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  • Now, my only aim is to make 'action hero' Modi PM of India: Shatrughan Sinha March 20, 2014

    Actor-politician and known Advani loyalist, Shatrughan Sinha, on Thursday, thanked the BJP for honouring his wish to contest the poll from his native Patna Saheb instead of Delhi, and said, now onwards his only aim was to make "action hero" Narendra Modi the Prime Minister. "I was asked about fighting Lok...
  • Will consider PM post if party MPs select me after polls: Rahul Gandhi January 23, 2014

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that he will consider the post of Prime Minister if his party wants him to do so. The Congress leader, however, added that his candidature for the post will only be after the polls. He also added that the decision...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 31, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: AAP slashes power tariff, 50 pc cut for up to 400 units December 31, 2013

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is in a hurry as far as election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are concerned. After announcing the scheme to supply 20,000 litres of free water to every household with metered connection on Monday, a day later Kejriwal delivered another of his...
  • PM press conference on Jan 3, speculation on his future continues December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The last day of 2013 has sparked off fresh speculation over prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh's future. The announcement of a press conference by the prime minister on Friday comes a day after Finance Minister P Chidambaram told CNBC TV18 that the Congress should a prime ministerial candidate...
  • Will Manmohan Singh stepping down as PM benefit Congress in 2014? December 31, 2013

    Amidst demands that the Congress should reveal its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tiwari said that the decision will be taken and announced at an appropriate time. He reiterated the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) stand that PM Manmohan Singh will not...
  • Hope Rahul Gandhi is projected as party's PM candidate: Priya Dutt December 16, 2013

    The All India Congress Committee will be meeting in Delhi on January 17th to name the party'prime ministerial candidate. Congress MP Priya Dutt said she hopes that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi is projected as party's prime ministerial candidate. Priya said, "We look forward to possible announcement of prime ministerial...
  • Modi's leadership has raised hopes among people, claims BJP MP October 20, 2013

    Targeting the Congress led UPA government over allegations of scams and corruption, BJP MP Avinash Rai Khanna, on Sunday, said the leadership and administrative skills of Narendra Modi has raised great hope among people for better governance. Khanna, in an interaction with party members here, said that BJP always placed national...
  • Congress compares Modi to Hitler; BJP hits back, calls Indira a dictator October 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress hit a new low with both the parties targeting leaders from the opposing camp. BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Kanpur rally in Uttar Pradesh led to strong reactions from the Congress after the Gujarat Chief...
  • Gujarat: Advani, Modi to jointly inaugurate AMC project October 16, 2013

    Ahmedabad: After sharing a public platform in Bhopal last month, BJP patriarch LK Advani and the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, will be seen together at a function here on Wednesday. Advani and Modi will jointly inaugurate the gardens built by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) along the Sabarmati river under...
  • How would shutting petrol pumps contain rupee fall, asks Modi October 5, 2013

    Mumbai: BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hit out at the UPA government over the weakening of the rupee and said that the government was responsible for the current state of the economy. Addressing the Indian International Bullion Summit in Mumbai, via video conferencing,...
  • I am not comfortable with idea of Modi becoming PM: Naveen Patnaik October 4, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Rejecting any possibility of reviving electoral ties with the Bharatiya Janata Part, Odisha Chief Minister and ruling Biju Janata Dal President Naveen Patnaik on Friday said he was not "comfortable" with the idea of Narendra Modi becoming the prime minister of the country. "I am not comfortable with the idea...
  • Modi is decisive, dynamic, represents development: Venkaiah Naidu October 4, 2013

    Patna: Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday described BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as a '3D leader'. "Modi is a 3D leader as he is decisive, dynamic and represents development ... the BJPled NDA will definitely sweep the next general elections riding on a strong undercurrent blowing...
  • Rajnath Singh to be the BJP's campaign committee chief for 2014 polls September 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh will be the party's campaign committee chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Rajnath has been anointed as campaign committee chief after BJP's parliamentary board met on Sunday in New Delhi. Modi, who was declared the PM candidate by the party top brass...
  • BJP parliamentary board likely to decide its new campaign chief today September 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary board is likely to take a call on party's new campaign committee chief on Sunday. The board will be meeting at 6.15 pm at the BJP office on Sunday in New Delhi. The board is also expected to discuss Ram Jethmalani's expulsion...
  • BJP prepares for a mega Narendra Modi rally in Delhi on Sept 29 September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP is preparing for a mega rally for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the national capital later in September. Starting from Thursday, Delhi BJP is planning to install LED screens at 100 locations in Delhi to attract people for the rally slated on September 29. The...
  • With Modi's elevation, BJP on path of destruction, says Nitish Kumar September 14, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday took a dig at BJP over naming Narendra Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate. He added that the party was on a path of destruction and claimed JD(U)'s decision of severing ties with it three months back has been vindicated. "Vinash Kale vipreet buddhi (taking...
  • Congress is not doing well, we expect a lot from Modi, say Delhiites September 14, 2013

    Reacting to the anointment of Gujarat chief Minister Narendra Modi as BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Delhiites expressed hope and said that from the point of view of the development that has taken place in Gujarat they believe that Modi is a good candidate. They also said that he is going...
  • Manohar Parrikar welcomes BJP's decision of Modi as PM candidate September 14, 2013

    Senior BJP leader and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday welcomed the party's decision to nominate Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. "It is a good decision and has been taken at the right time. This decision will help in BJP's victory as...
  • Rahul Gandhi to lead Congress from front in LS polls: Sachin Pilot September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will lead Congress from the front in the Lok Sabha as well as the assembly polls this year, Union Minister Sachin Pilot said on Tuesday, skirting the question whether he would be projected as Prime Ministerial candidate to take on Narendra Modi. “I am making it very, very...
  • The Last Word: Should Narendra Modi be immediately declared the BJP's prime ministerial candidate? September 9, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minster Narendra Modi is likely to be announced as the BJP prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. According to the sources, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have decided to appoint Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate. The sources also...
  • RSS-BJP meet: Decision on party's PM candidate to be announced on September 20, say sources September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will meet for the second day on Monday. The 2-day brainstorming session was to decide the party's prime ministerial candidate. Sources said the decision will be announced on September 20. The RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had already conveyed to the...
  • RSS cadres want Modi as PM candidate: Sources September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: There are no differences within the RSS on naming Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as prime ministerial candidate, said RSS sources. Sources, however, added that the timing on when to name the Gujarat Chief Minister was with the BJP. The RSS said it has gathered feedback from its cadres...
  • Those who dream of PM post are the biggest losers: Digvijaya to Modi September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying those who dream of becoming the prime minister are the biggest losers. "Those who dream to become the PM are biggest losers( HOTE HEIN BARBAD). Has he learnt his lesson from Advani ji...
  • Narendra Modi has the best poll agent in Manmohan Singh: Arun Shourie August 26, 2013

    Former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Shourie said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been a person who has squandered his own reputation. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Shourie said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has the best poll agent in Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • Arun Shourie says Narendra Modi is BJP's PM candidate August 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Shourie has said that Gujarat Chief Minister and the party's campaign committee chief Narendra Modi is the party's Prime Ministerial candidate. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Shourie called Modi's rivals 'stateless leaders from Delhi'. Here's an excerpt...
  • If you have PM ambitions, you need to have a big heart: Raza on Modi August 9, 2013

    Bhopal: Actor Raza Murad on Friday hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi saying if some one has Prime Ministerial ambitions, then that person needs to have a big heart. "No one can become a Prime Minister by dividing the society on religious lines,"...
  • In India, PM nominee should be named after polls: BJP's Jaswant Singh August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Going against the growing chorus in the Bharatiya Janata Party to declare Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi its Prime Ministerial candidate at the earliest, senior party leader Jaswant Singh has said that it should be done only after the elections. Speaking to CNNIBN's Sumit Pande, Jaswant Singh said announcing...
  • There was no discussion on PM candidate at BJPRSS meet: Rajnath Singh August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh met on Thursday to discuss better coordination between the Sangh and the BJP in the runup to the next general elections. This was their first meeting after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's anointment...
  • BJP to decide on PM candidate at appropriate time, says Raman Singh August 1, 2013

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday said it was too early for BJP to take a call on its prime ministerial candidate and a decision in this regard will be taken at an appropriate time. The remark by Singh came amid a growing clamour in...