Mohammed Ali Jinnah

  • Advani resigns for the third time in 8 years June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: It is for the third time in eight years on Monday that BJP leader LK Advani has resigned from top party posts including once over the huge controversy over his praise of Pakistan's founding father Mohammed Ali Jinnah. 85-year-old Advani, a founder member of BJP, had first resigned as...
  • Advani goes down memory lane, recalls Jinnah speech December 31, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Nearly seven years after courting a controversy by praising Mohammed Ali Jinnah, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Sunday said it was a prominent Swami of the Ramakrishna Mission, who had drawn his attention to the Pakistan founder's desire for a secular state. Going down the memory...
  • Gadkari's condition same as Advani's on Jinnah remarks: Sena November 7, 2012

    Mumbai: BJP's oldest ally Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that while LK Advani "lost ground" due to the Jinnah remarks controversy, similarly Nitin Gadkari has been jolted because of the Swami Vivekananda comments row. "Advani lost ground over his Jinnah remarks and Gadkari has been jolted because of the Swami...
  • Book makes Jaswant villain to BJP, hero to Pak August 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Perhaps the greatest irony for expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh - as he emerged a villain for his own party - is that his book on Jinnah has made him a hero in Pakistan, especially amongst book sellers. Jaswant Singh has now got a weekend date with Mr Books...
  • Talking Point: Jaswant sacking, cause and effect August 20, 2009

    What does Jaswant Singh's expulsion mean for the BJP? Was it the only option the party had? CNN-IBN panel debates on India at 9. ...
  • Gandhi, Jinnah both failed: Jaswant August 19, 2009

    Devil's Advocate with Jaswant Singh: Part II Karan Thapar: Let us start this second interview with the portrait you paint of the relationship between the early Gandhi and the early Jinnah. You say of their first meeting in January 1915 that Gandhi's response to Jinnah's “warm welcome” was “ungracious”. You say Gandhi...
  • Nehru, Jinnah responsible for Partition: Jaswant August 19, 2009

    Monday sees the publication of a biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah which challenges the way we in India have seen the founder of Pakistan. It reassess Nehru's role in Partition, it sheds fresh light on the relationship between the Mahatma Gandhi and Jinnah. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh’s book...
  • Jaswant admires Jinnah, says he was great August 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former finance and foreign minister Jaswant Singh has called Mohammed Ali Jinnah "a great Indian" and admitted that he has been "attracted by (and) drawn to" Jinnah’s personality. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Devil's Advocate Jaswant Singh, who is presently a...