Nirmala Sitharaman

  • BJP slams St. Xavier's College's Principal, says his action wrong 23-04-2014 11:04 PM

    A day before Mumbai votes, Principal of the city's prestigious Xavier's College Dr Frazer Mascarenhas has sparked off a controversy by writing an e-mail to his students. However, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that if a teacher is comparing different states in order to influence the minds of students, it...
  • BJP distances itself from Giriraj Singh's remark, says Modi has positive agenda 20-04-2014 10:31 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has distanced itself from Giriraj Singh's 'Pakistan remark' saying that it does not agree with such statements. "The BJP has completely distanced itself from Giriraj's remark. We do not believe in this kind of comment," said BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman. The BJP has said...
  • AAP hits back at BJP on Kashmir map issue 27-03-2014 09:55 PM

    Rejecting as "lies" BJP's attack on it for showing Kashmir out of India's map, AAP on Thursday hit back saying the map on the saffron party's website has shown the state as a "disputed site" AAP also challenged BJP for an open debate on the issue. Reacting to BJP spokesperson...
  • BJP's list for Delhi candidates expected on Saturday 14-03-2014 05:12 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's much awaited list of Delhi candidates for the Lok Sabha elections is expected on Saturday, party sources said. The list was to be declared on Thursday. However, party leaders faced difficulty in arriving at a consensus over the many names that have come up for the...
  • BJP condoles death of Sunanda Pushkar 17-01-2014 11:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party condoled the death of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar, whose body was found in a a room of five-star Hotel Leela Palace in Delhi on Friday night. BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted, "I am shocked to hear about Sunanda." BJP Yuva Morcha...
  • Jayanthi hits back at Modi over tax remark, says he can never be the PM 13-01-2014 11:33 PM

    New Delhi: Hours after Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused Jayanthi Natarajan of corruption, the former Environment Minister hit back saying that it was an intimidation tactic by the Gujarat CM. "It was the Congress culture that built India and Modi no matter what he does can...
  • Has Modi experienced spirituality involved in cleaning a toilet, asks Digvijaya 03-10-2013 06:37 PM

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh took a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his toilet remark. Digvijaya said, "I would like to know what VHP, RSS thinks of it. Modi talks of a spiritual experience. I would like to ask him if he has experienced the spirituality involved...
  • BJP dismisses Digvijay Singh's claim on burqas for Narendra Modi rally 24-09-2013 11:09 PM

    BJP on Tuesday denied Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's charge that the party has ordered 10,000 burqas for Muslim women who would attend its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Bhopal and said it does not indulge in appeasement politics. "Congress has been doing votebank politics for the last...
  • Why is govt in hurry in bringing ordinance on lawmakers: BJP 24-09-2013 09:40 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday sought to know why the government was "in a hurry" in bringing the ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from facing immediate disqualification and wondered if it was being done to protect some leaders close to the ruling party. "Why has the government brought...
  • The govt has failed the people, it needs to be shown its place: BJP 18-09-2013 03:47 PM

    CPI leader D Raja said held the central government responsible for price rise and added that steps must be taken to control the hike. He also added that the government should not be in power if they cannot control the market. BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government which...
  • BJP condemns attack on journalists by Asaram's supporters, says it's shocking 31-08-2013 03:32 PM

    The BJP on Saturday condemned the attack on journalists by Asaram Bapu's supporters and questioned the Congress governments in Delhi and Rajasthan on the controversy surrounding the alleged sexual assault case against him. "Asaram, what or who is stopping the investigative agencies from taking necessary lawful action? FIRs in Delhi...
  • TN: BJP demands SIT probe into V Ramesh's murder 20-07-2013 11:22 PM

    Chennai: A day after BJP Tamil Nadu unit general secretary V Ramesh was hacked to death by unidentified assailants near his house in Salem, the party workers took to the streets on Saturday demanding a judicial probe into the murder. "BJP is shocked at brutal killing of Tamil Nadu General...
  • Minorities do not need Congress do their thinking, says RS MP Javed Akhtar 16-07-2013 09:15 AM

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of the war of words between the Congress and the BJP over secularism and communalism, Rajya Sabha MP Javed Akhtar has came out stongly against divisive politics. Speaking with IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Akhtar said people do not need the Congress to tell 'kutte ka...
  • BJP targets media for 'Rambo' remark over Modi's visit to Uttarakhand 14-07-2013 10:40 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday made a scathing attack on the media for targeting Narendra Modi over his visit to flood-ravaged Uttarakhand and accusing him of doing a 'Rambo act'. In an article on the party website, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said the media had even put out editorials without...
  • Congress disrespecting Parliament: BJP on Food Bill 04-07-2013 04:46 PM

    The BJP has slammed the government for clearing Food Bill Ordinance. Nirmala Sitharaman said the government is disrespecting Parliament by rushing through the Food Bill. ...
  • Ishrat case: CBI has underplayed the role of LeT, says BJP 03-07-2013 07:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation has underplayed the role of the Lashkar-e-Toiba in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case. The investigative agency on Wednesday filed its first chargesheet in the case and said Ishrat Jahan and three others were killed by...
  • BJP demands resignation of Kerala CM Oomen Chandy 16-06-2013 01:38 AM

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday demanded the resignation of Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy for his alleged involvement in the solar power scandal that has rocked the southern state. BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said her party's Kerala unit has already demanded Chandy's resignation and she reiterates the demand. "Chandy should...
  • Could the Advani-Modi power struggle lead to a split of BJP? 08-06-2013 11:18 PM

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi seems to have split the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) down the middle over his proposed role in the 2014 elections with his angry supporters coming out on the streets and protesting outside party stalwart LK Advani's house even as the main opposition's chief Rajnath Singh...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 08-06-2013 11:12 PM

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  • BJP refuses to spell out Modi's role for 2014 elections 08-06-2013 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi seems to have split the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) down the middle over his proposed role in the 2014 elections with his angry supporters coming out on the streets and protesting outside party stalwart LK Advani's house even as the main opposition's chief...
  • Goa conclave: Advani likely to skip meet, will BJP decide on Modi? 08-06-2013 07:11 AM

    Panaji: It's day two of the Bharatiya Janata Party's National Executive meet in Goa and senior leader LK Advani has surely got the top leaders worried. After skipping the event on Friday, Advani has said he will attend the meeting on Saturday only if his doctors give the nod. Insiders...
  • BJP asks Ajit Jogi to depose before judicial panel 01-06-2013 05:11 AM

    New Delhi: Saying that there were "conspiracy theories from the Congress household" doing rounds regarding the last week's Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, the BJP on Friday demanded that former chief minister Ajit Jogi testify before the panel probing the incident. "The Congress rumour mills are active... Conspiracy theories are coming...
  • PM regrets bills stuck due to 'impatient' opposition 01-06-2013 04:25 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said his great regret as prime minister was that many bills had not been passed due to the "obstructionist" and "impatient" attitude of the opposition. "The obstructionist role of the opposition increased in recent years. My great regret is that many important...
  • Focus on ousting UPA instead of targeting allies: BJP to JD(U) 14-04-2013 07:15 PM

    New Delhi: After a stern warning from the Janata Dal (United) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) prime ministerial candidate, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit out at its biggest ally saying it should refrain from targeting its allies and instead focus on removing...
  • BJP leaders back Narendra Modi at National Executive meet 02-03-2013 12:21 PM

    Day two of the BJP's National Executive where the party is putting together its strategy for the 2014 General Elections. Sources say the Gujarat Chief Minister is likely to be made the chairman of the BJP election committee but a formal decision unlikely to be taken till the end of...
  • BJP seeks inquiry into Virbhadra's tax returns 23-10-2012 12:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday turned the spotlight on the Congress's chief ministerial candidate for Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh and sought an inquiry into Singh's tax returns and alleged land scams ahead of the elections. The BJP also hit back at the Congress by raking up...
  • Passing Lokpal Bill, not agitation, BJP's priority 01-11-2011 07:07 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of Anna Hazare's letter to the Prime Minister on the Lokpal issue, BJP on Tuesday indicated that its priority now is to perform the role of a "constructive and active" opposition in Parliament to pass the legislation in the winter session. Asked about its response...
  • Goa mining scam 'dirty money' funding Cong: BJP 04-10-2011 08:09 PM

    New Delhi: Seeking the removal of Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat for his alleged involvement in the mining scam, BJP on Tuesday charged the "dirty money" from the scandal was being used to run the ruling party at the Centre and in that state. "BJP demands that a CBI inquiry...
  • Cong dealing with Anna in autocratic manner: BJP 13-08-2011 08:06 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday accused the Congress-led UPA government of dealing with Anna Hazare, who plans to go on a fast-unto-death on corruption issue, in an "autocratic" manner and said the behaviour is reminiscent of the Emergency days. "Congress is never at ease in dealing with civil society and...