Murli Manohar Joshi

  • 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...
  • Set up a dedicated body for protection of Himalayas: BJP June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Pressing for immediate steps to protect Himalayas especially after the Uttarakhand flash floods, BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday mooted setting up a dedicated, central body which would oversee development and ecological conservation works in the mountains. "The Himalayas are not a different entity for Uttarakhand, J&K,...
  • BJP's new website to seek people's opinion on making Kanpur pollution-free June 17, 2014

    BJP would be launching a website for Kanpur where people's opinion will be sought on how to make the industrial city pollution-free. BJP's Kanpur unit President Surendra Maithani on Tuesday said that the website will have all information related to various projects undertaken for the people in the city and how...
  • To restore Kanpur's pride, Murli Manohar Joshi to hold talks with leading industrialists June 14, 2014

    Aiming at restoring Kanpur's pride of being a global industrial city, senior BJP leader and Member of Parliament Murli Manohar Joshi will on Saturday hold talks with leading industrialists and businessmen here, an umbrella business body said on Friday. City-based Merchant's Chamber of Uttar Pradesh will host Joshi, the Kanpur Lok...
  • Modi government considering replacing Governors appointed by the UPA-II: sources June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is now mulling replacing Governors who were appointed by the UPA-II government. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Home Ministry held its first meeting on Thursday to decide on replacements for the Governors' posts across the country. Sources say that a change is in the...
  • Advani, Joshi still capable of taking up any responsibility: BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha May 31, 2014

    The first open criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's age cut-off for ministers within the BJP has come from Shatrughan Sinha. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, the senior leader said LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are still capable of taking up any responsibility. ...
  • Rift within BJP? Shatrughan Sinha questions cut-off age for ministers May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: After reports of a rift within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over Cabinet berths allotted in Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, the party is now facing an open criticism. BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha showed his discontent over the cut-off age of 75 years set by Modi for his...
  • MM Joshi not to be a part of the Modi Cabinet: sources June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government will stick to the formula of ministers below the age of 75 years, say sources. Sources have now ruled out the possibility of Murli Manohar Joshi being included in the Modi Cabinet. The hunt for the Defence Minister is thus still on with Arun...
  • Kanpur BJP leaders unhappy over non-inclusion of Murli Manohar Joshi in Modi Cabinet June 14, 2014

    The non-inclusion of senior BJP leader and Kanpur MP Murli Manohar Joshi in Narendra Modi's Cabinet has left party leaders and workers here disappointed. "We are disappointed that Murli Manohar Joshi did not get a Cabinet berth. He is such a senior leader, he should have got at least one ministry,"...
  • Narendra Modi sidelines BJP founding members LK Advani, MM Joshi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sidelined the Bharatiya Janata Party founding members Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi as their names do not figure on the list of ministers sworn in on Monday. Even though Advani's name was doing the rounds for Lok Sabha Speaker post and Joshi's...
  • Modi to stake claim to form government today; Rajnath may get Home Ministry May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi is set to meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday and stake claim to form the new government. Ahead of that the Bharatiya Janata Party's parliamentary board will anoint him as their leader. Advani will be proposing Modi's name at the parliamentary board meeting...
  • Modi keen on MHA, Jaitley MEA, Joshi Defence, Shourie Finance: Sources May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is holding hectic meetings with the RSS leaders and its allies to chalk out the posts in the Narendra Modi Cabinet. Several BJP leaders are in Delhi to meet Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi and party chief Rajnath Singh, eyeing berths in the Cabinet. Senior leaders...
  • Will take to streets if inflation is not brought down: Sriprakash Jaiswal May 19, 2014

    Former Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Sunday said that if the NDA government did not bring down inflation, as promised in its manifesto, within three months, Congress would take to the streets. Speaking to reporters in Kanpur, Jaiswal said Congress had lost the election, but "has not lost courage. The NDA is...
  • Modi is the hero of this election: Murli Manohar Joshi May 12, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party veteran Murli Manohar Joshi has said that the party's PM nominee Narendra Modi is way ahead in Varanasi as compared to his rivals Arvind Kejriwal of the AAP and Ajay Rai of the Congress. He also said that there have been some lapses on party of the...
  • Joshi denies any discontent over vacating Varanasi seat for Modi May 12, 2014

    BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Monday denied any discontent over vacating the Varanasi seat for Narendra Modi and shifting to Kanpur. Joshi said there was a "development wave in the country" which is being led by BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate. "There is a wave for the formation of a BJP-led...
  • Catch 22: I want Modi as PM but don't want to vote for the local BJP candidate April 30, 2014

    While tens of thousands of voters on Wednesday came out to exercise their franchise to elect their public representatives and do their bit in the government formation at the Centre, a politically crucial question came to my mind - What if one wants to see Narendra Modi as PM due his...
  • BJP, Modi not separate from each other, says Chouhan April 24, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said Narendra Modi and BJP cannot be viewed as separate from each other and maintained the Prime Ministerial candidate has blessings of all top party leaders. "BJP and Modi are complementary to each other. They are inseparable and Modi has full blessings...
  • Murli Manohar Joshi congratulates Modi on filing nomination in Varanasi April 24, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi congratulated party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on filing his nomination Thursday in Varanasi and claimed his victory was certain in the temple town. "It is a matter of joy that party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is filing his nomination in Varanasi...I appeal to...
  • Mukhtar Ansari to contest Lok Sabha polls from Ghosi April 23, 2014

    Mukhtar Ansari, who withdrew from the Lok Sabha contest against BJP's Narendra Modi in Varanasi, will now be a candidate of his Quami Ekta Dal in Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh. Ansari had announced his candidature from Varanasi last month. He pulled out to prevent a division of Muslim votes against Modi,...
  • LS polls: After Joshi, Shatrughan says there is no 'Modi wave' April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday echoed the views of senior party leader Murli Manohar Joshi saying there is no 'Modi wave'. "People of the country have created a euphoria and hype, including the media, the result of which is unprecedented in terms of support and expectations. But Mr...
  • MM Joshi clarifies his stand, now says there's a BJP wave led by Modi April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi has now changed his stand and clarified that he has no differences with the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. This comes days after his interview to Manorama News in which he had said that there was a BJP wave,...
  • BJP downplays MM Joshi's remarks, says party and Modi cannot be viewed separately April 14, 2014

    BJP on Monday sought to downplay Murli Manohar Joshi's remarks that there was no Modi wave in the country but only a BJP wave, saying the party and Narendra Modi cannot be viewed separately and rejected suggestions of any infighting. BJP chief Rajnath Singh said that Joshi's statement was wrongly interpreted. "No...
  • BJP has lost face in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah April 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Taking a swipe at BJP in Karnataka for seeking votes in the name of Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that they had lost their face having been immersed in corruption during the party rule. Siddaramaiah said that the re-entry of former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and BSR...
  • There's a wave in the BJP of sidelining party leaders: Congress April 14, 2014

    The Congress's reaction comes after senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi sparked off a controversy with his latest interview where he appeared critical of his party's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. ...
  • There is no Modi wave, says Murli Manohar Joshi April 13, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Sunday said there was no Modi wave but only a BJP wave. "Modi is a representative of the BJP as its prime ministerial candidate. He gets support from the party and its leaders across the country," Joshi told the media in Kanpur when asked if...
  • There is a wave in the BJP to sideline its senior leaders: Congress April 13, 2014

    The Congress reiterated that there was no Modi wave in the country. "There is no Modi wave. We have been saying this for a long time now. There is a wave in the BJP to sideline the senior party leaders and to let one man rise above the rest," said...
  • Gujarat model of development may not be applicable to every state: MM Joshi April 13, 2014

    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...
  • Mukhtar Ansari not to contest against Modi 'to avoid division of secular votes' April 10, 2014

    Mukhtar Ansari, who gave a tough fight to BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi in Varanasi in 2009 Lok Sabha election, has decided not to contest against Narendra Modi from the seat "to avoid division of secular votes". Quami Ekta Dal's Ansari, a gangster-turned-politician and four-time MLA from Mau, is currently...
  • Varanasi: Ansari won't contest against Modi to avoid division of votes April 10, 2014

    Varanasi: In a surprise move don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari will not be contesting 2014 polls in Varanasi against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. According to Ansari's party, the Quami Ekta Dal, he has pulled out of the race to avoid division of votes. Ansari had given a tough fight to Varanasi...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP releases manifesto, puts growth above Ram Mandir April 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party raleased its 2014 election manifesto on April 7, the day voting began for the 16th Lok Sabha. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity and Development for everyone). ...