Ravi Shankar Prasad

  • BJP defends Amit Shah, says he did not violate the model code 17-04-2014 02:12 PM

    BJP today came out in defence of Amit Shah, saying Narendra Modi'sclose aide, who was censured by the Election Commission for controversial poll speeches, did not violate the Model Code of Conduct. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, at the same time, welcomed the poll panel's action against Uttar Pradesh Minister...
  • LS polls: Need security before development, says Ravi Shankar Prasad 07-04-2014 12:46 PM

    The BJP released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday. The manifesto focuses on development, inclusive growth and zero tolerance towards terror. ...
  • FIR against Amit Shah a deliberate move by UP government: BJP 06-04-2014 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: After an FIR was registered by the Bijnor administration against BJP leader Amit Shah over his recent 'revenge' speech, a fumed saffron party said that the complaint was filed deliberately by the Uttar Pradesh government. "There are no cases against Beni Prasad Verma and Azam Khan for the...
  • Kerala: BJP slams Sonia for meeting Bukhari 05-04-2014 04:15 PM

    Kochi: Hitting out at Congress President Sonia Gandhi for meeting Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, BJP on Saturday said a "deliberate" attempt was being made to "communalise" the Lok Sabha polls. "A deliberate attempt is being made by Sonia Gandhi to communalise the election," BJP leader Ravi...
  • Congress, Chidambaram patrons of 'crony capitalism': BJP 31-03-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: After Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram said that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi practices 'crony capitalism', the saffron party retaliated strongly saying the Union Minister's allegations are just 'white lies'. "When Chidambaram says that Modi practices crony capitalism, it is all white lies. I would...
  • Congress's manifesto a document of deceit: BJP 26-03-2014 06:30 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at the Congress's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections and called it a document of deceit. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Congress had promised to provide electricity to every house. Today the country is in darkness because of them and they have the...
  • BJP leaders under threat will be given security: Shinde 21-03-2014 05:40 PM

    Allaying concerns of BJP that their leaders were under threat, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday assured the party that they will be provided security. He said this after a BJP delegation led by Ravi Shankar Prasad met him and urged him to ensure security of BJP leaders during the...
  • Rahul's comments on Modi are based on lies: BJP 16-03-2014 09:23 PM

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for attacking BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He said, "Rahul Gandhi's comments are all based on lies. The Supreme Court has given Modi a clean chit, but Rahul refuses to believe it. The people will respond...
  • Lalu's former aide Ram Kripal meets Rajnath, set to join BJP 11-03-2014 03:09 PM

    Rebel RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav on Tuesday met top BJP leaders in the national capital amid indications that he would cross over to saffron ranks ahead of Lok Sabha polls. Yadav, a former close aide of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, met BJP President Rajnath Singh and party leader Ravi...
  • BJP leaders meet Ram Vilas Paswan, alliance likely 27-02-2014 03:12 PM

    Senior BJP leaders on Thursday met LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan in Patna to finalise details related to their alliance and possibly sharing of seats. BJP leaders Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Shahnawaz Hussain went to Paswan's residence where they were received by his son Chirag Paswan, who...
  • 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...
  • Taniam's death: Rahul raised the issue after Modi did it, says BJP 03-02-2014 08:09 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP on Monday took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after he met Northeast students at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in the backdrop of the death of a 19-year-old boy from Arunachal Pradesh. "For four days Rahul Gandhi did not speak, he did it only...
  • Rahul under fire over his remark on 1984 riots, Modi's role in 2002 28-01-2014 01:50 PM

    New President: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has come under sharp criticism from the Bharatiya Janata Party and 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims after he claimed that the Congress government at the Centre tried to control the communal carnage after the then prime minister Indira Gandhi's assassination in an interview to...
  • BJP hits out at Rahul's comments on 2002, says Modi got clean chit 28-01-2014 08:22 AM

    New Delhi: A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 pogrom, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that his statements are baseless. "Rahul's statements against Gujarat riots are baseless. He is trying to run away from the...
  • Congress has done the right thing, Rahul no match for Modi: BJP 16-01-2014 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: Just minutes after Congress said that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi at the best will be made the face of the 2014 poll campaign, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took a jibe at the Lok Sabha MP from Amethi saying that if he was projected the PM nominee then...
  • Sack Shinde if charges by ex-Home Secretary are proved: BJP 14-01-2014 03:46 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of claims by former Home Secretary R K Singh, BJP on Tuesday said Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde should be sacked if it is proved in an inquiry that he tried to prevent Delhi police from taking action against an associate of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim....
  • Manmohan Singh using Assam for political advantages, says BJP 10-01-2014 06:19 PM

    The BJP on Friday attacked the UPA government at the Centre and charged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of neglecting and using Assam, which he has been representing since 1991, for his "political advantages". "Manmohan Singh went to the Rajya Sabha from Assam in 1991. He has been the Prime Minister...
  • Coalgate: Shouldn't PM join investigation, asks BJP 09-01-2014 08:17 PM

    After the Central government admitted before the Supreme Court that something went wrong in the development and regulation of coal blocks, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad asked, "Now should Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not offer himself to the investigation as he was holding the Coal Ministry portfolio then?" "Ideally coal...
  • BJP slams Chavan government for ignoring Adarsh committee report 02-01-2014 06:47 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday lambasted the Maharashtra government and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for ruling out action against politicians involved in Adrash Housing Society scam. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed the Chavan government saying, "Despite Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's clear stand the report was...
  • BJP accuses Rahul Gandhi of hypocrisy on corruption 21-12-2013 08:11 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday accused Rahul Gandhi of hypocrisy, after the Congress vice president said the biggest problem faced by the country was corruption. "You don't speak a word on the Commonwealth Games corruption, you don't say anything on Adarsh scam, and just say we have passed Lokpal...
  • Devyani case: BJP demands apology from US, Khurshid says talks on 20-12-2013 03:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reiterated its demand for an apology from the United States of America and said entire case is cooked up. "The foreign policy of US is being determined by its state department, the over zealous Preet Bharara who have own agenda and ambition. The...
  • Congress says does not trust exit polls as results indicate BJP's win 05-12-2013 03:43 PM

    While the exit polls surveys indicate at a clear majority for BJP in the assembly elections, Congress has said that it does not believe in the exit polls and said that it will do well in all the 4 states. "People should not trust the exit polls. No one says...
  • Assembly poll results will influence Parliament's winter session: BJP 04-12-2013 03:46 PM

    The results of the Assembly elections will influence the upcoming winter session of Parliament, the BJP said on Wednesday. "Much of the colour of this Parliament (session Dec 5-20) would be determined by the outcome of the election counting on December 8," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad...
  • Snooping row: Shinde can't interfere in state matters, says BJP 02-12-2013 05:49 PM

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has no right to interfere in the state matters. He said, "The women is not complaining. The father is saying its a private affair and the matter is being investigated by a retired judge. Shinde has no jurisdiction." Earlier,...
  • The Last Word: What is the best way to inquire into snooping allegations? 27-11-2013 09:37 PM

    Gujarat government has constituted an inquiry commission into the alleged snooping scandal, in which the panel is asked to find out if there was any conspiracy in releasing the tapes after four years. The tapes show purported conversations between Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah giving orders...
  • Snooping row: NCW seeks probe by Gujarat, BJP feels the heat 20-11-2013 09:31 PM

    New Delhi: Allegations of using the police to keep a watch on a young girl against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi aide and former home minister of the state Amit Shah refuse to die down. The National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked the Gujarat government to probe the alleged...
  • Snooping row: Congress asks BJP to change its PM candidate 20-11-2013 04:32 PM

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the snooping controversy in which was young woman in Bangalore was spied upon by Gujarat Police on instructions of close Narendra Modi aide and former state home minister Amit Shah. The Congress has taken on the BJP asking it to change...
  • BJP, Congress spar over illegal snooping row 18-11-2013 08:22 PM

    The illegal snooping row intensified, on Monday, with the BJP rejecting Congress demand for a probe by a sitting Supreme Court judge and the ruling party accusing Narendra Modi of heading a "fascist" set up in Gujarat under which a woman was allegedly ordered to be stalked. BJP said Congress...
  • Lakhs at Modi rally, Sheila pleads with people to listen to Rahul: BJP 18-11-2013 03:41 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defended its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over the allegations of misusing the state machinery for illegal surveillance of a young woman in 2009. The BJP called the allegations against Modi as a desperate image to malign the image of its PM candidate....
  • Why did Atal Bihari Vajpayee not get the Bharat Ratna, asks BJP 18-11-2013 08:32 AM

    New Delhi: A day after Sachin Tendulkar was conferred the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, politics seems to have crept into this as well. The BJP is now making its choice of the Bharat Ratna clear saying former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been overlooked by the government. "Why...