Prakash Javadekar

  • BJP-TDP coordinating well for AP polls, says Javadekar 14-04-2014 06:37 PM

    Hyderabad: Senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Monday said the TDP and BJP, which have formed an alliance for elections, are working in tandem and a mechanism has been built for coordination in all the constituencies. BJP would release its Seemandhra candidates by Tuesday night, Javadekar told reporters in Hyderabad....
  • Congress has accepted defeat against Narendra Modi: BJP 11-04-2014 07:12 PM

    New Delhi: War of words has escalated between the BJP and the Congress over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's marital status. Reacting to the controversy over the row over Modi's marital status, BJP said that the Congress has resorted to personal attacks as they have accepted defeat against him. "Anyone...
  • Poll talks between TDP, BJP remain inconclusive 28-03-2014 09:28 PM

    Talks between TDP and BJP over forging an electoral alliance in Andhra Pradesh remained inconclusive even as the former offered 35 Assembly and seven Lok Sabha seats to the latter in Telangana region and ten and three seats in Seemandhra. For the first time, Telugu Desam Party supremo N Chandrababu...
  • BJP to start candidate selection in AP; no word on TDP pact 28-03-2014 04:30 PM

    Hyderabad: BJP on Friday began the process of selection of candidates for the elections in Andhra Pradesh, even as talks continued with TDP for possible alliance. "Today, we have started our election preparation in full swing. Our election committee will meet tonight and complete the process of candidate selection at...
  • Ravi Shanker Prasad appointed chief media coordinator of BJP 24-03-2014 11:59 PM

    BJP President Rajnath Singh has made some key appointments, making BJP's deputy leader in Rajya Sabha Ravi Shanker Prasad as the chief media coordinator. Singh has also appointed Vijay Goel, a Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan, as the chief of booth management. The party chief has also appointed national spokesperson...
  • Khurshid defends his remark on SC, says reforms are needed 13-03-2014 08:28 PM

    New Delhi: After ridiculing country's apex bodies, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has now defended his comments on the Supreme Court saying reforms are needed to ensure better functioning of judiciary in India. Earlier, Khurshid had slammed the SC judges saying they should get their act together instead of directing...
  • Khurshid comes under fire over comments on SC, EC 13-03-2014 06:20 PM

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's comments in London in which he is said to have questioned the role of Supreme Court and Election Commission have drawn flak in various quarters. Reacting to the issue, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that the comments had been made out of desperation. "Khurshid's diatribe...
  • BJP accuses Steel Minister of trying to bribe journalists 13-02-2014 04:41 PM

    Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma and BJP members engaged in sparring on Thursday in Rajya Sabha after he was accused of trying to bribe journalists and people from his Lok Sabha constituency by giving gifts. Verma, however, justified it saying Rs 1.75 crore was spent on the National Steel Consumers...
  • Kejriwal unable to govern, looking for escape route: BJP 10-02-2014 06:45 PM

    BJP on Monday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his threat to resign if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed, saying he is looking for an escape route as he is unable to govern and getting "exposed". "He is sitting on the shoulder of the corrupt Congress government...
  • Congress ticks off Aiyar for his teaboy remarks against Modi 18-01-2014 10:49 PM

    Congress on Saturday ticked off party leader Manishanker Aiyar for his controversial remarks that the party would welcome Narendra Modi to sell tea at AICC meetings. "The party does not approve of the statement," Congress general secretary Ajay Maken, who is in charge of the media department, told. Aiyar had...
  • AICC meet shows Congress has already conceded defeat: BJP 17-01-2014 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that All India Congress Committee meeting showed that the Congress had already conceded defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar took a dig at Congress leaders saying that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had become a non-performing...
  • RSS calls BJP leaders’ meet to discuss economic agenda for 2014 14-01-2014 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has called a meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in the national capital on Tuesday. The BJP leaders are to discuss economic agenda for the year 2014. It is being reported that senior party leaders Murli Manohar Joshi, Yashwant Sinha, Prakash Javadekar and Murlidhar...
  • Criminals should not be identified on the basis of religion: BJP 10-01-2014 05:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday launched a scathing attack on Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde saying that criminals should not be identified on the basis of religion. "I don't understand what is wrong with Shinde. Why should you identify religion of criminals? It's a dangerous trend,"...
  • BJP hits back after Aiyar calls for Congress-AAP tie-up 07-01-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's proposal for a tie-up with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to stop Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from coming to power has come under severe attack from the BJP. Aiyar had said that any assistance from the AAP in stopping...
  • BJP reacts sharply to Chidambaram's remarks on snooping issue 20-11-2013 07:06 PM

    Reacting sharply to Finance Minister P Chidambaram's remarks on illegal snooping issue, BJP on Wednesday warned Congress that it should stop resorting to "shameless politics" on the matter of providing security to a woman as there may be skeletons in its own cupboard. "Congres is resorting to shameless politics on...
  • Congress jittery over Jairam Ramesh's comments on Rahul's role 06-11-2013 10:50 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has sounded a warning ahead of crucial five- Assembly elections and the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Jairam on Thursday expressed concern that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has been caught up with long term party building even though elections pose the immediate challenge. However,...
  • Omar hits out at Sharif, BSF asked to retaliate strongly 25-10-2013 06:38 PM

    With the latest ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir injuring 11 civilians, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, on Friday, hit out at its Premier Nawaz Sharif while the BSF has been asked by the Union Government to retaliate with equal measure in case of any unprovoked firing. In the...
  • Pakistan should be taught a lesson, says BJP on ceasefire violations 25-10-2013 03:06 PM

    Srinagar: BJP on Friday said the ceasefire violations along the LoC and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir are totally "unacceptable" and asked the Centre to "teach Pakistan a lesson" through political means. "The activities taking place on the border since the last two months are unacceptable. Time has come...
  • BJP demands Antony's statement on Kashmir infiltration bid 03-10-2013 06:49 PM

    New Delhi:The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded a statement from Defence Minister AK Antony on the gunfight between the army and infiltrators in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. The BJP said the operation was underway though Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks with Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif Sep...
  • CBI likely to question three BJP leaders over fake encounter sting 26-09-2013 11:09 PM

    New Delhi: CBI is likely to question BJP Rajya Sabha MPs Prakash Javadekar, Bhupendra Yadav and party general secretary Ramlal who figured in a sting operation where they were purportedly trying to discuss ways to influence the mother of the victim of fake encounter Tulsi Prajapati. Sources said Javadekar, Yadav...
  • Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case: The sting operation controversy 03-09-2013 01:12 PM

    The Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case has hit headlines yet again with a new sting operation. The sting operation done by a freelance journalist has caught on camera top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders allegedly discussing how to protect former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah in the Tulsiram Prajapati encounter, where he...
  • Congress 'happy' as Land Bill passes Lok Sabha test; India Inc concerned 30-08-2013 09:00 AM

    New Delhi: After the Food Security Bill, another landmark bill of the UPA government, the Land Acquisiton Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Bill which is another of UPA chief Sonia Gandhi's social sector initiatives intends to bring uniformity in land purchase for industrial purposes. After a...
  • Muslims voted for BJP in Gujarat, it can be repeated in 2014 LS polls: Modi 18-08-2013 06:49 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is also the Bharatiya Janata Party election campaign committee chief, on Sunday claimed that "20-25 per cent" voters from the minority community had voted for him in the Assembly polls and asked the party cadre to reach out to all sections, including...
  • BJP confident of getting 272 seats in Lok Sabha: Javadekar 18-08-2013 03:42 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the general elections, BJP is holding the first meeting of its national campaign committee in Delhi on Sunday. Presided over by the party's campaign chief Narendra Modi, top leaders including LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh are present in the meeting. The main agenda...
  • Telangana: AP Assembly to pass a resolution on the issue now 30-07-2013 09:38 PM

    New Delhi: AICC General Secretary Ajay Maken on Tuesday announced a resolution on the formation of the creation of a separate state of Telangana. "Resolution has been passed in the CWC for the formation of a separate state of Telangana," he said. Over the complexity of the issue, Maken said...
  • Telangana issue: BJP slams Congress for delaying decision 27-07-2013 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday accused the Congress of not being serious over the Telangana issue with party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar alleging that the Congress has been betraying the people over the issue for the last 56 years. He reiterated that the BJP will agree for nothing...
  • Manmohan Singh was a better finance minister than a PM: BJP 27-07-2013 05:43 AM

    Accusing the UPA government of mismanaging the economy, the BJP on Friday took a jibe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying he was a better finance minister under former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao than being a Prime Minister. "Manmohan Singh, who was a finance minister under Narasimha Rao, was...
  • BJP discusses 'aggressive' campaign against UPA 05-07-2013 01:44 AM

    New Delhi: The BJP parliamentary board on Thursday discussed steps to launch an "aggressive" campaign, on "war-footing" against the UPA government for the coming assembly and Lok Sabha polls while expressing concern over the government using CBI as "a political tool". In the first meeting of the parliamentary board after...
  • BJP attacks UPA on coal scam, says Cong is looting the country 11-06-2013 01:11 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP hit out at the UPA government after the CBI registered an FIR against Congress MP Naveen Jindal and former union minister of state for coal Dasari Narayan Rao in the coal blocks allocation scam. BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar accused the Congress of looting the country. "Naveen...
  • Digvijaya says his heart goes out to Advani, calls BJP ungrateful 09-06-2013 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said his heart goes out to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran LK Advani, who skipped the ongoing BJP national executive meet in Goa citing ill health. "My heart goes out to Advani-ji. He brought the BJP from two to 182 in...