babri demolition was planned, Advani, Joshi knew of it: Cobrapost April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Just two days before the first phase of elections, Cobrapost has come up with another sting operation related to the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992. The Cobrapost sting operation shows that the demolition was well planned and senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and the then...
  • BJP fields Kalyan Singh Dangi for Vidisha Assembly bypoll April 2, 2014

    The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has announced that Kalyan Singh Dangi would be its nominee for the bye-election to Vidisha Assembly seat. During the state Assembly elections held in November last year, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had contested from Budhni and Vidisha seats and won from both the places....
  • MP BJP leader Raghunandan Sharma hurt at being denied LS poll ticket March 23, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh BJP Vice President Raghunandan Sharma on Sunday said he felt "hurt and insulted" at being denied party ticket from the Mandsaur Lok Sabha seat. "I have been working for the BJP for more than 30 years and never asked for anything from the party. A Lok Sabha ticket for...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots a reaction: Kalyan Singh November 21, 2013

    Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh on Thursday blamed Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan for September's Muzaffarnagar riots, and called the violence a "reaction". Kalyan Singh, chief minister when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was in power in the state during the Babri Mosque demolition in 1992, attacked the...
  • Ayodhya Yatra: UP govt banning the yatra to woo muslims, says Kalyan August 24, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader and former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for denying permission to VHP's proposed yatra to Ayodhya. Singh said that the state government has taken this move to woo the muslim community in the state. "The Samajwadi Party government is doing this...
  • Ayodhya yatra: Plea seeking lifting of ban dismissed by Allahabad HC August 24, 2013

    Lucknow: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's proposed Ayodhya yatra is set for a showdown as the Allahabad High Court dismissed a PIL seeking to lift the Uttar Pradesh government's ban on the yatra. Slamming the Samajwadi party government of banning the yatra to garner support from the muslim community, former Uttar...
  • Advani's resignation shocking, others may follow: RSS June 11, 2013

    Nagpur: Terming senior BJP leader LK Advani's decision to quit all party posts as "shocking", veteran RSS leader MG Vaidya on Monday said some other resignations may follow. "It's shocking that a leader of such a great stature has to quit. It is now evident that all is not well in BJP....
  • Rajnath Singh to lead BJP's UP 'jail bharo' stir May 22, 2013

    Lucknow: BJP president Rajnath Singh will lead the party's 'jail bharo' agitation in Lucknow on June 2, 2013 against corruption under the UPA rule. BJP state unit president, Laxmi Kant Bajpai, who reviewed the preparation for the week-long agitation starting May 27, said that besides the national president, newly appointed...
  • Rajnath Singh emerges from shadows to reclaim top post in BJP January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In a dramatic late night twist on Tuesday, Nitin Gadkari opted out of the BJP presidential race and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Rajnath Singh is now the consensus choice and will be elected later on Wednesday. Nitin Gadkari's backers in RSS had come under intense pressure from...
  • Price rise: UP BJP to take out Atal Sankalp Yatra January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's Uttar Pradesh unit will be carrying out a yatra in Lucknow on Monday to protest against the diesel price hike and general price rise. The yatra, called Atal Sankalp Yatra, will also act as a show of strength by those party leaders who are eyeing...
  • BJP not to tie-up with any party in UP for LS elections January 12, 2013

    Ballia: The BJP on January 13 said it will not have a tie-up with any party in Uttar Pradesh for the next Lok Sabha elections. "BJP would not enter into an alliance with anyone for the Lok Sabha polls in UP. We are no more ready to face betrayal from...
  • Kalyan Singh set for a BJP comeback next year December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh is all set to return to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Singh met the BJP president Nitin Gadkari recently and sources say Singh may be reinducted in the party in January next year. His reinduction is seen as an effort by the party...
  • Kalyan Singh to be re-inducted in BJP in Jan: sources December 16, 2012

    Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who met BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Sunday, is all set to return to the party. According to sources he may be re-inducted in the party in January. Kalyan's re-induction is seen as an effort by the party to bolster its dwindling presence...
  • Babri demolition: SC directs expeditious hearing December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed a Rae Bareily court to expeditiously hear Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leader LK Advani and 19 others against whom charge of criminal conspiracy was dropped by the trial court. Expressing deep anguish over non appearence of the counsel for...
  • BJP willing to accommodate Yeddyurappa: sources October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: With an eye on the next elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has initiated an exercise to put its house in order and accommodate regional satraps. Two days back, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar and Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok, under instructions from the party, met former chief...
  • Babri case: SC to hear CBI plea against Advani May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will be hearing a Central Bureau of Investigation petition seeking restoration of conspiracy charges aganist senior BJP leader LK Advani, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and others in the Babri Masjid demolition case on July 25. The apex court had on March 4, 2011 issued notice...
  • Cash deal behind Kushwaha joining BJP: Kalyan January 6, 2012

    Lucknow: Alleging a 'financial deal' behind inclusion of former BSP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha in BJP, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Jan Kranti Party patron Kalyan Singh on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the matter. "Joining of Kushwaha against whom there are serious allegations of corruption, which are being...
  • BJP split wide open over Kushwaha January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The row over Babu Singh Kushwaha's induction into the party is refusing to die down with many senior BJP leaders jumping the bandwagon to criticise the decision in a bid to project the non-corrupt image of the party. While some leaders criticised the moves, other hailed it saying...
  • Uma's return won't boost BJP's fortunes: Kalyan June 7, 2011

    Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh on Tuesday said the re-induction of Uma Bharti into the BJP would not make any difference to electoral fortunes of the party in the upcoming assembly polls in the state. "The BJP in Uttar Pradesh is on ventilator and neither the return of...
  • Mulayam says allying with Kalyan a mistake July 15, 2010

    Lucknow: In an attempt to mend fences with Muslims after having aligned with Kalyan Singh during Lok Sabha polls, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday regretted taking support of those "responsible" for the Babri mosque demolition and sought pardon of the community. "In the last Lok Sabha polls, I had...
  • Kalyan Singh launches new JKP party on birthday January 5, 2010

    Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh on Tuesday marked his 77th birthday by announcing the formation of his new Jan Kranti Party (JKP), which will have a "new agenda" and would be led by his son Rajvir Singh. While Kalyan Singh, who had left the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • Kalyan blames Centre for Babri Masjid demolition November 30, 2009

    Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh blames the then government at Centre for the demolition of Babri Masjid saying it should have stopped kar sevaks from demolishing the mosque. ...
  • Kalyan unrepentant, says Babri Masjid had to go November 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Kalyan Singh, who was the Uttar Pradesh chief minister when the Babri Mosque was razed, said he suspected a "political conspiracy" behind the Liberhan Commission of Inquiry that has severely indicted leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the demolition. Kalyan Singh, who later quit the BJP and...
  • Liberhan report tabled: Kalyan, Amar react November 24, 2009

    Amar Singh rushed into the well of the house chanting 'Jai Sri Ram'. ...
  • Kalyan defends himself, says did all to prevent demolition November 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader Kalyan Singh rubbished claims of the Liberhan Commission report on his role in the Babri Masjid demolition case on Tuesday. He said that he had provided full security on the day of the demolition. "My government provided full security on December 6,...
  • Watch: Kalyan's son quits Samajwadi Party November 16, 2009

    Kalyan Singh said Mulayam Singh is the most opportunist politician. ...