PM CANDIDATE

  • 'No need to announce PM candidate, Rahul is future leader of Congress' January 16, 2014

    The Congress will fight the 2014 Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. However, India's Grand Old Party stopped short of naming him the prime ministerial candidate with Congress leadership not keen on taking the plunge. ...
  • AIADMK passes resolution, declares Jayalalithaa as PM candidate December 21, 2013

    The AIADMK has passed a resolution declaring party supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa as the prime ministerial candidate. Jayalalithaa said, "Party cadres expressed their feelings. they have a right to do so. But whatever party wants to convey as its official stand has been conveyed in the...
  • The Last Word: Can Narendra Modi win massive Muslim support for BJP? September 17, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been anointed as the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate and he has been trying to reach out to the minorities. The Bharatiya Janata Minority Morcha has decided to register about 1 lakh Muslims into the BJP. ...
  • Watch: Modi remains culpable for 2002 Gujarat riots, says Amitav Ghosh September 16, 2013

    Indian author Amitav Ghosh said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi remains culpable for 2002 riots as it happened on his watch. As Modi is nominated as BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Amitav said for a man having such a past to occupy the highest post would be deeply destabilizing. He was...
  • The Last Word: Can Modi create a wave to carry the BJP to power? September 16, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is nominated as the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate but will his nomination be able to bring the party in power in 2014. The issue was raised by CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar to a group of experts. ...
  • RSS forced BJP to make Modi its PM candidate: Anand Sharma September 15, 2013

    Congress leader Anand Sharma said the decision to anoint Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP's prime ministerial was forced by the RSS. He said, "It's clear that the BJP's decision is not reflective of any inner party decision considerations. It was a decision taken by the RSS leadership...
  • Modi, the disciple, has outshone Advani, the mentor September 14, 2013

    A day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's elevation and LK Advani's rebellion, the BJP is playing down the differences. Party president Rajnath Singh in Mumbai today dismissed any talk of Advani being politically isolated. He claimed the BJP patriarch will share the stage with the party's PM nominee on...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 13, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • BJP witnesses the big generational shift as Modi is anointed BJP PM candidate September 13, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was anointed as Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The announcement was made by party President Rajnath Singh at the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting even after LK Advani clearly opposed the decision. ...
  • Modi in, Advani out: Can Modi's brand of politics win BJP the 2014 elections? September 13, 2013

    The BJP on Friday, came out of the shadows of Vajpayee and Advani to name Gujarat Chief Minister and party's election campaign committee chief Narendra Modi as the party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Modi has polarised the nation and BJP, says Advani's ex-aide Sudheendra Kulkarni September 12, 2013

    LK Advani's ex-aide Sudheendra Kulkarni has said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is a socially polarising leader and now he has polarised the BJP. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 11, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • No consensus within the BJP on making Modi as prime ministerial candidate September 11, 2013

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani is still against naming Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Sources say that BJP President Rajnath Singh tried to placate Advani on Wednesday but he refused to endorse Modi's candidature. ...
  • Will not support BJP if Modi not named PM candidate, says Ramdev September 6, 2013

    Yoga guru Ramdev has made his position clear saying he will rethink about his support to the BJP if Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is not named the party's prime minsterial candidate. He said, "From agriculture to industries, Modi has ensured development in Gujarat which is why the entire nation...
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes on NDA's PM candidate issue April 21, 2013

    Cyrus takes on NDA's PM candidate. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar last week gave a hint that Narendra Modi would not be acceptable to JD(U) as a PM candidate, above all Shiv Sena has also said that BJP should take the decision soon. Cyrus also takes on Pak expresident Musharraf's arrest...
  • Watch: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on BJP PM candidate April 20, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in an interview with CNNIBN categorically cleared his stand on BJP PM candidate. He said the decision will be taken by the party later. ...
  • Shiv Sena warns BJP on PM candidate debate April 17, 2013

    Shiv Sena on Wednesday cautioned that BJP should take allies into confidence on the issue of its prime ministerial candidate or else there could be a "Mahabharat". ...
  • 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. ...
  • Will NitishModi battle split the NDA? April 15, 2013

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Sunday laid down the JD(U)'s criteria for the NDA's PM nominee which clearly reflected the party's opposition to Gujarat CM Narendra Modi. ...
  • Nitish Kumar's certificate not required for Narendra Modi: BJP April 15, 2013

    BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi added that Yashwant Sinha's stand backing LK Advani for the PM candidate was his own and not that of the BJP Parliamentary Board. ...
  • NDA's internal matter to select Advani or Modi as its PM candidate: Rashid Alvi April 14, 2013

    Rashid Alvi said it is NDA's internal matter to select LK Advani or Narendra Modi as its PM candidate, but there is not much of a difference between the two. ...
  • Political resolution on PM candidate to be taken on Sunday: Sharad Yadav April 13, 2013

    The top leadership of JD(U), a key constituent of NDA, met in Delhi for a conclave amidst indication that it may not set a deadline for BJP to announce its Prime Ministerial candidate for next Lok Sabha elections. JD(U) President Sharad Yadav spoke about the meet and said that, "A...
  • FTN: Should Kumbh Mela be used for politics? February 7, 2013

    The RSS chief while speaking at a gathering of the VHP at the Maha Kumbh hinted at support to Modi as the PM candidate of the BJP, saying, "everyone is speaking the same thing about who should be the PM". ...
  • News 360: RSS chief hints at backing Modi as PM candidate February 7, 2013

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat hinted at support to Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate of the BJP, saying, "everyone is speaking the same thing about who should be the Prime Minister". ...
  • Modi makes his intentions clear at SRCC, raises pitch for a national role February 6, 2013

    BJP leaders have consistently maintained that party parliamentary board will decide on its PM candidate. However, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has made his intentions clear. He has shown a marked alacrity in seeking a role for himself in national politics. ...
  • Narendra Modi is the BJP's best bet: Yashwant Sinha January 29, 2013

    BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said that the party needed to be prepared for 2014 General Elections and that the Gujarat Chief Minister was the party's best bet. ...
  • News 360: 6th accused in Delhi gangrape case is minor, rules court January 28, 2013

    The Juvenile Justice Board, which has ruled on the basis of the accused's school records, said there was no doubt he was a juvenile. ...
  • Bal Thackeray sidesteps Modi, says Sushma right PM choice September 9, 2012

    Bal Thackeray has perhaps taken ally BJP by surprise by naming Sushma Swaraj as the best choice for the prime minister's post....
  • Is this the right time for BJP to pitch Modi as PM candidate? May 24, 2012

    The BJP on Thursday bowed to Narendra Modi's dikat by removing his arch rival Sanjay Joshi from the party executive. ...
  • Exclusive: No leadership crisis in BJP, says Chouhan October 24, 2011

    More politics than development at the 56th National Development Council meeting with Chief Ministers of nonCong states accusing the Centre of trying to disturb the federal structure. Gujarat CM Narendra Modi said the Centre has forgotten federal dharma, Jayalalitha called UPA 'fascist'. CNNIBN spoke to Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister...