SADHVI

  • Sadhvi Prachi courts another controversy, calls Mahatma Gandhi a British agent March 19, 2015

    Controversial VHP Leader Sadhvi Prachi has courted another controversy by saying that Mahatma Gandhi was a British agent and his contribution towards India's independence is negligible. She claimed that India got freedom not by spinning the charkha but sacrifices made by brave sons like Savarkar, Bhagat Singh, Ram Prasad...
  • After Markandey Katju, Sadhvi Prachi calls Mahatma Gandhi a 'British agent' March 18, 2015

    Ghaziabad: Controversial Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi on Wednesday sparked another controversy as she alleged that Mahatma Gandhi was a "British agent" and his contribution towards independence of the country was "negligible", days after former Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju levelled same allegation. "It was only due to...
  • Disenfranchise those having more than 2 children: Sadhvi Prachi March 17, 2015

    Bahraich: Firebrand Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi on Tuesday stoked a fresh controversy saying those having more than two children should be barred from casting votes. Addressing a Hindu sammelan here, she said a law should be framed to scrap the voting rights irrespective of religion. She said those who do...
  • Case registered against Sadhvi in Mangaluru March 6, 2015

    Mangaluru: A case has been slapped against VHP leader Sadhvi Balika Saraswati from Madhya Pradesh who was the star speaker at the Hindu Samajotsava held in Mangaluru on March 1 for allegedly disturbing communal harmony through her provocative utterances. Police said the case has been booked under Sections 153(A) of IPC...
  • Indians praising Pakistan should be hit with shoes and sent there: VHP leader March 5, 2015

    Mangaluru: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Balika Saraswati has stoked a controversy saying that people who live in India and praise Pakistan should be "hit with shoes" and sent to that country, following which police are mulling action against her. In her speech at the "Hindu Samajotsava" here on March 1,...
  • BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi sparks controversy, says Hindus should boycott films by 3 Khans March 1, 2015

    Dehradun: In the wake of the 'ghar vapsi' controversy and love jihad campaigns, another Bharatiya Janata Party leader has sparked a controversy. Party leader Sadhvi Prachi on Sunday said that Hindus should boycott movies by the three Khans of Bollywood as they promote love jihad. She also said that Congress Vice...
  • Ghar Wapsi will go on till all 15 Crore people are reconverted: VHP February 10, 2015

    Aligarh: Sadhvi Prachi Arya, a prominent Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader, has said that the 'Ghar Wapsi' programme will continue till the fifteen crore people who, she claimed, have left the Hindu fold post Independence, are "reconverted to Hinduism". "The 'Ghar Wapsi' programme launched by some Hindutva organisations would continue...
  • BJP's Sadhvi Prachi stirs a new controversy, says asked Hindus to have 4 children, not 40 puppies February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Landing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in yet another controversy, party leader Sadhvi Prachi backed her earlier comment that Hindu women should have four children. In a rather bizarre defence, she asserted that she only asked Hindu women to produce four children and not 40 puppies. "I asked people...
  • BJP's Sadhvi Prachi hits out at Owaisi, asks him to accept Hindu identity or go to Pakistan January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sadhvi Prachi hit back at All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's Asaduddin Owaisi and said that all Indians are Hindus and if he cannot accept it, he must move to Pakistan. Sadhvi Prachi said, "Every child born in India is a Hindu. Owaisi's father was born in...
  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti gets VIP security cover January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, whose hate speech kicked up a political storm and stalled Parliament, has been given VIP security. 47-year-old Jyoti, who is a Minister of State in Food Processing Ministry, will now have 11 para-military personnel guarding her round-the-clock, official sources said on Tuesday. ...
  • After a week long impasse over Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech, Parliament back to business December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: After a week of uproar the impasse over Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech has ended in Rajya Sabha. While the govt refused to adopt a resolution condemning her speech in what is being seen as a climbdown the Rajya Sabha Chairman did read out a statement...
  • Live: Culprit was zeroed down during investigation, says Rajnath Singh on Uber rape case December 8, 2014

    As the winter session of Parliament enters its third week on Monday, the deadlock over Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech is showing no signs to end. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu also appealed to opposition parties to leave the issue behind and enable...
  • Government lines up heavy legislative agenda in Parliament this week December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Unfazed by the stalemate over the Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti issue, government has lined up a heavy legislative agenda in Parliament this week including a bill seeking to replace coal blocks allocation ordinance. The ordinance was brought in the wake of the Supreme Court decision cancelling 214 coal blocks in...
  • Watch: BJP minister keeps mum, plays dumb sheraz with Cyrus Broacha December 6, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't' Cyrus Broacha mocks Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to abstain his party leaders from addressing nation. ...
  • Mics of opposition members turned off deliberately in Lok Sabha, alleges Congress December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government and opposition parties were at loggerheads in Parliament this week over the controversial statement by Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and the persistent demand for her resignation. The war of words escalated between the two sides with Congress Lok Sabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge alleging that...
  • Controversy over Sadhvi's caste, Opposition says she is not a Dalit December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the hullabaloo over the abusive remarks of Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, a controversy has also arisen now over her caste and her background. While the BJP leaders maintained that the Sadhvi was a Dalit, the Opposition contested that claim and said she came...
  • Government maligning entire community in effort to defend an individual: Mayawati December 5, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday played a Dalit card in defending Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti over her hate speech. BSP supremo Mayawati said, "the minister is from the backward class, not Dalit or schedule caste. Make someone else from that community a minister if the government wants to represent that...
  • Rahul Gandhi leads black mask protests against Niranjan Jyoti's remarks December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Sporting black bands on their mouths, members of opposition parties led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday staged a silent protest outside Parliament demanding sacking of Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti for her controversial remarks. Gandhi said, "We are not allowed to express our views in the Parliament, attitude...
  • PM Modi expresses regret in Lok Sabha over Niranjan Jyoti's remarks, opposition walks out December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: As the impasse continues between the government and opposition parties over the controversial remarks by Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a statement on the floor of the Lok Sabha. Modi strongly criticised Jyoti's remarks and said that she is new and...
  • Live: PM Modi makes a statement in Lok Sabha over Niranjan Jyoti's remarks December 5, 2014

    The impasse continues between the government and opposition parties over the controversial remarks by Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi too has joined the protest with Trinamool Congress and other opposition parties demanding Jyoti's resignation. ...
  • PM Modi strongly criticises BJP minister's abusive remarks December 5, 2014

    Forced to bow down to pressure from political parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a statement on the floor of the Rajya Sabha strongly criticising his minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's controversial remarks. ...
  • Face off: Centre downplays Sadhvi Niranjan's sacking, Congress adamant December 4, 2014

    The Prime Minister said Jyoti is a first time minister and a new member of Parliament and the House should show magnanimity by accepting her apology considering this. Modi also said that after the minister's apology the matter should rest and the House resume its normal functioning. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor December 4, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • News360: Another dera mocks law, 'godman' Ashutosh Maharaj's followers defy HC December 4, 2014

    After a stand-off with self-styled godman Rampal, tensions are mounting with the followers of Ashutosh Maharaj in Jalandhar. Followers of Ashutosh Maharaj, who has been in deep freeze since January and was declared clinically dead, are fortifying his ashram in Jalandhar after the court ordered to cremate him. ...
  • PM should sack the BJP minister, let the House function: Derek O'Brien December 4, 2014

    The stand-off in Parliament continues despite a statement from the Prime Minister. TMC's Derek O Brien along with leaders leaders of other opposition parties maintained their demand for resignation from BJP's Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. "In the best tradition of Parliament we heard the PM speak, now it's on him to...
  • Under pressure from opposition parties, Modi says he strongly criticises BJP minister's remarks December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Forced to bow down to pressure from political parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a statement on the floor of the Rajya Sabha strongly criticising his minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's controversial remarks. "We should follow restrain in our language and be in our limits. I have...
  • Live: PM Modi forced to make a statement in Parliament over Niranjan Jyoti's controversial remark December 4, 2014

    The second week of the winter session of Parliament is expected to remain stormy as opposition parties are set to corner the Narendra Modi government over the controversial statement of Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. ...
  • Disruptions in Parliament continue over BJP minister's controversial remark December 4, 2014

    Opposition protests over BJP minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech stalled Parliament yet again with leaders from all parties seeking an explanation from the PM in the House. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor December 3, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre differs from BJP president, says Saradha scam money not linked to Burdwan blasts December 3, 2014

    In an embarrassment for Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday contradicted him on the Burdwan blasts by saying there was no link between Saradha chit fund scam money and blasts. ...