National Democratic Alliance

  • Rahul Gandhi lacks ruling temperament: Digvijaya Singh June 28, 2014

    In an indictment of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's governing abilities, party general secretary Digvijaya Singh said the Gandhi scion does not have a temperament suited to the ruling benches. In an interview to a Goa cable news channel on Friday and telecast on Saturday, Digvijaya Singh also said Rahul should...
  • Due respect must be given to LK Advani, Sonia Gandhi, says Kamal Nath June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani's name plate was removed from his office inside Parliament, Pro-tem Speaker Kamal Nath has issued a statement saying that due respect should be given to him. Kamal Nath has said, "Due respect must be given to LK Advani and...
  • Elections 2014: Bookies give the NDA 317 seats, Modi a favourite May 2, 2014

    Mumbai: With only two phases of the General Elections left, the betting world is busy betting and forecasting. Bookies say there is a clear Narendra Modi wave with them forecasting 317 Lok Sabha seats for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance. Punters in Mumbai have given the NDA around...
  • Chandrababu Naidu: A desperate fight for survival in a divided state April 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: 'Politics is a strange world and there are no permanent foes or friends' is an often repeated cliche. The latest to prove this cliched saying right is TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is fighting a 'do or die' battle,...
  • Why did DMK ally with BJP if it was against kar seva, asks Jaya March 23, 2014

    Hitting back at DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his charge that she had sent volunteers for 'kar seva' in Ayodhya, AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday questioned as to why his party had tied up with BJP in the past if he was so opposed...
  • Telangana decision should have been taken earlier: BJP October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday said that the cabinet decision on formation of Telangana should have been taken earlier. Reacting to the cabinet decision, Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said the party had been supporting creation of separate state of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh. "The way Congress works, nobody sure when...
  • Days after being criticised by Shiv Sena, Modi meets Uddhav Thackeray June 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Just days after Shiv Sena party mouthpiece 'Saamna' criticised Narendra Modi, the Gujarat Chief Minister met Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at his residence Matoshree in Mumbai on Thursday. The meeting is crucial as it comes at a time when the Sena has been critical of Modi and has even...
  • Shiv Sena worried over shrinking NDA, questions BJP's strength June 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna has raised concerns about state of Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). An editorial in Saamna on Monday emphasised senior BJP leader LK Advani's stand that the NDA needs to find "new friends/allies". The edit also urged the BJP to declare...
  • Rajnath Singh offers the post of NDA convenor to Uddhav Thackeray June 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party chief Rajnath Singh has offered the post of the National Democratic Alliance convenor to Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, according to sources. Sources say Rajnath told Uddhav that he should take the position as Shiv Sena is the oldest ally of the BJP. Sources say Uddhav, however,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 17, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • May rejoin the NDA if LK Advani returns at the helm of the BJP: JD(U) June 18, 2013

    Patna: A day after walking out of NDA, JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Monday said his party could consider coming back to the alliance if veteran BJP leader LK Advani returns at the helm of the party. "We will consider rejoining NDA if LK Advani returns to helm of the...
  • BJP takes a potshot at Nitish Kumar, says will soon expose his real face June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Within 24 hours of the Bharatiya Janata Party-Janata Dal United split, the two parties are taking potshots at each other. The BJP has hit back at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for accusing that the BJP does not respect its elders. Addressing a press conference in Patna, BJP leader...
  • PM calls Nitish Kumar secular, says Narendra Modi is no threat June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party-Janata Dal United split, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday reached out to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, calling him a secular leader. Taking a potshot at the Gujarat Chief Minister, the Prime Minister also said that Narendra Modi is not a...
  • People will again repose their faith in UPA, tweets PMO June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said he is confident that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will get a third term. "I have always believed that we will have a third go as UPA and the people will again repose their faith in us," the Prime Minister said in...
  • BJP hits back at Nitish Kumar, says he is double-faced and frustrated June 17, 2013

    Patna: Within 24 hours of the Bharatiya Janata Party-Janata Dal United split, the two parties are taking potshots at each other. The BJP has hit back at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for accusing that the BJP does not respect its elders. Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh said Nitish Kumar...
  • BJP betrayed Bihar and JD(U), it doesn't respect its elders: Nitish June 17, 2013

    Patna: A day after breaking the 17-year-old alliance between the Janata Dal United and the Bharatiya Janata Party, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday hit out at the BJP saying the party never made efforts to address its ally's concerns. He said the BJP betrayed the JD(U). "We have...
  • Nitish clarifies as BJP releases an old video of him praising Modi June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after JD(U)'s bitter exit from the NDA, the BJP has now released a 2003 video which shows Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the then railways minister in the NDA government, praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. He is seen congratulating Modi for his electoral win and...
  • BJP downplays rift with JD(U), says the alliance is intact June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has downplayed reports of any possible split with the Janata Dal United. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Wednesday said, "There has been no communication from the JD(U) that they are preparing to break alliance. The alliance is intact." He also said that the alliance is...
  • Congress says secular parties are welcome in UPA June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: At a time, the Janata Dal United is exploring other options in Bihar away from the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress seems to be hinting that it is willing to welcome Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for an alliance. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday said, "All...
  • Upset with Modi's elevation, Nitish begins work for a JD(U)-BJP split June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's elevation as the Bharatiya Janata Party's election campaign chief is set to take a toll on the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is laying the groundwork for a split with the BJP. Top JD(U) sources have told CNN-IBN that Nitish...
  • JD(U) exploring options beyond BJP in Bihar, may end alliance soon June 12, 2013

    Patna: While the Bharatiya Janata Party may have averted its internal crisis, sources have told CNN-IBN that the Janata Dal United-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance is likely to end soon. This after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar convened a meeting with senior JD(U) leaders in Patna on Tuesday evening. JD(U) leaders...
  • What would Modi's elevation in BJP mean for Advani and NDA? June 7, 2013

    Goa: There seems to be a huge divide within the BJP on whether to make Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the campaign committee chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls or not. Many leaders are skipping the national executive meet in Goa this weekend where the big decision on Modi...
  • Shiv Sena is open to discussion on PM candidate issue: Rahul Narvekar April 18, 2013

    After Nitish Kumar's clear assertion that the JD(U) would not be comfortable with the BJP projecting Narendra Modi as the NDA's candidate for the position of Prime Minister, Shiv Sena has also echoed similar sentiments. Shiv Sena spokesperson Rahul Narvekar joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the matter....
  • Watch: Parties for and against Narendra Modi as PM April 17, 2013

    While most of the political parties are against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister, only the AIADMK and the Shiromani Akali Dal support him. ...
  • Shiv Sena warns BJP over Modi as PM candidate April 18, 2013

    Mumbai: There seems to be more trouble for the National Democratic Alliance as the Shiv Sena has now said that the Bharatiya Janata Party should make it clear as to who will be its Prime Ministerial candidate. An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece, Saamna, says an NDA meeting should...
  • JD(U)'s statements against BJP leaders unwanted: Bihar Deputy CM April 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal United has escalated as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi hit out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. "JD(U)'s statement in Delhi's national executive against our leaders was completely unwanted," Modi said. "We will discuss...
  • We need to target UPA instead of fighting with each other: Kirti Azad April 15, 2013

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit out at its biggest ally Janata Dal United saying it should refrain from targeting its allies and instead focus on removing the "corrupt" United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had, in a veiled threat to the BJP, made it clear...
  • Yashwant supports Advani as PM as Modi faces Nitish hurdle April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha has vouched for senior party leader LK Advani to be the Prime Ministerial candidate. He said if Advani is available to be the PM candidate, it will end the debate on NDA's PM nominee. "Advaniji is the senior-most, most respected leader and if...
  • BJP, JD(U) spar over Nitish's veiled attack on Modi April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Are the ties between the Janata Dal United and the Bharatiya Janata Party reaching breaking point over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate? Senior leaders from Bihar will meet party chief Rajnath Singh on April 18 in Delhi. The Bihar BJP leaders say Chief Minister...
  • Bihar BJP to meet Rajnath after Nitish's veiled threat over Modi April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is scrambling to tackle Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ultimatum on its Prime Ministerial candidate. The Bihar BJP core group will meet party chief Rajnath Singh on April 18 in Delhi. The BJP will discuss Nitish's ultimatum on keeping out Gujarat Chief Minister...