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  • Congress-free India: Amit Shah's target for BJP cadres August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ratified as BJP chief, Amit Shah on Saturday sought from party cadre fresh milestones by sweeping the Assembly elections in four states as the country was not yet "Congress-free" while Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the defeated opposition of playing vote-bank politics and dividing society. Addressing the day-long meeting...
  • Murli Manohar Joshi conferred Russia's highest civilian award June 18, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi was on Wednesday conferred Russia's highest civilian award for foreign nationals, "Order of Friendship", for his championing role in fostering ties between the two countries. Joshi was bestowed the award by visiting Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry O Rogozin at a function at the Russian embassy...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 28, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • MM Joshi hopeful of Cabinet berth, Modi makes controversial appointments June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office, speculations are already rife over the next Defence Minister and Lok Sabha Speaker. Currently Arun Jaitley has been given additional charge of Defence along with the Finance portfolio. Meanwhile, questions are also being raised over the controversial appointments of...
  • RSS leader meets Rajnath amid report of portfolios discussion May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A day before counting of votes, last minutes consultations are on in the Bharatiya Janata Party. RSS leader Suresh Soni on Thursday met BJP chief Rajnath Singh at his residence in New Delhi. However, the details of the meeting are not known even as there are reports that...
  • BJP discusses roles for Advani, Joshi if NDA gets majority May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: It may be dismal news for the Congress but riding high on the back of exit polls findings, the Bharatiya Janata Party is in the mode of government formation. Despite a day left for the results, the BJP's top leadership is planning a grand welcome for its Prime...
  • Murli Manohar Joshi denies rift with Narendra Modi April 14, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Monday sought to dismiss reports that described him as saying there was no Modi wave in the country, and denied there were any differences between Modi and him. "There is nothing like differences between me and (Narendra) Modi. He is the party's most popular...
  • Modi and BJP are the same, can't separate the two: Rajnath Singh April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Reacting to a comment by senior party leader MM Joshi that there was no 'Modi wave' in the country but a BJP wave, party president Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the two cannot be separated. "(Narendra) Modi and the BJP are the same. The two cannot be separated,"...
  • Cobrapost sting on Babri demolition a Congress conspiracy: BJP April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday reacted strongly to a Cobrapost sting revealing involvement of its top leadership in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992. "This is a political conspiracy by the Congress party. The timing of the allegations made is questionable and...
  • BJP to release manifesto on April 7, the day Lok Sabha elections begin April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: In a surprise move, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that it will release its poll manifesto on April 7, the day elections begin. The party is allegedly battling infighting between Team Narendra Modi and Team Murli Manohar Joshi on the content of the manifesto. Team Modi...
  • Kanpur: BJP workers resign in protest against Murli Manohar Joshi April 1, 2014

    Kanpur: Several BJP workers in Kanpur resigned on Friday to protest against the ticket given to party veteran Murli Manohar Joshi. The workers were also protesting against the expulsion of a local corporator - Vikas Jaiswal - from the party. Jaiswal had recently heckled and harassed Joshi at a party meeting...
  • MPs rating: MM Joshi scores 5.8 on a scale of 10 March 31, 2014

    BJP veteran leader Murli Manohar Joshi is a five-time MP from Varanasi. He scored 6.8 on 10 on accessibility and 5.18 on trustworthiness. He was rated 5.7 on maintenance of law and order, 6 on public transport and providing better roads and good schools and 5.8 for provision of safe drinking...
  • 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...
  • BJP set to announce Narendra Modi's candidature from Varanasi: sources March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's much anticipated list of Lok Sabha candidates is expected shortly which will end the the suspense over who will contest from Varanasi - its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi or party veteran Murli Manohar Joshi. Sources say the party will give the seat to Modi...
  • Gujarat BJP unit wants Modi to contest from the state March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP has laid the debate to rest. Narendra Modi will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Gujarat, party spokesperson Vijay Rupani said after weeks of hunting for a seat for the prime ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh. "The maximum number of BJP supporters want Modi to contest from...
  • MM Joshi to get Varanasi, hunt still on for a seat for Modi March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a month ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata is still hunting for a seat for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh. Sources suggested that Modi may now contest from Lucknow or Allahabad if he decides to contest from Uttar Pradesh at...
  • Rajnath Singh eyes Lucknow, Lalji Tandon says will leave seat for Modi March 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In the run up to the Lok Sabha elections, there is an infighting in the Bharatiya Janata Party over seats. Lucknow BJP MP and key associate of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lalji Tandon said that he will not vacate his seat for anyone other than party's...
  • MM Joshi, Sushma question Rajnath over Varanasi, Bellary seats March 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, rift is appearing within the Bharatiya Janata Party as senior party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Murli Manohar Joshi questioned party President Rajnath Singh over the Bellary and Varanasi seats during the party's Central Election Committee (CEC) meet on Saturday. Although no decision...
  • MM Joshi's posters put across Varanasi, Modi may fight polls from city March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst speculation that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi may contest Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, veteran party leader Murli Manohar Joshi has ordered that his posters to be put up across the city, wishing voters a Happy Holi. The posters are grabbing attention because of...
  • BJP seeks to keep 2G issue alive in PAC May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: With the 2G spectrum issue getting caught in logjam in the JPC, the BJP on Friday sought to bring the matter to the forefront of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee saying the matter is pending and should be disposed of. The demand to settle the pending issue came at...
  • Third Front has no future, says BJP leader MM Joshi March 29, 2013

    Varanasi: Ruling out the possibility of formation of a Third Front, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Friday said such a coalition has no future. "Opportunist coalition or manipulation of power cannot solve any of the problems existing in the country," Joshi said. Joshi said, "Mulayam Singh has expressed...
  • Joshi hits out at Cong over Nagaland Gov appointment March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader MM Joshi has hit out at the Congress for appointing former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ashwani Kumar as Nagaland Governor. He said that this was an unhealthy nexus. "If you look at the successive appointments of CBI Directors to various posts...
  • Western outlook about women reason for rape: MM Joshi March 9, 2013

    Chennai: The "western outlook" about women was a reason for rape and the concept that women were inferior to men was repugnant' to Indian philosophy, BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Friday said. "The difference between western concept and Indian concept is that one considers them (women) the weaker sex...
  • FDI would be scrapped if NDA is voted to power: BJP December 9, 2012

    Bhopal: Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has said that Foreign Direct Investment in retail would be scrapped if NDA was voted to power in 2014 general elections. Training his guns at the UPA, Joshi said as per a Transparency International report, FDI failed in five countries in which it...
  • 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...
  • Former CAG official RP Singh blames Murli Manohar Joshi again November 25, 2012

    RP Singh has again shifted his stance on the 2G report suggesting it was PAC Chairman Manohar manohar Joshi who had interfered in the preparation of the report. ...
  • 'Member of PAC, not Joshi, influenced CAG's 2G report' November 25, 2012

    Former Director General of Audit, Post and Telecommunications, CAG, RP Singh on Saturday made a U-turn on his earlier claim that Public Accounts Committee Chairman and BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi had influenced the 2G report that indicted the government. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the ex-audit officer said...
  • CAG 2G report row: BJP slams Sonia's remarks November 24, 2012

    The UPA has launched a counter-attack on the CAG after one of its former officers claimed that the 2G loss figure was manipulated under the influence of PAC Chief and BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi. ...
  • Manish Tewari dares CAG to join debate on audit process November 24, 2012

    The UPA has launched a counter-attack on the CAG after a former auditor claimed the 2G loss figures were manipulated under guidance from PAC chief and BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi. ...
  • 2G report row: DMK to move motion for debate in Parl November 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The ruling-coalition UPA's key constituent, the DMK will move a motion in Parliament for a discussion on the charges levelled by ex-CAG audit officer RP Singh against BJP leader and Public Accounts Committee Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi, government sources say. The government is understood to be in favour of...